Gujarat’s Thanki Hemal Karsanji and Andhra Pradesh’s G.Sandhya become champions in the 6th National Amateur Chess Championship – 2017
6th National Amateur Chess Championship, organized by Delhi Chess Association at Jawaharlal Nehru Stadium, Lodhi Road, New Delhi from 05 to 11 November,2017.
This one lakh championship marathon was organized eleven round Swiss format as per FIDE laws of Chess with a time control of 90 minutes with an increment of 30 seconds per move. First seed Jaiswal Puneet of Delhi scored 8.5 points and finished 4th in the final standings.
In a brief inauguration Shri. A.K Verma, Secretary Delhi Chess Association, inaugurated the event on 05 November, 2017 at 2.30.P.M.. The 11 rounds battle witnessed by 215 FIDE rated players and 52 Unrated players from 23 states.
Thanki Hemal Karsanji of Gujarat and Sher Singh of Rajasthan has scored 9 points each but Thanki got better tie break (72 ) than Sher Singh and won first prize of Rs.21,000/-. In the women section Ms.Sandhya G and Arushi Kotwal has scored 8 points each and Sandhya won the championship with better tie break 69.5 and bagged Rs.10,000/- as first prize.
Mr.Bharat Singh Chauhan, Hon.Secretary, All India Chess Federation distributed the prizes and congratulated the winners in the presence of Mr.A.K.Verma, Hon.Secretary, Delhi Chess Association.