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Negi to meet Socko in Leiden

other Updated: Jul 12, 2012 23:23 IST
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Grandmaster and Asian champion Parimarjan Negi will meet Polish GM Bartosz Socko in the sixth round of the Leiden International chess tournament here.


Negi is poised for a podium finish but for that the Indian star will have to tackle strong opponents in the remaining four rounds of this tournament.

Meanwhile, after an initial setback, M R Lalith Babu has won four games in a row and the former champion can look up to the remaining games here.

In the next round, Lalith Babu will take on Predrag Nikolic of Bosnia and Herzegovina and it will be a test of time for the talented Andhra Grandmaster. Sandhu lies 27th jakarta: Hoping to take a leaf out of Sujjan Singh's book, Ajeetesh Sandhu opened with a steady even par 72 on the opening day of the Bii Maybank ADT Challenge on Asian Development Tour here today.

Ajeetesh was lying tied 27th, six shots behind the leader, Malaysia's Nicholas Fung.

Also giving him company in the tournament is last week’s winner, Sujjan, who shot 74 and is placed 50th. The other Indian in the field, Gurbaaz Mann, carded 76 and was 70th.

Four new records

Chennai: Four new national records were set and three meet records bettered on the second day of the 39th National Junior Aquatic championship.

Karnataka girl V Malavika won her second and third overall gold medal to boot a new national record in the 400 meter freestyle. She clocked 4:36.05s. Monique Gandhi, who came second with a timing of 4:36.47s, also bettered the meet record.

Tamil Nadu girl A V Jayaveena won the gold medal with a new national mark in the 50 meter breast stroke event clocking 35.42s beating Priyanka Pridarshini’s time (35.71s) set in 2010.

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