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Friday, December 14, 2012

Rose Valley Chess Video: GM Marat Dzhumaev Marat Wins on Tiebreak

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Grandmaster Marat Dzhumaev (Uzbekistan)

GM Marat Dzhumaev of Uzbekistan has won the Rose Valley Chess Open - billed as Asia's biggest chess open - in Kolkata, by defeating International Master V Vishnu Prasanna in the 11th and final round that concluded here at Gorky Sadan. Second place went to Indian GM S P Sethuraman as he had to to be content with a second place finish after drawing with second seed Grandmaster Anton Korobov of Ukraine. Like Dzhumaev, Sethuraman also scored eight points out of a possible 11 but the Uzbek had better tiebreak score, according to a press release.

GM Marat at 07:30

In a eight-way tie for the third place Grandmaster-in-waiting Vidit Santosh Gujarathi turned up with the best tiebreak score and finished third overall. Top seed Radoslav Wostajzek of Poland finished fourth, while Kolkata’s own Deep Sengupta ended fifth.

Anton Korobov, Swapnil Dhopade, Ni Hua of China, Surya Shekhar Ganguly and Sergei Tiviakov of Holland finished sixth to tenth respectively.

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