Barbosa shares lead in Indonesia Open

GRANDMASTER Oliver Barbosa drew with French GM Vladislav Tkachiev to share the lead with his opponent after five rounds of the Indonesia Open Chess Championship yesterday (October 16) at the Lamerieden Hotel in Jakarta, Indonesia.

Barbosa and Tkachiev both tallied 4.5 points in five games.

Earlier, the Taytay, Rizal ace defeated Indian GM Surya Shekhar Ganguly in the fourth round while Tkachiev toppled Chinese GM Li Chao.

GM Wesley So, the top Filipino player, nipped GM Alxander Shabalov of the United States to notch his fourth point and create an eight-way tie for third place with Li and GM Wang Yue of China, GM Tigran Kotanjian of Armenia, GM Sandro Mareco of Argentina, GM Alexander Fier of Argentina, GM Susanto Megaranto of Indonesia and IM Nguyen Van Huy of Vietnam. Liberty Icao

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