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ALAPPUZHA: Ernakulam's Nimmy A. George, with five points from six rounds, retained the Kerala State women's chess title here on Monday.
The top-seeded Nimmy, who shared the lead with Thiruvananthapuram's Anjana Krishna and Kozhikode's C.H. Meghna after the penultimate day's action, defeated the latter in the morning and then signed the peace treaty against Kozhikode's P. Nirupama in the final round.
“I've lost count of the number of times I've won the State title; I think it's five,” said the 25-year-old, who is based in Aluva.
Anjana Krishna finished runner-up while Meenu Rajendran, also from the State Capital, was third.
Final placings (top five):
1. Nimmy A. George (5 pts); 2. Anjana Krishna (Tvm, 4.5); 3. Meenu Rajendran (Tvm, 4.5); 4. S. Amrutha (Klm, 4.5); 5. V.H. Ardra (Klm, 4).
Select results (final round):
Nimmy George (Ekm) drew with P. Nirupama (Kzd).
S. Amrutha (Klm) drew with Anjana Krishna (Tvm).
Meenu Rajendran (Tvm) bt C.H. Meghna (Kzd).
R. Aparna (Knr) drew E. Sheena (Knr).
V.H. Ardra (Klm) bt Alka Raj (Ekm).
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