Shastry clinches title

Shastry clinches title

Bangalore’s Arvind Shastry scored 8.5 points out of the possible ten to claim the title in the Karnataka State FIDE-rated chess championship here at the Kempegowda Hall on Wednesday.

Top-seeded City-mate Sanjay N also scored 8.5 points but settled for the second spot after falling behind on tie-break points.

Open category (Important final round results): Sanjay N (Bng, 8.5) drew Yashas D (Shi, 8); Arvind Shastry (Bng, 8.5) drew Kishan Gangolli (Shi, 8); Raju M (Bng, 7) lt to Manjunath J (Bng, 8); Rahul Shandhilya (Bng, 7.5) bt Gurukumaraswamy Gaddigimath (Bng, 7); Satvik M (Bng, 7.5) bt Prachura PP (Bng, 6.5); Santoshkashyap Hg (Bng, 7.5) bt Aditya Chakraborty (Bng, 6,5); Gavi Siddayya (Bng, 7.5) bt Vivekananda L (Mys, 6.5).

Final standings: Arvind Shastry (Bng, 8.5) 1; Sanjay N (Bng, 8.5) 2; Yashas D (Shi, 8) 3.
Individual prizes: Best unrated: Akash SR (Bng). Best female: Pallavi Bharadwaj (Bng). Best veteran (55+): Muniraju Narayanappa (Bng).

Promising players: Boys: U-7: Komal Srivatsav Sajja (Bng), Shashank J (Dha). U-9: Jagadish P (Bng), Vikram Saldanha (Bng). U-11: Vibhuv Reddy P (Bng), Vashishta S (Bng).

U-13: Shashwat S Madenagudi (Dha), Swarnangshu Ghosh (Bng). U-15: Manas Lakshmiprasad (Bng), Naren N Kumar (Bng). Girls: U-7: Ada Sethi (Bng). U-9: Prachi Bharti (Bng), Khushi M Hombal (Shi). U-11: Nagasshree Aaraga (Shi), Ojasi Gopikrishna (Bng). 

U-13: Manasa HR (Mys), Ananya S (Kod). U-15: Vani S Indrali (Dha), Sreenidhi R (Bng).

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