Hyderabad, Aug 27: Grand Masters Savchenko Boris from Russia, Tukhaev Adam from Ukraine and IM Khusenkhojaev Muhammed from Tajikistan emerged top three players at Tetrasoft’s 1st, 8-day Grandmaster Chess Open Tournament 2019.
In a closing and prize distribution ceremony held here on Tuesday afternoon, A. Venkateshwar Reddy, Chairman and A Dinakar Babu, IAS, Vice Chairman of Sports Authority Telangana , R Srinivas Rao, Chief Operating Officer (COO) of HYSEA, Surya, CTO of Tetrasoft gave away Trophies and cash prizes.
Savchenko Boris stood first in the tournament with eight points and awarded cash prize of Rs 2.5 lakh, while Tukhaev Adam, emerged second with eight points and won Rs 2 lakh cash prize.
International Master Khusenkhojaev Muhammed from Tajikistan secures 7.5 points and stood in third place. Besides Trophy, he was given away Rs 2 lakh cash prize.
Three Telangana players emerged under top 25. They included, Raja Rithvik R securing 7 points stood at tenth place. He was given a cash prize of 12,000. He will be hence forth a Grand Master.
Raja joins the elite club of Five Grand Masters —Harikrishna, Harika, Arjun Erigaisi, Karthik Venkataraman, Harsha Bharathakoti from Telangana. He will be the sixth Grand Master from Telangana, organizers informed.
Another Telangana player Khushagra Mohan with 7 points stood at 14th place and won Rs 12000 as a prize. J Ramakrishna, a banker from Andhra Bank from Telangana stood at 19th place and secured 7 points. He was presented a cash prize of Rs 10,000.
Chetan Sharma declared as best player from Andhra Pradesh, Sarath Chandra K as best player from Telangana. They were presented a cash prize of Rs 7,500 each. (UNI)