Arjun wins rapid chess crown

Arjun wins rapid chess crown

Bangalore’s Arjun Bharat clinched the Karnataka State Open Rapid Chess title at the Sri Rama Mandir, Ballal Circle here on Sunday.

Bharat, a 13-year-old student of The International School Bangalore (TISB), emerged the winner on a better tie-break score after he was tied on eight points with Vijendra YG of Mysore.

While Vijendra came second, Vinayak Kulkarni of Bangalore took the third spot with 7.5 points.

Balkishan A of Bangalore finished fourth and Mysore’s Manasa HR ended fifth on tie-break scores after being level on seven points with Prachura PP, Ojas Kulkarni and Nikhil R Umesh.

Important results (Final round): Balkishan A (Blr, 7) lt to Vijendra YG (Mys, 8); CM Arjun Bharat (Blr, 8) bt Amogha HA (Mys, 6.5); Sanjit Saha (Mys, 6.5) drew with Vinayak Kulkarni (Blr, 7.5); Prachura PP (Blr, 7) bt Tarun R (Blr, 6); Nikhil R Umesh (Bha, 7) bt Bharat Vijay (Blr, 6); Shantharam K (Chm, 6.5) drew with Upendra K (Cha, 6.5); Ojas Kulkarni (Blr, 7) bt Darshan VPS (Man, 6); Manasa HR (Mys, 7) bt Naveen Ranganath (Mys, 6); Amitesh Kumar Sinha (Blr, 6.5) bt Manjunath D Naik (Kar, 6); Sridhar R (Shm, 6.5) bt Ravi Kiran (Blr, 5.5); Abhinandan (Mys, 5.5) lt to Ravish A (Mys, 6.5); Shreyas J (Blr, 6) bt Adithya S (Mys, 5.5); Panindra TS (Tum, 6) bt Abhimanyu Sangwan (Blr, 5); Abhinav Bhatt (Blr, 5) lt to Yashaskara Jois KR (Mys, 6); Biddappa MM (Mys, 5) lt to Sharan R Setty (Mys, 6).