GM Nigel Short overcame his loss in the 3rd round to Rahul Sangma by winning the Commonwealth Chess Championship 2008 in 'Naivedhyam Celebrations Centre', Nagpur (Maharashtra), India from 27th Sept. to 6th Oct. 08 by 9.5 points followed by GM Ganguly Surya Shekhar with 9 points. Second runner-up goes to GM Enamul Hossain with 8.5 points. Malaysian IM Mas Hafizulhelmi scored a total of 7 points from 11 rounds with 61st placing in the event.
The playing venue. A ROOK?
Traditional music during the opening ceremony
IM Mas Hafizulhelmi on the right talking to IM Alex Wohl (Aus)
IM Mas in deep thoughts.
Accompanying person outside at the tournament hall.
Final Ranking after 11 Rounds
|1||GM||Short Nigel D||ENG||2655||9,5|
|2||GM||Ganguly Surya Shekhar||IND||2631||9,0|
|4||IM||Arun Prasad S||IND||2492||8,0|
|5||IM||Venkatesh M R||IND||2462||8,0|
|7||FM||Vidit Santosh Gujrathi||IND||2356||8,0|
|9||IM||Laxman R R||IND||2498||8,0|
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