Paul Arokia Raj
All the top seeds had a smooth sail in the third round to sit pretty on the top with three points each at the end of the third round of the 27th The Telegraph Schools’ chess Tournament 2018 which is sponsored by The Telegraph a leading newspaper in the Eastern India and organised by Alekhine Chess Club, Gorky Sadan in Kolkota. Along with the top seeds a battery of players are now leading the table with three points each
On the top table Rajdeep Sarkar (Bharatiya Vidya Bhavan) opened up his campaign with Reti opening in white colour. He handled the middle game so meticulously against his lesser rated opponent that Sayandeep Roy had to resign on his 56th move.
Mithrabha Guha (South Point School) the second seed of the tournament with black pieces accounted for Uddipan Roy in his pet French defense. Third seed Kaustav Chatterjee (Garden High School) was simply impressive over Prayash Adhikari in delivering a win in 23 moves in a game involving London system. The visiting Woman Candidates Master Nosin Anjun (Bangladesh) played an enterprising game agame against local boy Arkya Chatterjee in a Queen pawn game opening. The Bangladesh girl played a masterly Rook and pawn end game to score a full point.