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Marathon match consolidates Caruana's lead

other Updated: Jun 29, 2011 00:28 IST
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Fabiano Caruana of Italy stretched his lead to a full point after beating Parimarjan Negi following a marathon match with 98 moves in the sixth round of the AAI Grandmasters Chess Tournament on Tuesday. The other two games ended in draws. Caruana has four wins in six games with five points and is a full point clear of Viktor Laznicka, who was disappointed with his draw against Women's World Champion, Hou Yifan. In the other game, Krishnan Sasikiran's winning streak ended after he was held to a draw by Wesley So of the Philippines.

Sasi has 3.5 points for third place and So has three points. Negi has 1.5 points and Yifan has one. Negi suffered his second loss of the tournament at the hands of Caruana, who has beaten him in the opening round.