IMPHAL, June 9: In the last round match played today, Jacky (6 point) shared points with his arch rival international player and Telegraph Chess Champion Kh Sanjoy to clinch the title of 22nd Kh Anou Singh Memorial State Level Open Chess Tournament 2012.
The tournament is organised by Kwakeithel Chess Club under the aegis of Manipur Chess Association.
The underdog of this tournament Jacky played cautiously to at least get half point from the top-seed defending champion Kh Sanjoy( 5. 5 points) who stood third position. With today`s win, Jacky got Rs.6000 and a Trophy.
In another table, after a long struggle Premjit and Dhanabir settled for a draw. Rated player RK
Bhogen defeated Ningthem to get the 5th position.
Another international player Gobin Luwang failed to overcome his opponent Bankim but had settle for a draw and stood 7th position.
Today, Herojit defeated Romeo in a very exciting game and so was able to get the 10th position by lot as he have the same point and Progressive score(PS) with Bit Irom at 5 points and P.S 20.
The prestigious “L.Modhuchandra Fair Play Award” which has cash award of Rs 700 and a trophy goes to T Bheigyachandra Shamuphaba for his punctuality, game spirit, intelligent games and good discipline during the course of the tournament.
The youngest player N.Herojit (5 point) received the prestigious “L.Dorendro(Bullu) Award for Most Promising Player of the Tournament” which has cash prize of Rs 500 and a Trophy.
The young and talented players Herojit and Tulakishore received the “Tiddim Steel & Cement Award” for two youngest boy participants. “The Galaxy Award” for Girl Participants goes to Ng Nonganbi, RK Riyabati and A Ashakiran.
The Prize Distribution Function of this tournament was held today at 3.00 p.m with RK. Anand Singh, member of Manipur Legislative Assembly as the chief guest, L Jayantakumar Singh, ex-minister as the guest of honour and S.Rashi Singh, president, Kwakeithel Chess Club as the president.