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Asian Continental Chess C’ship: India’s R Praggnanandhaa and PV Nandidhaa win titles

Asian Continental Chess C'ship: India's R Praggnanandhaa and PV Nandidhaa win titles_4.1

Top-seeded Indian Grandmaster, R Praggnanandhaa and compatriot P V Nandhidhaa won the titles in the Open and women’s sections respectively in the Asian Continental Chess championship, in New Delhi. Praggnanandhaa drew with compatriot B Adhiban in a 63-move game in the ninth and final round to emerge clear winner with seven points. The 17-year-old Chennai player had gone into the final round with half a point lead over the rest of the field. He held off the challenge from the experienced Adhiban and shared honours to win the top prize.

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Final placings Open: Men

1. R Praggnanandhaa 7 points,
2. Harsha Bharathakoti 6.5,
3. B Adhiban 6.5,

Final placings Open: Women

1. P V Nandhidhaa 7.5 points,
2. Priyanka Nutakki 6.5,
3. Divya Deshmukh

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