At the end of the ninth round of the 3rd Gujarat International Open Grand Masters chess tournament, a match ended in a draw after a heavy draw between Indian GM Nilotpal Das and IM Srihari LR.

10th to 10th round

At the end of the ninth round, Nilotpal Das retained the top spot with eight points. Uzbekistan’s Aortic was second with eight points and Abdimlik was third with 7.5 points. At the end of the ninth round, Ortik of Uzbekistan defeated GM Stein of India. The match between Abdimalik and Indian GM Harsh Bharatkoti ended in a draw. The 10th and final round of the tournament will be played on Thursday from 10:00 am. 377 players from 14 countries participated in this tournament. A total of Rs 15 lakh will be given to the winning players.