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Manish, Miracle solo leader in State U-13 Chess
Sportslogon Team May 12th 2018

Bhubaneswar : Second seeded Manish Kumar of Khurda remain unbeaten by the end of fifth round and gathered five points to be in the top of points table in the open category of the Odisha State (U-13) Open and Girls Chess Championship 2018 at Sailabala Women's College in Cuttack on Saturday.

Bikash Kumar Lenka of Khurda (elo 1280) caused major upset of the day by defeating top seeded Mahitosh Dey (2046) in the third round of the open category.

Two more rounds to go in the final day on Sunday, Jagadish Barik, Prinash Das, Rudranarayan and Arnav Ariyan Samantray were jointly placed in the second place with 4.5 points each.

Similarly, sixth seeded Miracle Panda (elo 1224) edged out top seeded Yashita Rout (1334) in the fourth round. Undefeated Miracle become the solo leader in the girls section with five points by the end of fifth rounds. While Yashita placed in the third place along with nine others. P Sairupa and Sohana Jena jointly occupied the second place with 4.5 points each. .
This news was added and updated on : May 12th 2018
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