Hyderabad: S Shiva and Chidvilash Sai emerged open category and under-15 champions respectively in the Telangana State Open under-15 Chess Championship held at Lal Bahadur Stadium.
Shiva was adjudged the winner in a tie-break against V Varun after the completion of five rounds. In the under-15 category, Chidvilash Sai battled past Karthik Arige in a tie-break to win the title.
KA Siva Prasad, vice president, Telangana State Chess Association and Raja Rithwik Telangana’s International Master attended the prize distribution programme.
Winners: Open category: 1. S Shiva, 2. V Varun, 3. Amitpal Singh; U-15: 1. Chidvilash Sai, 2. Karthik Arige, 3. Naga Laxmi Seelam.