Sakshi wins online chess championship | Kanpur News


Kanpur: Sakshi Verma emerged as champion in open women category in LAHS Gwalior online open challenge chess championship held on August 29.
Sakshi’s younger sister Tanya Verma, who had won this championship several times, stood at the third place while the second place was secured by Bharshita Sahariya. Two other Indian girls– Raima Bhattacharya and Rutuja Kamble of West Bengal and Maharashtra stood at fourth and fifth places respectively.
Sakshi played 15 games in one hour 30 minutes duration and won 9 games. She lost in 4 games and shared points in the remaining two games. Tanya, on the other hand, played 10 games and won 8 out of them. She lost one and drew one.
Two Indians– Gauransh Sharma of Jaipur and Tanveer Ahmad of Assam)got fourth and fifth places respectively.


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