PRAGGANANANDHAA, MITRABHA IN 2ND SPOT AT WORLD YOUTH CHESS
Irans Aryan Gholami shot into sole lead in the U-18 Open category, scoring a comprehensive victory in seventh round of the World Youth Chess Championship in Mumbai. India’s Grand Master R Praggnanandhaa slipped to second position after settling for a quick draw against top seed Sargsyan Shant of Armenia. He was joined by International Master Mitrabha Guha, who pulled off his second straight win to take his tally to 5.5 points. The country’s other Grand Master P Iniyan, too, had to make do with a draw to be within striking distance of the lead trio.