KARACHI, Feb 14: Fourteenth ranked Faraz Saleem toppled Master Asad on the second day of the 25th Sindh chess championship at the Karachi Chess Academy on Tuesday.
Faraz was in complete command as he forced his experienced opponent to resign in the closing stage of the match.
In the other upsets, Imtiaz Ahmed held Master Haseeb to a draw while promising Noman shared points with Master Farooqi. The two Masters lost half points apiece in the initial stages of the competition.
The competition would form basis for selection of 10 players for the National chess championship which is being held at Rawalpindi from Feb 21.
Results (second day): Faraz Saleem bt Master Asad; Imtiaz Ahmed drew Master Haseeb, Noman drew Master Farooqi; Master Rahat bt Wahid Hussain; Jahangir Ahmed bt Khalid Zafar; Akmal Hussain bt Salahuddin; Master Waqar bt Aftab Alam; Shahzad Ahmed bt Masood Hussain; Riyasat Ali bt Zafar Javaid; Shakir Hussain bt Sajid Ali; Asrar Hussain bt Ansar Hussain; Mazahir Yousuf bt Prince Jamil; Raheel Ismailji bt Allahuddin.