USA's Top Daily Chess News Blog, Informative, Fun, and Positive

hosted by Chess Queen™ & 12th Women's World Chess Champion Alexandra Kosteniuk


Sunday, June 2, 2013

Nepal Chess: Badri Lal Nepali Wins Kailali Open Rating Tournament

Chess blog for latest chess news and chess trivia (c) Alexandra Kosteniuk, 2013

Hi everyone, 

We are always happy to share chess news from Nepal. The country has been slowly and steadily trying to promote chess in the country. The latest tournament news is from Dhangadhi where former Nepal national chess champion Badri Lal Nepali has won the Kailali Open Rating Chess Tournament despite being held to a draw by U-19 national champion Rupesh Jaiswal in his final round match. 

Badri finished with 7.5 points from nine matches to remain unbeaten and earn the title that was assured after his closest contender Madan Krishna Kayastha was held to a draw by Prachanda Man Malakar. Madan ended up second with seven points. Badri won $500 and Madan received $300.

Dhan Bahadur Bogati finished third on progressive point after he was tied on seven points with Madan. Dhan Bahadur defeated Saurav Prasad Pradhan. FIDE Master Manish Hamal, Rupesh, former Nepal champion Naveen Tandukar, Purushottam Chaulagain and Prachanda Man accumulated 6.5 points and rounded up in the top eight finishes on progressive point.

Niraj Niraula and Saurav finished ninth and 10th respectively with six points apiece. Tirtha Bahadur BK (below-1900) and Prakash Ojha (below-1700) were declared the best in their respective rating categories, while Rudra Khaniya finished first among the Far-west players. Tekraj Upadhyaya, Kabiram Tamang, Dinesh Thapa and Tika Dutta Dahal claimed top four finishes in unrated category. 

Kritika Ojha was best among the women participants and Nara Bahadur Bohora took veterans’ top prize. Mahesh Khadka and Sujan Dahal finished first and second respectively in the U-15 age group, while Shiva Poudel and Suresh Chand were the best local players.

From Alexandra Kosteniuk's
Also see her personal blog at
Don't miss Chess Queen™

Labels: , ,


Post a Comment

Note: Only a member of this blog may post a comment.

Subscribe to Post Comments [Atom]

<< Home