Amritsar lad Manoj wins FIDE Ranking Chess championship

  • HT Correspondent, Hindustan Times, Ludhiana
  • Updated: Jul 07, 2014 14:37 IST

Kumar was on 7 points after 8 rounds on Saturday. He won his last game to become the champion.

On the first board, he defeated Santosh Gautam with a brilliant play in the last round on Sunday.

On the second board, Amarjit Singh of Ludhiana defeated another player from Ludhiana Sushant Manuja.

Amarjit got second position and was awarded cash prize of

Rs 20,000. Santosh Gautam, who bagged the third position, was awarded cash prize of Rs 14,000.

To encourage chess players in the city, a total of 42 cash prizes were distributed among participants at the culmination of the tournament.

“Deepak Bansal and his wife Rekha Bansal, who helped us financially to organise the championship, distributed prizes to winners along with AICF joint secretary Atul Kumar Gupta,” said, Arvinderpreet Singh, general secretary, LDCA.

Results of the tournament with complete details are available on the website chess-results. com.

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