Nepali takes lead

KATHMANDU:  Former Nepal champion Badrilal Nepali took lone lead in the First Keshar Lal Memorial FIDE Rating Rapid Chess Tournament here on Thursday. Nepali has four points from four rounds to top the table, while Himal Lama is at second position with 3.5 points. Bijay Dangol, Kshtiz Bhandari, Manish Hamal, Sumit Panta, Sudip Tamang, Mohammad Imran Khan and Ram Bhakta Shrestha have three points each after the end of four rounds. A total of 33 players are competing in the two-day tournament.