R.A. Pradheep Kumar of Tamil Nadu lifted the Second UKCA Cup FIDE-rated chess tournament, organised by the United Karnataka Chess Association, at the Subrahmanya Sabha here on Sunday.
Pradheep humbled local player M.G. Gahan in the final round to finish with eight points from nine rounds.
Final standings (top 10): 1. Pradheep Kumar (TN); 2. B. Sekar (TN); 3. M.G. Gahan (Kar); 4. Ram S. Krishnan (BSNL, Chennai); 5. M. Kunal (TN); 6. N. Surendran (TN); 7. Y.G. Vijenddra (Kar); 8. Shashikant Kutwal (Mah); 9. A. Shankar (S. Rly.); 10. T.S. Ravi (TN). — Special Correspondent