W Asian Online Chess C’ships: Harshana tops under 18 open
Sri Lanka’s International Master Harshana Thilakarathne (Maliyadeva College Kurunegala) leads the under 18 open (boys) event after second day of the West Asian Online Chess Championships. Thilakarathne earned 5.5 points in six games with five wins and a draw. Mazhkenov Alisher of Kazakhstan was in second place with five wins and a loss. Harshana Thilakarathne beat Mazhkenov Alisher in their battle.
In the under 10 event Oshini Devindya Gunawardene of Ferguson High School Ratnapura was in second place with five points in six games while K.M. Sanudula Dahamdi of Musaeus College Colombo was in the second place with five points in six games in the under 14 girls’ event. The event conducted by the Asian Chess Federation is organised by the Chess Federation of Sri Lanka.