Top seeded Indian Grand Master Parimarjan Negi won the Continental Chess Association Open title,his third of the season,after pipping his nearest rival Bindi Cheng by 1.5 points,in Washington.
The young Indian Negi ended the tournament,featuring six GMs,unbeaten with 7.5 points after nine rounds. Negi won six rounds and drew the remaining three to open up a massive gap of 1.5 points ahead of Canadian International Master Cheng,who won six rounds,lost one and drew two.
Before this,Negi had won the Spring open in Dallas,Texas,in March and was Joint winner at the Cappelle de Grande in France in February.
American Grand Master Konrad Holt from Kansas was third with 6.5 points,winning six rounds,drawing two and losing the other one.
Negi will next play the World Open 2013,starting Wednesday at the same venue. He was the joint winner of the tournament in 2008 when it was played in Philadelphia,US.