Magesh Chandran stays unbeaten to win Hastings International Chess Congress title

January 6, 2020

ChessMagesh Chandran

  • India’s P Magesh Chandran remained unbeaten in nine rounds to win the title in the 95th edition of the prestigious Hastings International Chess Congress in Hastings, England.
  • The 36-year old Grandmaster with a Fide rating of 2479, remained unbeaten and finished in clear first place with 7.5 points from nine games after securing a 33-move draw in the final round against compatriot GA Stany, also a GM on Sunday. He beat fellow Indian GM Deep Sengupta in the eighth round.
  • Stany took the sixth place with 6.5 points while India’s woman GM R Vaishali obtained six points to finish 10th. Two other Indians – Deep Sengupta and Swayams Mishra – finished 13th and 14th respectively with identical six points.

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