Rijendra Rajbhandari Wins Indrachowk Open
Sep 4th /Sunday, Kathmandu
Rijendra Rajbhandari of Kathmandu Chess Club lifted the Indrachowk Open Fide Rating Chess Tournament on Saturday. Rijendra finished the tournament with 8.5 points from nine rounds. He defeated Nepal Champion Badrilal Nepali in the last round. This is the first time Rijendra win the rating chess tournament title in his 15 years playing career.
Fide Master Sujendra Prasad Shrestha secured the second position after defeating former National Champion Surbir Lama in the last round with seven points. Naveen Tandukar placed third while Rajan Puri finished with fourth position with seven points each.
Fide Master Manish Hamal, Badrilal Nepali, Unrated Lekh Bahadur Thapa(Kantipur Chess Club), Surbir Lama(Macchindra Club), Bijay Dangol and Niraj Niraula(Dhrubatara Sporting Club, Damak) finished the tournament from fifth to tenth position respectively.
Sudeep Bajracharya and Manoj BK(Saptari)secured first and second position in the unrated category. Prem Krishna Maharjan takes the best local player prize.