Special Correspondent

NEW DELHI: Orissa’s Pooja Senapati held two-time World under-8 girls’ champion and top seed Ivana Furtado in the girls’ second round of the Parsvnath 22nd National under-9 chess championship on Tuesday.

The results: Boys: Second round: Kapil Ghatwai (Mah, 1) lost to Arjun Bharat (Kar, 2); Hetul Shah (Guj, 2) bt Kaustav Kundu (Ben, 1); Kapil Pawse (Goa, 1) lost to M. Karthikeyan (TN, 2); Rishubh Naik (Goa, 2) bt Kushagra Sharma (Raj, 1); B. Keshav (TN, 1) lost to Harshal Shahi (Del, 2).

M. Jayesh (TN, 2) bt Parva Ajmera (Guj, 1); Gaurav Kumar (Bih, 1) lost to Paras Kolgane (Mah, 2); Harmeet Thurkan (Har, 1) lost to Abhimanyu Puranik (Mah, 2); Kushagra Divyam (Bih, 1.5) drew with Pavit Singh (Del, 1.5); M. Aadhityaa (TN, 2) bt Rakesh Kumar Jena (Ori, 1).

Girls: Second round: Pooja Senapati (Ori, 1.5) drew with Ivana Furtado (Goa, 1.5); C. H. Meghna (Ker, 2) bt Poulami Bhattacharya (Ben, 1); Priyanka Kumawat (Raj, 1) lost to Riya Savant (Goa, 2); Ravi Abhirami (TN, 1.5) drew with S. Priyanka (AP, 1.5); Adyasha Patnaik (Ori, 2) bt K. Rakshana (TN, 1).

G. Rohini (TN, 1) lost to Akankshya Nayak (Ori, 2); S. Akhila (AP, 1.5) drew with Rutuja Bakshi (Mah, 1.5); Anandita Jain (Del, 1) lost to K. V. Sai Gayatri (AP, 2); K. Sagarika (AP, 1) lost to Bipasha Patra (Ben, 2); M. S. Deepika (TN, 2) bt S. Samantha (TN,1

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