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Pradeep Tiwari claims national amateur chess title

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NAGPUR: Seasoned campaigner Pradeep Tiwari won the national amateur chess championship for below 2000 players in Jaipur. Representing Defence Accounts Sports Control Board (DASCB), city’s Tiwari, secured 7.5 points in 9-nine round swiss league tournament to emerge champion. He was rewarded 16,000 in cash.

In an exciting final round, 10th seeded Tiwari defended well with his black pieces to get the better of Shubhi Gupta while sole leader Apoorv Kamble was held by Swayham Das on the top board. In the final rankings Tiwari had a tie with Kamble at 7.5 points. Based on the tie-break score Tiwari, who is currently posted at Jt CDA (Air Force) at Vayusena Nagar, was declared winner.

With this win, Tiwari earned a place in the Indian team for the World Amateur meet to be held in Malta in October.

In the below 2300 category, Koustav Chakraborty of West Bengal won the championship with 8 points. Ishvi Aggarwal of Haryana, Dakshita Kumawa of Rajasthan, Falak Joni Naik of Gujarat scored 4.5 each in women's section but better tiebreak helped Ishvi become the champion.

Ashok Parnami, former president Rajasthan BJP was the chief guest and distributed the prizes to the winners. Manish Pareek, director of ONGC, VP Joshi, general manager of Hindustan Zinc Ltd, Virendre Punia, chief sports officer of Rajasthan Sports Council, KL Batra, senior vice president of Jaipur district chess association were also present during the prize distribution function.

The tournament was conducted below 2300, below 2000, below 1700 open and below 1700 women. Since most of the female players opted for the open categories below 2300 and below 2000, these groups were merged and conducted in open category only. There were 276 entries in below 1700 open, 53 in below 1700 women,78 in below 2000 open and 56 in below 2300 open.

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