IRELAND’S number-one chess player at under-16 level Tarun Kanyamarala has just won the Limerick Open championship.
The Portlaoise College student battled his way through a field of 43 other competitors over six rounds to secure the title on a five win/one draw scoreline. He took home the Legacy Perpetual Trophy from the prestigious three-day championship at the South Court Hotel.
The FIDE tournament carries world-ranking points and Tarun is now rated number 142 in Europe and 246 in the world at U16 level.
The young chess champ also set up an online tutorial site called Any Time Chess, where players can practice their skills and gauge their progress on a day-to-day basis.