Prajwal, Sharanya win titles

Shet Prajwal of Tumkur emerged champion in the State Under-13 Open FIDE-rated (below 2200) and girls chess championship here on Sunday.

Prajwal defeated Shreyas Kulkarni of Belgaum in 46 moves in the final round. Aditya B Kalyani of Hubli finished second.

In the girls’ section, Sharanya Iyengar won the title defeating Shalmika Jain in the final round.
Swathi Bhat, Nidhi Shenoy and Bhagyashree G Patil finished with seven points each, but based on better tie-break score, Swathi was named runner-up.

Prajwal, Aditya, Sharanya and Swathi will represent Karnataka in the upcoming National Under-13 Championship at  Jamshedpur from October 25 to November 2.

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