BPCL team wins chess title

Updated: 18 February 2011 17:59 IST

Bharat Petroleum Corporation Limited (BPCL) team A comprising of Harikrishna P, Gopal GN, Parimarjan Negi and Abhijit Gupta scored nine match points to win the 22nd Petroleum Sports Promotion Board inter-unit chess tournament, played at Clube Gaspar Dias Hall in Miramar.

BPCL team wins chess title

Panaji:

Bharat Petroleum Corporation Limited (BPCL) team A comprising of Harikrishna P, Gopal GN, Parimarjan Negi and Abhijit Gupta scored nine match points to win the 22nd Petroleum Sports Promotion Board inter-unit chess tournament, played at Clube Gaspar Dias Hall in Miramar here.

The Oil and Natural Gas Corporation (ONGC) team A consisting of K Sasikiran, Koneru Humpy, Neelotpal Das, Vidit Gujrati and P Kongvel earned 8 points to finish runners-up.

India Oil's team B finished third with 7 points. BPCL won this tournament for the first time with new recruitment in two Grandmasters -- Harikrishna P and Parimarjan Negi.

A total of 13 Grandmasters, 11 International Masters, 2 Women Grandmasters and one Women Fide Master participated in this tournament.

After the completion of the team event Grandmasters Harikrishna P, Gopal G N, Sundarajan Kidambi, Arun Prasad, Abhijit Gupta and M R Venkatesh gave a display of simultaneous chess by playing with 42 Goan players.

Only Shane Braganza managed to hold Grandmaster Arun Prasad for a draw, rest all players lost.

Topics : Chess
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