VIJAYAWADA: Nine-year-old rookie S. Anurag defeated rated player S. Saidulu in 45 moves in the two-day Andhra Pradesh Open chess tournament being played at the IGMC stadium here on Saturday. Top seed T. Purushothman had an easy round outplaying L. Kashyap in 25 moves. Twenty players are in the lead with two points after the conclusion of second round.
The results: T. Purushothman (2) bt L. Kashyap (1), Lalitha Babu (2) bt G. Chandan (1), Praveen Prasad (2) bt B. Raghu (1), J. Malleswara Rao (2) bt E. Radhakrishna (1), C. D. Lakshmana Rao (2) bt C. Nagaraju (1), Meher Chinna Reddy (2) bt G. Rami Reddy (1), K. Suresh (1.5) drew with Anand Naik (1.5), S. Anurag (2) bt S. Saidulu (1).
Vijayawada's Sri Durga Malleswara Siddhartha Mahila Junior College has emerged as the overall champions in the Krishna District Junior Colleges' games and sports meet here.
The results (Winners only): Volleyball: SDMSM Jr. College (Vij), Runners-up: SRR & CVR College (Vij); Ball-badminton: Govt. Junior College (Pedana). Runner-up: SDMSM Jr. College (Vij); Kho kho (Joint winners): Govt Jr. College (Movva), AG & SG (Vuyyuru); Kabaddi: AG & SG (Vuyyuru); Badminton: Singles: I.R.D. Sravani (SDMSM Jr. College, Vij); Badminton Doubles: SDMSM Jr College (I.R.D. Sravani & Hima Bindu); Throwball: SDMS Jr College, Vij. Softball: SRYSP Jr. College (Challapalli); Tennikoit: AG & SG (Vuyyuru); Chess: SDMSM Jr. College (Munni Zareena).