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Negi wins Continental Chess Open

other Updated: Jul 03, 2013 00:59 IST

Top seeded Indian Grandmaster Parimarjan Negi won the Continental Chess Association Open title, his third of the season, after pipping his nearest rival Bindi Cheng by 1.5 points.

Negi ended the tournament, featuring six GMs, unbeaten with 7.5 points after nine rounds.

He won six rounds and drew the remaining three to finish 1.5 points ahead of Canadian International Master Cheng, who won six rounds, lost one and drew two.

Gangjee in joint lead
Bangalore: Rahil Gangjee and Arshpreet Thind fired identical four-under 68 to share the three-way lead after Round One of the PGTI Eagleburg Open on Tuesday.

Sri Lanka's K Prabagaran was the third player in joint lead at Eagleton — The Golf Resort.

Mukesh Kumar, Sanjay Kumar, Vishal Singh and Kapil Kumar were tied fourth, one stroke off the leaderboard.

Gangjee produced a bogey-free 68 to be the joint leader during first ever competitive round at Eagleton.