The 4th Maharashtra Chess League 2016 was decided in the Armageddon Match when GM Adhiban for Pune-Sangli defeated GM SL Narayanan of Jalgaon battlers to give his team the title, after the regular matches ended in a tie with 3 – 3 score.
The individual results of the Finals were:
|1.1||1||Pune Sangli NOK-99 Navigators||3 – 3||2||Jalgaon Battlers|
|1||FM||Thakur Akash||2215||0 : 1||GM||Swapnil S. Dhopade||2458|
|2||GM||Kunte Abhijit||2467||0 : 1||GM||Sunilduth Lyna Narayanan||2413|
|3||IM||Udeshi Aditya||2418||1 : 0||Aakanksha Hagawane||1711|
|4||GM||Adhiban B.||2644||1 : 0||Mohammad Nubairshah Shaikh||2371|
|5||WFM||Varshini V||1845||0 : 1||GM||Koneru Humpy||2500|
|6||WGM||Gomes Mary Ann||2337||1 : 0||IM||Narayanan Srinath||2521|
The toss was won by Captain of Pune Sangli NOK-99 Navigators and to play White in the Armageddon match. While Navigators decided to once again put their faith in Adhiban, Jalgaon battlers chose GM S.L.Narayanan to play the crucial encounter. At the end of the tense Armageddon, Adhiban prevailed.