Vantika Agarwal wins National Women Online Chess Title
Delhi youngster Vantika Agarwal has won the National women online chess title. From 11 rounds she scored 9.5 points.
- With 9 points Arpita Mukherjee of West Bengal took the second spot.
- Tamil Nadu’s Sreeja Seshadri with 8.5 points took the third spot in this competition.
- Maharastra’s Soumya Swaminathan and Tamil Nadu’s R Vaishali of finished fourth and fifth respectively.
- This tournament saw past champions Bhakti Kulkarni, Tania Sachdev, and Padmini Rout as well as seasoned names like Soumya Swaminathan, Mary Ann Gomes and Esha Karavade but it was the youngster Vantika Agarwal who surprised everybody and came out on top.
Junior Open Section
In Junior Open section, Tamil Nadu’s VS Raahul won the first position with 9.5 point. International Master Bharath Subrahamaniam finished second with 9 points and Grandmaster P Iniyan who had recently represented the country at the World Cup finished third.
Due to the pandemic over-the-board events were not held and the All India Chess Federation has decided that they consider this online event’s performance for the selection of players who will represent India in the Asian individual championship and other various events.
Month: Current Affairs - July, 2021
Category: Sports Current Affairs
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