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Abhijeet, Gopal joint second at Asians

Former world junior champion Abhijeet Gupta outwitted Nguyen Huynh Minh Huy of Vietnam to become joint second on 4.5 points after the sixth round of the Asian Continental Chess Championship.

other Updated: Apr 28, 2010 00:21 IST

Former world junior champion Abhijeet Gupta outwitted Nguyen Huynh Minh Huy of Vietnam to become joint second on 4.5 points after the sixth round of the Asian Continental Chess Championship.

Another Indian, Grandmaster GN Gopal, drew with tournament leader Wesley So of the Philippines in 32 moves to remain in the second spot, which he also shares with Chinese trio of Ni Hua, Li Chao, Yu Yangyi and Bayarsekhan Gundavaa of Mongolia.

Abhijeet played his pet Grunfeld defence to score an important victory with black pieces. The Indian was surprised to see a very peaceful approach by Huy as he went for a series of exchanges that quickly led to a rook and minor pieces endgame.