11 players in joint lead

Online staff/GUWAHATI, March 24: 11 players are in the lead with three points each after the end of the 3rd rounds in the Assam Down Town International Open Rating Chess Tournament here today. Local lad Manthan Kashyap Datta created a sensation by drawing his 3rd round game against second seeded Appollosana Mangam Rajkumar of Manipur in a well fought battle which lasted over three hours. On the other hand unseeded Dhrupad Kashyap of GTC Chess Foundation outplayed 5th seed C.H Meghna of Kerela in a well contested match.