Chess: Ajith triumphs

Chess: Ajith triumphs

February 18, 2019

Mysuru lad M.P. Ajith and V.P.S. Darshan (CAR, Police Training School, Mysuru), tied with 6.5 points from seven rounds, but the former’s better tie-break score of 32.75 to the latter’s 29.25, enabled Ajith to clinch the title in the Open category in the MDCA Open Chess Tournament conducted by MDCA at the University Gymnasium Hall here yesterday.

V.P.S. Darshan finished second, while Chandrashekara Mayuraditya (6pts-26.50), Prasiddhi Bhat (6 points, 23) and Sanath K. Jamadagni (6 points, 22.50) secured third, fourth and fifth places.

The Open winners were given cash prizes while the category winners in the boys and girls sections were given trophies.

The prizes to the winners were given away by K.R. Premaleela, Senior chess player, Krishnamurthy, Sudharshan and K.R. Shivarame Gowda.

Final Placings: Open

  1. M.P. Ajith (6.5,32.75), 2. V.P.S. Darshan (6.5,29.25), 3. Chandrashekara Mayuraditya (6, 26.50), 4. Prasiddhi Bhat (6, 23), 5. Sanath K. Jamdagni (6, 22.50).

Boys — U-16: 1. Manukeerthi, 2. M.G. Prameeth, 3. I. Kalal; U-12: 1. Arnav Muralidhar 2. P. Sukruth, 3. P. Karthik; U-8: 1. Nivaan Raghavendra, 2. Aarush S. Gowda, 3. Saathvik Vishwanath.

Girls — U-16: 1. Sanjana G. Rao, 2. Sadvini Girish, 3. Sanidhya Girish; U-12: 1. Dhatri Umesh, 2. Yashika R. Joshi, 3. Nityashree Lokesha; U-8: 1. Diya Umesh, 2. Dhrithi Madhusudhan, 3. S. Yuvalaxitha.

Best veteran (Above 55 years) — Male: L. Seshadri; Women: K.R. Preemaleela.

Special Prize – Veteran Men: D.S. Venkatesha.


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