Sunday, November 4, 2007

Ratnamakaran wins chess tourney

Kochi, (PTI): Top seed IM K Ratnakaran of Southern Railways, Chennai, won the All India National FIDE rated chess tournament here with 7.5 points.

Though Ratnakaran lost to Sayeed Anwar Shazuli (ICF) in the ninth round, he emerged victorius on the basis of the progressive FIDE points.

R R Laxman (Tamil Nadu), M B Murlidharan (Kerala) and Syed Anwar Shazuli (all 7.5 points) came second, third and fourth respectively.

IM Balasubramanian Ramanatha (ICF) won the fifth spot with seven points.