Shreyas Royal leads Bavarian Open – from Leonard Barden

Shreyas Royal, 13, is in contention to score England’s youngest ever grandmaster result in the Bavarian Open at Tegernsee, Germany. Royal won his first five games, the last two against highly rated GMs, before drawing quickly by repeated moves in Thursday’s sixth round against Azerbaijan’s Eltaj Safarli, the 2616-rated No 4 seed in the giant 530-player tournament (read more)
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