Local lad K. Arjun won the IPIX Trophy CPI (M) Party Congress Open chess tournament here on Monday. The 19-year-old finished with eight points from nine rounds.
In the final round, Arjun drew with K. Lakshminarayanan to remain unbeaten. S.R. Harikrishna, M. Manu and M.B. Muraleedharan won the places second to fourth, scoring 7.5 points each.
The placings: 1. K. Arjun 8/9; 2-4. S.R. Harikrishna, M. Manu & M.B. Muraleedharan 7.5; 5-7. K. Lakshminarayanan, V.M. Viswanathan & N. Jyothilal 7; 8-15. M.A. Joy Lazer, K. Adish, Vishnu Surendran, O.A. Raju, A. Abhishek, P.P. Xavier, G.S. Sreejith & C.R. Raveendran 6.5.
Best woman player: Nimmy A. George: Best veteran: T.K. Joseph. Best under-19: Arjun Satheesh. Under-15: M. Arijith. Under -10: K.K. Sarayu.