GUWAHATI, Nov 10 � Pranit Malhotra (U-13) and Aayushraj Sharma (U-9) emerged champion in the PC Borooah selection chess tournament organised by PC Borooah Chess Academy at its premises here yesterday. Pranab Kumar Nath conducted the tournament as chief arbiter.
In the U-13 category, Pranit Malhotra scored 6 points from 7 rounds to win the title. Arunabh Gohain also scored 6 points but declared second on the basis of tie-break score. Aarohan Bharadwaj scored 5 points and got third position while Nitin Malhotra claimed fourth position by scoring 4.5 points.
In the U-9 category, Aayushraj Sharma scored 6 points from 7 rounds and claimed the title. Nihad Islam Hazarika scored 5 points and got second position. Ayan Baruah scored 4.5 points and Anubrat Barthakur also scored 4.5 points each and was declared third and fourth respectively.