Nine players shared the lead with four points apiece at the end of the fourth round in the international FIDE-rated chess tournament, organised by Layal Chess Academy, at the Surabhi College of Polytechnic here on Wednesday.

Important results (fourth round): R. Venkataraman 3 lost to J. Arun 4; P.M. Dhanesh 3 lost to Rakesh Kumar Jena 4; Yogesh Gautam 4 bt Hirthickkesh 3; Muthaiah 3 lost to D. Ashraf Subhani 4; G. Jaswant 3.5 drew with V. Varshini 3.5; B. Anand Naik 4 bt U.C. Mohanan 3; Heikrujam Jacky Singh 4 bt Akshaya Nandakumar 3; P. Elancheralathan 3.5 drew with Niklesh Kumar Jain 3.5; S. Ajay Krishna 4 bt Achit Vyas 3; M. Eashwar 4 bt P. Venkataramana 3; A. Harikrishnan 4 bt S. Raju 3; P. Iniyan 3 drew with P. Bala Kannamma 3; K. Chakravarti 3.5 bt Deepak Kumar Payeng 2.5; P. Stanley Samson 3.5 bt B. Vignesh 2.5; K. Sai Prahlad 3.5 bt Ramesh Shanmugasundaram 2.5; Mughaho Awomi 3.5 bt M.P. Ajith 2.5; Gavi Siddayya 3.5 bt T. Selvabharathy 2.5; K. Senthil Maran 2.5 lost to M. Aadhityaa 3.5; M. Paramasivam 2.5 drew with R. Prajesh 3; S. Adirathna Kumar 2.5 drew with P. Gopalakrishna 2.5. — Special Correspondent

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