Tehran: Indians continued to impress in the fourth round of the Asian youth chess championship and are among the leaders in all the eight events being held here.
B. Adhiban recorded his fourth victory in as many rounds to emerge the sole leader in the under-14 boys group. He defeated Amirreza of Iran to lead the field ahead of compatriots S. Nitin and K. Priyadarshan who have 3.5 points.
Bhakti Kulkarni scored over P. Laxmi Sahiti to share the lead with Pallabi Roy with 3.5 points.
The results (Indians unless specified): Boys (u-14): B. Adibhan (4) bt P. Amirreza (Ira, 3); Salem A.R. Saleh (UAE, 2.5) lost to S. Nitin (3.5); K. Priyadarshan (3.5) bt Y. Sandeep (2). (U-12): Vidit Gujarathi (4) bt A.V. Prasad (3); P. Srinivas Varma (3) lost to Prasanna Rao (4); Harsh Karnati (3) drew with Ankit Rajpara (3). (U-10): G. Vijaysai Krishna (4) bt Javanbakht (Ira, 3); B. Farzad (Ira, 3) drew with Y.V.K. Chakravarthi (3). (U-8): Ch. Mohineesh (4) bt P.A. Yashwant (3); Prince Bajaj (3.5) bt Koosha Jaferian (3); Riryck Jayakumar (2) lost to M. Satvik (3).
Girls (u-14): P. Laxmi Sahiti (3) lost to Bhakti Kulkarni (3.5); Pallabi Roy (3.5) bt Al-Khulaiti Fatima Ahmed (Qat, 2.5); Anu Bayar (Mon, 2) lost to Pon N. Krutthika (3). (U-12): Padmini Rout (4) bt Ghazal Hakimifar (Ira, 2.5); Nguyen Thi Mai Hung (Viet, 2.5) lost to Priyanka Kumari (3.5); Mohana Priya (3) drew with V. Srilakshmi (2.5); Supriya Joshi (2) lost to Hanieh Khalaji (Ira, 2.5). (U-10): Do Hoang Minh Tho (Viet, 4) bt B. Prathusha (3); Ch. Sahaja Sri (4) bt Khademoshariae Sarasadat (Ira, 2.5). (U-8): Sweety Patel (4) bt U.S. Ashwini (3); Ghazishareef Keemia (Ira, 2) lost to Ivana Furtado (3). PTI