Riya, Nitish win; Ivana held

Geno Pharmaceutical Brand Ambassador and WCM Riya Savant, playing in girls U-12 category, moved to 5.5 points by defeating WFM Kiolbasa Olivia (1818) of Poland while WIM Ivana Furtado (2103),

playing in girls U-14 category, drew with WFM Derakhshani Dorsa (2022) of Iran to move to 5 points after 7 rounds at the World Youth Chess Championship 2012 being played in Slovenia. Another Geno Pharmaceutical Brand Ambassador and CM Nitish Belurkar (1846), playing in U-12 open category, beat Koziol Kamil (1961) of Poland to move to 4.5 points. [NT]