CANDIDATE master Calvin Prasad claimed his fourth major title for the year when he won the Fiji Open Chess Championship on Sunday.
The 32-year-old ousted defending champion Dr Neel Arora and former national champion CM Manoj Kumar in the Courts Fiji-sponsored event to remain the lone unbeaten player in the elite category.
Prasad recently returned from the World Chess Olympiad in Istanbul, Turkey, where he was Fiji's best player.
Fiji Chess Federation president Dr Virgilio de Asa said Kumar settled for second spot while Arora finished third.
"Prasad continued his fine form by beating defending champion Dr Arora and forcing arch-rival CM Manoj Kumar to a draw to win the title with an unbeaten score of 4.5 points," Dr de Asa said.
The B category competition was won by Keez Terubea who recorded a perfect score of six points from six games.
The 18-year-old Maritime student is the younger brother of reigning national junior champion Ronald and his younger sister Kabrina was a member of the national women's team to the Olympiad.
Another Olympiad rep, Hilda Vukikomoala topped the women's competition and was also the best placed secondary school player with five points while Yat Sen student Martin Feussner and Ken Kong were placed second and third respectively.
"Youngster Jacqueline Masilomani of Saint Annes, Menash Fareed and Julie Masilomani were tied with identical scores of 4 points but were placed in this order after using a Tie-Break system in the primary schools category," Dr de Asa said.