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Jha accounts for another GrandMaster

other Updated: Dec 06, 2009 01:49 IST
HT Correspondent

International Master Sriram Jha continued with his good run at the 47th Premier National Chess Championship, upsetting his second GM opponent in a row to emerge as leader at the end of the fifth round on Saturday.

Jha, who stunned GM S. Kidambi on Friday, made short work of former world junior champion Abhijeet Gupta to take his tally to 4.5 points and gain sole charge of the top spot.

Top seed GN Gopal and national sub-junior champion Vidit Gujrathi were snapping at his heels, half a point behind. Gujrathi beat fellow IM Deep Sengupta to move to four points.