Kulkarni wins weekend rapid chess title
   Date :18-Dec-2021

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NILAY Kulkarni clinched the 48th edition of Weekend Rapid Chess Tournament organised by Nagpur District Chess Association at its Dhanwate National College Hall in Congress Nagar. Kulkarni garnered 7.5 points to claim the title piping Dishank Bajaj who also collected same number of points. Kulkarni won on tie-break points. Aarav Dharmik finished third with six points in his kitty. Shraddha Bajaj and Saksham Singh finished fourth and fifth respectively. In the eighth round, Kulkarni defeated Aditya Junghare with white pieces while Bajaj got the better of Sumedh Ramteke with black pieces.
 
Results (Round 8): Sumedh Ramteke (5½) lost to Dishank Bajaj (6½), Nilay Kulkarni (6½) bt Aditya Junghare (5½), Shraddha Bajaj (5) bt TM Kawadkar (5), Aarav Dharmik (5) bt Savinay Meshram (5), Saksham Singh (5) bt Avanti Junghare (4½), Naresh Kantode (4½) lost to Arush Chitre (4½), Ayush Ramteke (4½) bt Sahejveer Singh Maras (4½), Shreyash Pundkar (4) bt Kunal Wahane (4), Kanishq Dutta (4) bt Gyandeep Sontakke (4), Sai Tarekar (4) bt Prabhakar Patil (4). Final Standings: 1 Nilay Kulkarni (7½), 2. Dishank Bajaj (7½), 3. Aarav Dharmik (6), 4. Shraddha Bajaj (6), 5. Saksham Singh (6), 6. Arush Chitre (5½), 7. Aditya Junghare (5½), 8. Sumedh Ramteke (5½), 9. Ayush Ramteke (5½), 10. TM Kawadkar (5).