Malleswara Rao wins MGR chess tourney title

Salem: J Malleswara Rao of Andhra Pradesh emerged the champion with 8.5 points in the inaugural MGR International FIDE rated chess league tournament here on Thursday.

In the 10th and final round, Rao drew with Rajib Dhar of Assam to take the decisive half a point lead.

Six players finished in the second spot with eight points each, but Dhar edged out others on better tie-break score to finish the runner-up.


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