Vikramaditya wins FIDE Rating Chess title

Sports Reporter
Tuesday, 2 October 2018

International Master Vikramaditya Kulkarni won the 15th Shri Maheshwaranand Saraswati Memorial All India Open FIDE Rating Chess tournament here on Sunday. 

Pune: International Master Vikramaditya Kulkarni won the 15th Shri Maheshwaranand Saraswati Memorial All India Open FIDE Rating Chess tournament here on Sunday. 

The 36-year-old Dombivali player Kulkarni ,who played with black pieces, started with Reverse Benoni Opening and drew Harikrishnan AR from Tamil Nadu in 30 moves. He ended the event with 8 points in 9 rounds.

Kulkarni got Rs.1,00,000 first prize, while Sammed Shete of Kolhapur scored a win over Kiran Panditrao and finished second to pocket Rs.60,000 prize money.

Results (Round 9): Harikrishnan AR (TN, 7) drew with IM Vikramaditya Kulkarni (Mah, 8); Indrajeet Mahindrakar (Mah, 7.5) bt IM Abhishek Kelkar (CRSB, 6.5); IM Sameer Kathmale (Mah, 7.5) bt FM Vinay Kumar Matta (AP, 6.5); AGM Kiran Panditrao (CRSB, 6.5)lost to Sammed Shete (Mah, 7.5); Kapil Lohana (Mah, 6) lost to GM Sundararajan Kidambi (TN, 7); Muthaiah Al (TN, 7) bt Atul Dahale (Mah, 6); FM Ameya Audi (Goa, 7) bt Jail Digambar (Mah, 6); FM Sohan Phadke (Mah, 6.5) drew with Ritviz Parab (Goa, 6.5); WIM Chandreyee Hajra (Ben, 6) lost to IM Satyapragyan Swayangsu (ODI, 6.5); Pranit Kothari (Mah, 5.5) lost to IM Rathnakaran K (Rlys, 6.5).

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