Nitish draws with WFM Monisha

PANAJI: Geno Pharmaceuticals Brand Ambassador and CM Nitish Belurkar held WFM G K Monisha (2027) of Tamil Nadu for a draw in the 9th round at the Commonwealth Chess Championships in Chennai, Thursday.

Nitish’s feat of playing a draw against Monisha is commendable as his rival is U-14 girls bronze medallist at the recent World Youth Chess Championship held in Maribor, Slovenia.

Among other results, Cyrus drew with Nimmy Gorge (2189) of Kerala. Ritviz defeated Yashwant Dev Kumar (1924) of Tamil Nadu. Rohan defeated Jahir Hussain (1812) of Tamil Nadu. WGM Bhakti Kulkarni lost to Navin Khanna (2402) of Tamil Nadu. Anirudh Bhat, Rishubh Naik, Gauri Hadkonkar, Shane Braganza, Anant Prabhugoankar and Rajaryan Kuvelkar are on 5 points. WIM Ivana Furtado, WCM Riya Savant, Ameya Audi, Shane, Krystal Fernandes and M Barath are on 4.5 points. Riddhi Zantye is on 4 points. Suyan Belurkar, Sharmad Bodke, Adittee Prabhugaonkar are on 3.5 points. Swera Braganza, Gunjal Chopdekar, KTushar, Urvi Bandekar, Saiesh Audi and Aishwarya Thorat are on 3 points. Faiziya Khan, Pawan Vernekar and Alaina Pereira are on 2.5 points.