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Impressive Sai Agni wins trophy, Perumalla seals second spot

Impressive Sai Agni wins trophy, Perumalla seals second spot
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Top seeded J Sai Agni Jeevitesh of Warangal won the 2nd Sardar Bishan Singh Ji Memorial State Open Rapid Chess Tournament held at Olivemount Global...

Hyderabad: Top seeded J Sai Agni Jeevitesh of Warangal won the 2nd Sardar Bishan Singh Ji Memorial State Open Rapid Chess Tournament held at Olivemount Global School, Nalanda Nagar, Attapur, Hyderbad. The tournament was organised by Maestro Chess Academy.

Sai Agni stayed unbeaten in the event by winning 7 rounds, drawing two rounds and scoring a total of 8 points out of 9 rounds. Eight players tied for second place by scoring 7.5 points each and after a thrilling tie break Perumalla Ramakrishna of Indian Postal Services become the runner up.

Sai Agni received Rs. 10,000 cash prize and the winner trophy. P Rama Krishna received Rs. 7,000/ and runners-up trophy. Total Cash prizes of Rs. 60,000 was distributed among top 30 prize winners, a press release said on Monday.

Final Standing after 9 rounds:
1. J Sai Agni Jeevitesh (8points), 2. P Ramakrishna, 3.M Deepthams Reddy, 4. K Ramu, 5. J Rama Krishna, 6. A Kumar, 7. Vikramjit Singh, 8. G V Srinivasa Rao, 9. Ch Karthik Sai (7.5 each), 10. Viswanath Prasad, 11.M Subhash Kumar, 12. Mohammad Mudassir, 13. V S N Murthy, 14.Rajinesh Chintala, 15. Duvvala Suresh, 16. R Sreehith Reddy (7 pts each), 17. Saypuri Srithan, 18. Govind Sharma, 19. Bharat Kumar Reddy P, and 20. K Ashleesh (6.5each)
Special Prizes : Best Veteran - N C Ram ; Best Women – Paladugu Nagajyothi;

Age Group winners:
Under 7 years: Boy – D Viren Sai Ruthvik; Girl –Anaya Agarwal
Under 9: Boy- S Ganesh Sai Siddarth ; Girl - P Yoga Harshini ;
Under-11: Boy – Gandikota Rithwik; Girl – Ganta Keerthi
Under-13: Boy – K Aahlad Karthik; Girl – Nisha Baheti
Under-15: Boy – B Varun Sai ; Girl – V Varshitha
Youngest Boy – Hartejpal Singh; Youngest Girl–Amatul Noor Aiman

Chief guest Syeda Falak, International Karate Champion, distributed the trophies and cash prizes at the valedictory function. Guests of honour Joy Padayatty, Principal of Olivemount Global School, K S Prasad, Secretary of Telangana State Chess Association and organisers - Maestro Chess Academy team Rishipal Singh, Amitpal Singh also graced the occasion.

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