Laxman emerges champion at Chennai Open Chess tournament

Grandmaster R R Laxman of ICF, Chennai emerged the champion on a tie-break after the tenth and final round of the 10th Chennai Open Chess tournament here on Thursday.
Laxman emerges champion at Chennai Open Chess tournament
RR Laxman


Five players: Laxman R R (India), Rozum Ivan (Russia), Timur Gareyev (US), Dzhumaev Marat (Uzbekistan) and Erigaisi Arjun (India), shared the top spot with eight points each and finished in that order on tie-break. Laxman, also a former Commonwealth Champion, takes home the winner’s purse of Rs. two lakh along with a glittering Chennai Open 2018 trophy. Top seed Gareyev’s defeat of second seed GM Rozum Ivan of Russia on the first board, ensured a five-way tie for the top. 
Final placings (Indians unless specified) : 1-5 Laxman R R (India), Rozum Ivan (Russia), Gareyev Timur (USA), Dzhumaev Marat (Uzbekistan), Erigaisi Arjun (India) 8, 6-12 Deepan Chakkravarthy J (India), Pruijssers Roeland (The Netherlands), Sidhant Mohapatra, Rathnakaran K, Raghunandan K S (all India), Atalik Suat (Turkey), Nguyen Duc Hoa (Vietnam) 7.5 pts.
RESULTS (Round 10) (Indians unless specified) : Gareyev Timur (USA) 8 bt Rozum Ivan (Rus) 8, Karthik Venkataraman (7) lost to Erigaisi Arjun (8), R R Laxman (8) bt Visakh N R (7), Llaneza Vega Marcos (Spa) 7 lost to Dzhumaev Marat (Uzb) 8, Sidhant Mohapatra (7.5) drew with Tukhaev Adam (Ukr) 7, Deepan Chakkravarthy J (7.5) bt Tiviakov Sergei (Ned) 6.5, Khusenkhojaev Muhammad (Tjk) 7 drew with Solodovnichenko Yuri (Ukr) 7, Raghunandan K S (7.5) bt Sivuk Vitaly (Ukr) 6.5, Deshmukh Anup (6.5) lost to Atalik Suat (Tur) 7.5, Pruijssers Roeland (Ned) 7.5 bt Nitin S (6.5), Karthikeyan P (6.5) lost to Rathnakaran K (7.5), Nguyen Duc Hoa (Vie) 7.5 bt Roy Chowdhury Saptarshi (6.5).

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