THIRUVANANTHAPURAM: K.P. Sasikumar, with six points, took the lead at the end of the sixth round of the YMCA all-Kerala chess tournament at the YMCA hall here on Friday.

K.P. Sasikumar defeated S. Vijay Kumar to keep a clean slate at the end of the sixth round. G. Chandran with five points was in the second spot.

The results (sixth round): S. Vijay Kumar 3.5 lost to K.P. Sasikumar 6; G. Chandran 5 bt V.R. Pillai 4; Vishnu Sivadas 3.5 lost to R. Rahul 4; Akam K. Kumar 4 bt V.K.K. Nambiar 3; Anju Mohan 4 bt Santosh Kumar 3; T. Saji 3.5 bt Jojo Charlie Xavier 3; G.S. Sajeesh 3 bt K.V. Sreedharan 2; P. Harikrishna 2 lost to V.K. Akhil 3; S.R. Satheesh Chandran 1.5 lost to M.M. Saheer 2; Arul Iganatius 3 bt Jithen Jose Xavier 1.5.

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