Lakshmi surges to sole lead

Third seed Lakshmi C of Tamil Nadu surged ahead with a hard-fought victory against overnight sole leader Vantika Agrawal of Delhi in the sixth round of the ongoing National Under-11 girls’ chess championship at Ludlow Castle Sports Complex here on Thursday.

Important results (sixth round): Open: Ram Aravind L N (6) bt Arjun Erigaisi (4.5); Prajesh R (5.5) bt Saurabh Anand (4.5); Koustav Chatterjee (5) drew Praggnanandhaa (4.5); Iniyan P(5) bt Nihal Sarin (4); Sadhu S Adithya (4.5) drew Tarun V Kanth (4.5); Pranab Kumar Patra (4.5) drew Rahul Srivatsav (4.5); Sankarsha Shelke(5) bt Dileep Kumar(4); Subhasis Barik (5) bt Ritam Nag(4); Neelash Saha (5) bt Harshvardhan G B (4); Aditya Basu (5) bt Joy Pankaj Shah (4); Bhavik Bharambe (5) bt Manoj B Kulkarni (4);

Girls: Lakshmi C (5.5) bt Vantika Agrawal (5); Salonika Saina (5) drew Samriddhaa Ghosh (5); Priyanka Nutakki (5) bt Shayamshree Sarkar (4); Anwesha Mishra (5) bt Rutvi Shah (4); Divya Deshmukh (5) bt Riddhi Zantye (4); Krystal Fernandes (5) bt Arushi Kotwal (4); Bommini Mounika Akshaya (5) bt Pracheta Agarwal (4).

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