Odisha Sun Times Sports Bureau
Bhubaneswar, Oct 20:
Woman Grandmaster (WGM) of Odisha Padmini Rout finished fourth in the World Junior Chess Championship after defeating Italian FIDE Master (FM) Brunello Marina in the third round at Pune on Sunday.
Another Odisha girl Sunyasakta Satpathy split points with her country mate WCM Ananya Suresh and finished 59th while her state mates Saina Salonika and Rutuparna Bidhar finished 64th and 74th respectively.
In the boys events, Mohammad Ashraf and Utkal Ranjan Sahoo defeated FM Blazeka Matej of Croatia and FM Praggnanandhaa R and finished 52nd and 54th respectively.
Besides, Ashirbad Swain, FM Rakesh Kumar Jena , Sidhant Mohapatra and Rakesh Kumar Nayak finished 69th, 95th, 96th and 105th respectively in the championship.