IM Ravichandran holds top seed at Mayor's Chess Tournament

Jun 05, 2013, 00:36 IST | A Correspondent

International Master Ravichandran Siddharth of Tamil Nadu continued his good form by holding the top seed, Grand Master Mchedlishvili Mikheil of Georgia to a draw in the ninth round of the Rs 21.5 lakh prize money 6th Mumbai Mayor International Chess Tournament at the National Sports Club of India.

Playing on the first board, Ravichandran faced a Sicilian defense, for which he opted for closed variation. Meanwhile, GM Pantsulaia Levan of Georgia went into sole lead with 7.5 points defeating GM Zubarev Alexander of Ukraine in 58 moves.

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