Lee Jones could only achieve a draw against Indian player Divyasri in the fourth round of the commonwealth Chess Championships. The Sydneysider, son of Sydney International Open organiser Brian Jones, is so far on 1.5 points after 4 rounds. His next opponent is Subramaniam Sumant (rated 1996) of Malaysia.
Also yesterday was the board 1 drawn encounter between top seed GM Nigel Short and international master M.R. Venkatesh. That result means that for the time being, at least, local IM Abhijeet Gupta holds the sole lead on 4 points.
Speaking of Nigel Short, he has this advice for super-GM Vishy Anand: get fit!