LAHORE, May 25: Veteran Dr Tahir Anees and the young prodigy Zorez Shabkhez won their respective games in the third round of Punjab Chess Championship here on Friday.
In other matches, Mohammad Shafique of Lahore defeated national chess master Amjad Hafeez Bajwa in a sensational upset.
Other leading players are Haroon Ahmad (Okara), Feroz Alam (Lahore) and Rashid Pervez (Sargodha).
Overall 61 players from more than 20 districts of Punjab are taking part in the event.
Top 10 players will qualify for the upcoming National Chess Championship, starting in Quetta from June 25.