SPORT

Premnath joins in lead

KARUR, APRIL 24. R. Premnath of Kancheepuram joined the overnight leader and second seed V. Haribalu of Chennai with six points in the boys section at the end of the seventh round of the Tamil Nadu State junior (below-19) chess championship for the `Sri S. Ramakrishnan Memorial Rolling Trophy' conducted by the Karur District Chess Association at the Kongu College of Arts and Science here on Saturday.

Premnath scored a facile win over R. S. Arun Srinivas also of Kancheepuram with black pieces and Haribalu was held to a draw by P. Kumaresh of Chennai. P. Maheswaran of Virudunagar with 5.5 points is now in the second position

The results:

Boys: P. Kumaresh (Chennai) 5 drew with V. Haribalu (Chennai) 6; Navin Kanna (Tiruvallur) 5 drew with P. Maheshwaran (Virudhunagar) 5.5; R. S. Arun Srinivas (Kancheepuram) 4.5 lost to R. Premnath (Kancheepuram) 6; S. A. Kannan (Sivaganga) 5 drew with K. Prasanna (Madurai) 5; Dayal K. Adithya (Tiruvallur) 5 drew with K. V. Ven Prakash (Tiruvallur) 5; P. Saravana Krishnan (Kancheepuram) 6 bt S. Nitin (Salem) 4; M. M. Anandh Raj (Chennai) 4 lost to M. Shyam Sundar (Chennai) 5; Sathyanarayanan Sridhar (Sivaganga) 5 bt N. Surendran (Bloom Chess Academy) 4; A. Arun (Tirunelveli) 4 drew with S. Sri Prasanth (Virudunagar) 4; K. Priya Dharshan (Madurai) 4 drew with S. Santhosh (Chennai) 4.

Girls: N. Raghavi (Chennai) 5.5 bt P. Sivasankari (Tiruvallur) 6; L. Iswarya Shobana (Salem) 4 lost to Nabeela Farheen (Chennai) 5.5; P. Malar Selvi (Chennai) 5 bt P. K. Jaya Shree (Salem) 4; P. Uthra (Tiruvallur) 5 bt Mahima Rajmohan (Madurai) 4; R. K. Shruke (Coimbatore) 4.5 bt Mrunalini (Chennai) 3.5, H. Sowmya (Erode) 3.5 lost to Kriba H. Arasu (Madurai) 4.5; R. Gomathey (Chennai) 3.5 lost to S. Aswinin (Tirunelveli) 4', A. Chudar (Tirunelveli) 3 lost to S. Gayathri (Tirunelveli) 4, K. Radhika (Bloom Chess Academy) 4 bt Lalitha Raghavendar (Kancheepuram) 3;Sathaya Priya (Salem) 3.5 bt J. Pradeepa (Salem) 3.

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