The First edition of Ekagra All India Open Fide Rated Chess Tournament kicks concluded today at the Sri Kotla Vijay Bhaskar Reddy indoor stadium, Yousufguda, Hyderabad, Telangana. The Top seed was R.R. GM Laxman along with other participants IM Krishna Teja N, IM Rakesh Kumar Jena, WGM Pratyusha Bodda, GM Karthikeyan P., and IM Ramanathan Balasubramaniam. IM Rakesh Jena won the tournament by scoring an unbeaten 8/9 with two draws on better title breaks. Manigandan S.S. finished second also with 8/9 and IM Ramanathan Balasubramaniam finished third with 8/9.
Sandeep Naidu talks to us about the tournament and how it was planned. He also talks about the details he took care of and how being a player changes the things you organize in a tournament.
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Interview by Aditya Sur Roy
Drone Shots courtesy: Ekagra Chess Academy
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