Ghaem Maghami clinches title at the 8th Parsvnath International Open
Saturday, 23 January 2010 05:45
New Delhi (22 Jan 2010): Third seed Iranian Grandmaster Ehsan Ghaem Maghami ensured a thrilling end to the 8th Parsvnath International Chess Tournament by settling for a draw with Bangladeshi Grandmaster Ziaur Rahman in the eleventh and final round at Modern School here on Friday. Maghami tied for the top spot along with Russian Grandmaster Dmitry Kryakvin and Grandmaster Pavel Kostur of Kazakhstan with 9 points each but better tie break score helped Maghami to take the Winners trophy and pocketed a shared cash prize of 2 lakh rupees while Kryakvin finished second and Kostur satisfied with third spot finish.
In the final round encounters Kryakvin overcame second seed Slovenian Grandmaster Lenic Luka while Kostur defeated Uzbek Grandmaster Marat Dzhumaev to catch up with Maghami for the pole position. Young Indian International Master Deep Sengupta finished a creditable sixth position in the field of 22 Grandmasters.
Women International Master Muminova Nafisa and International Master P Karthikeyan bagged Best Women and Best Junior player prizes respectively. Grandmaster Vul Arkadi Eremmeevich of Russia adjudged as Best Veteran player and Maharjan Herkaji of Nepal secured Best Unrated player prize. Rahul Sangma and Tania Sachdev won the Best Delhi Player and Best Women Players prizes.
Dr. Bideshwar Pathak, founder Sulabh International Movement, and Shri Pradeep Jain, Chairman Parsvnath Developers, give away the prizes in presence of Smt. Rashmi Singh, Director Delhi Government, Shri Rajesh Hari Joshi, Secretary Nepal Chess Association, Shri Dhiraj Raghuvanshi, President Uttaranchal Chess Association and Bharat Singh, Secretary Delhi Chess Association.
Important last round results:
GM Dmitry Kryakvin of Russia (9) beat GM Lenic Luka of Slovenia (8.5); GM Ehsan Ghaem Maghami of Iran (9) drew with GM Ziaur Rahman of Bangladesh (8.5); GM Marat Dzhumaev of Uzbekistan (8) lost to GM Pavel Kostur of Kazakhstan (9); IM Deep Sengupta (8.5) drew with Martyn Kravtsiv of Ukraine (8.5); IM Richard Bitoon of Philippines (7.5) lost to GM Le Quang Liem of Vietnam (8.5); IM Himanshu Sharma (8) drew with GM Arun Prasad (8); GM Alexander Zubarev of Ukraine (8.5) beat IM Nikolay Tolstikh of Russia (7.5); GM Andrey Gutov of Russia (7.5) lost to GM Rinat Jumabayev of Kazakhstan (8.5); Saidali Iuldachev of Uzbekistan (8.5) beat IM Arghyadip Das (7.5); IM Justin Sarkar of USA (7.5) drew with GM Maxim Turov of Russia (7.5).
1. GM Ehsan Ghaem Maghami of Iran with 9 points and 83 tie-break score
2. GM Dimitry Kryakvin of Russia with 9 points and 78 tie-break score
3. GM Pavel Kostur of Kazakhstan with 9 points and 76.5 tie-break score
4. GM Lenic Luka of Slovenia with 8.5 points and 78.5 tie-break score
5. GM Ziaur Rahman of Bangladesh with 8.5 points and 78.5 tie-break score
6. IM Deep Sengupta with 8.5 points and 77 tie-break score
7. GM Martyn Kravtsiv of Ukraine with 8.5 points and 77 tie-break score
8. GM Le Quang Liem of Vietnam with 8.5 points and 76.5 tie-break score
9. GM Alexander Zubarev of Ukraine with 8.5 points and 76 tie-break score
10. GM Saidali Iuldachev of Uzbekistan with 8.5 points and 74.5 tie-break score
For full results please visit the official website