Indians experience mixed day

Last Updated: Sunday, September 13, 2009 - 23:21

New Delhi: World Under-12 champion Sayantan Das started his campaign on a winning note as Indians put up a mixed performance on the opening day of Ravana International Open Chess Tournament in Colombo today.

FM Das beat local contender Shanaka Munasinghe, while
compatriot IM Saptarshi Roy overcame another local S D
Ranasinghe and woman GM Soumya Swaminathan defeated Egodage
Keshan, also of Sri Lanka, in their respective matches.

The tournament, which began today, is the first-ever
international open chess tournament in the island country, a
release said.

Besides, IM D K Sharma and FM P Maheswaran were the other
Indians who won their opening matches.

Meanwhile, Kushagra Sharma lost to local competitor G C
Anuruddha, while woman CM Ivana Maria Furtado failed to
overcome GM Murshed Niaz of Bangladesh.

M Vivek went down to German Koch Markus in his opening
encounter.

Bureau Report



First Published: Sunday, September 13, 2009 - 23:21

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