Kaustuv Kondu of West Bengal, Kishor Kumar Jagannathan and Raghav V of Tamil Nadu; Prasanna S and Chandar Raju of Kerala are in joint-first place after the 6th round of 3rd TTCA All India FIDE Rating Chess Tournament in progress at Institute Menezes Braganza Hall, Panaji. All the five players are on a score of 5.5 points each.
Roneet Das of Maharashtra, who was the sole leader upto 5 rounds with 5 points, suffered a loss in the 6th round to Kaustuv Kondu.
FM Saurahv lost to Kishor Kumar Jagannathan, Prasanna S beat Dinesh Kumar Jagannathan, Sharsha Backer defeated Lavyaajyoti Routray, Chandar Raju defeated Aaditya Pradip, Raghav P beat Hemanth Ram, in some of the prominent clashes.
Roneet Das, Niraj Saripalli, Raghav V, Arpan Das, Dinesh Kumar Jagannathan, Sandeep Santosh, Vivaan Ballikar, Rishikesh Parab and Mandar Lad Krishna Karthik, Mohit S, are in joint-second position on 5 points each.
IM Vikramaditya Kulkarni, Maheshwaran P, Marthandan K U, FM Saurahv Kherdekar, Hemanth Ram, Joy Lazar, Ajay Santosh Parvatareddy, Soumil Gogte, Anshul Mehta, Pranav K P, Aaditya Pradip, Yash Manoj Upadhye are in third position with 4.5 points.