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Prasad set on winning

Arin Kumar
Thursday, May 01, 2014

NATIONAL chess champion Candidate Master (CM) Calvin Prasad has set his sights on winning the Mohammed Badshah Memorial Rapid Open this Sunday.

Last week Prasad performed well in the Doeberl Cup Chess Championship in Brisbane, where he won against Australians Jason Chew and Tony Davis.

He also managed three draws and ended up with 3.5 points from nine in the premier division.

Prasad said via a statement that he wanted to complete a hat-trick in the local competitions.

"I have had an excellent start in 2014 where I won the Kundan Singh Rapid Open and the Brijlal Rapid Open," he said.

"One more would be nice since it would complete a hat-trick. Overall, I am happy with how my games are going in recent times."

Prasad's close rival and former national champion CM Manoj Kumar said he would give Prasad a run for his money.

"He knows that I beat him in our last game, I lost the title only due to a loss to another player," he said via a statement.

"I will surely have the psychological advantage this time. Nerves play a big part in competitive chess, and I am very keen to break his winning streak."

The tournament will be held in the conference room on Level 4 of TappooCity from 8.30am.





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