Another Indian D Gukesh is in sixth place with 12 points after mixed fortunes on the second day of the preliminaries.
All the girls from the college team trained and practised individually and also with different coaches.
The event features 16 players spanning three generations and is being held in a round-robin-cum-knockout format.
Collector RV Karnan inaugurated the tournament. He appreciated the parents for bringing their children to the chess tournament.
The city embraced its chess roots by turning out in large numbers for the ‘Olympiad Curtain Raiser Rapid Chess Tournament 2022’, on Sunday.
Leading the table with 2 points were GMs Savchenko Boris (Russia), Fedorov Alexei (Belarus), Deepan Chakkravarthy (India).
The year was 1987 when India got its first grandmaster in Anand.
The 52-year-old Anand won the Armageddon (sudden death game) early on Friday after the regular classical match was drawn after 39 moves.
The 52-year-old Anand trumped his opponent in 36 moves in the battle of the veterans to make it two out of two after the second round late on Wednesday.
The win over the French player late on Tuesday enabled the Indian GM to gain 3 points.