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India in lead despite loss

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.

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.

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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.

First published on: 09-08-2007 at 12:27:13 am
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