Swapnil Dhopade emerges as the Straight champion

Swapnil Dhopade emerges as the Straight champion
By S.PAUL AROKIA RAJ,Chief Arbiter

After war of nerves for 11 days in the orange city of Nagpur the 53rd National Challengers Championship came to an end today with the GM elect and IM Swapnil Dhopade of Railways emerging as straight champion with 10 points.The find of the championship was FIDE Master K.Praneeth Surya of Telengana who stood second with 9.5 points in a eleven way tie.The third place was secured by GM Karthikeyan Muarali of Tamil Nadu. Top 9 players have qualified from this championship for the national premier championship slated for November this year at Tiruvarur, TamilNadu.

Final Standings :

Standings Title Name of the player Unit
1 IM Swapnil S. Dhopade RLYS
2 FM K. Praneeth Surya TEL
3 GM Karthikeyan Murali TN
4 GM Neelotpal Das PSPB
5 GM Venkatesh M.R. PSPB
6 GM Shyam Sundar M. AAI
7 IM Rathnakaran K. RLYS
8 IM Karthikeyan P. RLYS
9 GM Kunte Abhijit PSPB
10 IM Shyaamnikhil P TN
11 IM Das Arghyadip RLYS
12 GM Sengupta Deep PSPB
13 IM Thejkumar M. S. RLYS
14 Harsha Bharathakoti TEL
15 IM Konguvel Ponnuswamy PSPB
16 Gusain Himal CHAN
17 Shailesh Dravid MAH
18 GM Laxman R.R. RLYS
19 Sahoo Utkal Ranjan ODI
20 GM Lalith Babu M.R. PSPB
21 IM Satyapragyan Swayangsu AI
22 IM Rajesh V A V TN
23 IM Nitin S. RLYS
24 IM Das Sayantan WB
IM Stany G.A. KAR
26 Karthik V.     Ap AP
27 IM Sharma Dinesh K. LIC
28 GM Roy Chowdhury Saptarshi RLYS
29 IM Kulkarni Vikramaditya RLYS
30 CM Aronyak Ghosh WB

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