Sriram Jha wins 2nd Bhiwani Fide Rated Open

IM Anup Deshmukh and IM Saptarshi Roy tie for second

Sriram Jha

Sriram Jha

Top seed and participant in the World Chess Cup, IM Sriram Jha, of LIC with eight and half points won the 2nd Bhiwani Fide Rated Open Chess Tournament after settling for quick draw against International Master Anup Deshmukh in the final round encounter here at Preaksha Vihar, Kirorimal Park on Wednesday and pocketed a cash prize of fifty five thousand along with coveted trophy.

International Masters Anup Deshmukh and Saptarshi Roy were tied for the second spot but better Buchholz tie break score helped later to finish second and Deshmukh satisfied with third spot.

Divyasri Ch was adjudged as best women player and Sumit Kumar Jha as best sub junior player. Krishan Soni, Nasir Ali Syed and Shweta Priyadharshini secured best Haryana Player, Best Veteran player and best unrated player awards respectively.

Final Standings

1. Sriram Jha

2. Saptarshi Roy

3. Anup Deshmukh

4. Rahul Sangma

5. O T Anilkumar

6. R Balasubramaniam

7. Souvik Chakraborty

8. Himal Gusain

9. Aubhropratim Manna

10. Sumit Grover