With 16 points after five rounds, Chess Gurukul is atop the points table. Desi Boys is in second spot with 14.5 points followed by Undercover Agents and Superkids, both with 14 points
A total of 10 teams will take part in the tournament which will see the participation of over 25 Indian Grandmasters.
A total of 17 Grandmasters and over 180 chess players came together to take part in an online blitz event to raise over Rs 2.39 lakh towards the PM CARES Fund for COVID-19 relief.
How a lot of right ingredients came together for P Iniyan as he becomes India’s 61st chess Grandmaster
In Erode, from where Iniyan hails, there was hardly any chess culture. A lot of things had to fall in place for the 16-year-old boy to achieve the highest title in chess.
World Junior Chess Championship: India's Harsha Bharathakoti top of the leaderboard with perfect score
It is, in fact, the Telangana based IM Harsha Bharathakoti, who has managed to score an unblemished 4.0/4 and reach the top of the leaderboard alongside Alireza Firouzja, Parham Maghsoodloo and the 12-year-old Uzbek sensation, IM Javokhir Sindarov.
Teenager Nihal Sarin becomes India's 53rd Grandmaster despite losing in final round of Abu Dhabi Masters
The 14-year-old Nihal Sarin tallied 5.5 points out of a possible nine and the final GM norm came the Kerala boy's way with one round to spare.
Year in Review 2017: Abhijeet Gupta's Commonwealth hat-trick to Harika's podium finish in Iran, a look at key chess moments
Indian chess players proved their mettle once again in 2017, reaching new milestones and winning medals at various prestigious events across the globe.
Among the top ten finishers of the event, three were Indians: Chithambaram finished joint first (third on the final standings), Praggnanandhaa was fourth and Karthikeyan finished seventh.
World Juniors: R Praggnanandhaa scores GM norm, but errors at crucial moments look to have cost title
Scoring an unbeaten 6.5/8 against four Grand Masters, three International Masters and one FIDE master, Praggnanandhaa amassed a rating performance of 2,749 - 149 points more than the required performance rating.
World Juniors: 12-year-old R Praggnanandhaa chases youngest Grand Master dream, throws tournament wide open
Praggnanandhaa might be only 12-years-old but he is a force to be reckoned with. In May last year - at the age of 10 years, 10 months and 19 days - he became the youngest International Master in the history of chess.
At the end of three rounds, IM Harsha Bharathakoti was in joint lead with a perfect score of 3.0/3. A whisker away from him were two of the highest-rated GMs from India at the event, Murali Karthikeyan and SL Narayanan.
GM Bhakti Kulkarni led the Asian continental chess championship after a draw in the sixth round against Gulrukhbegim Tokhirjonova of Uzbekistan.