Parimarjan loses joint lead

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updated: May 25, 2007 17:40 IST
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Kirishi, Russia:

Parimarjan Negi lost his joint lead in the World Youth Stars chess tournament after an agonising defeat to Russian Ian Nepomniachtchi in the seventh round.

The loss proved costly for Negi as he slipped to joint third spot in the standings and will now have to score heavily in the remaining rounds.