GM Tornike Sanikidze of Georgia wins 2nd Gurgaon GM International Chess Open 2014
In what turned out to be a four-way tie for the top, veteran Grandmaster Raset Ziatdinov of United States was declared second while Mishra finished third.
In an inspiring display of competitive chess, talented V Karthik defeated R Prasanna in the final round to take his tally to eight points and tied for the top spot too. However, Karthik’s tiebreaker could only fetch him fourth place.
In a colouful closing ceremony, Surender Dangi, Joint Secretary Haryana Olympic Association and Sunil Dabas, Dronacharya Awardee gave away the prizes in presence of Raju Verma, Chairman District Chess Association Gurgaon, Naresh Garg, President Haryana Chess Assocition, Naresh Sharma, Secretary The Haryana Chess Association, Rajpal Yadav, Organising Secretary; Anil Kumar Parnami, Vice President Haryana Chess Association and Roopa Chakkravarthy, Principal Suncity School.
The chess caravan now moves to Delhi to participate in the 12th Parsvnath Delhi International Chess Festival at the Ludlow Castle Sports Complex. As per latest updates, more than 1,000 players have registered for the Delhi Chess Festival. (www.indianchessnews.com)
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