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Vivash wins Chess Grand Prix championship

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Vivash Samarakoon receiving champion trophy from Chess Federation President Luxman Wijesuriya

Vivash Samarakoon of Royal College won the third Sri Lanka Youth Chess Grand Prix 2022 when he beat his schoolmate Thisarindu Induwara 1 ½ – ½ convincingly at Chess Federation Head quarters on Sunday. Vivash started the 1st game with more confidence to get early winning advantage.

In the second game, Vivash played a defensive game which finally ended in a draw to clinch the title. Vivash received Rs.30,000/= with the trophy and the gold medal and Induwara had to satisfy with the silver medal.

Pamok Samaranayake of Rahula College managed to beat Maleesha Weerathunge of D.S Senanayake College at the first tie breaker to win the consolation final. Pamok won the Rapid Tie Breaker 1 ½ – ½ and claim the bronze medal with Rs. 10,000 while Maleesha had to satisfy with the 4th place with Rs.5,000/= cash award.

The third Sri Lanka Youth Chess Grand Prix successfully conducted by the Chess Federation of Sri Lanka. There were two round Robin Events of 11 rounds played as Group A and B in the first stage with 12 players each. Then the winners, Malisha (Group A), Vivash(Group B) and Runners up Pamok (Group A), Induwara (Group B were advanced to the knocked out event as the stage II. In the semifinals, Induwara beat Maleesha and Vivash beat Pamok to come to the finals. CFSL offered a cash award of Rs. 65,000/= with trophies and medals for the winners.

The Awards Ceremony was held just after the event with the participation of Luxman Wijesuriya, the President of the Chess Federation of Sri Lanka. (D.R)

Tuesday, February 15, 2022 – 01:00

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