Neelash, Priyanka Hold On To Lead In Under-13

Neelash, Priyanka Hold On To Lead In Under-13
By Arvind Aaron

Neelash Saha of Bengal is holding on to a slender half point lead in the National Under-13 Chess Championship at Gurgaon on Sep 6, 2015.

Neelash leads with 9/10 and is closely followed by top seed P Iniyan (TN) and Bhavik Bharambe (Mah) on 8.5 points. A further half a point behind on eight points is Aronyak Ghosh (WB).

20150901_101612In the Girls Under-13 section, Nutakki Priyanka (AP) leads with 9/10 and is followed on 8.5 by Vantika Agrawal (Del) and on eight points by Anwesha Mishra (Odi). Priyanka is assured of a medal but in the other section all things are possible in the final round on September 7, 2015.

Four seed Samrriddhaa faces top seed Priyanka while third seed Saina Salonika takes on second seed Vantika Agrawal in board two.