Fiji Times Logo

Fiji Time: 8:10 AM on Monday 22 September

/ Front page / Sport

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.


Fiji Times Front Page Thumbnail

Kaila Front Page ThumbnailFiji Times & Kaila Frontpage PDF Downloads

Use the free Acrobat Reader to view.

Today's Most Read Stories

  1. 32 seats for FijiFirst, says Bainimarama
  2. It's all good
  3. Latest results
  4. SODELPA pulls out agents
  5. Bainimarama's ready to take country forward
  6. Candidate faces discipline
  7. Call for a government of national unity
  8. Labour rejects observers report
  9. Saneem assures unpaid workers
  10. Next poll results update at 8pm

Top Stories this Week

  1. FijiFirst claims 60 per cent Thursday (18 Sep)
  2. Searching for answers Monday (15 Sep)
  3. Girl, 12, murdered Monday (15 Sep)
  4. Shocked and disgusted Monday (15 Sep)
  5. Parties reject result Friday (19 Sep)
  6. Leader of the pack Thursday (18 Sep)
  7. No stop Friday (19 Sep)
  8. Fiji First in strong lead: Fiji Elections Saturday (20 Sep)
  9. FijiFirst leads Thursday (18 Sep)
  10. No $20m ransom Tuesday (16 Sep)