Sandipan beats top seed

Fujairah: Sandipan Chanda continued with his giant killing spree and stunned top seed Baadur Jobava to jump into joint lead at the end of the sixth round of Fujairah International Open chess tournament here on Monday.

After beating Ni Hua of China in the previous round, Sandipan was in his elements after Jobava went berserk with his planning in the game.

Sandipan joined four other overnight leaders in the lead, following draws on top boards.

Etienne Bacrot of France signed peace with Sergey Fedorchuk of Ukraine while Surya Sekhar Ganguly achieved the same result against Alexander Moiseenko of Ukraine. With three rounds remaining, the leaders have 4.5 points each and are now followed by a group of eight players, who are on four points each. (PTI)