Sunday, May 31, 2009

2nd SUBIC Open - Final Round

Grandmaster Ghaem Maghami Ehsan of Iranian fame come as the sole leader of the 2nd Subic Open 2009. GM Ghaem Maghami Ehsan, who also won the Mate of the King against Anatoly Karpov this year, confirmed his sole lead after his closest rivals match ended in a draw. As followed online the match between the title pursuider GM Sandipan Chanda against untitled Chinese youngster Xiu Deshun was the real match of the round.

On this game Xiu Deshun slowly built a strong passed black e pawn and the game gone into R+K vs R+B endgame. Sandipan make a weak move on 35.Kf3 enable Xiu to win a pawn. But perhaps due to limited time the game keep going into a rook ending and although a pawn up Xiu could not converted it into victory. This enable a number of seven players tied for second with 6,5 points. Beside Ghaem Maghami Ehsan only Bangladesi GM Rahman Ziaur join the crowded of Chinese, Indians and Vietnamese players on top 10 list.

Indonesian GM Megaranto Susanto finished with 5,5 points while other comrades IM Irwanto Sadikin , IM Tirto and FM Sebastian Simanjuntak struggling in lower list with 4 and 3 points.

Top 20 Final standing :

1. GM Ghaem Maghami Ehsan IRI 2593 7,0
Xiu Deshun CHN 2422 6,5
3. IM
Yang Kaiqi CHN 2413 6,5
4. GM
Rahman Ziaur BAN 2523 6,5
5. GM
Sandipan Chanda IND 2558 6,5
6. GM
Nguyen Ngoc Truong Son VIE 2588 6,5
7. GM
Ganguly Surya Shekhar IND 2625 6,5
8. GM
Gupta Abhijeet IND 2570 6,5
Yu Yangyi CHN 2433 6,0
10. IM Ashwin Jayaram IND 2413 6,0
11. GM
Negi Parimarjan IND 2592 6,0
12. GM
Dao Thien Hai VIE 2546 5,5
13. GM
Deepan Chakkravarthy J IND 2482 5,5
14. IM
Bitoon Richard PHI 2479 5,5
15. IM
Sadorra Julio Catalino PHI 2451 5,5
16. FM
Arvind C J IND 2275 5,5
17. GM
Megaranto Susanto INA 2553 5,5
18. IM
Tania Sachdev IND 2423 5,5
19. GM
Paragua Mark PHI 2529 5,5
20. GM
Gonzales Jayson PHI 2465 5,5

Round 9 game :
GM Sandipan Chanda - Xiu Deshun

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