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R R Laxman wins All India Open Rapid FIDE Rating Chess Meet

May 19, 2017 13:01 IST

R R Laxman wins All India Open Rapid FIDE Rating Chess MeetGrand Master R R Laxman of Integral Coach Factory on 18 May 2017 won the All India Open Rapid FIDE Rating Chess Tournament at the Kshudiram Anushilan Kendra, Kolkata, West Bengal.

Laxman finished on top in the tournament with 9.5 points.

FIDE Master Mitrabha Guha racked up 8.5 points to finish second in the 10-round tournament while untitled Srijit Paul finished third ahead of Grand Master Saptarshi Roy Chowdhury with a better tie-break score.

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International Master Somak Palit scored 7.5 points to secure the fifth place while another International Master Prantik Roy was placed eighth in the tournament.

Grand Master Dibyendu Barua also ended on seven points; however, he slipped to the 19th place with a poor finish in tie-break.

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