Sethuraman sparkles

 Indian Grandmaster SP Sethuraman crashed through the defences of Russian Andrey Stukopin to score an impressive win and join Yu Yangyi of China in the lead on 4.5 points after the end of the fifth round of World Junior Chess Championship here.

It turned out to be a good day for the Indian boys as GM Sahaj Grover outplayed Muhammad Luthfi Ali of Indonesia to jump to joint third spot on four points.

Debashish Das and Vidit Gujrathi also moved to four points in contrasting styles. Das again came up with a fine positional display and defeated Martin Romero Martinez of Colombia while Gujrathi played out a draw with Polish Duda Jan-Krzysztof.

Among other Indian boys, Asian junior champion N Srinath defeated Ali Marandi Cemil Can of Turkey, Sameer Kathmale scored over Erkin Karaolcu of Turkey while Rakesh Kulkarni drew with Vehid Mesic of Bosnia. SL Narayanan lost to Peruvian Grandmaster Jorge Cori.

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