Pune-Sangli Nok-99 Navigators wins title!

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.

Navigators

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.