THODUPUZHA: Tamil Nadu's second-seeded R. Preetham Sharma, with 7.5 points from nine rounds, won the P.K.V. Memorial all-India open FIDE-rated chess tournament here on Wednesday.

The results (ninth & final round): Maheshwaran drew with Joy Lazar, Phoobalan lost to Preetham Sharma, Akash P.C. Iyer lost to O.T. Anilkumar, M.B. Muralidharan bt J. Nishvin, Linda Rangarajan bt Ajeesh Antony, R. Ganesh drew with T.S. Nanda Kumar, Santhosh David drew with E. Nirmal Das, Vishnu Surendran lost to A. Augustine, V.S. Sakthivel Pandian bt K. Athish, Mohammed Sadiq Chanthana lost to S. Siddharth.

Final placings: 1. R. Preetham Sharma (TN, 7.5 pts), 2. P. Maheshwaran (TN, 7), 3. M.B. Muralidharan (Ker, 7), 4. O.T. Anilkumar (Ker, 7), 5. Linda Rangarajan (Pon, 7), 6. M.A. Joy Lazar (Ker, 7), 7. P. Phoobalan (TN, 6.5), 8. R. Ganesh (TN, 6.5), 9. V.S. Sakthivel Pandian (TN, 6.5), 10. T.S. Nandakumar (TN, 6.5) & A. Augustine (Kar, 6.5) .

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