Friday, November 2, 2007

Humpy Strikes Again

From The Hindu online Saturday November 3, 2007 Sasikiran, Humpy claim blitz gold MACAU: Grandmasters K. Sasikiran and K. Humpy gave India two more gold medals after winning the individual titles in the blitz chess competition of the Asian Indoor Games here on Friday. This was Sasikiran’s third gold and Humpy’s second in the competition that offers nine sets of medals in chess. India has so far won five gold, a silver and a bronze in chess. In the men’s blitz, Sasikiran defeated Kazakhstan’s Murtas Kazhgalyev 3-0 in the best-of-four final to claim the gold after the two players tied at 6.5 points following nine rounds of Swiss league. Among the ladies, Humpy won the sudden-death tiebreak against former World champion Qatar’s Zhu Chen after they were tied at 2-2 in the final.

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