Furtado jumps into sole lead

Chess: National U-11 meet


vana Maria Furtado makes a move during her win over Sunyasakta Satpathy in Shimoga on Wednesday.

Ivana, who jointly held the top slot with Mahalakshmi M on Tuesday, defeated Sunyasakta Satpathy of Orissa on Wednesday and is the lone player at the top of the tree in the girls’ section.

Mahalakshmi slipped to joint second place after she drew her game with Soumi Mukerjee of West Bengal in 38 moves. Mahalakshmi’s state-mate Monnisha GK, who outplayed Akankhya Kabi of Orissa, climbed to second spot after both players tallying 6.5 points each.

In the boys’ section, Karthikeyan Murali of Tamil Nadu drew with Shaikh Nubairshah of Maharashtra to share the top place with Debankan Dhara of West Bengal, who beat Narayanan SL of Kerala. Both players have seven points each with three rounds left in the meet.

Important results (round 8):

Boys: Shaikh Nubairshah (Mah, 6.5) drew Karthikeyan Murali (TN, 7); Narayanan S L (Ker, 5.5) lt to Debankan Dhara (WB, 7); Ghosh Diptayan (WB, 6) drew Naik Rishubh Naresh (Goa, 6); Kumaran B (TN, 5.5) lt to Sidhant Mohapatra (Ori, 6); Anshuman K (TN, 5.5) lt to Samyak Baid (Mah, 6.5); R V Adith (TN, 6.5) bt Kushagra Sharma (Raj, 5); Bharadwaj Akshay (Kar, 5.5) drew Rohan Ahuja (Goa, 5.5); Arjun Bharat (Kar, 6) bt Naren Swaminathan P (TN, 5); Badrinath S (pud, 5) lt to Hetul Shah (Guj 6); Satvik M (Kar, 5) lt to Pranav Vijay (TN, 6); Aditya Hiren Vaidya (Guj, 6) bt Athul Krishna S (Ker, 5); Sayan Majumdar (WB, 6) bt Aravindh Chithambaram (TN, 5); Maniar Tirth (Guj, 5) lt to Pavan Karande (Mah, 6).

Girls: Ivana Maria Furtado (Goa, 7) bt Sunyasakta Satpathy (Ori, 6); Shoumi Mukerjee (WB, 6) drew Mahalakshmi M (TN, 6.5); Monnisha GK (TN, 6.5) bt Akankhya Kabi (Ori, 5.5); Dhanashree Pandit (Mah, 5.5) drew Bakshi Rutuja (Mah, 5.5); Varsha C K (TN, 6) bt Salini R (AP, 5); Priyanka S (AP, 6) bt Rakshana K (TN, 5); Shiny Das (Tri, 5) lt to Ashwini U (TN, 6); Andria L D`souza (Kar, 6) bt Varshini V (TN, 5); Manasa H R (Kar, 4) lt to Sribrinda Rout (Ori, 5).

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