Himal,Abhinandan,Jaskeerat,Nitin share top spot

In the last few tournaments,names like Himal Gusain,Abhinandan Vohra,Jaskeerat Singh and Nitin have consistently featured among the top players.

Written by Express News Service | Chandigarh | Published:August 20, 2010 1:26 am

In the last few tournaments,names like Himal Gusain,Abhinandan Vohra,Jaskeerat Singh and Nitin have consistently featured among the top players. On Thursday,as the 21st Chandigarh Chess Championship commenced at the St Xavier’s School,Sector 44,they once again made their presence felt when these players were among the names to finish the day on a high. Himal,Vohra,Jaskeerat and Nitin all claimed two points each to share the top spot on the first day of the championship.

However,there were few others who also grabbed the top spot,sharing their names among these players. They were Sanjeev Biswas,Baijnath Prasad,Pradeep Singh Negi,Manu Aggarwal,Rakesh Kochar and Swapan.

Tejas Nagpal,one of the many talented chess players from the city,was not far behind with 1.5 points.

Meanwhile,Tarini Goyal,Ashwani Nirankari,Varun Utreja,Karan Bhatti,Arunima Goyal,Bhupinder Singh,Tejpal,Vibhushit,Sunil Bansal,Naresh Kumar,Dhruv,Kashish Kaushal,Anubhav Tuknayat,Harinder Pal Singh,Nandinii,Simranjeet Kaur,Harish Chand,Vipan Negi,Rahul Arora,Snehlata,Pradip Singh and Prathima all picked up one point each on the inaugural day. Tanya Kaushal claimed 0.5 point.

As many as 45 players are taking part in the event. Four players will be selected to represent Chandigarh in the National Challengers meet to be held at Bhiwani from September 15 to 26.

Point Position after 2nd round:

2 Points: Himal Gusain,Abhinandan Vohra,Sanjeev Biswas,Baijnath Prasad,Pradeep Singh Negi,Jaskeerat Singh Ahluwalia,Manu Aggarwal,Rakesh Kochar,Swapan,Nitin.

1.5 Points: Tejas Nagpal.

1 Point: Tarini Goyal,Ashwani Nirankari,Varun Utreja,Karan Bhatti,Arunima Goyal,Bhupinder Singh,Tejpal,Vibhushit,Sunil Bansal,Naresh Kumar,Dhruv,Kashish Kaushal,Anubhav Tuknayat,Harinder Pal Singh,Nandinii,Simranjeet Kaur,Harish Chand,Vipan Negi,Rahul Arora,Snehlata,Pradip Singh,Prathima.

0.5 Point: Tanya Kaushal

0 POINT: Surindra Arya,Dalbir Singh,Lakshay B Singh,Manas Sharma,Vaibhav Gupta,Manas Das,Shweta,Karanveer Singh Bhullar,Sunil Rana,Anhat,and Abhishek Aggarwal.

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