National U-14 online rapid chess: Three share lead; title-race wide open

A. R. Ilamparthy, Sandip Nagare and Veny Akkarakaran shared the lead with 6.5 points after seven rounds of the National under-14 online rapid chess tournament on Thursday.

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REPRESENTATIVE IMAGE: With 22 players following the leaders at six points, and four rounds to go, the title-race is wide open.   -  Getty Images

A. R. Ilamparthy (Tamil Nadu), Sandip Nagare (Maharashtra) and Veny Akkarakaran (Kerala) shared the lead with 6.5 points after seven rounds of the National under-14 online rapid chess tournament on Thursday.

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With 22 players following the leaders at six points, and four rounds to go, the title-race is wide open.

After Ilamparthy and Akkarakaran drew their seventh-round game on the top board, Nagare defeated Alekhya Mukhopadhyay to emerge as the only winner from the first seven boards.

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