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Asian chess tourney: AP players bag 3 more medals

August 12, 2015 12:00 am | Updated March 29, 2016 02:45 pm IST - VIJAYAWADA:

Krishna Teja, who won the gold medal in the under-18 (classical) segment in the Asian Youth Chess Championship that concluded at Suwon in South Korea.

Krishna Teja, who won the gold medal in the under-18 (classical) segment in the Asian Youth Chess Championship that concluded at Suwon in South Korea.

Andhra Pradesh youngsters won three medals, including gold, in the ongoing Asian Youth Chess Championship that concluded at Suwon (South Korea) on Monday.

Tadepalligudem’s Krishna Teja, in a field of 16 players, was crowned Asian under-18 champion in the classical category by hauling 5.5 points out of seven rounds. He also bagged the coveted International Master title.

“The World Chess Federation new regulation accords IM title to the winner of the continental open title. Krishna Teja received the title without completing any specified norms,” said Murali Krishna, a senior coach based at Ponnur. Vijayawada’s Lasya, competing with 13 players, won a silver medal under-18 girls category by garnering five points out of seven rounds while Rajahmundry‘s Harishitha Guddanti, in the field of 22 players, won a bronze medal  in the under-16 segment by pocketing six points out of seven rounds.

These three players will automatically get qualified for the next year's Asian and world youth championships.

These three players will automatically get qualified for the next year’s Asian and world youth championships

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