Panaji: Dinesh Rajan from Tamil Nadu won the 3rd Online Blitz Chess tournament, which was organised by Queens Chess and Cultural Club. FM Nitish Belurkar (8th place) and WCM Gunjal Chopdekar (11th place) were the top among Goan players.
The tournament attracted international participation with 8 players from UAE and 1 player from Singapore participating in the same.
Other Goan winners were Ayush Pednekar (21st place) and Mandar Lad (23rd place). Winners of category prize for Goan players were Tanvi Hadkonkar, Utkarsh Ganpule, Vedant Borkar, Joy Kakodkar, Vivaan Ballikar, Love Kakodkar, Shravan Barve and Anvesh Bandekar.
Meanwhile, Queens Chess and Cultural Club, through a press note, has stated that it will donate surplus from collections of online blitz chess championships to CM COVID-19 relief fund.