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Gangolli claims 5th straight national chess title for blind

IANS  |  Mumbai 

Karnataka's Kishan on Sunday won 'A' Chess Championship for Blind for the fifth consecutive time, while of and Odisha's finished second and third respectively.

At the end of the 13 rounds, (Rating 1996) got 10.5 points. Makwana (Rating 1744) earned 9.5 points, while Soundarya (Rating 1753) totalled 9 points.

of (Rating 1814) with 8.5 points, was fourth.

Odisha's Subhendu Kumar Patra (Rating 1604) with 7.5 points, was fifth at the Complex.

In the 13th round on Sunday, Kishan played against Soundarya's brother and was determined to win the championship on the last day. However, gave a tough fight and both settled for a draw.

These top five players in the championship will form the Indian team for the forthcoming 'World Team Championship' for the blind to be held in in July 2018.

Also, the top 3 juniors (under the age of 20) will represent 'World Junior' championship for the blind in in August 2018.

--IANS

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First Published: Sun, February 11 2018. 18:56 IST
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