Rajendra crowned winner of 6th Shail Bala Memorial Open Tournament

Lucknow: Playing with white pieces on the first board in the fifth and final round of the 6th Shail Bala Memorial Open tournament being played at the local Precision Chess Academy, senior player Rajendra Kumar defeated young player Medhansh Saxena and captured the pole position in the championship by scoring all possible 5 points.

Rajendra opened the London System opening with white pieces and forced Medhansh to give up the game in a marathon game lasting 96 moves. On the second board, in the London System opening between Shan Tiwari and Sanyam Srivastava, Sanyam defeated Shan Tiwari in 36 moves playing with black pieces.

Medhansh Saxena, Sanyam Srivastava, Sunil Ramani, Shani Kumar Soni and Anubhav Singh, all five players scored 4-4 points but due to tie break scores, they got second to sixth place respectively. All the players were given gift packs and momentoes along with cash prizes by chief guest Gyanendra Tiwari, special guests Akhil Kumar and Atul Kumar.

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