Hosur: E. Sharath of Chennai held M. Muthu Alagappan of Thiruvallur to a draw in the second round of the Tamil Nadu State Fide-rated chess championship for juniors (under-19) at the Adhiyamaan College of Engineering premises here on Thursday.

Important results (second round): S. Jitendria Vel (Chn) 1 lost to R.A. Pradeep Kumar (Chn) 2; J. Arun (Chn) 2 bt N. Vignesh (Kgi) 1; V. Sreenivas (Kgi) 1 lost to P. Lokesh (Chn) 2; N. Surendran (Bloom) 2 bt V. Giridhar (Kgi) 1.

M.R.S. Santhosh (Try) 1 lost to N. Lokesh (Kgi) 2; B. Sekar (Bloom) 2 bt P. Uma Maheswaran (Mdu) 1; M. Prabhu (Vir) 1 lost to S.S. Manigandan (Mdu) 2; M. Muthu Alagappan (Tvlr) 1.5 drew with E. Sharath (Chn) 1.5; V. Sanjeev (Pur) 1 lost to A. Nagaarjuna (Vir) 2; Ramalingam Karthik (Slm) 2 bt V. Gautham (Mdu) 1.

M. Pradap (Kgi) 1 lost to G. Santhosh Kumar (Chn) 2; R.K. Shiva Murugan (Tvlr) 2 bt I. Praveen Kumar (Cbe) 1; M. Marconi (Vir) 0 lost to S. Raju (Chn) 1; S. Ragunathan (Try) 1 bt P. Mohaana Vel (Dpi).

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