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Caruana clinches title

Fabiano Caruana took no chances and played a solid 30-move draw against Wesley So of the Philippines to take the title at the inaugural AAI Grandmasters Chess Tournament on Saturday.

other Updated: Jul 02, 2011 22:51 IST
HT Correspondent

Fabiano Caruana took no chances and played a solid 30-move draw against Wesley So of the Philippines to take the title at the inaugural AAI Grandmasters Chess Tournament on Saturday. India’s Krishnan Sasikiran finished sole second, one point behind the winner.

The world junior No. 1 Caruana of Italy emerged winner with seven points in the double round-robin Category 17 tournament. His only loss in the 10-round event came in the ninth round against Viktor Laznicka.

Sasikiran finished sole second with six points as he drew against women’s world champion Hou Yifan of China. Indian national champion Parimarjan Negi drew with Viktor Laznicka of the Czech Republic in the tenth round to finish fifth.