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SAMUEL GENEVIEVE WINS THE ROTARY CUREPIPE JUNIOR CHESS CHAMPIONSHIP 2017

The curtain has fallen this week-end on the Rotary Curepipe Junior Chess Championship 2017 and after 6 rounds of hard fought chess Samuel Genevieve (St Joseph) beats out the challenge of Gyanesh Digumber (RCC) to win the title with an undefeated performance of five wins and a draw in six games.

THE DRAWING OF LOTS FOR THE MASTERS 2017 TOURNAMENT EFFECTED AT COROMANDEL

The drawing of lots for the Masters 2017 has been done today at the Coromandel Community Centre. Five of the ten participants namely Roy Phillips,Deevarajan Chinasamy,Patrick Marie,Salhi Zouhaier and Sanju Backory were present and the ceremony was presided by Chief Arbiter Ronald Raimbert assisted by the President of the MCF Hurrynarain Bhowany and deputy Arbiter Patrick Li Ying.

The complete schedule can be found at this link

MASTERS 2017-RD 1 EXPRESS REPORT

The Masters 2017 has started today 18th March at the Eddy Norton Hall, Rose-Hill, and we already had 5 decisive results with some big upsets. On board 1 five-times Masters Champion Roy Phillips dispatched newbie Christophe Chan with a mating attack in 23 moves. On board 2 Nadarajen Vencatasawmy proved that his victory agaisnt D.Chinasamy was no fluke as he defeated the dangerous tactician Salhi Zouhaier in a tactical skirmish in the french defense.

MASTERS 2017-NADARAJEN VENCATASAWMY SURPRISE LEADER AFTER 3 ROUNDS

The first week-end of the Masters 2017 saw three rounds being played and the surprise leader of the tournament is newcomer Nadarajaen Vencatasawmy on 3 points after he dispatched Salhi Zouhaier,Nuvin Dussoye and Sanju Backory respectively. He was in trouble only against Dussoye as the latter took advantage of his opponent inexperience in the King's Indian Defense set-up  to launch a king-side attack which netted him the exchange. However in a  won position Dussoye over-stepped the time limit ,he must have big regrets in coming to the venue 25 minutes late for the round.

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