Unbeaten Stany caps run with crown

On the final day, Stany, who remained unbeaten throughout the meet, drew his tenth-round match with Mehar Chinna Reddy of AP to log eight points and emerge winner.

Rao J Malleswara, who also collected eight points, finished behind Stany on progressive scores while Karnataka’s Arvind Shastry, also with eight points, settled for third.
Stany took home the winners’ purse of Rs 25,000 while Reddy pocketed Rs 15,000. Shastry was richer by Rs 9,000.  

Final standings: Stany GA (Kar, 8) 1; Mehar Chinna Reddy CH (AP, 8) 2; Rao J Malleswara (AP, 8) 3; Arvind Shastry (Kar, 8) 4; Ramnathan Balasubramaniam (8, TN) 5; Phoobalan P (ICF, 7.5) 6; Praveen Kumar C (TN, 7.5) 7; Niranjan Navalgund  (Kar, 7.5) 8; Yashas D (Kar, 7.5) 9; Shreyans K  Shah (Mah, 7.5) 10.

Important results (10th round): Arvind Shastry (Kar, 8) drew Ramnathan Balasubramaniam (ICF, 8); Mehar Chinna Reddy CH (AP, 8) drew Stany GA (Kar, 8); Praveen Kumar C

(TN, 7.5) drew Niranjan Navalgund (Kar, 7.5); Phoobalan P (ICF, 7.5) drew Yashas D (Kar, 7.5); Manasa K (Kar, 7) lt to Rao J Malleswara (AP, 7); Srinivasa Rao M (AP, 7.5) bt Shruthi K (Kar, 6.5); Linda Rangarajan (TN, 7.5) bt Akash PC Iyer (TN, 6.5); Shreyans K  Shah (Mah, 7.5) bt Sameer Ghotane (Kar, 6.5); Vijendra YG (Kar, 6.5) lt to  Karthikeyan Murali (TN, 7.5); Chaith-anyaa KG (TN, 6.5) lt to Konde Gaurav (AP, 7.5); Sanjay N (Kar, 7) bt Jitendria Vels (, 6.5); Navin Kanna TU (TN, 7) bt Ivana Maria Furtado (Goa, 6); Shripad KV (Kar, 6) lt to Anilkumar OT (Ker, 7); Sekar B (TN, 7) bt Benadikar SD (Kar, 6); Naren N Kumar (Kar, 6) lt to  Arun J (TN, 7); Santosh Kashyap HG (Kar, 6) lt to Darshan VPS (Kar, 7); Palaniappan AL (TN, 6.5) drew Roshan Rangarajan (Mah, 6.5); Raju M (Kar, 6.5) bt Barath L (AP, 5.5); Shreyas J (Kar, 5.5) lt to Prachura PP (Kar, 6.5).

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