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National chess championship for blind: Gangolli leads after

Press Trust of India  |  Mumbai 

Karnataka's Kishan is leading after the tenth round with 8.5 points in the 13th AICFB National 'A' Championship for the Visually Challenged 2018 being played here.

is followed by Gujarat's with 7.5 points. Soundarya Kumar Pradhan has moved up to the 3rd position along with of with 6.5 points each, a said.

On the first board, defending champion played queen's pawn opening with white pieces against his statemate Udupa opted for the Bogo Indian Defence and played a little too carefully in the opening. Kishan won a pawn and forced his opponent to surrender on the 75th move, it said.

On the fifth board, Odisha's Pradhan played queen's pawn opening with white pieces against Samant Milind of

Samant opted Nimzo Indian defence. He was in slight minus position.

On the 21st move, Soundarya played a beautiful tactical move and won his opponents' for his rook. Samant surrendered on the 53rd move.

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First Published: Fri, February 09 2018. 18:00 IST