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Ravikant takes lead

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Guwahati, June 27: Ravikant Tiwari continued his winning streak to win both his games today and take the sole lead with full six points after six rounds on the third day of the Rajat Chandra Sarma Smriti Shastri and Kamini Priya Devi Guwahati Chess Championship, organised by Guwahati Chess Association, on the Gauhati Town Club premises here.

Ravikant outplayed Biswajit Bharadwaj and Chiraranjan Bhuyan in the fifth and sixth rounds respectively in today’s games.

Ravikant now needs just a draw tomorrow to clinch the title of the seven-round Swiss league championship.

He is followed by a group of four players — Chiraranjan Bhuyan, Bipin Singh, Pranab Kumar Nath, Sahajahan Ali — on five points per head.

Earlier in the fifth round games played this morning, Chiraranjan Bhuyan outwitted Sahajahan Ali on the top board, while on the third board, Bidisha Sarma went down to Bipin Singh in a interesting opposite colour bishop ending, which seemed like a drawn position.

Lawn bowls: Two Assam women lawn bowlers Tania Choudhury and Nayanmoni Saikia today joined the Indian national contingent for the final conditioning camp in Delhi for the Glasgow Commonwealth Games in July.

Adventure camp: Explorers Club, a mountaineering and adventure sports club of Assam, is going to organise its annual summer adventure camp in association with Assam Tourism Development Corporation in and around Guwahati from July 4 to 6.


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