WGM Bhakti Kulkarni and Ritviz Parab are on 2.5 points each after the end of the third round of Commonwealth Chess Championship in Chennai.
Bhakti defeated Salil Kumar (1887) of Kerala while Ritviz held IM Garcia Jan Emmanuel (2394) of Philipines to a draw.
Anirudh Bhat, Rishubh Naik, Cyrus Pereira, Rohan Ahuja, Rajaryan Kuvelkar, Ameya Audi, CM Nitish Belurkar and Anant Prabhudesai are on two points each.
Anirudh Bhat drew with WGM Kiran Manisha Mohanty (2179) of Odisha.
WCM Riya Savant and Shane Braganza are on 1.5 points each.
WIM Ivana Furtado, M Barath, Suyan Belurkar, Gauri Hadkonkar, Riddi Zantye, Krystal Fernandes, Sharmad Bodke, Adittee Prabhugaonkar, Swera Braganza, Urvi Bandekar Faiziya Khan, K Tushar, Saiesh Audi and Aishwarya Thorat are on one point each. [H]