Ganguly Surya Shekhar wins Delhi Print
Wednesday, 21 January 2009 13:20

Ganguly Surya Shekhar Claimed 7th Parsvnath International Open Chess Tournament

GM Ulibin Mikhail on shared first but with weaker Bucholz score

Indian National Champion Surya Shekhar Ganguly won the 7th Parsvnath International Open Chess Tournament with 8.5 points here at Modern School today. Ganguly tied for the top spot along with Russian Grandmaster Mikhail Ulibin, but better tie break score helped him to take the pole position and pocketed more than two lakh from the Rs. 11.5 lakh prize fund.

In the final round, Ganguly settled for a quick draw against P Karthikeyan in just 15 moves while Ulibin got better of M S Thejkumar. The two ways tie resolved by bucholz score and Ganguly edged out Ulibin with just half point. Grandmaster Petr Kostenko drew his final game against Indian Grandmaster Neeltopal Das and finished a creditable third with 8 points.

Ganguly Surya Shekhar

Ganguly Surya Shekhar

P Karthikeyan and S P Sethuraman achieved grandmaster norm during this tournament and finished fourth and fifth respectively. International Master Prathamesh Mokal also achieved Grandmaster norm while Shahikant Kutwal, Prantik Roy and Arindam Mukherjee secured their International Master norms.

Shalmali Gagare bagged the best women prize while Altykenov Yerlan of Kazakhstan finished first among the unrated players. Joshi G B and Arunima Kalra become the best Delhi Player and Best Delhi Girl respectively.

Report courtesy of the official website

Round 10 results:

1 GM Ganguly Surya Sh. 2614 ½ - ½ IM Karthikeyan P 2450 
2 GM Ulibin Mikhail 2511 1 - 0 Thejkumar M S 2424 
3 GM Neelotpal Das 2490 ½ - ½ GM Kostenko Petr 2501 
4 IM Suvrajit Saha 2368 0 - 1 GM Kuzubov Yuriy 2626 
5 GM Gleizerov Evgeny 2544 ½ - ½ GM Thipsay Praveen M 2453 
6 GM Kunte Abhijit 2527 ½ - ½ IM Roy Chowdhury Sap. 2444
7 GM Iuldachev Saidali 2520 0 - 1 IM Sethuraman S P 2415 
8 IM Laxman R R 2478 1 - 0 IM Rathnakaran K 2431 
9 GM Negi Parimarjan 2600 1 - 0 IM Prakash G B 2397

Final standings:

1 GM Ganguly Surya Shekhar IND 2614 8,5
2 GM Ulibin Mikhail RUS 2511 8,5
3 GM Kostenko Petr KAZ 2501 8,0
4 IM Karthikeyan P IND 2450 8,0
5 IM Sethuraman S P IND 2415 8,0
6 GM Kuzubov Yuriy UKR 2626 8,0
7 GM Neelotpal Das IND 2490 8,0
8 IM Laxman R R IND 2478 8,0
9 GM Ismagambetov Anuar KAZ 2523 8,0
10 GM Kunte Abhijit IND 2527 7,5
11 IM Prathamesh Sunil Mokal IND 2389 7,5
12 IM Sriram Jha IND 2442 7,5
13 Praveen Kumar C IND 2360 7,5
14 GM Negi Parimarjan IND 2600 7,5
15 IM Roy Chowdhury Saptarshi IND 2444 7,5
16 Thejkumar M S IND 2424 7,5
17 GM Thipsay Praveen M IND 2453 7,5
18 GM Gleizerov Evgeny RUS 2544 7,5
19 GM Solodovnichenko Yuri UKR 2571 7,5
20 Arindam Mukherjee IND 2259 7,5
21 GM Areshchenko Alexander UKR 2673 7,5
22 Premnath R IND 2303 7,5
23 GM Ibrayev Nurlan KAZ 2407 7,5

 
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