Siddhant Gawai scored a hat-trick of titles in the online blitz chess tournament organised by Nagpur District Chess Association (NDCA) on the platform of lichess.org.
Siddhant, remained unbeaten in the nine-round tournament and emerged champion scoring 8.5 points.
On his way to the title, Siddhant registered fluent victories over Savinay Meshram, Krishna Taori, Lakshya Hirani, Aditya Bodkhe, Sumedh Ramteke, Harsh Nachankar, Nitish Rathi and Saksham Singh.
In the slowest blitz meet where a player was given five minutes in a round, Siddhant was followed by 10-year-old Arush and consistent podium finisher Sumedh Ramteke, as per the standings available on the server.
While Arush too remained unbeaten, he had three drawn games and six wins to clinch the silver medal, collecting 7.5 points. Sumedh again won bronze with 6.5 points.
1 Siddhant Gawai (8.5, 47.75), 2 Arush Chitre (7.5, 39.75), 3 Sumedh Ramteke (6.5, 32.25), 4 Krishna Taori (6, 30), 5 Aditya Bodkhe (6. 30).