Kishan drubs Rupankar; in joint lead

Playing Londan system, Shimoga boy Gangolli, played theoretical move and got advantage in the opening itself. The experienced and higher-ranked Rupankar could not stop the attack from queen side before resigning after 33 moves.

Important results of 3rd round (Karnataka unless mentioned): Gautam J K (2) lt to Muralidharan M B (Ker, 3); Dave Kantilal (Raj, 3) bt Sameer Ghotane (2); Santu Mondal (Bengal, 2.5) drew Arjun U Prabhu (2.5); Kishan Gangolli (3) bt Nath Rupankar (Bengal, 2); Jagadeesh A K (Ker, 2) lt to Salil Kumar D (Ker, 3); Chauhan Joy (Guj, 3) bt S Bhat Vaibhav (Mah, 2); Satra Hardik (Mah, 2.5) drew Abdul Majeed N (Ker, 2.5); Vijendra Y G (3) bt Barun Pal (Bengal, 2); Akhilesh T Rai (Goa, 2) lt to Thanki Hemal Karsanji (Guj, 3); Vinay Kurth Koti (3) bt Atul Mahashabde (Guj, 2); Jishore VM (Ker, 2) lt to Raghavendra V (Kar, 3); Gopalkrishna P (Kar, 2.5) drew Hanumantha R (2.5).

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