National Junior Chess c'ship: Priyanka closer to title; Rohith stuns Iniyan, joins Utsab, Neelash in the lead

N. Priyanka (7 points) drew with Samriddhaa Ghosh and inched closer to the title after taking a half-point lead following the eighth and penultimate round of the girls' section in the National junior chess championship here on Saturday.

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REPRESENTATIVE IMAGE: Rohith Krishna posted a stunning victory to dash the title-hopes of top seeded Tamil Nadu teammate P. Iniyan.   -  Getty Images

N. Priyanka (7 points) drew with Samriddhaa Ghosh and inched closer to the title after taking a half-point lead following the eighth and penultimate round of the girls' section in the National junior chess championship here on Saturday.

In the open section, Rohith Krishna posted a stunning victory to dash the title-hopes of top seeded Tamil Nadu teammate P. Iniyan and joined the Bengal's Utsab Chatterjee and Neelash Saha in the lead at seven points.

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Important results (eighth round):

Open: Utsab Chatterjee (7) drew with Neelash Saha (7); P. Iniyan (6) lost to Rohith Krishna (7); V. S. Rahul (6) lost to Arjun Kalyan (6.5); Manish Anto Cristiano (5.5) lost to Koustav Chatterjee (6.5); Hari Madhavan (6) drew with Vaibhav Raut (6); Ayush Sharma (6.5) bt Aditya Dhingra (5.5); Aaryan Varshney (5.5) lost to Aryan Arora (6.5).

Girls: Samriddhaa Ghosh (6.5) drew with N. Priyanka (7); Femil Chelladurai (6) lost to Bhagyashree Patil (6.5); C. Lakshmi (6) drew with Fatima Marium (6); M. Divyabharathi (6) drew with V. Rindhiya (5.5); B. Mounika Akshaya (5.5) drew with Anupam Sreekumar (5.5); Chinnam Vyshnavi (5.5) drew with V. Sarayu (5.5); Shubhi Gupta (5)
lost to Bristy Mukherjee (6); B. Sajitha (6) bt Poorna Sri (5); Sachi Jain (5.5) drew with Taniskha Kotia (5).
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