Grandmaster M R Lalith Babu won the Vergani Cup Open which concluded on Sunday in Italy. Lalith seeded 9th in the tournament scored 7 points out of possible 9 and tied for the pole position along with second seed GM Niemaan Hans Moke of USA, Vitaliy Bernadskiy of Ukraine and Nurgyul Salimova of Bulgaria. But better tie break score helped Lalith to finish as champion while Moke finished as first runner up. Top seed Anton Korobov of Ukraine finished at fifth position
All India Chess Federation congratulate Lalith for the achievement.