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- Tarapore boy scores 99 out of 100 in chess test

Tarapore School (Agrico) student Harsh Kushwaha made the right moves to bag the top spot at the Under-11 problem solving competition at Tata Chess Centre on Tuesday evening.

Sixth grader Harsh scored 99 points out of 100 in the one-and-a-half tour time slot to walk home with the winner痴 trophy.

的知 happy with my performance. Although I made perfect moves, I committed a technical goof-ups. It was a learning experience, he said.

Charu Agarwal from Narbheram Hansraj English School and Anushka Agarwal from Carmel Junior College bagged the second and third slots, respectively.

Organising outfit East Singhbhum District Chess Association functionary Jayant Bhuyan, who evaluated answer sheets along with coach Ashok Verma, lauded Harsh.

滴e was excellent. Had he not made some technical faults, he would have scored full points, he added.

In the unique event, participants were given 10 questions which they had to solve by making moves on the chess board.

Bhuyan claimed the tournament was a great draw. 展e had planned to allow 50 participants. But, more children turned up and we could not turn down parents requests. As many as 70 participants were accommodated in the test. The top 10 performers were handed over trophies and certificates, he added.

Participants who finished with same points had to play a tie-breaker.

的n the tie-breaker, the contestant who finished the game the fastest was declared winner. The top 10 performers were decided by this method, said Bhuyan.

Players who finished in the top 10 comprised Pratyush Mishra (Jusco School, Kadma), Sonam Kumari (Motilal Nehru Public School), Sandip Ghosh (Jusco School, Kadma), Om Narayan Bhuyan (Kerala Samajam Model School), Shirish Shriyans (Loyola School), Tushar Dey (Kerala Public School, Kadma) and S. Vardhan Jha (Mount Litera Zee School).

The district chess outfit痴 general secretary Narendra Kumar Tiwary handed over prizes to the top 10 performers.

This was the first time East Singhbhum District Chess Association organised a problem solving competition in the steel city.

The event was meant to assess the skill-level of budding chess talents and identify the areas they had faltered.