Neelotpal wins ONGC Fide Rated Chess tourney

Kolkata-based ONGC's Neelotpal started the final round with a crucial half point lead and ensured the title with a comfortable final round victory over CRG Krishna to lift the coveted trophy along with a cash prize of Rs 50,000.

Third seed International Master Praveen Kumar of ICF Chennai defeated Pradip Ghosh of West Bengal to lift runner-up trophy while International Masters DP Singh and K Rathnakaran of Railways agreed to split the points in the final round and tied for the third spot along with other seven players. But better tie-break score helped Singh to finish third while Rathnakaran satisfied with fourth spot finish.

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