Seeded players advance easily
Seeded players moved to the second round of the Regional Sports Centre (RSC) All India International Fide rated open Chess Tournament, which began on Wednesday.
In the first board, top seed IM K Ratnakaran of Southern Railway defeated M Manu (Kerala), while in the second board R R Laxman (TN) beat Teenu Thomas (Kerala). In the sixth board, IM Balasubramanian Ramnathan (TN) defeated C H Meghana (Kerala).
First round important results: K Ratnakaran (S Rly) bt M Manu (Ker); Teenu Thomas (KER) lost to R R Laxman (TN); P Karthikeyan (TN) bt K Mammen (KER); R Aparna (KER) lost to K Gunasekaran (ICF); P Shyam Nikhil (TN) bt A S Vishnu Prasad (KER); C H Meghana (KER) lost to Balasubramanian Ramanathan (TN); Syed Anwar Shazuli (ICF) bt K V Vignesh (KER); S Gopinath Nayak (KAR) lost to M B Muraleedharan (KER); Prasanna Rao (MAH) bt A S Abdul Rahim (TN); S Adityan (KER) lost to C Natarajan (ICF); E P Nirmal (KER) bt B Ahmed Anees (AP) and C Alkondan(TN) lost to O T Anil Kumar (KER).