World Junior Chess C'ships: Five Indians among leaders

Following their second successive victory, S. L. Narayanan, M. Karthikeyan, R. Praggnanandhaa and Harsha Bharathakoti continued to be among the leaders in the open section.

M. Karthikeyan recorded his second successive win in the open section at the World Junior Championships. (file picture)   -  Rajeev Bhatt

Following their second successive victory, S. L. Narayanan, M. Karthikeyan, R. Praggnanandhaa and Harsha Bharathakoti continued to be among the leaders in the open section while R. Vaishali shared the lead in the girls section of the World junior chess championship in Tarvisio on Tuesday.

The results: (Indian unless stated)

Open: S. L. Narayanan (2) bt Jan Vykouk (Cze, 1); M. Karthikeyan (2) bt Liam Vrolijk (Ned, 1); R. Praggnanandhaa (2) bt Mohammad Nubaishah Shaikh (1); Peir Luigi Basso (Ita, 2) bt Kumar Gaurav (1); Filip Pavik (Cro, 1) lost to Harsha Bharathakoti (2); Alexander Timerkhanov (Rus, 1) drew with Vaibhav Suri (1); Awonder Liang (USA, 2) bt Sidhant Mohapatra (0.5); Nie Xinyang (Chn, 0.5) lost to Shardul Gagare (1.5); Johan Sebastian Christiansen (Nor, 1.5) bt Raunak Sadhawani (0.5); Ruslan Sezdbekov (Kgz, 0) lost to Aravindh Chithambaram (1); Gabriele Lumachi (Ita, 0) drew with Krishna Teja (0.5); Tarini Goyal (0) lost to Viachaslau Zarubitski (Blr, 1).

Girls: Iulija Osmak (Ukr, 2) bt Pratyusha Bodda (1); R. Vaishali (2) bt Cagil Irmak Arda (Tur, 1); Alexandra Obolentseva (Rus, 2) bt Parnali Dharia (1); Anastasya Paramzina (Rus, 1.5) drew with Aakanksha Hagawane (1.5); Ingrid Greibrokk (Nor, 0.5) lost to Arpita Mukherjee (1.5); M. Mahalakshmi (0.5) drew with Blion Anna Cramling (Swe, 0.5); Rutumbara Bidhar (0) lost to Olga Hincu (Mda, 1); G. Lasya (1) bt Esperanca Caxita (Ang, 0); Nikolina Koljevic (Mne, 0.5) drew with K. Priyanka (0.5); Sayuni Gihansa Jayaweera (Sri, 0) lost to Saina Salonika (1).

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