West Bengal’s top-seeded Sayantan Das defeated his Debarshi Mukherjee and hung on to his lead in the 24th National under-17 chess championship at Dibrugarh, Assam, on Tuesday.
The results (open, eighth round): Debarshi Mukherjee (WB, 5) lost to Sayantan Das (WB, 7), N. Krishna Teja (AP, 5.5) lost to M. Chakravarthi Reddy (AP, 6), N.R. Vignesh (TN, 5.5) bt Aubhropratim Manna (WB, 5.5), Prince Bajaj (Del, 5.5) bt Saurabh Anand (Bih, 4.5), N.R. Visakh (TN, 5.5) bt D.B. Chandra Prasad (AP, 4.5), Rishideep Bordoloi (Asm, 4.5) lost to A. Augustin (Kar, 5.5), Manan Rai (Del, 4.5) lost to Akash P.C. Iyer (TN, 5), J. Nishvin (TN, 5) bt S. Kumar (TN, 4), Deep Kapoor (Del, 5) bt Ankit Sen (UP, 4), Anish Gandhi (Mah, 5) bt Gaurav Kumar (Bih, 4).
Girls: P.V. Nandhidhaa (TN, 7.5) bt Shiny Das (Tri, 4.5), P. Michelle Catherina (TN, 7) bt P. Bala Kannamma (TN, 4.5), Parnali S. Dharia (Mah, 6.5) bt U. Ashwini (TN, 4.5), M. Shanmugha Priya (Pud, 4) lost to Srija Seshadri (TN, 5), P. Supreetha (AP, 4) lost to Shweta Gole (Mah, 5).