PALAKKAD: Maharashtra's Shenvi Mohit, the 35th seed, upset fifth-seeded M.B. Muralidharan of Kerala in the third round of the Palghat Chess Academy's fourth all-India open FIDE-rated chess tournament at the Sithara Mahal here on Saturday evening.

The results (third round): Preetham R. Sharma (SR, 3) bt R. Abhijith (Ker, 2); K. Athish (Ker, 2.5) drew with P. Phoobalan (ICF, 2.5); O.T. Anilkumar (Ker, 2.5) drew with S. Prasannaa (TN, 2.5); C.M. Sugumar (TN, 2) lost to M. Kunal (TN, 3); M.B. Muralidharan (Ker, 2) lost to Shenvi Mohit (Mah, 3); P.V. Gireesh (Ker, 2.5) drew with S.R. Harikrishna (Ker, 2.5); Akhilesh T. Rai (Goa, 2.5) drew with T.S. Nanda Kumar (TN, 2.5); M. Vijay Anand (TN, 2) lost to R.S. Einthiresh (TN, 3); R. Pounraj (TN, 2) lost to M. Sivakumar (Ker, 3); S. Senthil Kumar (TN, 2) lost to Gireman Ja (TN, 3).

Second round: K. Mammen lost to Preetham Sharma; P. Phoobalan bt S. Badrinath; M.B. Senbabu lost to O.T. Anilkumar; M. Kunal bt T. Pujitha Reddy; M. Vinoth lost to M.B. Muralidharan; M.A. Joy Lazar lost to Raghunatha Menon; K. Hariraj lost to P.V. Gireesh; Nanda Kumar bt Krishna Mishra; Sumesh Kabeer lost to M. Vijay Anand; P.L. Singaram lost to R. Pounraj . — Principal Correspondent

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