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Saturday, April 19, 2014

University Chess in Pakistan: Karachi Varsity Retains Title

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Some chess news from South Asia: FIDE reports on the Pakistan University chess: The Pakistan Chess Federation in collaboration with the country's Higher Education Commission organised the All-Pakistan Inter Universities Chess Championships from 13th April to 17th April in Faisalabad, the country's third biggest city. A record number of 24 universities took part with three members each and a reserve players. 

Top-seed Karachi University beat their arch rival Punjab University in the final to win the title for the second year in a row. Although the latter had better ranked players in its team. The University of Veterinary Sciences squeezed into third place.

The Inter University Tournament has become a regular feature to take place as a prelude to the National Chess Championships in Pakistan every year. Based on the individual scores on respective tables, three top players are selected to give them a berth in the country's premier National Chess Championships which for 2014 are going to take place in Lahore from 25th April. In Faisalabad, the qualifiers were Awad of Karachi University, Arqam of Punjab University and Ahmad Ali from Pakistan Institute of Engineering and Applied Sciences. *Find more photos at FIDE

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