Praneeth, Shanmukha emerge champs

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The winners and runners up of the Brilliant Open Chess tournament

Hyderabad: K Praneeth from SR Digi School, Neredment and Shanmukha won the juniors and open category respectively in the 148th Brilliant Trophy Open Chess Tournament held at Brilliant Grammar High School, Dilsukhnagar on Sunday.

Praneeth topped the table with 6 points in the six-round competition while Shanmukha won the event after defeating Srujan Keertan in the tie-break. D Parthiv and C Rithvik bagged the second and third places in the juniors category respectively while K Tarun won the third place in the open category.

Results: Open category: 1. Shanmukha, 2. Srujan keertan, 3. K Tarun, 4. K Trisha, 5. Sai Krishna, 6. S Khan, 7. Karyasheel 8. S Bipinraj, 9. Sibi, 10. Akira; Winners: U-14 boys: Rithvik C, AVK Abhirama; U-14 girls: Amruthavarshini, N Sneha; U-12 boys: Sahasransh Reddy, Rito Broto; U-12 girls: Vaishali, Jyothi Jeevani; U-10 boys: Kovidh, Ch Anirudh; U-10 girls: Eshani, Tanu Sri Sai; U-8 boys: D Parthiv, Varun Chandrasekhar; U-8 girls: Anjana Sahasra; Annika Reddy; U-6 boys: Aansh Nandan, N Sruthik, Daksh; Best woman player: Kheeri Ghanta; Best veteran; M Rammohan Rao.