STATE TIMES NEWS JAMMU: Young Soham Kamotra remained in lead among the six toppers emerging out of the day-long first J&K Online Chess Championship which was organised by the All J&K Chess Association, here. Now, these toppers shall play another round of the competition for the title trophy on May 15. Soham is followed by Ritwan Sauntra, Arushi Kotwal, Pranav Abrol, Ashutosh Jamwal and Ajit Singh. The organisers also declared four stand byes including Maxim Singh, Sayam Baria, Janish Manyal and Raman Gupta. “A record 171 regular players and other chess enthusiasts took part online in this event through the medium of electronic gadgets like Laptop and other mobile handsets. Such an event took place for the first time in J&K amidst ongoing lockdown. The AJKCA congratulates all the participants for making the event a success,” president of the Association, Atul Kumar Gupta said. Vivek Bharti Gupta was chief judge of the event which took place in blitz format of 3min+2sec increment with each move.
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