Praveen Kumar won the 4th MSV Memorial International

4th MSV Memorial International open Fide Rating Chess Tournament organized by Mount Chess Academy at the Spacious Narayan Rao Diamond Jubilee Auditorium in Jaigopal Garodia National Higher Secondary School, East Tambaram,Chennai.59.

This Tournament was inaugurated by Shri. S.Rajendran Joint secretary Jaigopal Garodia National Hr Sec School in the presence of Shri. K .Thirukalathy, Asst Treasurer, TNSCA. This event attracted 346 players from which including 2IMs,1FM and 243 rated players took part.  The total prize fund was Rs.1,60,000/-

Five layers, IM Praveen Kumar, Ram S Krishnan of BSNL, M.Aadhityaa of Sankara School, V.S.Raahul of Chennai and K.Keerthivasan of NSN School were scored 7points out of possible 8rounds and tied for the First place and on tie break they finished first to fifth respectively. Praveen Kumar clinched title with cash prize of Rs25000.Ram S Krishnan came second and received Rs15000. M. Aadhiyaa of Sankara school came third got Rs12000.

Prize distribution

Prof.K.Namasivayam, Gurunanak College was the chief guest and distributed the prizes in the presence of Shri M Muthukumar, Joint Secretary, Tamilnadu State Chess Association in the valedictory function.

Shri C G S Narayanan, FIDE Master of Chess Composition organsied Problem solving contests on 23rd and 24th October at the same venue in which more than 100 players took part.