Meenal excels in Thailand Chess event

JAMMU: Two-time Commonwealth Championship medalist and number one FIDE rated woman player of J&K, Meenal Gupta won third best woman award in strong 20th BCC Open Chess Championship in open divi- sion at Chiang Mai,
Thailand.
She defeated two FIDE Masters and drew with one Woman international Master (IM) to win the cov- eted prize with cash money equivalent to Rs 40000 INR and achievement certifi- cate. “It was her best perform- ance after a long time after
three years. All the three prize winners among women tied on same 5.5 points and prize was decid- ed by latest FIDE tie break- er rules in which score of opponents are counted. She defeated players from England, Italy, Nigeria and Thailand while drew with
Malasian player,” informed president of All J&K Chess Association (AJKCA) and father of Meenal, Atul Gupta.
Meanwhile, office bear- ers of AJKCA congratulat- ed Meenal Gupta for won- derful show at the interna- tional level.