GUWAHATI, June 26 - Maharnav Deka clinched the Young Masters Chess Classic title organised by the Guwahati Chess Academy at its RG Baruah Road premises here. Maharnav defeated Biswajyoti Das in the sixth and final round to finish with a score of 5.5 points.
Arunabh Gohain also scored 5.5 from the same number of rounds but was declared second on the basis of tie-break score. In the sixth round Arunabh beat Abhinav Dubey with black pieces. Arkapravo Rajkonwar scored 4 points and got third position. Dhritiman Bez and Aarohan Bharadwaj also scored 4 points each but was declared fourth and fifth respectively on the basis of their tie-break score. In the sixth round Arkapravo Rajkonwar beat Pran Govinda Parasar Kashyap while Dhritiman beat Mayank Chakraborty and Aarohan beat Aslesha Talukdar. Abhinav Dubey and Sajal Saroj Lahkar got sixth and seventh position respectively by scoring 3.5 points each. In the sixth round game, Sajal drew against Medha Baruah. Mayank Chakraborty, Biswajyoti Das and Aslesha Talukdar scored 3 points each and got eighth, ninth and tenth position respectively according to their tie-break score.
Altogether 22 players, including 16 rated players participated in the tournament. The tournament was held in Swiss League system of 6 rounds in classical time control. Pranab Kumar Nath conducted the tournament as chief arbiter.