: Yogit of Maharishi Vidya Mandir became the sole leader with 8.5 points at the end of the ninth and penultimate round of the Modern School fifth FIDE-rated chess tournament here on Friday. B. Kumaran of Shankara School is second with 8 points.
Yogit stunned higher-seeded Akash Iyer to grab the lead. Overnight leader Kumaran was held to a draw by Vasantha Ruba Varman.
Important results: Ninth round: Vasantha Ruba Varman (Ramakrishna) 7 drew with B. Kumaran (Sri Sankara) 7; S. Yogit (Maharishi Vidya) 8.5 bt Akash Iyer (Modern School) 6.5; Sai Vishwesh (National Public) 7.5 bt Subramanian (Dolphin Madurai) 6.5; S. Ajay Krishna (Velammal) 7 drew with Muthaiah (Velammal) 7; Aniruddh Aiyengar (DAV) 7 drew with M. Vaisnav (Infant Jesus-Tirupur) 7; G.K. Monnisha (Velammal) 6 lost to Vignesh (PSBB) 7; Aadhityaa (Sri Sankara) 7 bt K. Senthil Maran (Velammal) 6; M. Chakravarthi Reddy (Narayana Junior-Hyd) 6 lost to S.T. Saikrishna (St. Louis Blind) 7; Anshuman (Modern School) 7 bt R. Khazeber (G.G.S.M.H.S.S) 6.
Keywords: FIDE-rated chess tournament