Gahan, Antonio share top position

Chess State under-17 meet


Top-seeded Gahan defeated Yashas D in 25 moves in an opening arising out of Alpin variation and Antonio overcame Sharan Rao in the 35th move to move to the top of the table after five rounds of matches.

In the girls section, Vanessa D’Souza, Swathi Bhat of Mangalore and Pavithra Jagtap of Bangalore are at 3.5 points each against their names to take three-way lead after four rounds.

Results:

Boys (round V): Gahan M G (5) bt Yashas D (4); Sharan Rao (4) lt to Antonio Viani D’cunha (5); Aditya M D (3) lt to Kiran A (4); Ananthram R U (4) bt Athreya G (3); Anish Charith C Bhandary (4) bt Pangal Gopalkrishna Nayak (3); Pampa Peraje (3) lt to Sushrutha G (4); Adithya Pai K (4) bt Govinda M Prabhu (3); Srinivas Nayak (4) bt Ajay S M (3); Suraj Prabhu R (4) bt Saurav R Shetty (3); Anil M (2) lt to Vishruth Shyam (4).

Girls (round IV): Andria D'souza (3) lt to Vanessa D'souza (3.5); Sanjana R (2.5) lt to Pavitra Jagtap (3.5); Chrissel Ann Pais (3) drew Shalon J Pais (3); Swathi Bhat (3.5) bt Ninada K C (2); Seema Melita Crasta (3) bt Priyanka V Sanu (2).    

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