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Prasad, Kumar victorious

Arin Kumar
Monday, May 06, 2013

CANDIDATE Master Calvin Prasad and Manoj Kumar recorded wins in round one of the Oceania Zonal Chess Championship yesterday.

Playing at Sonaisali Island Resort, Fiji Chess Federation president Dr Virgilio de Asa said the tournament got off to a good start.

"Our top players really stood out in the round one competition," he said.

"Calvin and Manoj recorded wins over their opponents in the men's competition while in the women's competition Hilda Vukikomoala drew with her Australian opponent."

Other local players Dr Sanmogam Goundar, Jacqueline Masilomani and Gloria Sukhu lost their matches.

"We look forward to round two now which starts late this afternoon (yesterday) and will probably end late at night."

Dr de Asa says 52 players are competing in the event of which 38 are competing in the men's and 14 in the women's.

"Darryl Johansson of Australia who won the 2012 Fiji International Open, is the top seed followed by International Masters (IM) Max Illingworth, Gary Lane and Vladimir Feldman who are also from Australia," he said.

The tournament ends on May 11.


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