GM Zavokhir of Uzbekistan crowned champion at Liberation Cup – Oherald

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27 Dec 2020 | 06:21am IST

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PANJIM: Fifteen year-old Grand master from Uzbekistan, Sindarov Zavokhir was crowned champion in the Liberation Cup International Open Online Chess Championship 2020, organised by Queens Chess and Cultural Club.

Goa has proved to be the lucky turf for GM zavokhir, who scored 9.50 points in 11 rounds, as earlier in October, he had annexed the title in Category A of Shri. Manohar Parrikar International Open Grandmaster online Chess Tournament 2020, while category E winner of the same tournament.

Goas FM Nitish Belurkar was top among the Goan players at the tournament, scoring 8 points and was placed 11th. Ritviz Parab was placed on 12th , also with 8 points. IM Aronyak Ghosh from W. Bengal with 9 points and IM Dhulapala Bhalchandra from Andhra Pradesh with 8.5 points were placed on 2nd and 3rd places respectively.

Other Goan players to win prizes were Ethan Vaz and Tejas R Shet Vernekar (1st and 2nd Rating between 1000-1400), Reuben Colaco, Sairaj Vernekar and Sahil Shetty (1st, 2nd & 3rd, Rating between 1401-1700), Devesh Anand Naik (2nd, Rating between 1701-2000) , Saras Powar (1st- U-8 boys), Diya Sawal, Liya Silveira and Rochel Pereira (1st, 2nd and 3rd U-8 girls), Vaishnavi Parab (1st- U-10 girls), Vivaan Ballikar, Joy Kakodkar (1st and 2nd- U-12 boys), Srilaxmi Kamat and Alana Andrade (1st and 2nd U-12 girls), Paarth Salvi (U-15 boys) Tanvi Hadkonkar and Gunjal Chopdekar(1st and 2nd U-15 girls), Cera Dagaria (1st) and Sayuri Naik (3rd, best women), Pradip Kulkarni (2nd ,best veteran) , Ameya Audi, Utkarsh Ganpule and Anirudh Parsekar (1st, 2nd and 3rd best Goan).

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