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Dhopade a draw away from GM norm

Having missed his first GM norm when he needed one point from three rounds but lost all of them in Bulgaria last May, IM and national U-25 champion Swapnil Dhopade (5.5) could get it in the national premier chess championship in Kolkata on Wednesday if he draws against GM Abhijit Kunte.

other Updated: Oct 09, 2012 23:16 IST
HT Correspondent

Having missed his first GM norm when he needed one point from three rounds but lost all of them in Bulgaria last May, IM and national U-25 champion Swapnil Dhopade (5.5) could get it in the national premier chess championship in Kolkata on Wednesday if he draws against GM Abhijit Kunte.

Also a win away from a GM norm are Anuragh Mhamal, who achieved an IM norm on Tuesday, and IM P Karthikeyan.