Five players — Tamil Nadu's M. Kunal, Vijaya Sharathy, ICF's P. Phoobalan, Kerala's M.A. Joy Lazar and Railway's Sauravh Khherdekar — were in the lead with four points after the fourth round of the fourth DBFS Securities-RSC all-India FIDE-rating chess tournament at the Regional Sports Centre, Kadavanthra, on Wednesday.
The results: Fourth round: P. Ramakrishna (AP, 3) lost to Sauravh Khherdekar (Rly, 4); P. Phoobalan (ICF, 4) bt K. Srikanth (SSCB, 3); A. Arun (TN, 3) lost to M. Kunal (TN, 4); M. Aadhityaa (TN, 3) lost to M.A. Joy Lazar (Ker, 4); Vijaya Sharathy (TN, 4) bt V. Varshini (TN, 3); Nimmy A. George (Ker, 3.5) bt K. Arjun (Ker, 2.5); Soram Rahul Singh (Asm, 2.5) lost to M.B. Muralidharan (Ker, 3.5); S. Prasannaa (TN, 3) drew with S.R. Harikrishna (Ker, 3); Arjun Satheesh (Ker, 3) drew with Vishnu Surendran (Ker, 3); K. Sathya Prasad (Kar, 2.5) lost to Roshan Rangarajan (Mah, 3). — Special Correspondent