Meghna, Arjun lead in Parsvnath chess

May 2nd, 2008 - 9:42 pm ICT by admin  

New Delhi, May 2 (IANS)Commonwealth gold medallist and second seed Meghna C.H. of Kerala took sole lead with five points from as many rounds in the ongoing Parsvnath 22nd National Under-9 Girls Chess Championship here Friday. Playing black side of the Queen’s Gambit Exchange variation, Meghna overcame overnight joint leader Gauri Keshav Hadkonkar of Goa in 53 moves at the Bapu Samaj Seva Kendra here. Third seed Riya Savant of Goa is trailing behind the leader with four and half points. She beat another overnight leader Manjula R. of Tamil Nadu in 62 moves.

In the boys section, top seed Arjun Bharat of Karnataka along with state mate R.U. Anantharam and Arvind M. of Tamil Nadu leads the table with five points after fifth round matches.

Arjun beat Aadithyaa M. of Tamil Nadu in Nimzo Indian Defence after 37 moves. Anantharam overcame local star and fifth seed Harshal Shahi, and Arvind defeated Poras Sanjay Kolgane of Maharashtra. Second seed Hetual Shah of Gujarat and Anirudh V. Bhat of Goa split the point in the fifth round and they are now trailing behind the leaders with four and half points.

Important Results (Round V Boys): Arjun Bharat of Karnataka (5) beat Aadityaa M. of Tamil Nadu (4), Anirudh V. Bhat of Goa (4.5) drew with Hetul Shah of Gujarat (4.5), Harshal Shahi of Delhi (4) lost to Anantharam R.U. of Karnataka (5), Poras Sanjy Kolgane of Maharashtra (4) lost to Arvind M. of Tamil Nadu (5), Pavit Singh of Delhi (4) drew with Dhonnar Nachiket of Maharashtra (4), Abhimanyu Puranik of Maharashtra (4) drew with Ankit Sinha of West Bengal (4), Karthikeyan Murali of Tamil Nadu (3) lost to Jerome Jorge Ebenezer of Tamil Nadu (4), Jeet Jain of Gujarat (3) lost to Naik Rishubh Naresh of Goa (4), Kaustuv Kundu of West Bengal (4) beat Jayesh M. of Tamil Nadu (3), Sai Akshay of Andhra Pradesh (3.5) drew with Harmeet Thukaran of Haryana (3.5)

Important Results (Round V Girls) : Gauri Keshav Hadkonkar of Goa (4) lost to Meghna C H of Kerala (5), Riya Savant of Goa (4.5) beat Manjula R of Tamilnadu (4), Shiny Das of Tripura (4) drew with Akhila S of Andhrapradesh (4), Ivana Maria Furtado of Goa (4) beat Preethy P of Pondicherry (3), Niveditha K of Tamilnadu (3) lost to Abirami Ravi of Tamilnadu (4), Rohini G of Tamilnadu (4) beat Adyasha Pattnaik of Orissa (3), Akankshya Nayak (3) lost to Rakshna K of Tamilnadu (4), Bipasa Patra of West Bengal (3) lost to Shreya Sankalp of Bihar (4), Sovna Sonali Jena of Orissa (3) lost to Hilmi Parveen of Kerala (4), Tejaswini Sagar of Maharashtra (4) beat Kesshni Bhasiin of Delhi (3).

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