May 04, 2012 Sports
Junior chess player, Anthony Drayton employed shrewd tactics and drew
his match with FIDE rated player Shiv Nandalall (1715) while his colleague Cecil Cox defeated another FIDE rated player, Ryan Singh (1456) when the Caribbean Container Inc. (CCI) sponsored FIDE rating Chess tournament continued at two venues, the Olympic House and the Ocean Spray Hotel, recently.
Despite such commendable achievements by the two junior players it was senior national champion Taffin Khan (1809) and his father David (1386) that carted off the honours and jointly leads the points standing after the completion of three rounds.
In all, six junior participants drawn from the 2011 National Junior Championship are pitting their skills against four FIDE rated senior players in an attempt to procure lucrative FIDE (World Chess Federation) ratings.
Those junior players are Anthony Drayton, Cecil Cox, Ron Motilall, Haifeng Su and Sham and Kana Khan. The seniors are Taffin Khan (1809), Shiv Nandalall (1715), Ryan Singh (1456) and David Khan (1386).
At the end of the first 3 rounds the point’s standings read: Taffin and David Khan (3 apiece), Anthony Drayton (21/2), Cecil Cox (2), Shiv Nandalall (11/2). Five players are bundled in the cellar on one point or less).
In order to earn the FIDE rating the junior participants are required to score at least one point each from a FIDE rated or non-FIDE rated player in the single round robin event. FIDE ratings are an indication of a chess player’s strength and with International Chess Grandmasters rated at 2500 and over.
Meanwhile, fourth round activities commence today at the Ocean Spray Hotel, Stanley Place Kitty, starting at 18:15hrs. The match-ups are National Junior Champion Haifeng Su up against his senior counterpart Taffin Khan while Anthony Drayton takes on Ron Motilall. David Khan will face off with Kana Khan while Cecil Cox and Ryan Singh play Sham Khan and Shiv Nandalall respectively.
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