The third round of the qualifier for the 2019 National Chess Championship has been completed and Taffin Khan and Davion Mars are the two leaders of the competition. They both have accumulated the maximum three points and are followed closely by Loris Nathoo, Kriskal Persaud and Saeed Ali with 2½ points each.
The competition’s favourite to win, Anthony Drayton, dropped a game to Saeed Ali and now stands at two points. Glenford Corlette, another favourite, failed to turn up for his game last Sunday afternoon and therefore lost a point.
Seven persons will join Wendell Meusa, last year’s national champion, in the final. The winner will be crowned national chess champion of Guyana. The competition concludes today.