Abhijeet Gupta Wins Commonwealth Chess Championship in Colombo (Download PDF)

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Abhijeet Gupta retaining the 20th Commonwealth Chess championship crown 2016 held in Colombo, Sri Lanka. He is a Grandmaster and former world junior champion in Chess. All the medals in the senior category were won by the Indians players.

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  • International Master Tania Sachdev also finished and wins the gold medal.
  • In the open section, S L Narayanan and Deep Chakkravarthy grandmasters got the silver and bronze medals respectively.
  • S Vijayalakshmi, Padmini Rout, and S Meenakshi all won their games to win medals in the women՚s section.
  • Vijayalakshmi Meenakshi won the Silver and bronze medals respectively in Women Section.
  • Abhijeet Gupta coming to the seventh round. Its tough round and in his senior namesake Abhijit Kunte found and it՚s a penultimate round. M R Lalith Babu was defeated within complexities.
  • Abhijeet Gupta finished the crown with a very impressive eight points out of a possible nine.
  • He also winning the first seven games in the championship and drawing the last two with simplicity.

- Published/Last Modified on: August 9, 2016


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