Kaustuv Kondu of West Bengal, Prasanna S (Tamil Nadu), Arpan Das (West Bengal), Krishna Karytik (Telangana), Roneet Das (Maharashtra), Vivaan Ballikar (Goa), and Chandar Raju of Kerala; are leading with four points after 4 rounds at the 3rd TTCA All-India FIDE Rating Chess Tournament in progress at Institute Menezes Braganza Hall in Panaji.
Goa’s Niraj Saripalli and Aryan Raikar, Hemant Ram of Tamil Nadu, Lavyaajyoti Routray of Chattisgarh, FM Saurahv Kherdekar of Maharshtra, FM Maheshwaran P, Marthandan K U, Dinesh Kumar Jagannathan of TN, Joy Lazar of Kerala, Aaditya Pradip of Kerala, Guru Prakash of Maharashtra, all are in second position with 3.5 points each.
Meanwhile in the Round 2 action yesterday, Mayuresh Desai of Sattari stunned International Master and top seed of the tournament Vikramaditya Kulkarni of Maharashtra. However, today in the third round, Mayuresh lost to fellow Goan Aryan Raikar.
Here are some of the ‘top board’ results of Round 4.
Kaustuv Kondu beat Ayush Shirodkar of Goa, Prasanna S beat Ayush Pednekar of Goa, Roneet Das beat Sandeep Santosh, Raghav drew with Kishor Kumar Jagannathan, Hemant Ram drew with Lavyaajyoti Routray, Goytham Ramesh lost to Joy Lazar, Maheshwaran P defeated Rishikesh Parab of Goa, Aaditya Pradip of Kerala beat Erwin Albuqueirque of Goa, FM Saurahv Kherdekar beat Sachin Gaude, Vivaan Ballikar defeated Bezstrakhov Dmittry of Russia, Aakash K P lost to Chandar Raju.