Hyderabad: R Vighnesh of Tactica Chess Academy emerged champion after edging out Virinchi in the tie-breaker in the junior category of the 133rd Brilliant Trophy Open Chess Championship on Sunday.
Both Vighnesh and Virinch had six points for the top position but the former was declared in the tie-breaker. Sai Maneendra, with five points, took the third place.
In the open category, D Naga Shashank maintained a clean slate with six points form six rounds for the top place while K Sarat Chandra took the second place with 5.5 points. P Satyanarayand, with five points, stood at the third.
Top Ten Places in open category: 1. D Naga Shashank, 2. K Sarat Chandra, 3. P Satyanarayana, 4. Govindlal Sharma, 5. S Subbaraju, 6. Sk Fayaz, 7. Aditya varun, 8. S Khan, 9. M Rithvik raja, 10. Perumallu.
Age Group winners:
Under-14: Boys: 1. Sangam Siddharth, 2. Chaitanya;
Girls: 1. Sai Akhila, 2. Shriya;
U-12: Boys: 1. Virinchi, 2. O Mahijit;
Girls: 1. N Sneha, 2. Asmitha;
U-10: Boys: 1. Sai Maheendra, Chidvilas Sai;
Girls: 1. Pranitha Priya, 2. N Sai Nitesha;
U-8: Boys: 1. Shreyas Nallore, 2. R Velavaa;
Girls: 1.Nigama Sree, 2. G Sarayna;
U-6: Boys: 1. K Surya, 2. G Pavan;
Girls: 1. Rushitha Haju, 2. R Srilaya;
Best Veteran: VU Diwakar;
Best woman: Jyothirmayi;
Final Round Results: Juniors;
Virinchi (6) bt Sai Maneendra (5); Vighnesh (6) bt Ashmita Reddy (4); Sangam Siddareth (4) lost to Pranitha Priya (5); Chidvilas Sai (5) bt Pushkara Sai (4);
G Vishal (4) lost to Shreyas Nallore (5);
Sk Fayaz (5) lost to D Naga Shashank (6); Sai Varshith (4.5) drew with K Sarat Chandra (5.5),
S Subbaraju (5) bt K Vedadri (4); Govindlal Sarma (5) bt JRC Prasad (4); L Satish Kumnar (4) lost to P Satyanarayana (5).