SPORT

Krishna is champion

Erode: C.R.G Krishna of Andhra Pradesh edged out overnight leader M. Kunal of Tiruchi on a better Buchholz tie-break and emerged champion of the R. Muthusamy Memorial Trophy Fide-rated chess championship at the Thangam Mahal here on Wednesday.

The results: Final round: C.R.G. Krishna (AP) 8 drew with T.R. Shanmuganathan (Chn) 8; S. Ravi Teja (AP) 7.5 lost to Linda Rangarajan (Pon) 8; J. Arun (Chn) 7 lost to M. Kunal (Try) 8; Lakshmi Narayanan Mv (Dgl) 7.5 drew with G. Yogesh (Mdu) 7.5; J. Saranya (Tvlr) 8 bt Akash P Iyer (Chn) 7; N. Ramesh Kumar (Dgl) 7.5 1 bt Aravindh Chithambaram Vr (Mdu) 7; Pv. Nandhidhaa (Nam) 7 drew with P. Bala Kannamma (Chn) 7; R.K. Shiva Murugan (Tvlr) 7.5 bt J.G. Nivedhitha (Chn) 6.5; N.D. Rakesh Kumar (Erd) 7.5 bt Pranav Vijay (Chn) 6.5; K.G. Chaithanyaa (Chn) 7 drew with S. Boopeash (Erd) 7; R. Sathiyanarayanan (Chn) 6.5 drew with Rao J. Malleswara (AP) 6.5; R.S. Einthiresh (Erd) 6 lost to R.P. Senthil Kumaran (Tnj) 7; R. Pounraj (Cbe) 7 bt T. Atthicharan (Erd) 6; S. Sanjai Kumar (Chn) 6 lost to N. Akshaya (Cbe) 7; R. Thirumurugan (Erd) 6 lost to Vasantha Ruba Varman (Chn) 7.

Final standings (Top five only) Main: 1. C.R.G. Krishna 8; 2. M. Kunal 8; 3. Linda Rangarajan; 4. T.R. Shanmuganathan; 5. J. Saranya.

Boys (Top three only): U-8: 1. P. Iniyan (Erd) 5.5; 2. L.N. Ram Aravind (Try) 5; 3. Muthu Hareeswaran (Erd) 5. U-10: 1. Hirthickkesh (NLC) 6; 2. A.Ra. Harikrishnan (Chn) 6; K.S. Raghunandan (Kar) 5.5. U-12: Aravindh Chithambaram (Mdu) 7; 2. Pranav Vijay (Chn) 6.5; Vikash Nr (Chn) 6. Girls: U-8: 1. M. Elakkeya (Cbe) 4.5; 2. Akila Tharini Sivakumar (Erd) 3; S. Subiksha (Kgi) 3. U-10: 1. D. Meera (NLC) 5; 2. K. Priyanka (Tir) 4.5; 3. G. Abirama Srinithi (Erd) 4. U-12: 1. U. Ashwini (Chn) 6; 2. V. Varshini (Chn) 6; 3. R. Darani Sree (Chn) 6 .

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