Blitz master M. G. Gahan scores 8.0/8
A blitz tournament for a few hours, consisting of eight rounds, was held at Malleswaram, Banglore. Two International masters took part. However, it was untitled M. G. Gahan who won the event with 8.0/8. He beat all the top seeds and was the deserving winner of the event. Our correspondent Dipika Vaidya-Joshi was at the venue and sent us pictures which can be found in the report.
Rainbow Club Kidz library and Universal Chess Academy organized an eight-round blitz event at Malleswaram, Bangalore. The time control was 3 minutes + 2 seconds increment. More than 50 players participated to fight for the first prize of Rs.5,000, including two International Masters.
Final Ranking after 8 Rounds
|1||4||Gahan M G||IND||2260||8,0||0,0||43,5||32,5|
|2||2||IM||Viani Antonio Dcunha||IND||2320||7,0||0,0||43,0||31,0|
|5||1||IM||Poobesh Anand S.||IND||2389||5,5||0,0||40,5||28,5|
|8||15||Darshan V P S||IND||1773||5,5||0,0||36,0||27,0|
|12||6||Joshi Nikhil C.||IND||2153||5,0||0,0||34,0||24,5|
|13||13||Bhat R M||IND||1797||5,0||0,0||33,5||25,5|
About the author
Dipika Vaidya-Joshi is a chess player's wife! Her husband Nikhil Joshi is passionate about the game, and she travels along with him to tournaments. Rather than just waiting for the event to end Dipika immersed herself in the environment and sent us this report. She is an excellent singer and likes to indulge in things which are artistic and creative.