KOZHIKODE: Top seeds posted wins on the opening day of the S.K. Pottekkat Gold Medal all-India FIDE rating chess tournament here on Thursday.
First round: R. Aparna lost to M.R. Venkatesh; S. Nithin bt Venugopalan; Sriraman Namboodiri lost to Praveen Kumar; Ram S. Krishna bt K. Arjun; Rajeev Kumar lost to Poobalan; E.P. Nirmal bt Rakshit Rai; Satheesh lost to Debasis Mukherjee; Joy Lazer bt Rabani Basha; P.K. Ratheesh lost to Santu Mondal; Abdul Majeed bt P. Niruma.