All India Public Sector Chess Tournament was inaugurated today at Hotel Sandesh the Prince, Mysore. The 5- day event is being organised by Indian Oil Corporation Ltd. on behalf of AIPS Sports Promotion Board. S Varadachari, Executive Director, Indian Oil formally inaugurated the tournament by moving a chess piece. D V Prasad, Organising Secretary, Nagendra Muralidhar, Vice-president, United Karnataka Chess Association, Rajesh Panth, Senior Manager, Indian Oil, Bangalore and Manjunath M, International Arbiter & Chief arbiter were present on the occasion.
After day one, ONGC, AAI and AI are in joint lead by winning the 1st round. Grand Masters Sasikiran & Adhiban tied their game after a long battle while Ram S Krishnan of beat IM Stany G A.
Results of Round 1:
|1||IM||Sharma Dinesh K.||beat||GM||Bakre Tejas|
|2||GM||Sriram Jha||Lost to||IM||Satyapragyan Swayangsu|
|3||WGM||Swati Ghate||Lost to||IM||Narayanan Srinath|
|4||IM||Deshmukh Anup||drew||IM||Swayams Mishra|
|1||Thanki Hemal Karsanji||drew||IM||Visakh N R|
|2||Ram S. Krishnan||beat||IM||Stany G.A.|
|3||Raj Kumar Chauhan||Lost to||GM||Shyam Sundar M.|
|4||Pandit Prem||Lost to||IM||Rajesh V A V|
|1||GM||Sasikiran Krishnan||drew||GM||Adhiban B.|
|2||GM||Vidit Santosh Gujrathi||beat||GM||Kunte Abhijit|
|3||GM||Koneru Humpy||drew||GM||Lalith Babu M R|
|4||GM||Sengupta Deep||drew||GM||Ganguly Surya Shekhar|