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Lavazza Wins Naresh Tandan Trophy

October 23, 2016

Lavazza represented by Zia Mahmood, Norberto Bocchi, Giorgio Duboin and Dennis Bilde defeated Russia conisting of Andrey Gromov, Aleksandr Dubinin, Georgy Matushko and Evgeny Rudakov, Oleg Kazantsev) by 6 IMPs (109-103) in a intensely fought final over 56 (4 x 14) Boards and won Naresh Tandan trophy and highest prize in Indian history of Rs 20 Lakhs. Russia had to settle for Rs. 10 Lakhs

In the play-off for third place, Dhampur Sugar Mills reprsented by Ashok Kumar Goel (captain), K R Venkatraman, Pritish Kushari, Anil Padhye, Sumit Mukherjee, Debabrata Majumdar lost to Hemant Jalan (Hemant K Jalan – captain, Sandeep Thakral, Kaustabh Nandi, Kaustubh Bendre, Sandip Datta, Vivek Bhand) by 94 IMPs (31-137)