Rajesh reigns supreme

Sports Reporter
Saturday, 12 May 2018

Pune: Victory in the last round helped International Master IM Rajesh to clinch the first ‘Late Bharatbai Halkude Memorial All India Open FIDE Rating Chess Tournament’ at the Ganesh Kala Krida Manch on Friday.

Another player in fray for the trophy, GM Saptarshi, had to be content with the runners-up prize, as he was held to a draw by Pune player FM Sohan Phadke.

Rajesh and Saptarshi  were both playing with black pieces and comparatively, Rajesh had an edge having an easy opponent in Swaraj Palit.

Pune: Victory in the last round helped International Master IM Rajesh to clinch the first ‘Late Bharatbai Halkude Memorial All India Open FIDE Rating Chess Tournament’ at the Ganesh Kala Krida Manch on Friday.

Another player in fray for the trophy, GM Saptarshi, had to be content with the runners-up prize, as he was held to a draw by Pune player FM Sohan Phadke.

Rajesh and Saptarshi  were both playing with black pieces and comparatively, Rajesh had an edge having an easy opponent in Swaraj Palit.

Results:
Round 10: FM Phadke Sohan (8.5) drew with GM Roy Chowdhury Saptarshi (8.5); Swaraj Palit (7.5) lost to IM Rajesh VAV (9); IM Kulkarni Vikramaditya (8.5) beat Kiran Panditrao (7.5); IM Deshmukh Anup (8) beat Nagare Akhilesh (7.5); Patil Pratik (7.5) drew with Pimpalkhare Vedant (7.5);   Deota Snehil S (8) beat IM Shashikant Kutwal (7); Gaurav Zagade (7.5) drew with IM Ramnathan Balasubramaniam (7.5); Nair Sanjeev (7.5) drew with IM Hegde Ravi Gopal (7.5); Satkar Chirag (8) beat Tanvi Vasudev Hadkonkar (7); Shelke Sankarsha (8) beat Sreyans Jain (7); FM Gajwa Ankit (7) drew with Jain Kashish Manoj (7); Prakash Ram (7.5) beat Aswin PG (6.5); Bartakke Amardeep S. (7.5) beat Pate Machindra (6.5); Rahul Bharadwaj B (7) drew with FM Joshi SG (7); Gaikwad Siddhant (7.5) beat Tangsale Pranav Vijay (6.5).
Top five winners: 1. IM Rajesh VAV, 9 points; 2. GM Roy Chowdhury Saptarshi, 8.5 points; 3. IM Vikramaditya Kulkarni, 8.5 points; 4. FM Sohan Phadke, 8.5 points; 5. Sankarsha Shelke, 8 points.
 

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