\SLokmat News NetworkNagpur, Oct 18
Budding chess player of the city Jay Sawalakhe of Nagpur won the Power Chess Academy OLBCT 2020 tournament with 7.5 points to his credit on Saturday.
Jay remained unbeaten in the 8-round tourney and bagged 7.5 points with help of better tie-break 41.75. He was followed by runner-up Aahana Pachigar from Amravati. She also ended up with 7.5 points but has a tie-break score of 35.25. The third position was secured by Suhan Deshpande with 6.5 points under his belt. Also there was a tie for the best female prizes between Aastha Turankar and Shraddha Bajaj with the same tie-break score of 26.5. Cash prizes of the same amount declared were given to both the female players. The first Vidarbha-level Power Chess Academy tourney was conducted through the platform of Lichess.org. In all 125 players from Amravati, Gondia, Gadchiroli, Chandrapur, Bhandara, Yavtamal, Wardha, Buldhana, Akola and Nagpur competed for the top honours.
This tournament was conducted under guidance of Vidarbha Chess Association secretary R.N. Shriwas and under the the supervision of IA Deepak Chavan & FA Umesh Panbude and NI Ninad Saraf .