Chinmay wins weekly chess for 7th time
There was a tie for first place between top three seeded trio Chinmay, Biswajit Nayak and Aakanksha Hagawane as they finished in same order scoring seven points each but fortunes favoured Chinmay.
PUNE: Chinmay Kulkarni played an impressive chess to emerge victorious in the 50th edition of Every Sunday Rapid Chess Championship on Sunday.
There was a tie for first place between top three seeded trio Chinmay, Biswajit Nayak and Aakanksha Hagawane as they finished in same order scoring seven points each but fortunes favoured Chinmay. After losing to Biswajit, Chinmay beat Aakanskha which helped him to win the title. Keval Nirgun finished on fourth place.
The tournament was held in 8 round swiss league format and the Chief arbiter was youngest FIDE Arbiter Dipti Shidore assisted by Senior National Arbiter Amit Sohany.
Top five prize winners:
1. Chinmay Kulkarni: 7 points and 34.5 Bucholz; 2. Biswajit Nayak: 7 points and 33.5 Bucholz; Aakanksha Hagawane: 7 points and 32.5 Bucholz; 4. Keval Nirgun: 6.5 points; 5. Ranveer Mohite: 6 points.
AGE GROUP WINNERS:
Under-16: Heramb Bhagwat
Under-14: Shravani Sarode
Under-12: Mihiir Sarvade
Under-10: Anuj Dandekar
Under-8: Aaryan Singla
Important last round results:
Biswajit Nayak (7) beat Chinmay Kulkarni (7); Aradhya Gupte (5.5) lost to Aakanksha Hagawane (7); Sunil Barve (5.5) lost to Keval Nirgun (6.5); Rohan Joshi (5) lost to Ranveer Mohite (6); Jitendra Patil (6) beat Yogesh Mahamuni (5); Abhishek Varma (6) beat Heramb Bhagwat (5); Lalit Karmarkar (4.5) lost to Kedar Korde (6); Augustiya Negi (4.5) lost to Saikat Nath (5.5); Ankita Singh (5.5) beat Shripad Telang (4.5); Ravi Behere (5) beat Aditi Kayal (4.5).