Dinesh Wins All India Chess C’ship | Kanpur News

Kanpur: International master Dinesh Sharma brought laurels for the city as he won the All India Fide Rating Chess championship held at Agartala (Tripura) from December 21-26.
Dinesh who works in LIC in Kanpur remained unbeaten in the tournament. Around 240 participants had participated in this six-day-long championship. Dinesh drubbed Santoo Mandal of the income tax department in the final round to lift the title along with a trophy and a cash prize of Rs 35,000.
Dinesh collected 8.5 points. Pralay Sahu of Odisha and Aalekh Mukherjee were tied with him as they too had earned 8.5 points. The organizers applied the Buchholz system to break ties and Dinesh got the top place. Pralay and Aalesh got second and third place respectively.
Secretary, Kanpur Chess Association, Dilip Srivastava and other members congratulated Dinesh on his achievement. Srivastava said Dinesh’s victory would give a booster to the game of chess in Kanpur.

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