AAI Grandmaster Chess Tournament

Round six photos, courtesy of Delhi Chess Association

New Delhi, June 28: Fabiano Caruana of Italy living up to his top billing stretched his lead to a full point as he beat Parimarjan Negi after a marathon 98 moves in the sixth round of the inaugural AAI Grandmasters Chess Championships on Tuesday. Meanwhile the other two games in the round ended in draws.

Caruana with his fourth win in six games now has 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 was halted as he was held to a draw by Wesley So of the Philippines. Full round six report.

Replay the games with computer analysis

AAI r6 Caruana and Negi

Fabiano Caruana and Parimarjan Negi

AAI r6 Mr. VK Mahendru

Chief Guest for the day Mr. VK Mahendru, Sports Head ONGC making the inaugural move

AAI r6 Sasi and So

Krishnan Sasikiran and Wesley So

AAI r6 Sasi

Krishnan Sasikiran

AAI r6 Hou after match press meet

Hou Yifan after match press meeting

AAI r6 Hou Yifan - Laznicka

Hou Yifan making the move against Viktor Laznicka

AAI r6 FA Sandeep Singh and IA Vijayaraghavan

FA Sandeep Singh and IA Vijayaraghavan, men behind live transmission