Sakline Mostafa Sajid of Bangladesh shared the top slot in the Under-12 age group of the Western Asian Youth Chess Championship' 2022 with Gautam Krishna of India after the third round matches held at Ukulhas Island of the Maldives Saturday morning.
The third round matches of all the age groups were held on Saturday (June 18) morning.
In the Open U-8 age group, Safayet Kibria Azaan of Bangladesh is in the second position jointly with Palliya Guruge Kemindu Sehas of Sri Lanka securing two and a half points from three games.
Four Bangladesh players--Md. Sajidul Haque in Open U-14 group, Aiyan Rahman in Open U-10 group, Ishrat Jahan Diba in Girls U-14 group and Warsia Khushbu in Girls U-10 group-- collected two points each from three matches.
After the day's 3rd round, Bangladeshi Woman FIDE Master Noshin Anjum in Open-18 group, Syed Ridwan in the Open U-14 group and Kazi Jarin Tasnim in the girls' U-16 group secured one and a half points each.
Candidate Master Manon Reja Neer in Open U-18 Group, Mohammad Saker Ullah in Open U-16 Group, Rayan Rashid Mughdha in Open U-8 Group and Jannatul Ferdousi in Girls U-16 Group got one point each from three games.
In the day's third round matches, Sakline beat Bozorov Javokhir of Uzbekistan, Azaan beat Asmi Muhammad Azad of Pakistan, Warsia beat Mukhiadinova Nifufar of Uzbekistan, Diba beat Pragnya HG of India, Ayan beat More Laksh of Nepal. Zarin beat Mirlan Kyzy Azaliia of Kirgizstan and WFM Noshin beat Mujahid Bin Yazeed of Maldives while CM Neer lost to FM Begmuratov Khumoyun of Uzbekistan, Ridwan lost to Sahib Singh of India, Jannatul lost to Wijesinghe of Sri Lanka and Mugdho lost ot Palliya Guruge Kemindu Sehas of Sri Lanka.
The 4th round matches of the meet will be held Sunday from 9 am local time.