The lead in the SBI Life 5th National Amateur Chess Championship has narrowed down to 9 players who are leading the field with as many points at the end of round 4. The charge is lead by CM Aditya Mittal, Rajesh Upadhyay, Smaraki Mohanty, Vedant Panesar, CM Raahil Mullick Omkar Kadav, Ajinnkya Pingale, Pankaj Sharma, Ajinkya Pingale and Ashutosh Gangan. A big group of 13-players, which includes top-seeded Ameya Audi are closely following the leaders with a score of 3.5.

The round witnessed few notable results: 3rd seeded Y Chakravarthy & 5th seeded Indrajeet Mahindrakar were held to a draw by Aditya Guhagarkar & Devansh Ratti respectively while 10th seeded Niklesh Kumar Jain lost to Ajinkya Pingale and 18th seeded Akash Dalvi losing to CM Raahil Mullick.

Keys Results of Round 4:

Bo. No.   White Rtg Pts. Result  Pts.   Black Rtg No.
1 3   Chakravarthy Y V  2055 ½ - ½   Aditya Guhagarkar  1817 22
2 27 CM Aparajita G  1800 3 0 - 1 4 CM Aditya Mittal  2040 4
3 5   Mahindrakar I 2009 ½ - ½   Devansh Ratti  1814 24
4 31   Aan Sikka  1774 3 0 - 1 4   Upadhyay R  1949 6
5 7   Smaraki Mohanty  1936 4 1 - 0 3   Bhandarkar Dinesh  1765 34
6 35   Ajinkya Pingale  1749 4 1 - 0 3   Niklesh Kumar Jain  1908 10
7 11   Panesar Vedant  1882 4 1 - 0 3   Shyam Sundar T.  1743 36
8 37   Sandhya G  1738 3 0 - 1 4   Sharma Pankaj  1875 12
9 15   Kadav Omkar  1865 4 1 - 0 3   Shah Jeet  1662 46
10 17   Pankaj Sindhu  1856 ½ - ½   Kasar Prashant  1658 50
11 67 CM Mullick Raahil  1568 4 1 - 0 3   Aakash Dalvi  1842 18
12 19   Chaitanya S 1834 3 0 - 1 4   Gangan Ashutosh  1594 64
13 1   Audi Ameya  2089 1 - 0   Prudhvi Kumar V  1699 43
14 21   Rohan Joshi  1821 0 - 1   Morvekar Kedar  1728 38
15 23   Ravindran G  1816 1 - 0   Rohnit G Amin  1533 73
16 49   Joglekar Abhijit  1658 1 - 0   Polakhare Aryan  1805 26
17 29   Aasha C R  1776 1 - 0   Dhannawat C  1424 93
18 33   Thorwe Pratik  1766 0 - 1   Kapadi Yash  1605 60
19 65   Spandan P Seth  1586 1 - 0 2   Rupesh Ranjan  1934 8
20 2   Raahul V S  2062 2 1 - 0 2   Bhuta Hriday  1494 82