GM Boris Savchenko wins second tournament in a row

Russian Grandmaster Boris Savchenko, with 8 points from 10 rounds, emerged champion in the inaugural Tetrasoft Grandmaster Open tournament (20th to 27th of August) JW Marriot Hotel, Hyderabad yesterday. This was his second tournament victory in a row after Athens of the East International Open which was held in Madurai, Tamil Nadu earlier this month.

Boris was tied for the top spot with Ukraine’s Adam Tukhaev on eight points each. However, Boris defeated Tukhaev in the 10th round and that helped him lay his hands on the trophy and get richer by Rs 2.5 lakh.

The runner-up, GM Adam Tukhaev, took home Rs 2 lakh. With 7.5 points, Tajikistan’s Khusenkhojaev Muhammad took the third place.

In other results, Odisha’s Sahoo Utkal Ranjan was the best performing Indian player, with a 5th place finish. Tied on second place with GM Laxman RR, Hari Madhavan and Kaustuv Kundu. Reigning National Sub-junior Champion and local talent Raja Ritvik was declared the best Telangana player at 10th position with 7 points.

Sports Authority of Telangana State (SATS) chairman A Venkateshwar Reddy and VC and MD A Dinakar Babu distributed the trophies and cash awards to the winners.

Final Ranking

Rk. SNo Name FED Rtg Club/City Pts.  TB1  TB2  TB3  TB4  TB5
1 1
GM Savchenko Boris RUS 2576 Russia 8,0 1,0 59,5 63,0 50,50 7
2 3
GM Tukhaev Adam UKR 2541 Ukraine 8,0 0,0 60,5 65,0 51,00 7
3 7
IM Khusenkhojaev Muhammad TJK 2442 Tajikishtan 7,5 0,0 63,0 66,5 48,00 5
4 4
IM Triapishko Alexandr RUS 2519 Russia 7,5 0,0 59,5 65,5 47,25 6
5 18
Sahoo Utkal Ranjan IND 2278 Odisha – India 7,5 0,0 58,5 63,5 45,50 6
6 8
GM Laxman R.R. IND 2426 ICF 7,5 0,0 57,5 60,0 41,75 6
7 23
Hari Madhavan N B IND 2231 Tamil Nadu – India 7,5 0,0 53,5 57,0 41,75 5
8 16
Kaustuv Kundu IND 2295 West Bengal – India 7,5 0,0 52,5 56,5 41,25 6
9 5
GM Mosadeghpour Masoud IRI 2509 Iran 7,0 0,0 60,5 66,0 43,50 5
10 12
IM Raja Rithvik R IND 2364 Telangana – India 7,0 0,0 58,0 62,5 41,00 6
11 14
Pranav V IND 2316 Tamil Nadu – India 7,0 0,0 57,0 59,5 38,00 6
12 2
GM Smirnov Pavel RUS 2574 Russia 7,0 0,0 56,0 59,5 39,00 6
13 19
FM Aaryan Varshney IND 2272 Delhi – India 7,0 0,0 55,0 60,0 40,75 5
14 20
CM Kushagra Mohan IND 2252 Telangana – India 7,0 0,0 53,5 57,5 37,00 6
15 10
Sammed Jaykumar Shete IND 2416 Maharashtra – India 7,0 0,0 52,5 56,5 37,00 6
16 24
GM Ziatdinov Raset USA 2228 USA 7,0 0,0 51,5 55,5 37,25 5
17 55
Ayushh Ravikumar IND 1907 Tamil Nadu – India 7,0 0,0 50,5 54,5 36,00 5
18 26
Baivab Mishra IND 2215 Odisha – India 7,0 0,0 49,5 53,5 34,75 6
19 28
FM Ramakrishna J. IND 2155 Andhra Bank 7,0 0,0 46,5 50,0 34,75 6
20 13
IM Rathnakaran K. IND 2337 S Rly 6,5 0,0 60,5 64,5 40,00 5
21 9
GM Karthikeyan P. IND 2422 ICF 6,5 0,0 59,0 63,5 38,25 6
22 11
IM Muthaiah Al IND 2384 Tamil Nadu – India 6,5 0,0 58,0 62,0 38,00 4
23 15
Bharat Kumar Reddy Poluri IND 2299 Andhra Pradesh – India 6,5 0,0 57,0 60,5 35,50 5
24 35
Manish Kumar (2006) IND 2053 Odisha – India 6,5 0,0 56,0 59,0 33,50 6
25 29
Surendran N IND 2152 Tamil Nadu – India 6,5 0,0 55,0 59,5 35,50 6