Kozhikode: India’s G. Rohit and J. Rajasurya maintained their all-win record to stay on top in the under-14 categories for boys and girls, respectively, after Round 3 of the Asian Youth Chess Championships Monday.
Second seed Rohit was sharing the lead with top seed Nguyen Ngoc Troung of Vietnam and Toufighi Tamijiani Homayoon of Iran.
Aswin Jayaram was half-a-point behind but India’s main hope and third defeat Abhijeet Gupta suffered a shock defeat.
Rajasurya was the sole leader in the girl’s section.
Bengal’s Mary Ann Gomes drew with M. Rajadarshini to move to 1.5 points in the under-14 section, while Saheli Nath beat Sri Lanka’s Yasoda Gamage to take her tally to two.
In the boys’ under-12 section, P.P. Prachura remained sole leader with three points, followed by Y. Sandeep, K. Narayanan, Yazuvendra Chahal and top seed Le Quang Liem of Vietnam on 2.5 apiece.
In the under-12 section for girls, top seed I. Ramya Krishna and Lakshmi Praneetha were leading with three points each.