Sriram Udhaykumar of Bengaluru and Arnav Muralidhar (Mysuru) tied with 8 points from eight rounds, but with the former with a better progressive score of 17.5 to later’s 17, clinched the title in the U-13 Open Rapid Chess Tournament conducted by Mysore Chess Centre at the Mall of Mysore premises recently.
More than 210 players from all over the State took part in the tournament. A total cash prize of Rs. 30,000 was at stake in the tournament and was given away to the winners in different categories and Open U-13 section respectively. Nagendra Muralidhar, Vice-President, United Karnataka Chess Association (UKCA), Medappa, General Manager, Mall of Mysore, Mizu, Marketing Manager, Mall of Mysore, Manjunath Jain, Jt. Secretary, UKCA gave away the prizes to the winners.
Final Placings: Sriram Udhaykumar (8-17.5-BNG); Arnav Muralidhar (8-17-MYS); M. Shivanth (7.5-16-MYS); B.B. Abhay (7.5-15.5-BNG); K.S. Chirangan Kumarr (7-15-MYS); K.M. Prajwal (7-14.5-HSN); S. Pranitha (7-14-MND); Rudrashish (7-13.5-BNG); Rajath Gururaj (7-13-KOD); M.N. Eshanvi (7-12.5-MYS); C.K. Tejas (7-BNG); Dhatri Umesh (7-MYS); Kundan D. Gowda (7-MND); Tanav Sudharshan (7-MND); M.G. Prameeth (6.5-MYS).