Susanto becomes champion in Sheikh Hasina Int’l Online Chess...

Dhaka, Tuesday   27 October 2020

Susanto becomes champion in Sheikh Hasina Int’l Online Chess

 Sports Desk

 Published: 01:38 AM, 27 September 2020  

Photo: Collected

Photo: Collected

GM Megaranto Susanto of Indonesia emerged unbeaten champion in the Joytu Sheikh Hasina International Online Chess Tournament that concluded today (Saturday) at virtual platform.

The tournament was arranged on the occasion of 74th birthday celebration of Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina. GM Megaranto earned seven points out of nine games to clinch the title and GM S L Narayanan became runner-up while GM M Tabatabbaei Amin of Iran finished 3rd position in the three-day meet.

GM Megaranto, GM Narayanan and GM Tabatabaei all three players earned seven points but their place was decided in tie breaking system.

Five players bagged 6.5 points each. Their positions are 4th-GM Nguyen Ngoc Truong of Vietnam, 5th-GM Diptayan Ghosh of India, 6th-GMD Gukesh of India, 7th-R. R. Laxman of India and 8th-Jhon Paul Gomes of Philippines.

Six players earned six points each. Their positions are 9th-IM Priasmoro Novendra of Indonesia, 10th- GM Surya Sekhar Ganguly of India, 11th- Volkov Sergey of Russia, 12th – FM Subrota Biswas of Bangladesh Navy, 13th- Mohammad Nubairshah Shaikh of India and FM Mohammad Javed of Bangladesh Navy.

Three players of Bangladesh Navy achieved top three positions among Bangladeshi players. They are FM Subrata placed 1st position and FM Javed become 2nd position and IM Abu Sufian Shakil finished 3rd position.

The tournament was sponsored by Canadian University of Bangladesh and organised by South Asian Chess Council in association with Golden Sporting Club.