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Wednesday, July 4, 2012

Philadelphia Chess: GM Abhijeet Gupta Wins Title

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GM Abhijeet Gupta
Reigning Indian national chess champion GM Abhijeet Gupta beat International Master Dean Ippolito of United States to win the Philadelphia International chess tournament. The 9th Annual Philadelphia International was held June 29-July 3 at the Sheraton Philadelphia City Center Hotel, 17th & Race Streets, Philadelphia, PA.Gupta made a score of 7.5 points out of a possible nine. Indian M Venkatesh also became India's 28th GM at the chess tournament.

Venkatesh drew the final round game with compatriot S P Sethuraman to score seven points in all and finish second in the overall standings. Sethuraman also did well for his fourth place finish making it an Indian domination in Philadelphia.

"This was quite satisfying performance and I am also happy for my colleague Venkatesh who made his long overdue GM title here," said Gupta, adding that he was happy for Venkatesh who now becomes a GM.

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