Negi finishes tied first in World Open chess

By Indo Asian News Service | Monday, July 08, 2013 | 7:27:46 PM IST (+05:30 GMT) Comment 0 Comment

New Delhi, July 8 (IANS) India's young Grandmaster Parimarjan Negi finished tied first with 10 others and shared the prize money of $43,000 at the World Open Chess in Arlington, Virginia.

New Delhi, July 8 (IANS) India's young Grandmaster Parimarjan Negi finished tied first with 10 others and shared the prize money of $43,000 at the World Open Chess in Arlington, Virginia.

According to information reaching here, another Indian Grandmaster, Magesh Panchanathan finished 11th in the tournament that concluded Sunday.

World Open 2013 had a very close and exciting finish Sunday morning with a 10-way tie for the first place in the Open Section.

It was the second time that Negi was jointly declared the winner.

Earlier this week, Negi won the DC Open title by scoring 7.5/9, clearly half point ahead of his nearest rival at the same venue.

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