Friendly encounters and hard-fought battles ensured a thrilling end to the event as eight players tied for the pole position with seven and a half points. With better tie-break score, Shailesh Dravid of Maharashtra, also famous as Mr Re6! thanks to a sacrificial game he played in 2015 in National-B, emerged as champion to pocket a cash prize of Rs. 1,01,000/- along with winner’s trophy while Matta Vinay Kumar of Andhra Bank finished as first runner-up and Arghyadip Das of Railways as second runner-up.
In the rating category of 1999-1600, Alok Sinha of Delhi secured first prize with Rs. 71,000/- as cash award while in Below 1599 category, Nakul Chaudhary of Uttar Pradesh won the first prize to pocket the same amount as the cash prize.
Stuti Bhanot of Haryana adjudged as the best female player while Ansh Bhargava of Delhi become best among unrated players. Aaryan Varshney of Delhi, Raahl Mullick of Maharashtra, Tanish Sai Kavuru of Andhra Pradesh finished best among Under-15, Under-12 and Under-8 age categories respectively. Shubham and Palkin Kaur become Best Delhi player and Best Delhi girl player respectively.
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Final Ranking after 9 Rounds
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