At the end of sixth round three players including top seed IM VAV Rajesh, Bharat Kuamr Reddy and city’s FV Shailesh Dravid shared the lead in Amdar Chashak All-India FIDE Rating Chess Tournament at Hedgewar Smarak hall, here on Friday. On top board, IM Rajesh VAV defeated Prasannaa S to emerge joint leader. Prasannaa made unusual opening. To this VAV Rajesh replied with queen pawn opening. The game was equal for almost whole time. But then Prasannaa mad unnecessary pawn move that cost the game. On second board, Bharat Kumar Reddy defeated Kantilal Dave.
The game started with English opening. On the 18th move Dave committed mistake and then got minus position. On third board Shailesh Dravid recorded the victory over Vigneshwaran S. Dravid surprised his opponent by playing evans gambit. His opponent took lot of time in the opening. Then Dravid got clear winning position but faced some difficulties to convert it. Eventually he manage to win the round with lot of time to spare. On Saturday seventh round will start at 9 a.m. followed by eighth at 3 p.m.
Results (round 6)
IM Rajesh VAV (6) bt Prasannaa.S (5), Dave Kantilal (5) lost to Bharat Kumar Reddy Poluri (6), FM Shailesh Dravid (6) bt Vigneshwaran S (4.5), Dodeja Pawan (5) drew with Sanchit Anand (5), Balkishan (5) bt Suhrud Sudheer Acharya K (4), Hend Pravin (4) lost to Sa Kannan (5), Sanjeet Manohar (5) bt Gaurav Sharma (4), Gajanan Vijay Jayade (5) bt Johney Mandal (4), Borse Pankaj (4) lost to Trivedi Karan R (5), Herschelle Gupta (4) lost to Vishwanath Kannam (5), Koli Akash (4.5) drew with Kabhilan S (4.5), Gawai Siddhant (5) bt Arul Prakash (4), Katiyar Prashant (5) bt Prerak Jayant Darvekar (4), Krishna Karthik N (5) bt Deshpande Suhan (4).