Pondicherry, May 29 (IANS) Local star Linda Rangarajan with 9.0 points emerged champion in the third KACC International FIDE Rating chess tournament (below 2200) here Tuesday.
In the final round, Linda settled for a quick draw with Ramakrishna Perumalla thus pocketing winner's prize of Rs. 20,000 along with the trophy.
Important Results (Round 10): Ramakrishna Perumalla (AP) 8 drew Linda Rangarajan (Pon) 9, J Nishvin (TN) 7 lost to T S Nanda Kumar (TN) 8.5, M J Noohu (TN) 7.5 drew M Vijay Anand (TN) 7.5, M Chakravarthi Reddy (AP) 7 lost to Ravindra Teja Muttineni (AP) 8, Sushrutha Reddy (Kar) 7 lost to R Vaishali (TN) 8, P Naren Swaminathan (TN) 7.5 drew K Durgesh (Kar) 7.5, P Elancheralathan (TN) 8 bt P R Hrithckkesh (TN) 7, P Shet Prejwal (Kar) 7 lost to R V Adith (TN) 8, R Abdul Azeem (TN) 6.5 lost to K Gunasekaran (TN) 7.5, R Praveen (TN) 5 bt John George Varughese (Singapore) 4.
Final Placings: 1. Linda Rangarajan (Pon) 9 pts; 2 T S Nanda Kumar (TN) 8.5; 3-8 Ramakrishna Perumalla (AP); B Kumaran; P Elancheralathan; R Vishali; R V Adith (TN); Ravindra Teja Muttineni (AP) 8; 9-10 K Gunasekaran; M Vijay Anand (TN) 7.5.