By Joe Barrett
Tarun Kanyamarala from Portlaoise, who is an International Chess Federation (FIDE) Master, won the Irish Chess Union City of Dublin Masters 2021 Championship.
The 17-year old who is among the top 20 ranked active players in Ireland went through the competition undefeated on a score of 4.5 from 5 games.
He was presented with his prize from cllr Deirdre Donnelly of Dún Laoghaire-Rathdown County Council and Chairperson Irish Chess Union Desmond Beatty.
Tarun and his 16-year-old sister Trisha, who has the honour of being the first woman to gain the Women International Chess Master in Ireland title and is ranked among the top 40 active chess players in Ireland, are representing Ireland in the European chess club Championship which is taking place in Ohrid, North Macedonia from this Saturday 18 to Saturday 25 September.