K.G. Sumathi defeated top seed M.N. Gangamma (ELO Rating 1687) to take the joint lead in the girls’ under-17 division of the State primary and secondary school chess tournament underway at Santhekatte, Udupi.

The tournament will conclude on Tuesday after the completion of nine rounds.

Important results (sixth round):


Under-17: T.V. Sachin (5.5) drew with M. Statvik (5.5); A. Augustin (5.5) drew with Nikhil Umesh (5).

Under-14: Nikhilesh Holla (6) bt Shashwat Mudenagudi (5); G.J. Chirag Hirinja (5) lost to S. Dhyaan Nayak (5.5).


Under-17: K.G. Sumathi (6) bt B.N. Gangamma (5); Shalon Joanne Pais (6) bt H.R. Sampada (5).

Under-14: S. Ananya (6) bt Reesha Shenoy (5); K. Panchami Shenoy (5.5) drew with M. Tulsi (5.5).

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