Dasara Open Chess Championship-2018: Vivekananda, Prasiddhi Bhat triumph

Four players L. Vivekananda, C. Pavan, V.P.S. Darshan and Sharan R. Setty were tied with six points each from seven rounds, but L. Vivekananda’s better progressive tie-break score of 33, compared to the others, helped to clinch the title, in the Open Mens’ section in the Dasara Open Chess Championship-2018, conducted by MDCA which concluded at the Chamundi Vihar Indoor Stadium here on Saturday.

Prasiddhi Bhat, a student of Acharaya Vidyakula, Mysuru, with 7 points from seven rounds won the title in the women’s section. The prizes to the winners were given away by M. Nagendra, Vice-President, UKCA and N.M. Biddappa, Vice- President, MDCA.

Final Placings

Open Men — 1. L. Vivekananda (6-33), 2. C. Pavan (6-31.5), 3. V.P.S. Darshan (6-31), 4. Sharan R. Setty (6-30.5), 5. S.N. Jatin (5.5), 6. Srinivasa (5-35), 7. J. Deekshith (5-31.5), 8. N. Venkatesh Babu (5-29.5), 9. Chaitanya Ganesh (5-28.5), 10. K.D. Manjunath (5-28).

Open Women — 1. Prasiddhi Bhat (7), 2. Deepthi Lakshmi (6-34.5), 3. Vindhya Sridhar (6-26.5), 4. Hemadri Sathish (5-33.5), 5. M.K. Navyashree (5-31.5), 6. M. Kavana (5-29), 7. K. Vidya (5-27.5), 8. Manasa Narayan (5-26), 9. S.R. Pramitha (5-25.5), 10. L. Vaishnavi (4.5).

Boys — U-9: 1. Hruthvik, 2. Ashish Kumar Gowda, 3. N.C. Gambhir; U-11: 1. Arya Surya, 2. R. Ashrath Rath, 3. R. Avyukth; U-13 — 1. Rajath Gururaj, 2. K.M. Prajwal, 3. R. Udrashish; U-15: 1. S. Abhinayak, 2. Raju Prasad, 3. C. Mayur Aditya.

Girls — U-9: K. Deepsha, 2. Sinchana S.P. Jain, 3. Yashika R. Joshi; U-11: 1. Dhatri Umesh, 2. Anuja Anand, 3. D. Jaanvi; U-13: C.S. Vindhya, 2. Diya Sailal, 3. R. Sanjana U-15: C.T. Anamika Menon, 2. Afreen Tabussum, 3. S. Prameetha.

Best Veteran — Men: M.N. Biddappa and Women: Bramarambha.

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