Chinmay Kulkarni of Maharashtra held IM Himanshu Sharma of South Western Railway to a draw on the top board in the third UKCA Cup all-India Open FIDE rating chess tournament, organised by the United Karnataka Chess Association, at the Subrahmany Sabha here on Thursday.
Important results: Fifth round: Chinmay Kulkarni (4.5) drew with Himanshu Sharma (4.5); S. Nitin (4.5) drew with M. Kunal (4.5); M.S. Thejkumar (4) drew with N. Lokesh (4); M. Chakravarthi Reddy (4) drew with K. Dinesh Sharma (4); N. Surendran (3.5) lost to K.R. Madhusoodanan (4.5); Ajeesh Antony (4) drew with Aniruddha Deshpande (4); C.S. Unni (3.5) drew with P. Shyam Nikil (3.5); G. Siddayya (3) lost to K. Rathnakaran (4) ; V. Priya (3) lost to P. Praveen Prasad (4); B. Sekar (3) lost to D. Lakshmi Krishna Bhushan (4); O.T. Anilkumar (4) bt Ravikant Sharma (3); Sharan Rao (4) bt K.S. Raghunandan (3); A. Augustin (4) bt R.U. Anantharam (3); Santosh Kashyap (3.5) drew with Audi Ameya (3.5); Sushrutha Reddy (3) lost to Vinayak Kulkarni (4); Rohan Ahuja (4) bt S. Nandhini (3); P. Gopalkrishna (4) bt Vivekraj (3); G. Sandhya (3) lost to Arjun Satheesh (4); Varma Shabdhik (3) lost to N. Jyothilal (3.5); Raja Harshit (3.5) bt Varun Kamath (2.5). — Special Correspondent