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Sayantan solo leds in Balasore open chess
Sportslogon Team May 9th 2017

Bhubaneswar : Top seeded Sayantan Das of West Bengal retained his sole lead by the end of eighth round by scoring 7.5 points in the 2nd Balasore All India Fide Rating Open Chess Championship at Balsore on Tuesday.

Sayantan edged out WCM Chandreyee Hajra in the eighth round to maintain his lead. In the final round on Wednesday, he will face Nilsu Pattnaik, who placed in the third place along with Rajesh Nayak by scoring 6.5 points each.

Another West Bengal player, Arindam Mukharjee who suffered defeat from Sayantan in the seventh round, bounced back in the eighth round by winning over local player Ansuman Samal and closely following Sayantan at second place with seven points. .
This news was added and updated on : May 9th 2017
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