Sri Lanka national Chess Championships 2022

Susal and Esha leads after the half way

The Reigning National Chess Champion Susal de Silva of Nalanda College came to the lead after 6 rounds of the Sri Lanka National Chess Championship 2022. Susal is performing well with 5 straight wins against Buddhika Amarasinghe, Isuru Alahakoon, Dhanushka Bandara, Chandana Wijekoon and SDBK Senevirathne and drew his last game with Nabil Nazar of Gateway College to score 5 ½ points.
Esha Mihisha Pallie of Visakha Vidyalaya is in the lead in the Sri Lanka Women’s National Chess Championships 2022 with 5 points out of 6 possible games. Esha scored wins against Chamodya Yapabandara, Nemindi Ramanayake, Desandi Gamage and Tiumi Yashors while got two draws with Minethma Lasandi Wickramasinghe and WMMN Wijesinghe.
The Sri Lanka National Chess Championships 2022 – Open & Women’s is conducted by the Chess Federation of Sri Lanka for a half a million Cash fund. The winner in Open Section gets Rs. 150,000/= while the Winner of the Women’s Nationals will receive Rs. 100,000/=. The best 14 players of each section in Sri Lanka is competing in round Robin system in 13rounds for the supremacy.
The event is in progress from 23rd April to 1st May at Hector Kobbekaduwa Agrarian Research Institute, Wijerama Mawatha, Colombo 07. The top five players of the events will be included in the Sri Lanka National Chess teams which will play at the FIDE World Chess Olympiad in July 2022 in Chennai, India.
Former National Chess Champion, Rnindu Dilshan Liyanage is in the 2nd spot with 4 ½ points out of 6 while two players Achintha Shamane Kaluarachchi and Isuru Alahakoon are in the 3rd place with 4 points each. Three Players, Janandani Abeysinghe, Sanudula Dahamdi and WIM Sachini Ranasinghe are in the 2nd spot with 4 points each.
The rest of the event, 7 more games will begin on Thursday at the same venue at 3.00 p.m. and will continue till Sunday, the 1st of May 2022. The awards Ceremony will be held on 1st May 2022 at 7.00 p.m.
The live games can be taken from
Sri Lanka National Chess Championship - 2022
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Sri Lanka Women's National Chess Championship - 2022
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