Steady Pratyaksh finishes on top

CHANDIGARH:Chandigarh’s Pratyaksh Goel maintained his supremacy as he drew his final round game with city-mate Prateek Wadhwa to win the Chandigarh Open Fide Rating Chess Championship here on Monday.

Steady Pratyaksh finishes on top

Winners pose with their trophies during the closing ceremony of the Chandigarh Open Chess Championship. Manoj Mahajan

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Tribune News Service 

Chandigarh, May 27

Chandigarh’s Pratyaksh Goel maintained his supremacy as he drew his final round game with city-mate Prateek Wadhwa to win the Chandigarh Open Fide Rating Chess Championship here on Monday. 

Goel scored a total of eight points to top the podium. He was followed by Punjab’s Sanjeev Kumar Sood (seven points) in second place, while Wadhwa (seven points) bagged the third position.

Meanwhile, Tushita Chopra was adjudged the Best Women’s Player. Swastik Singhal led the field in the boys’ U-15 category and Gunika Jalota topped chart in the girls’ U-15 age-group. 

Utkrisht Tuli and Jusmaira Gumber also led their respective categories.  

Ashna Bansal was named the best women player from Chandigarh. She was followed by Amaira Kahlon in second place.  

Bhavya Batra led Chandigarh boys in the U-15 category. He was followed by Shaurya Chopra in second place.  

Nikita Goyal held challenge in the girls' U-15 age-group, while Shirin Bhattacharyya occupied the second spot.  

In the U-10 category, Amey Goyal and Aaditya Singla claimed the top-two positions respectively among the Chandigarh boys, while Samisha Taneja led the field in the girls' segment. She was followed by Kamya Kumari in second place.

A total of 124 players from Chandigarh, Punjab, Haryana, Delhi, Uttar Pradesh, Uttrakhand, Madhya Pradesh, West Bengal and Maharashtra participated in the championship, which was organised by the Chandigarh Chess Association.

Points position

n 8 points Goel Pratyaksh

n 7 points Sanjeev Kumar Sood, Prateek Wadhwa, Levanshu Khullar, Jivitesh Singh Sethi

n 6½ points Hritik Gupta, Shaurya Kumaria, Madhavansh Mittal, Rohan Gupta, Aryan Arora, Kumar Prince 

n 6 points Swastik Singhal, Yitish Kumar Gangwani, Sahil Singla, Bawa Ajay, Tushita Chopra, Bhavya Batra, Bhavya Mahajan 

n 5½ points Yash Dahiya, Aditya Sharma, Jupinderjit Singh, Surya Jain, Nikhil Chehal, Hriday Malik, Shaurya Chopra, Samneet Munde, Bhaskar Krishnamurthy, Aditya Singla, Sayyam Narang, Anmol Rattan, Utkrisht Tuli, Amey Goyal, Marwaha Surinder, Gunika Jalota

n 5 points Shishir Lamba, Gurjeet Singh, Jasmaira Gumber, Parus Banota, Ashna Bansal, Aaryan Goklaney, Hardik Madan, Armaan Sharma, Sahil Choudhary, Rohit Kumar, Jaskirat Singh, Brahmasees Makkar, Abeer Arora, Aditya Kumar, Sarthak Gupta, Srajan Saxena, Aman Garg, Arnav Goyal, Prisha

n 4½ points Damanpal Singh, Priyanka Dhanda, Naren Gupta, Aaditya Singla, Amaira Kahlon, Paras Arora, Vayum Goel, Anubhav Pandey, Devansh Jindal, Nikita Goyal, Shirin Bhattacharyya

n 4 points Ekaaksha Negi, Harnoor Kaur, Yuvraj Singh, Ishaan Narang, Chulet Mayank L, Tanish Gupta, Precious Bansal, Devansh Gupta, Harshit Medhi, Raghav Goklaney, Siddharth Bhargav, Viren Gupta, Aadil Bansal, Rhythm

n 3½ points Chinmay Jagga, Tejinder Singh, Kartikaye Kaul, Tanmay Sharma, Dev Raj Chehal, Samaira Taneja, Riya, Samisha Taneja

n 3 points Pranav Bansal, Kamya Kumari, NV Sravan Kumar, Shayaan Kapur, Prateek Nayyar, Amitesh Garg, Aaditya Bhargav, Tavisha Jindal, Aaradhya

n 2½ points Mohana Sengupta, Anaaya Jaryal, Rudra Jai Singh, Ayaan Garg, Medhansh Duggal, Aayan Aggarwal

n 2 points Ahirwar Aniket, Jasmine Singh, Mokshika Garg, Krisha Bhatia, Arnav Sandhu

n 1½ points Kumar Deepak, Aaditya Bedi, Advitiya Sabharwal

n 1 point Daksh Aggarwal, Aryan Bansal, Akshay Garg, Rishika Bhatia

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