Indians Impress At Novi Sad
By Arvind Aaron
Woman International Master K Jennitha Anto won the IPCA World Chess Championship for women at Novi Sad in Serbia on July 29.
All four Indians impressed and gained Elo ratings. Shashikant Kutwal finished second with 6½/9 and won the silver medal in the open section. He started as sixth seed and faced four International Masters.
Jennitha scored 5/9 and won the gold among women. Samarth J Rao took bronze for the third best score among juniors on 4/9.
Sanjeev G Hammannavar finished second from last but gained over 60 rating points for his 2½/9. Four players and two attendants had a very successful time from July 21-29 winning one gold, one silver, one bronze and over 100 Elo points in all for India.