Rajasthan's Kantilal takes home Bangalore Open chess title

Dave drew his 10th and final-round match with West Bengal’s Anjan Mallick to total 9.5 points overall for the crown while Mysore’s Vijendra YG finished a point behind in second. Mallick was third at eight points.The boy’s under-12 title was taken by Vignesh NR who notched up a total of seven points. The under-10 crown went to Adithya S while the under-8 title was won by Prajesh R. Meghana TC won the girl’s title in the under 12 category while Sharanya V took home the crown in the under-10 category .The under-8 title was won by Sree Jayalakshmi with the best woman category going to Inchara Shivalingaiah

Important results (final round): Kantilal Dave (Raj, 9.5) drew Anjan Mallick (WB, 8); Vijendra YG (Kar, 8.5) bt Balkishan A (Kar, 8); Rahul Shandhilya (Kar, 8) drew Vijaya Sharathy (TN, 8); Prachura PP (Kar, 7.5) lt to Malleswara Rao J (AP, 8); Perumalla Ramakrishna (AP, 7) lt to Rajib Dhar (Asm, 8); Vinay Kurth Koti (Kar, 7) lt to Rupankar Nath (WB, 8); Srikanth P (Kar, 7) lt to Nanda Trailokya (Asm, 8); Vinayak Kulkarni (Kar, 7) lt to Jagadeesh AK (Ker, 8); Ashok Gopal Rathod (Mah, 7) lt to Siddarth M (TN, 8); Atharva Godbole (Mah, 7) lt to Gowtham T (AP, 8); Dhanunjaya Rao L (AP, 7) lt to Lakshmanrao D (AP, 7.5); Rishpal S Singh (Andhra Bank, 7) drew Rahul Soram Singh (Asm, 7); Upadhayay R (SSCB, 7.5) bt Sameer Ghotane (Kar, 6.5); Ravindra Raju (AP, 6.5) lt to Paramasivam M (TN, 7.5); Lakshmi Sandeep Naidu V (AP, 6.5) lt to Visakh NR (TN, 7.5); Ramesh Kumar N (TN, 6.5) lt to Pranavananda V (AP, 7.5); Srikar Vardaraj (Kar, 7.5) bt Raghu SB (AP, 6.5); Aravindh Chithambaram VR (TN, 7.5) bt Yogit S (TN, 6.5); Ravi Kumar K (AP, 6.5) lt to Darpan Inani (Guj, 7.5); Augustin A (Kar, 7) drew Vinod V (Kar, 7).
Placings: Kantilal Dave (9.5 points) 1; Vijendra YG (8.5) 2; Anjan Mallick (8) 3; Balkishan A (8) 4; Malleswara J Rao (8) 5; Gowtham T (8) 6; Rahul Shandhilya (8) 7; Rajib Dhar (8) 8; Rupankar Nath (8) 9; Nanda Trailokya (8) 10.
Individual awards: Best unrated: Vinod V (7) 1; Aman Chandra (7) 2; Krishnarao Somanath (7) 3.
Other category winners: Boys: U-12: Vignesh NR. U-10: Adithya S. U-8: Prajesh R.
Girls: U-12: Meghana TC. U-10: Sharanya V. U-8: Sree Jayalakshmi.
Best women: Inchara Shivalingaiah. Best veteran: DK Chopra.

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