Vizag Grandmasters International Open Chess Tournament

The Vizag Grandmasters International Open Chess Tournament was held from 25th October to 4th November at Visakhapatnam, state of Andhra Pradesh, India.

The tournament was played over 11 rounds of Swiss system and for the prize fund of 14,700 EUR. The first prize was approximately 3000 EUR.

There were 17 GM, 18 IM and 8 FM among the 163 participants.

Grandmasters Enamul Hossain (Bandgladesh), B Adhiban (India) and Davit G Petrosian (Armenia) shared the first place with 8.5 points each. Hossain took the winner’s trophy on superior tie-break.

This is another strike from Bangladesh as GM Ziaur Rahman previously won the NIT International Grandmasters Open in Nagpur. But it was not as NIT for GM Ziaur as he stood 10th in this tournament.

Final Ranking

 

Rank

Title

Name

FED

Rtg

Pts.

 TB1 

 TB2 

 TB3 

1

GM

Hossain
Enamul

BAN

2481

8.5

73.5

68

58.25

2

GM

Adhiban B.

IND

2564

8.5

73

67

60.5

3

GM

Petrosian
Davit G.

ARM

2459

8.5

68

63

54.25

4

GM

Aleksandrov
Aleksej

BLR

2602

8

75

68

57

5

GM

Vovk Andrey

UKR

2564

8

73.5

67.5

54.75

6

FM

Ghosh
Diptayan

IND

2415

8

71

65.5

53.25

7

IM

Stany G.A.

IND

2404

8

70.5

64.5

53.75

8

GM

Deviatkin
Andrei

RUS

2588

8

69.5

64

53.5

9

GM

Lalith Babu
M.R.

IND

2540

8

69.5

63.5

53.5

10

GM

Rahman
Ziaur

BAN

2502

8

67

61

52.5

 

 

Here is the champion’s game of 8th round (a long fight)