Chess Nationals: Aravindh Chithambaram & Sandipan Chanda joint leader in 1st round

December 18, 2019

ChessNational Senior Chess Championship

  • Second seeded Grandmaster Aravindh Chithambaram of Tamil Nadu and West Bengal’s seventh seeded GM Sandipan Chanda shared the lead with 7.5 points in the National Senior Chess Championship in Majitar, Sikkim on Tuesday.
  • Following the leaders half a point behind at 7.0 points were GMs Vaibhav Suri (Delhi), Anurag Mhamal (Goa) and International Masters Akash G (TN), Ravi Teja S (RSPB), Shyaamnikhil P (RSPB) and Konguvel Ponnuswamy (PSPB) respectively.
  • The day saw further upsets too, as IM Shyaamnikhil (RSPB) defeated multiple Commonwealth Champion and top seed Abhijeet Gupta, while IMs Ravi Teja (RSPB) and Saravana Krishnan (TN) scored over GMs Lalith Babu (PSPB) and Tejas Bakre (Air India) respectively.

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