The chess tournament organised under Khasdar Krida Mahotsav began at NMC indoor sports complex, Vivekanand Nagar, here on Friday.
In all 348 players are participating in the tournament including 67 FIDE rated. Earlier in the morning tournament was inaugurated at the hands of Rajendra Mundle Corporator Lakhan Erwar, Vanita Dandekar, Rahul Vasudeva,NDCA treasurer S N Parkhi, corporator Prakash Bhoyar, Gajanan Nishitkar and chief arbiter IA Swapnil Bansod were present on the occasion
The third round of the chess tournament witnessed a major upset when Shreyas Bahadure surprised better rated Palav Kalra at
On top board top seed Jayant Katdare had no difficulty in defeating Raj Kapse. On second board Vaibhav Raut got the better of Nitish Rathi. Pujjam Bansod recorded the victory over Omkar Shahane.
Raj Kapse (2) lost to Katdare Jayant (3), Vaibhav Raut (3) bt Rathi Nitish (2), Kakra Palav (2) lost to Bahadure Shreyas (3), Pujjam Bansod (3) bt Shahane Omkar (2), Harsh Motghare (2) lost to Kohad Dipesh (3), Saurabh Lokhande (3) bt Bhosale Tejaswi (2), Tanmay K Sahare (2) lost to Swayam Aalewad (3), Chandan Mahajan (3) bt Pandit Malay (2), Roy Hridoy (2) lost to Patil Priyanshu (3), Dhamgaye Pramod (2.5) drew with Shardul Khode (2.5)