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Chess : Surya Shekhar Ganguly wins Belt and Road China Hunan International Open

Photo: All India Chess Federation

Surya Shekhar Ganguly wins Belt and Road China Hunan International Open

GM Surya Sekhar Ganguly won the 2019 Belt and Road Hunan International with a score of 7.0/9. His stupendous victory earned him USD 50,000 (Rs.35 lakh!).

Photo: All India Chess Federation

Ganguly played high-class chess to post a rating performance of above 2850 beating Kateryna Lagno, Wei Yi, Ivan Cheparinov and Wang Hao. Ganguly gained 27.5 Elo, taking his classical chess rating to 2657.5.

After winning the tournament, he wrote on Twitter, “Winning 2019 Belt and Road China Hunan International Open was tiring and super satisfactory at the same time. I would like to convey my heartfelt gratitude to Indian Oil for always standing by me through thick and thin.”

Source: All India Chess Federation

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