SDM Roto Lawyers’ Cup Chess Tourney: City’s GM Girish Koushik emerges sole leader
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SDM Roto Lawyers’ Cup Chess Tourney: City’s GM Girish Koushik emerges sole leader

October 28, 2019

Grand Master (GM) Girsh A. Koushik of Mysuru emerged as the sole leader with 7 points from 8 rounds on the penultimate day of the SDM Roto Lawyers’ Cup International FIDE rated open chess tournament at Belthangady on Sunday.

In the eighth round, GM Girish Kosuhik and GM Vishnu Prasanna of Tamil Nadu were involved in a drawn encounter, and as result of the draw, Girish Koushik emerged as the sole leader.

Girish is followed by four players, GM Vishnu Prasanna, IM M. Chakravarthi Reddy, IM Sai Agni Jeevitesh and B. Sekar with 6.5 points each and they are placed from second to fifth in the rankings after eight rounds.

Girish Koushik had wins over Deepak Kumar Maurya, Devi Das Suresh Pai, Likhit Chilukuri, IM Ravi Hegde, IM Chakravarthi Reddy, IM Harikrishna and had draws against Sai Agni Jeevitesh and GM Vishnu Prasanna.

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