Hyderabad: Varenya won the juniors category of the 144th Brilliant Trophy Chess Tournament held at Brilliant Grammar High School, Dilsukhnagar.
Varenya and Chaitanya Kumar were tied for first place with 6 points out of 6 rounds. In the tie-break, Varenya won the game. Chaitanya Kumar got second place while M Surya finished in third place with 5 points.
In the open category, Govindlal Sharma and G V Srinivas were tied for first place with 5.5 points each out of 6 rounds. Govindlal Sharma won the event in the tie-break while GV Srinivas got second place with Spandan Pati taking third place with 4.5 points.
Open category: 1. Govindlal Sharma 5.5, 2. G V Srinivas 5.5, 3. Spandan Pati 4.5, 4. Sibi Srinivas 4.5, 5. K Vedadri 4.5, 6. Akira 4.5, 7. Naman Mehotra 4, 8. Vinay Kumar 4, 9. Ramkumar P K 4, 10. A Praveen Kumar 4