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Trailokya lifts GTC Classic Chess title

Sentinel Digital DeskBy : Sentinel Digital Desk

  |  28 July 2015 12:00 AM GMT

By our Sports Reporter

GUWAHATI, July 27: Trailokya nda of Jorhat clinched the GTC Classic Chess 2015 Intertiol Rating Chess tourment title which completed at the GTC auditorium yesterday. Trailokya scored 8.5 points out of 10 rounds and pocketed the cash award of Rs 25,000. Rakesh Chakravorty of Jorhat, who was leading the tourment until the 7th round, had to settle for the second position with 8 points and received a cheque of Rs 20,000. Ankan Roy of West Bengal bagged third position and collected a cash award of Rs 15,000. A total Prize Money of Rs 1,50,000 was distributed as cash prize in this 5-day Swiss league event played under Classical time control in which 166 players from across the country including 3 players from Nepal participated. The closing Ceremony was attended by Intertiol Master Atanu Lahiri of West Bengal who is also the former Commonwealth Chess Champion along with Zerifa Wahid, renowned assamese film actress and Life member of Gauhati Town club, Mridul Kumar Mahanta, President, Guwahati Chess Association, Bibhuti Gogoi, former President, All Assam Chess Association, Jaideep Barua, Working President, Gauhati Town club, Devajit Saikia, General Secretary, Gauhati Town club and host of other dignitaries. Intertiol master Atanu Lahiri lauded the efforts of Gauhati Town Club to promote the game of chess in the region and assured them his full support in the future.

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