Passed Pawns to meet Mayor Chess Club in the final

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Passed Pawns Chess Club will meet Mayor Chess Club in the final of the Chess Federation of Sri Lanka Online Women’s Chess Cup on Sunday after they beat their semi-final opponents.

The Passed Pawns Chess Club beat the Black Knights Chess Club 4-0 in round one and 2 ½ – 1 ½ in the second round of the first semi-final. The four players WIM Shri Savitha from India, WIM Sachini Ranasinghe, WFM Dasuni Mendis and WCM Sanudula Dahamdi outplayed Roshel Askey, Naduni Abeywardena, SAK Chandrasiri and Pevinya Pieris of the Black Knights Chess Club in the first round. They entered the second round including WIM Nelunika Methmani for Dasuni.

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Black Knights dropped Roshell Nathasha Askey and included Wonara Gunathilake in the second round. Needing just one point from the round, Passed Pawns scored 2 ½ points. Savitha and Sanudula scored victories. While Sachini drew her game Nelunika conceded defeat. The Passed Pawns aggregated four points to reach the finals.

The Mayor Chess Club also gave a good show against Kriegspiel Chess Academy scoring 3 ½ – ½ in the first round and 2 ½ – 1 ½  in the second round. DADT Shrilal, WIM Mishella Catherine and Kaveesh Indrajith scored full points against Minethma Wickraamasinghe, Esandi Newansa and SNK De Silva and HMMD Herath drew her game. In the second round also Mayor CC beat Kriegspiel Chess Academy convincingly and advanced to the finals with four match points.

Passed Pawns CC will meet Mayor CC in the finals on Sunday (16) at 3.00 pm. The event is conducted on Tornelo Platform. The consolation finals will be played between Black Knights CC and Kriegspiel Chess Academy.

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