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Laxman winner, Barua 19th in comeback meet

Press Trust of India  |  Kolkata 

GM RR Laxman of Integral Coach Factory finished on top with 9.5 points to win the Xtra Time All Open Rapid FIDE Rating Chess Tournament at Kshudiram Anushilan Kendra here today.

FM Mitrabha Guha scored 8.5 points to finish second in the 10-round tournament while untitled Srijit Paul (8) finished third ahead of GM Saptarshi Roy Chowdhury with a better tie-break score.

IM Somak Palit scored 7.5 points and secured fifth place and IM Prantik Roy (7) was placed eighth.

Playing competitive chess after three years, GM Dibyendu Barua also ended on seven points points but slipped to 19th with a poor finish in tie-break.

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First Published: Thu, May 18 2017. 19:43 IST