Commonwealth and South African Open Chess Championships

Round 8 report and video by Vijay Kumar

Three Indians Dronavalli Harika, R R Laxman and Grover Sahaj join GM Gawain Jones in the leadership battle after round 8 of the 2011 Commonwealth & South African Open Chess Championships.

The best watched and sought after game of the championship was played between top seed GM Nigel Short and Championship leader GM Jones Gawain which finally ended in a draw. On other tables IM D Harika crushed South African IM Watu Kobese while GM Rajaram Laxman and IM Sahaj Grover came out victorious against their opponents and joined Gawain in the battle for the Championship.

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