Maintaining his seasonâ€™s outstanding run, Shiva Iyer emerged champion in the Kusumtai Sahare Memorial Nagpur District Open Online Blitz Chess tournament here on Monday. The one-day tourney was organised through the platform of “Lichess.org”.
Displaying an excellent form, Shiva remained undefeated in the meet and won the title with perfect nine points. Shiya outwitted Sumedh Ramteke in the ninth and final round to take his points tally to nine. Shiva was followed by Dishank Bajaj, who ended up with 8 points. Dishank prevailed over Chetan Deodhagale in the last round. Priyanshu Patil, who outclassed Ayush Ramteke in the ninth round, finished third with 7 points to his credit.
In all, 43 players participated in the nine-round tournament. Top 15 players, best veteran and top three girls received cash prizes. Total prize money was Rs 5,000. The tournament was conducted under the supervision of IA Pravin Pantawane and FA Umesh Panbude.
Results (Round 9)
Shiva Iyer (9) bt Sumedh Ramteke (6), Dishank Bajaj (8) bt Chetan Deodhagale (5), Ayush Ramteke (5) lost to Priyanshu Patil (7), Suhan Deshpande (6) bt Arush Chitre (5), Aditya Bodkhe (6) bt Harsh Nachankar (5), Sagar Karankar (6) bt Krupal Wanjari (5), Shraddha Bajaj (5) lost to Aryan Deogade (5.5).
Shiva Iyer (9), 2. Dishant Bajaj (8), 3. Priyanshu Patil (7), 4. Suhan Deshpande (6), 5. Aditya Bodkhe (6), 6. Sumedh Ramteke (6), 7. Sagar Karankar (6), 8. Aryan Deogade (5.5), 9. Arush Chitre (5), 10. Ayush Ramteke (5).
Best girls: 1. Vidhi Mishrikotkar (5), 2. Shanaya Shelkar (5), 3. Aparmita Jagtap (5).
Best veteran: 1. VK Shrivastava (5).