IM Mehmood Lodhi Won 30th Pakistan National Chess Championship 2016 Print
Tuesday, 24 May 2016 10:37

IM Mehmood Lodhi Won 30th Pakistan National Chess Championship 2016

IM Mehmood Lodhi retained the title by winning 30th Pakistan National Chess C'ship 2016 in a convincing manner by winning 10 games and a draw in 11 rounds. He claimed the title for the 15th time.

Dr. Murtaza Ali of Punjab got 2nd position with 9.5/11. Wahid Hussain of Sindh and top seed Syed Ahmad Ali of Punjab got 3rd and 4th with 8/11 respectively while Salman Farooqui of Sindh secured the 5th position with 7.5/11. Dr. Murtaza Ali and Abdur Razzaq of Punjab were awarded with the title of “National Master”.

The championship held from 5-12 May 2016 at Karachi Gymkhana club, Karachi, organized by Chess Federation of Pakistan in collaboration with sindh Chess Association. That was second time ever FIDE rated national championship with a time control of 90+30 with 11 rounds. On the occasion of Closing Ceremony Provincial minister Sindh Givernment Mr. Mir Hazar Khan and Mr. Abdus Salim President Chess Federation of Pakistan (CFP) were the Chief guests. Mr. Abdul Aziz Khan Senior Vice President CFP, Mr. Wasif Nisar acting General Secretary CFP, Mr. Waqar Ahmad Madni Joint Secretary CFP, Mr. Omer Khan, Mr. Muhammad Aslam, Mr. Samar Hussain and Mr. Gulam Yaseen also attended the ceremony.

Following top five players will represent Pakistan in 42nd World Chess Olympiad in Baku, Azerbaijan.

1 IM Lodhi Mahmood 2336   10.5
2 Dr. Murtaza Ali 2111   9.5
3 Wahid Hussain 2018   8
4 FM Syed Ahmad Ali 2343   8
5 Salman Farooqi   7.5

Official website: www.cfp.net.pk

Complete results can be found here http://chess-results.com/tnr220556.aspx?lan=1


Abdur Razzaq being awarded with the title of National Master by Mr. Abdus Salim President Chess Federation
Abdur Razzaq being awarded with the title of National Master by Mr. Abdus Salim President Chess Federation

Ch. Waqar Ahmad Madni R Joint Secretary Chess Federation of Pakistan with the Champion IM Mehmood Lodhi
Ch. Waqar Ahmad Madni (R) Joint Secretary Chess Federation of Pakistan with the Champion IM Mehmood Lodhi

Dr. Murtaza emerged as 1st runner-up
Dr. Murtaza emerged as 1st runner-up

IM Mahmood Lodhi won the National Championship for 15th time
IM Mahmood Lodhi won the National Championship for 15th time

Salamn Farooqui of Sindh got 5th position
Salamn Farooqui of Sindh got 5th position

Top seed Syed Ahmad Ali struggled hard to obtain 4th position
Top seed Syed Ahmad Ali struggled hard to obtain 4th position
 
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