Top seed N Lokesh and GM norm-holder Ram S Krishnan of BSNL were among the group of 21 players in the lead with 3 points after the third round of St Peter's School 1st All India Open FIDE rated chess tournament in Kodaikanal today.
Lokesh posted a win over V Kannan while Krishnan defeated P Bagat Singh. Other winners included International Master R Balasubramaniam and Syed Anwar Shazuli, according to a press note here.
The 248-player, eight-round Swiss event concludes on May 21.
Important results - Round 3: N Lokesh (3) beat V Kannan (2), A Gokula Chandhiran (2) lost to Syed Anwar Shazuli (3), Ram S Krishnan (3) beat Bagat Singh (2), B Swarnamala (2) lost to MV Lakshmi Narayanan (3).
R Balasubramaniam (3) beat A N Venkatesan (2), R Abinandhan (2) lost to P Phoobalan (3), Kaushik G Iyer (3) beat Vijay Anand (2), C Sivakumar (3) beat B Prahalad (2), G Shanmugasundaram (2) lost to Saranya Y (3).