Savchenko emerges champion at 13th Chennai Op­en International Grandmaster chess

Tournament leader Nitin accepted an early draw offer from GM Alexei Federov (Belarus) settling down for 8.5 points.

Published: 27th June 2022 11:12 AM  |   Last Updated: 27th June 2022 11:12 AM   |  A+A-

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By Express News Service

CHENNAI:  With a superior tie-break, top-se­ed Russian GM Boris  Sav­chenko (8.5) edged out IM Nitin Senthilvel (India) to em­erge champion in the 13th Chennai Op­en International Grandmaster chess for Sakthi Group Dr Mahalingam Trophy.

Tournament leader Nitin accepted an early draw offer from GM Alexei Federov (Belarus) settling down for 8.5 points. The top board draw gave Savc­henko Boris an opportunity to catch Nitin, which the Russian promptly did, scoring a hard-fought win over IM Aronyak Ghosh. GM Savchenko received the glittering Chennai Open trophy and a cash award of Rs 300000, while the runner-up Nitin received Rs 200000.

Placings: 1-2 Boris Savchenko (Russia), Nitin S 8.5; 3-4 Fedorov Alexei (Belarus), Srihari L R 8.0; 5-14 Stupak Kirill (Belarus), Ravichandran Siddharth, Aronyak Ghosh, Deepan Chakkravarthy J, Nguyen Duc Hoa (Vietnam), Gusain Himal, Nguyen Van Huy (Vietnam), Hari Madhavan N B, Karthikeyan P, Laxman R R 7.5 pts.
 



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