Haswanth in sole lead

CHENNAI: Coimbatore’s Haswanth beat Nithish Kumaran of Erode and jumped into the sole lead with 8.5 points in the boys’ ninth round of the Tamil Nadu State under-9 chess championship at Alagappa Chettiar College of Engineering and Technology, Karaikudi on Saturday.

Overnight joint leader Sabhareesh is following the leader with eight points and Adhitya of Kanchi is on third spot with 7.5 points.

Vaishalli of Bloom Chess Academy is leading with nine points at the end of the ninth round in the girls’ category.

The event is sponsored by Alagappa Chettiar College of Engineering &Technology, Karaikudi and organised by Castle Chess Academy, Sivagangai.

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