Grandmaster Tejas Bakre remained in joint lead after settling for a quick draw with former world junior champion Zaven Andriasian of Armenia in the sixth round of the Kavala International open chess tournament here.
Bakre took his tally to five points out of a possible six and now leads the field with Andriasian, Andrey Rychagov of Russia and Adam Tukhaev of Ukraine who defeated compatriot Vladislav Borovikov in the sixth round.
Vishnu Prasanna, who is yet to get the International Master title, continued his dream run in the tournament and defeated Lela Javakhishvili of Georgia. The victory put the Indian back on track for his maiden Grandmaster norm for which he maximum needs two points out of the next three rounds.
2008 world junior champion Abhijeet Gupta remained in the hunt for top honours after drawing with American Robert Hess. Playing white, Robert showed no intentions of a full-bloodied game and proposed a draw early that was accepted by Abhijeet after some thought.
Tania Sachdev won against Michelakos Panagiotis of Greece while Soumya Swaminathan drew with Bernal Moro Luis Javier of Spain.