2nd Sri Lanka Women’s Chess Grand Prix 2021

Sanudula Dahamdi is Champion!
Fourteen year old KM Sanudula Dahamdi of Musaeus College won the 2nd Sri Lanka Women’s Chess Grand Prix 2021 convincingly at the Chess Federation of Sri Lanka headquarters today. She led the event from the start and finished with 9 points out of possible 11 games. She strongly came up with a win in the penultimate round, the crucial game against the silver medalist, Niklesha Tharusi. Having 1 point lead she got a draw in the final round with Esha Pallie to finish the event. She had one loss to Sandeepani Tharushi, Two draws with Dasuni Mendis, and Esha Pallie and won all other 8 games. Sanudula is awarded the Championship Trophy, Gold Medal and Rs. 30,000/- in cash.
Niklesha Tharushi of Visakha Vidyalaya also had a good event with following Sanudula very closely from the start but lose in the penultimate round did the damage. With the final round win against she managed to win the Silver Medal and Rs. 20,000/- in cash.
The 2nd Sri Lanka Women’s Chess Grand Prix 2021 is conducted by the Chess Federation of Sri Lanka from 13th to 21st February 2021 with a total Prize fund of Rs. 70,000/=. Only 12 top players in the country are participating in this one of the strongest Women Chess events which is conducted on Round Robin Basis for 11 rounds.
Pasindi Yathra Wijesuriya managed to equalize Dasuni Mendis also from Visakha Vidyalaya with 7 points due to her loss in the last round to a lesser rated player. Pasindi won the Bronze medal on the better tie breaker. Pasindi with a good day scored two wins against Oshini Gunawardena and Gaveshi Wickramarathne in 10th and 11th rounds. Dasuni beat Gimashi Weerathunga in the 10th round and lost to Jayandi Bimansa in the last round. They share the 3rd and 4th cash awards of Rs 16,000/=. The fifth place went to Esha Pallie of Visakha Vidyalaya.
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