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Adhikary moves up to fourth position

MUMBAI Sept. 7 Laxminarayan Adhikary moved up to the fourth position with three others on the strength of a sixth round victory over Harkowski of Poland on Sunday in the World junior chess championship for the Visually Impaired, organized under the aegis of International Braille Chess at

Pontaverde, Spain. The Indian, sponsored by GTL Limited, shares the fourth spot with Komissarov (Poland) and Fernandes (Spain).

Spain's San Jose extended his lead at the top with his sixth consecutive win of the tournament, defeating Komissarov. The former has six points from as many matches, one point ahead of Russian top seed Nasobin and 1.5 point ahead of Poland's Stolarcik. P. Kalishekhar, India's second competitor in this event to decide the world's best junior chess player among visually impaired, drew with Spain's Escudeiro.

The results (after six rounds):

San Jose (Spn) 6 bt Komissarov (Rus) 4; Nasobin (Rus) 5 bt Lukasz (Pol) 3.5; Stolarcik (Pol) 4.5 bt Brazetic (Cro) 3; L. Adhikary (Ind) 4 bt Harkowski (Pol) 3; Havranke (Ger) 3 lost to Fernandes (Spn) 4; Chan (Eng) 3 lost to Brianso (Spn) 3.5; P. Kalishekhar (Ind) 2.5 drew with Escuderio (Spn) 2.

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