Deepan Chakravarthy of India inched closer to the title with a draw against Indian Under 14 Champion G Rohit, in the tenth and penultimate round, here today. In the Girls section, Tania Sachdev and Y Prathiba (both India) shared the lead with 8.0 points.
M K Athula Russell carried the Srilankan medal hopes in the Boys section with 6.0 points, and is scheduled to meet Deepan Chakravarhy of India in the top board in the last round.
Athula defeated fellow Sri Lankan Dulan
Edhirisinghe in a well fought that lasted full
time. Four Sri Lankan girls are vying for the honors with 5.0 points apiece viz., Chandima, Chathuri, Dhanushi, Sajani and Dulani respectively.
The US Dollar 5000 mega chess event,
strongest tournament to be conducted in Sri
Lankan soil, concludes tomorrow at Club Palm Bay,
Marawila. Other than the seizable prize money at
stake, the slots for the ensuing World Junior
Championships would be picked up on the morrow.
India is scheduled to host the World event later
Round 10 Results (Men)
G Rohit (6.5) drew Deepan Chakravarthy(7.5)
Megaranto Susanto (7) beat Ghaem Maghami (6.5)
Satyapragyan S (7) beat Paragua Mark (6.5)
Sundararajan Kidambi (6.5) drew Vu Dinh Hung (6)
De Silva Nuwan Didul (5) lost to Peyman Mohajerin (6.5)
Edirisinghe Dulan (4.5) lost to M K Athula Russell (6)
Round 10 Results (Women)
Tania Sachdev (8) drew Kavitha J E (5.5)
Prathiba Y (8) beat Eesha Karavade (6)
Kasturi M (6) drew Mary Ann Gomes (7)
Chandima M (5) lost to Dronavalli Harika (7)
Siti Zulaikha Binti (6) beat Priya P (6)
Dulani Pankaja (5) drew Huynh Mai Dun (5.5)