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Thursday, September 26, 2013

World Chess Championship 2013 Parallel Events: Vishnu Prasanna wins Chennai Blitz

Chess Blog for Daily Chess News and Trivia (c) Alexandra Kosteniuk, 2013

Hi everyone, 
The countdown to the World Chess Championship between Viswanathan Anand and Magnus Carlsen has begun. The organisers have a list of parallel chess activities lined up. The first one was a beach blitz chess event in Chennai.

Grandmaster elect V Vishnu Prasanna of Chennai won the event with a cool 8.5 points from nine rounds at the Multipurpose Indoor Stadium taking home about $1400. He beat three Grandmasters in the run - Deepan Chakkravarthy, B Adhiban and Shyam Sundar. His only draw was with former local state champion M Kunal.

Also, Woman Grandmaster and several-time Indian National Women's chess champion Vijayalakshmi Subbaraman was the highest-scoring woman player with 7 points.

Final Placings: 1. V Vishnu Prasanna 8.5, 2 N Sudhakar Babu 8, 3 P Shyam Nikil 7.5, 4-12 B Adhiban, J Deepan Chakkravarthy, R B Ramesh, M Shyam Sundar, S Arun Prasad, R Ramnath Bhuvanesh, Ram S Krishnan, Siva Mahadevan, Vijalakshmi Subbaraman 7 pts

The All-Indian Chess Federation video of the event

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