The dominance of youngsters continued at SBI Life 5th National Amateur Chess Championship 2016 as 10-year old, Jeet Shah scored an upset win seasoned 9th seeded Sanjeev Nair to join the leaders at the end of Round with a full score. In reply to Jeet's king pawn opening, Sanjeev opted for the classical variation of Sicialian defense and the game went on equal footing. However, a tactical shot on move 31 allowed Jeet to win a pawn and from here he displayed flawless technique to score a very impressive victory. 

In yet another shocking result, top-seeded Ameya Audi from Goa being was held to a draw by Kedar Morvekar from the black side of London system. The experienced Ameya tried all his tricks but Kedar was equal to task and the exchange of pieces at the regular interval ensured that his opponent did not have any chances of winning. The players signed peace treaty on move 42.

Meanwhile the remaining top ranked players, Y Chakravarthy, CM Aditya Mittal, Indrajeet Mahindrakar Rajesh Upadhyay continued their winning spree to maintain joint lead with as many points in this 11-round tournament.

Key Results of Round 3:

Bo. White Rtg Pts. Result  Pts.   Black Rtg
1 Morvekar Kedar  1728 ½ - ½   Audi Ameya  2089
2 Nimdia Ridit  1722 2 0 - 1 3   Chakravarthy Y V K  2055
3 Aditya Mittal  2040 3 1 - 0 2   Dere Pushkar  1715
4 Subba Raju S.  1718 2 0 - 1 3   Mahindrakar Indrajeet  2009
5 Upadhyay R  1949 3 1 - 0 2 AIM Sivasubramanian R  1658
6 Jaeel Atharva  1705 2 0 - 1 3   Smaraki Mohanty  1936
7 Shah Jeet  1662 3 1 - 0 2   Nair Sanjeev  1931
8 Niklesh Kumar Jain  1908 3 1 - 0 2   Roneet Das  1658
9 Harshit Arya  1658 2 0 - 1 3   Panesar Vedant  1882
10 Sharma Pankaj  1875 3 1 - 0 2   Bandekar Aditya  1644
11 Kasar Prashant  1658 3 1 - 0 2   Om Vinay Vitalkar  1871
12 Sai Kiran Y  1636 2 0 - 1 3   Kadav Omkar  1865
13 Kambli Pushkaraj  1625 2 0 - 1 3   Pankaj Sindhu  1856
14 Aakash Dalvi  1842 3 1 - 0 2 AIM Sushrutha Reddy  1612
15 Golvankar Dilip K  1606 2 0 - 1 3   Chaitanya Sairam Mogili  1834
16 Aditya Guhagarkar  1817 3 1 - 0 2   Ankit Bhattacharya  1604
17 Kapadi Yash  1605 2 ½ - ½ 2   Ravindran G  1816
18 Devansh Ratti  1814 2 1 - 0 2 AGM Pathak Anshu Kr  1596
19 Gangan Ashutosh  1594 2 1 - 0 2   Vivek.M.   1811
20 Polakhare Aryan  1805 ½ - ½   Spandan P Seth  1586
21 Kumtakar Deepak  1583 2 0 - 1 3 CM Aparajita Gochhikar  1800
22 Gadhiya Hrithvik  1782 2 0 - 1 3 CM Mullick Raahil  1568
23 Rohnit G Amin  1533 ½ - ½   Aasha C R  1776
24 Solanki Harsh  1508 2 0 - 1 3   Aan Sikka  1774
25 Dhannawat Chakshu  1424 ½ - ½   Thorwe Pratik  1766
26 Bhandarkar Dinesh  1765 2 1 - 0 2   Pinto Reagan  1283
27 Gandhi Samarth  1283 2 0 - 1 3   Ajinkya Pingale  1749
28 Shyam Sundar T.  1743 3 1 - 0 2   Potawad Anirudhha  1263
29 Isha Pritam Inamdar  1260 2 0 - 1 3   Sandhya G  1738