Pune: Less fancied Indians once again stole the thunder in the fifth round of the World Junior Chess Championship here Friday.
Nandhidhaa PV created a sensational upset by defeating IM Meri Arabidze of Georgia, an opponent rated and titled much higher than her while 15-year-old Maria Ivana Furtado shocked Nguyen Thi Mai Hung to emerge joint leader. S.L. Narayanan created another big ripple by shocking GM Vladislav Kovalek of Belarus.
Top rated Indian Vidit Santosh Gujrathi was once again forced to split points with N. Srinath for his third draw in succession.