Kunte Chess Institute




Abhijit wins inter Petroleum individual title, ONGC Wins Team GOLD.

Grandmaster Abhijit Kunte of Indian Oil, Pune, Won the last round game against GM Deep Sengupta of ONGC to win the Inter – Petroleum Individual Chess Championship held at Pondicherry from 15-19th of December 2012. Abhijit scored 6 points out of 7 games and was tied for 1st with GM Neelotpal Das of ONGC, Abhijit was declared 1st on better tiebreak. Abhijit drew 2 games and won total 5 games which include victories against top seed GM SS Ganguly, IM DV Prasad, GM Sethturaman, and GM Deep Sengupta. Total 59 players from 9 oil companies participated in this tournament which included 11 Grandmasters, 8 International Masters and 2 Women Grandmasters. Earlier in the team Championship ONGC won the Gold medal with 10 match points. BPCL and Indian Oil tied for 2nd place with 9 match points. BPCL was announced 2nd on better tie break score. Grandmaster Abhijit Kunte won the 4th Board 1st prize by scoring 5 points out of the 6 games. He also won the prestigious player of the tournament trophy for his overall performance in the Team Championship and Individual Championship.