Iran’s Idani Pouya wins 1st Goa Grandmaster Open

Photo: Niklesh Jain/ ChessBase India

The Goa Chess Association under the aegis of All India Chess Federation hosted its 1st Goa International Open Grandmaster Chess Tournament at Shyama Prasad Mukherjee Stadium Bambolim from October 13-20.

Iranian GM Idani Pouya emerged champion following his impressive final round win over recently minted India’s  Grandmaster Karthik Venkataraman.

Champion of the Tournament: GM Idani Pouya took home a glittering trophy and cash prize of Rs. 250,000/- [Photo: Niklesh Jain/ ChessBase India]
After a thrilling and nerve wrecking eight days event, which saw many unexpected results and upsets.  Idani, was declared the winner with 8.5 points.

1st Runner-up: Armenia’s GM Babujain Levon was given a cash prize of Rs. 200,000/- [Photo: Niklesh Jain/ ChessBase India]
Five players finished with eight points but despite equal on the table, GM Babujain Levon and GM Deepan Chakkravarthy finished second and third respectively due to the better tie-break points.

Second-Runner up: GM Deepan Chakravarthy of Tamil Nadu went home richer with a trophy and Rs. 135,000/- cash prize. [Photo: Niklesh Jain]
Chief guest and Goa’s Sports Minister Manohar Manohar Ajgaonkar gave away the prizes in the presence of Power Minister and GCA President Nilesh Cabral, All India Chess Federation Secretary Bharat Singh Chauhan, AICF Treasurer and Tournament Director Kishor Bandekar, FC Goa CEO Akshay Tandon, ONGC Chess Sports Head Vikas Nigam, Nestle Group Sanjay Khajuria, Vedanta Group Sauvik Mazumdar, Vimson Group Chairman Shivanand Salgaoncar, Delta Corporation Chairman Jaidev Modi, GCA Vice President Mahesh Candolkar, GCA Treasurer Vishwas Pilankar.

Final Ranking after 10 Rounds

Rk. SNo Name sex FED Rtg Club/City Pts.  TB1  TB2  TB3  TB4  TB5 K rtg+/-
1 5
GM Idani Pouya IRI 2588 IRI 8,5 0,0 60,5 66,0 55,50 7 10 12,6
2 18
GM Babujian Levon ARM 2456 ARM 8,0 0,0 63,5 68,0 53,50 6 10 23,9
3 11
GM Deepan Chakkravarthy J. IND 2540 RLYS 8,0 0,0 63,5 67,5 52,00 6 10 9,6
4 9
GM Ter-Sahakyan Samvel ARM 2547 ARM 8,0 0,0 60,0 65,0 51,00 8 10 8,4
5 19
GM Kasparov Sergey BLR 2453 BLR 8,0 0,0 60,0 64,0 49,00 7 10 21,3
6 54
Raahul V S IND 2294 TN 8,0 0,0 59,5 63,5 50,00 6 20 58,8
7 27
IM Das Sayantan IND 2425 WB 7,5 0,0 61,0 65,5 46,25 6 10 13,2
8 2
GM Amonatov Farrukh TJK 2615 TJK 7,5 0,0 59,0 64,5 47,00 7 10 -3,4
9 3
GM Predke Alexandr RUS 2615 RUS 7,5 0,0 59,0 64,0 46,25 6 10 -10,7
10 12
IM Karthik Venkataraman IND 2525 AP 7,5 0,0 58,5 63,5 45,25 7 10 -1,9
11 28
IM Akash G IND 2424 TN 7,5 0,0 56,0 60,5 43,00 6 10 8,7
12 6
GM Tukhaev Adam UKR 2556 UKR 7,5 0,0 55,5 58,5 43,25 6 10 -7,9
13 36
IM Rathnakaran K. IND 2366 RLYS 7,5 0,0 51,0 55,0 40,00 6 10 7,7
14 10
GM Sivuk Vitaly UKR 2545 UKR 7,0 0,0 65,0 71,0 47,50 5 10 3,4
15 4
GM Popov Ivan RUS 2611 RUS 7,0 0,0 62,5 66,5 43,50 6 10 -13,2
16 15
GM Neverov Valeriy UKR 2488 UKR 7,0 0,0 60,0 65,5 43,25 6 10 8,4
17 26
IM Bakunts Rafael ARM 2427 ARM 7,0 0,0 57,5 61,5 40,00 6 10 -3,1
18 32
IM Gusain Himal IND 2384 RLYS 7,0 0,0 55,5 60,0 39,25 6 10 8,0
19 16
GM Kunte Abhijit IND 2484 PSPB 7,0 0,0 51,5 56,5 39,00 4 10 -15,1
20 53
FM Nitish Belurkar IND 2295 GOA 7,0 0,0 51,5 54,0 36,75 5 20 15,0
21 41
IM Kathmale Sameer IND 2343 RLYS 7,0 0,0 49,5 53,5 37,50 4 20 -29,2
22 88
Singh S. Vikramjit IND 2192 RLYS 7,0 0,0 49,5 53,0 37,00 5 20 5,8
23 46
IM Mohammad Minhaz Uddin BAN 2328 BAN 7,0 0,0 46,0 47,5 34,25 6 10 -17,3
24 7
GM Malakhatko Vadim BEL 2552 BEL 6,5 0,0 61,0 66,0 41,25 5 10 -10,8
25 1
GM Kravtsiv Martyn UKR 2654 UKR 6,5 0,0 60,5 66,0 40,50 6 10 -19,2

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