Three-way tie at the top after fourth round
Bangalore boys Karthikay C, Tanav S and Jai Adithya S shared the lead with four points each after four rounds on the opening day of the State under-7 chess championships, organised by the Bangalore District Chess Association.
In the girls’ section, Bangalore players Bhagyashri Patil and Aarvi Jain are in joint lead with four points.
Important results (Round IV): Boys: Akash Somasundaram (Ban, 3) lt to Karthikay C (Ban, 4); Hrishikesh Rupesh Raghuvaran (Ban, 3) lt to Tanav S (Ban, 4); Vishnu Koundinya (Mys, 3) lt to Jai Adithya S (Ban, 4); Sachin VS (Ban, 3.5) bt Aryam Bhowmik (Ban, 2); Aaryan LS (Dvn, 3) bt Tanmay Karmarkar (Ban, 2.5); Rithesh Bhat (Udp, 3) bt Amaey Advait (Ban, 2); Samarth P Rao (Ban, 2) lt to Aum N Desai (Ban, 3); Shashak Balaji (Ban, 2) lt to Gagan Kiran (Ban, 3); Shiva Prakash (Ban, 2) lt to Nikhil Abhijit Bhide (Ban, 3); Shreyas V (Shi, 2) lt to Pankaj Bhat (Puttur, 3).
Girls: Ananya Arumbakkam (Ban, 3) lt to Bhagyashree G Patil (Ban, 4); Aarvi Jain (Ban, 4) bt Shreya LU (Dvn, 3); Moola Greeshma (Shi, 3) bt Manishika Srivastav (Ban, 2); Aditi Borra (Ban, 2) lt to Sri Akshitha Sajja (Ban, 3); Mridhini MR (Shi, 2.5) drew with Akshita GS (Ban, 2.5).