With just one round to go, IM Rajesh VAV of Tamil Nadu emerged sole leader on the penultimate day of Aamdar Chashak All-India FIDE Rating Chess Tournament at Hedgewar Bhavan in Reshimbagh, here on Friday.
On top board, top seed Rajesh continued his winning streak and defeated Bharat Kumar Reddy of Andhra Pradesh in 36 moves. On second board, city’s FM Shailesh Dravid lost to Karan Trivedi of Gujarat in 43 moves. On third board, Prasannaaa S of defeated Andhra’s Krishna Kartik in just 24 moves. The last round will be played on Saturday at 9 a.m. followed by prize distribution funciton at 3 p.m.
Results (round 8): IM Rajesh VAV (8) bt Bharat Kumar Reddy Poluri (7), FM Shailesh Dravid (6) lost to Trivedi Karan R (7), Krishna Karthik N (6) lost to Prasannaa.S (7), Sanjeet Manohar (7) bt Sa Kannan (6), IM Ramnathan Balasubramaniam (6.5) bt Dhanvij Ansh (6), Tajane Ganesh (5.5) lost to Balkishan A. (6.5), Gawai Siddhant (5.5) lost to Vigneshwaran S (6.5), Gajanan Vijay Jayade (6) bt Nichat Ajinkya (5.5), Hend Pravin (5) lost to Dodeja Pawan (6), Nirgun Keval (6) bt Vinay V. Barhanpure (5), Akira Sowmyanath (5) lost to Sanchit Anand (6), Herschelle Gupta (6) bt Johney Mandal (5), Shamkuwar Y M(5.5) drew with Kabhilan S (5.5).