National Champion Candidate Master (CM) Calvin Prasad won the Mohammed Badshah Memorial Open Chess Championship by winning all 7 games at the Tappoo City Conference Room. He repelled challenges by CM Goru Arvind (5.5/7) and CM Manoj Kumar (5/7) who finished 2nd and 3rd respectively. Aarti Sewak was 4th overall with 4/7.
Fifth former Stanley Zhang of International Secondary surprised to win the Secondary Schools Title with 5/7 in a competitive field of 34 students. His brother James Zhang finished close by at 4/7 in fourth place. Continue reading
Candidate Master (CM) Calvin Prasad won the Brijlal Rapid Open despite a loss to defending champion CM Manoj Kumar in the final round by virtue of tie-break. CM Goru Arvind caused a rattle in the final results as he beat Manoj Kumar in a critical match. Continue reading
Candidate Master (CM) Calvin Prasad snatched away the Kundan Singh Open title from CM Manoj Kumar by registering a flawless 6/6 at the Level 4 Tappoo City Conference Room. CM Manoj Kumar and CM Noel Adricula finished 2nd and 3rd with 5/6. Continue reading
Young Candidate Master (CM) Ronald Terubea won the 3rd Tappoo City sponsored National Blitz Chess Championship in dramatic fashion after a three-way tie with CM Calvin Prasad and CM Manoj Kumar where all players had 13.5/16. However, Ronald Terubea reigned supreme since he defeated the duo in earlier rounds. CM Goru Arvind and Tianata Terubea finished 4th and 5th respectively with 12/16.