Four players G. Krishna Reddy (AP), Rohit Sharma (Delhi), G. Palani (Karnataka) and K.M. Shashidhara (Mysuru) with 5.5 points from 6 rounds, jointly share the lead at the end of the sixth round on the penultimate day of the 22nd National Deaf Championship 2019-20 played at Rahul Convention Hall in city yesterday.
In the sixth round, playing on the top board, Rahul Sharma and G. Krishna Reddy were involved in a drawn encounter. G. Palani of Karnataka playing with black pieces on the second board scored a convincing win over Bhushan Pawar.
Mysuru’s Shashidhara of Railways scored a well-earned win over R. Santhanu, while Mysuru’s A. Aadish scored a good win over Bimla Sharma and is placed 17th in the placings after six rounds. Fourteen players are tied with 5 points each and are placed from fifth to eighteenth place in the ranking after the sixth round. The tournament concludes this evening.
6th Round: Rohit Sharma (5.5) drew with Krishna Reddy (5.5); Bhushan Pawar (5) lost to Palani (5.5); Santanu (4.5) lost to Shashidhara (5.5); Shivam Prabhakar (5) drew with K. Yashaswi (5); Ashish Desai (5) bt DSSS Srinivas (4); Bimla Sharma (4) lost to Aadish (5); Md. Saleem (4) lost to Malika Handa (5).