By our Sports Reporter
GUWAHATI, March 26: Neelabh Jyoti Borthakur shocked top seed Y Dhabir Singh of Manipur in the 6th round of the 3rd Assam Intertiol Open Rating Chess Tourment here today. Neelabh displayed some amazing defensive skill to stch a win from the jaws of defeat when he maged to save his king from a seemingly hopeless position to filly emerge victories against top seed Dhabir who is more than 300 rating points ahead of him. Neelabh continued his giant killing spree and defeated 4th Seed Mril kakati in the 7th round and faces Trailokya nda in round 8 on the top board who had defeated 2nd seed Appolosa Mangang Rajkumar in the 7th round.
Meanwhile after the completion of 7 rounds Trailokya nda and Neelabh Jyoti Borthakur lead the tourment with 6.5 points each. They are followed by a group of 6 players on 5.5 points each.