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Wazeer Ahmad Khan is Asian 65+ Champion

by Priyadarshan Banjan - 09/12/2016

The Myanmar Chess Federation organized the Asian Seniors Championship 2016 from 27 October to 04 November at Hotel Hazel, Mandalay, Myanmar. The tournament was held in two categories — for players aged above 50 and 65. India's 69-year-old IM Wazeer Ahmad Khan won the gold in the 65+ category where 18 players competed. The tournament had 56 players from 12 countries competing for the medals. We have a quick report.

Wazeer Ahmad Khan is Asian Seniors 65+ Champion

69-years-old IM Wazeer Ahmad Khan of Rampur in Uttar Pradesh is the Asian Seniors 65+ Champion. He began the event as the fifth seed...

...but rampaged to a perfect 9.0/9 to claim the title.

Khan receiving his trophy from the Asian Chess Federation Secretary General Hisham Al Taher.

New Zealand's CM Helen Milligan (2053; extreme left) was declared the women's champion — she was the only woman competing in the entire 56-player event — while Myanmar's Myint Han (2281; second from right) won the Asian Seniors 50+ Championship with 8.0/9.

Final Ranking after 9 Rounds (65+)

Rk. SNo   Name sex FED Rtg Pts.  TB1   TB2   TB3 
1 5 IM Wazeer Ahmad Khan   IND 1847 9,0 0,0 49,5 38,5
2 14   Saw Kyaw Nyein   MYA 0 6,5 0,0 47,0 35,0
3 1   Gibbons Robert   NZL 1954 6,0 1,0 45,0 36,5

Final Ranking after 9 Rounds (50+)

Rk. SNo   Name sex FED Rtg Pts.  TB1   TB2   TB3 
1 3   Myint Han   MYA 2281 8,0 0,0 37,5 433,0
2 1 IM Lodhi Mahmood   PAK 2340 7,5 0,5 39,5 419,0
3 7 IM Mohandesi Shahin   IRI 2199 7,5 0,5 37,5 410,5

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