Badri Lal, Manish win


KATHMANDU: Nepal champion Badri Lal Nepali, FIDE Master Manish Hamal, former Nepal champions Surbir Lama, Naveen Tandukar and Punyaman Karmacharya won their respective first round matches at the Makhan Rating Chess Tournament here on Monday. Sujendra Prasad Shrestha, Rajendra Prasad Shrestha, Niraj Niraula, Ganesh Man Duwal, Rajan Chhetri, Prachanda Malakar and Dharma Lama also won their first round matches. Others to win the first round match were Shyam Sundar Shrestha, Ramesh Man Shrestha, Rakesh Rauniyar, Sitaram Agarwal, Mani Raj Dangi, Rijendra Rajbandari and Uttam Thapa.