India continued to be the sole leader despite a shock defeat by the Philippines in the seventh round of the World Youth Chess Olympiad in Singapore today.
Riding on a victory from the highest rated player of the entire event, IM So Wesley, the Philippines upset India 3-1. India lost on the top three boards of Adhiban, Ashwath and Nitin while Swayams Mishra provided some consolation winning the fourth. Shyam Nikhil (5.5/6) was rested for the game.
However, India held on to a one point lead in the 34-team 10-round event with 20 points.
Tomorrow is a rest day and the ninth and final rounds would be played on Friday and Saturday, a release from the All India Chess Federation said here.
Earlier in the morning session, India, who shot into sole lead by thrashing top seeds Hungary in the fifth round, humbled Turkey 3.5-0.5 to widen their lead to three points.