Kunal and Krishna Teja scored penultimate round wins, with the black pieces, to share the lead and set up a title clash in the fourth St. Joseph’s International FIDE-rating chess tournament at the college premises here. Both winners share the lead with 7.5 points.

Important results (round eight): K. Rathnakaran (7) drew with N. Lokesh (7); Vinoth Kumar (6.5) lost to M. Kunal (7.5), S. Adithya (6.5) lost to Krishna Teja (7.5), P. Iniyan (6) lost to R.R. Laxman (7); NLV Anusha (6) lost to D.P. Singh (7); B. Sekar (7) bt D. Ashraf Subhani (6).

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