Negi maintains sole lead in Asian Chess

May 13, 2012, 08:17 IST | IANS

Grand Master Parimarjan Negi crushed the French defence of Chinese GM Ding Liren in only 30 moves to keep his lead in the Asian Chess Continental Championship on Saturday.

Negi sacrificed a pawn on the 18th move to open lines against Ding’s king in the centre since he had not castled. Negi controlled the half open file and was about to win a bishop when Ding resigned. Negi leads alone with six points.

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