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Amonatov wins Delhi chess title

Amonatov wins Delhi chess title
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Top seeded Grandmaster Farrukh Amonatov of Tajikistan won the 15th Parsvnath Delhi International Chess tournament after settling for a quick draw with Grandmaster Diptayan Ghosh in the 10th and final round that concluded here.

New Delhi: Top seeded Grandmaster Farrukh Amonatov of Tajikistan won the 15th Parsvnath Delhi International Chess tournament after settling for a quick draw with Grandmaster Diptayan Ghosh in the 10th and final round that concluded here.

Scoring 8.5 points out of a possible ten, Amanotov stayed half-point ahead of Ghosh and Dzhumaev Marat of Uzbekistan who both tied for the second spot on eight points. The former was declared the runner-up based on his better tie0break.

Amonatov was richer by Rs four lakh, while Diptayan received Rs three lakh and Dzhumaev went home with Rs two lakh for his efforts. Meanwhile, Aradhya Garg of Delhi made an International Master norm defeating Grandmaster Nilotpal Das in what was a fine display of attacking chess.

Another norm was scored by Arpita Mukherjee who ended up with a Women’s International Master norm. She drew with RA Harikrishna in her final round game.

Meanwhile in the ‘C’ group, Suhaib Ahmad of Uttar Pradesh won the first prize with nine points out of a possible ten. It was a four way tie at the top between RP Baisakh, S Satyanarayan and Bishal Basak on nine points apiece in the event and Ahmad had the best tiebreak to back him.

Important results final round (Indians unless stated): Diptayan Ghosh (8) drew with Farrukh Amonatov (Tjk, 8.5); Murali Karthikeyan (7.5) drew with Marat Dzhumaev (Uazb, 8); Swayams Mishra (7.5) drew with Adam Tukhaev (Ukr, 7.5); M R Lalith Babu (7.5) beat N R Visakh (7); P Shyaamnikhil (7) drew with Vitaly Sivuk (Ukr, 7); Karen Movsziszian (Arm, 7) drew with Nguyen Huynh Minh Huy (Vie, 7); Andrei Deviatkin (Rus, 7.5) beat Niaz Murshed (Ban, 6.5); Hesham Abdelrahman (Egy, 6.5) lost to Czebe Attila (Hun, 7.5); Saptarshi Roy (7) drew with Sahaj Grover (7); David Alberto (7) beat Niranjan Navalgund (6.5).

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