Panta wins chess title

LALITPUR: Sumit Panta won the title of the Shivani Air fifth Kamana Sahakari Chess Tournament here on Friday. Panta defeated Himal Lama in the final of the Super League.

He received a Yamaha motorbike worth Rs 172,000, while Lama earned Rs 50,000.

Kshitiz Bhandari defeated Manish Hamal in third-place playoff. Bhandari and Hamal earned Rs 30,000 and Rs 25,000 respectively. Meanwhile, Badri Lal Nepali saw off Madan Krishna Kayastha in the final round to win the league title.

He received Rs 25,000. Keshav Shrestha outplayed Surbir Lama to finish second and earned Rs 15,000. In women’s category, Sindira Joshi, Sabina Shrestha and Binita Kapali claimed top three spots respectively.