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Popov surges ahead with all-win record after 7 rounds

Second seed Russian GM Ivan Popov surged ahead of the field defeating Vitaly Sivuk of Ukraine in the seventh round of the premier section of 14th Parsvnath Delhi International Chess Festival now underway here.

With his seventh victory in as many games coming in spectacular fashion, Popov maintained his all-win record and now leads by a massive 1.5 points with just three rounds remaining in the Rs. 12.5 Lakh prize money tournament.

The Indian talents continued with their impressive run in the tournament and leading from the front was young IM Sayantan Das, who held top seed GM Boris Grachev of Russia to a creditable draw. 
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