Easy for top seeds

VIJAYAWADA: Top seed Guntur's T. Purushothman (Elo 2283), along with eight others, emerged as a joint leader at the conclusion of the second rounds with two points at AP State U-17 chess tournament for boys and girls at LVR Club at Guntur on Saturday.

Y.V.K. Charavarhi, Meher Chinna Reddy (Both Guntur) and S. Ravi Teja (Eluru) are among the joint leaders.

In the girls' section, top seed Guntur's V Srilakshmi (Elo 2017), Nagachandrika (Guntur), Sahari (Krishna) and Pratyusha (East Godavari) are leading the pack with two points.

Eighty players are participating in the two-day event. Additional Superintendent of Police Mr. Ranga Reddy inaugurated. The tournament would feature seven rounds. — Sports Reporter