CHENNAI: R. Aswath emerged as sole leader with 5.5 points in the boys' section at the end of the sixth round of the Tamil Nadu State sub-junior (under-15) chess championship here on Sunday.
Shyaam Nikhil of Madurai, P. Lokesh, R.Ramnath Bhuvanesh of Chennai and K. Narayanan of Sivaganga District with 5 ponts are in joint second position.
Important results (6th round): Boys' Under-15: R. Ashwath (Che) 5.5 drew with Shyaam Nikhil (Mdu) 5; M. Shyam Sundar (Che) 4 lost to P. Lokesh (Che) 5; K. Narayanan (Sivaganga) 5 bt J. Bavan Kumar (Tvlr) 4; P.C. Akash Iyer 4 lost to R. Ramnath Bhuvanesh (Che) 5.
Girls' Under-15: C.H. Savetha Slm) 5 bt J. Mohana Priya 5; Pon. N. Krithika bt R. Bharathi (Che) 4; S. Athirai (Digl) 5 bt A. Sithalatchumi (Mdu) 4; P. Uthra (Tvlr) 4.5 drew with M. Khushboo (Tvlr) 4.5; J. Saranya (Tvlr) 4.5 bt Harshini Rama Krishna 3.