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The Ekalavya Awardee of 2011(Chess) Viani Antonio D'Cunha of South Canara and a student of R.V. College of Engineering, Bangalore has achieved the title International Master in Abu Dhabi Chess Festival - International Masters Tournament held from 21st to 29th August 2016. Viani Antonio D’cunha achieved his International Master title by attaining the required rating of 2400 in the last round against International Master Fawzy Adham of Egypt. Thus he is the first and only International Master in Chess from South Canara District. Viani has achieved 5 International Master (required for the title 3) norms out of which 3 norms were achieved in previous Abu Dhabi events. With the rating of 2346, he increased 41 points in Czech Open 2016 and 23 in Abu Dhabi Masters and now has a live rating of 2410.

Nantes, France: Stany G A of Karnataka won the 16th Sautron International Open Chess Tournament held in the city of Nantes in France. The tournament was organised by Sautron chess club from 22nd to 29th October. There were 172 players from 10 countries with 4 Grandmasters and 12 International Masters. Stany who came 5th in the same tournament last time improved his performence this year by clinching the title. He scored 7 points from 9 rounds in which he drew against tournament top seed GM Andrei Istratescu of france and GM Malakhatko of Ukraine and He defeated IM Koziak Vitaly of Ukraine and IM Manea Alexandru of Romania. Stany has gained 13 rating points for his perfomence and his live rating stands at 2485 he needs 15 more rating points and 2 GM norms to become a Grand Master.

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