Aravindh sole leader in National Senior Chess Championship

first_img First Published: 19th December, 2019 08:50 IST WATCH US LIVE Last Updated: 19th December, 2019 08:50 IST Aravindh Sole Leader In National Senior Chess Championship Defending Champion GM Aravindh Chithambaram of Tamil Nadu defeated GM Sandipan Chanda of West Bengal in the top board to move into sole lead with 8.5 points Defending Champion GM Aravindh Chithambaram of Tamil Nadu defeated GM Sandipan Chanda of West Bengal in the top board to move into sole lead with 8.5 points after the penultimate round of the National Senior Chess Championship on Wednesday. Close behind Aravindh is in-form International Master Akash G (TN) with 8 points. Further half a point behind at 7.5 points were GMs Vaibhav Suri (Del), Sandipan Chanda (WB), Visakh N R (PSPB), Himanshu Sharma (RSPB) along with IMs Ravi Teja S, Shyaamnikhil P (both RSPB) and Konguvel Ponnuswamy (PSPB).READ | Gerrit Cole Breaks Silence On Why He Joined New York YankeesIn the crucial top board, Aravindh went for an all-out attack and succeeded in putting it across Sandipan in a Sicilian game that lasted 48 moves. Earlier, Maharashtra girl Bakshi Rutuja achieved a Woman International Master Norm scoring 6 points from ten rounds.  On way to her WIM Norm Bakshi (Elo 2075) had defeated International Master Dinesh Sharma (LIC SPB).READ | Squash: Aishwarya Upsets Urwashi To Enter Quarters Written By READ | Sanjeev, Rahi, Manu, Aishwary On A Roll At Rifle & Pistol NationalsREAD | Khelo India Youth Games Chief De Missions Discuss Preparations For Third Edition Crucial final round pairings that will impact the title-fight pit IM Shyaamnikhil (RSPB) against GM Aravindh Chithambaram (TN) in the top board, while GM Himanshu Sharma (RSPB) faces IM Akash G (TN) in the second board. The tournament carries a total prize money of Rs. 20 lakhs, with the winner getting a cash award of Rs. 5 lakhs along with a handsome trophy. center_img FOLLOW US SUBSCRIBE TO US LIVE TV Press Trust Of India COMMENTlast_img