NEW DELHI: Defence upstaged Railways 2.5-1.5 to take the lead with 8.5 points after three rounds of the inter-ministry chess tournament here.

The results (third round): Railways lost to Defence 1.5-2.5; Communications lost to IB (MHA) 1-3; I&B lost to Health 1-3; UPSC bt Urban Development 3-1; Finance bt Rajya Sabha 3-1.

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