Friday, January 22, 2010

8th Parsvnath - Three Tie First

The 8th Parsvnath International in Delhi ended just a minute ago. The tournament is a massive 11 rounds with lots of GMs and IMs. Top seed is Vietnam young rise GM Le Quang Liem, who in the end shared second with 8.5 points. He got a bad start with several draws to lower rated players.

First half of the tournament saw Persian GM Ghaem Ehsan Maghami again dominated with perfect score up to round 6. Later he proceed several draws, included his last round 14 moves draw with GM Rahman Ziaur. Quite a shame since Rahman himself is at 8 point while Ghaem is 8.5, both can claim first prize if they keen to fight it on, alas their spirit is not as high as other pairing.

On final round, GM Luka Lenic who is also at 8.5 decided to put his best to GM Dmitry Kryakvin, but Kryakvin, who play white get a full point on this round. GM Le Quang Liem also finished the tournament with a victory against IM Richard Bitoon. Both got into time trouble and white suddenly gives up a rook for two passed pawns, but Le Quang Liem, playing black, was able to turn the table and won it.

Ghaem , Kryakvin and Pavel Kotsur emerged as player with highest point, Ghaem then get the best tie break. Pavel Kotsur finished his last opponent in a surreal sicilian style against Dzhumaev Marat in 26 moves.

Partial Final standing :
1 GM Ghaem Maghami Ehsan IRI 2589 9
2 GM Kryakvin Dmitry RUS 2575 9
3 GM Kotsur Pavel KAZ 2568 9
4 GM Lenic Luka SLO 2595 8.5
5 GM Rahman Ziaur BAN 2548 8.5
6 IM Sengupta Deep IND 2480 8.5
7 GM Kravtsiv Martyn UKR 2545 8.5
8 GM Le Quang Liem VIE 2647 8.5
9 GM Zubarev Alexander UKR 2544 8.5
10 GM Iuldachev Saidali UZB 2519 8.5
11 GM Jumabayev Rinat KAZ 2536 8.5
12 GM Deepan Chakkravarthy J IND 2492 8
13 GM Dzhumaev Marat UZB 2515 8
14 IM Konguvel Ponnuswamy IND 2420 8
15 IM Murali Krishnan B T IND 2385 8
16 IM Thejkumar M S IND 2435 8
17 GM Arun Prasad S IND 2567 8
18 IM Karthikeyan P IND 2408 8
19 IM Himanshu Sharma IND 2457 8
20 GM Laxman R R IND 2503 8
21 WIM Muminova Nafisa UZB 2347 8
22 GM Turov Maxim RUS 2584 7.5

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Two sicilian games :

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