Bhubaneswar: Eighteen players with three points each were in the lead after the third round of the Bhubaneswar leg of The Telegraph Schools’ chess championship at the gymnasium-cum-indoor hall at Sahid Nagar Wednesday.
There were no major upsets and all the top seeded players had it easy on the second day of the championship. Top seed Kiran Manisha Mohanty defeated Abha Pradhan to record her third consecutive win in the meet.
TOP BOARD RESULTS (third round)
Abha Pradhan (2) lost to Kiran Manisha Mohanty (3); Swayms Mishra (3) bt P.B. Ganesh (2); Aparajita Gochhikar (2) lost to Aurovind Khuntia (3); Thompson Sahoo (3) bt Kuldip Mishra (2); Krishna Mishra (2) lost to Bharat Bhusan Mohanty (3); Subrata Das (2) lost to Sambhavi Patnaik (3); Divyesh Ranjan Dalai (2) lost to Khitendra Prateem Dalai (3); Sourav Mohapatra (3) bt Praxima P. Sahoo (2); Sunil Panda (2) lost to Chinmayee Mishra (3); B. Venkatesh lost to Pratik Barik (3).