Delhi Chess Open: GM Aleksej Aleksandrov of Belarus Takes Clear First
Grandmaster Aleksej Aleksandrov of Belarus has won the Delhi Chess Open also known as the Parsvnath Chess International Open. He sealed a clear first with a final-round draw with Grandmaster Henrik Teske of Germany who was third. Aleksandrov finished with eight points out of a possible ten and finished clear first ahead of Marat Dzhumaev of Uzbekistan who finished second with best tiebreak score on 7.5 points. It turned out to be a three-way tie for the second spot and Teske finished third while Indian Grandmaster Vaibhav Suri ended fourth.
Marat Dzhumaev defeated P Magesh Chandran while Vaibhav Suri ended the party of K Rathnakaran who had made a Grandmaster norm after winning the penultimate round.
M R Lalith Babu, Lu Shanglei of China and M Shyam Sundar finished in a tie for the fifth spot winning their final round games with Jahongir Vakhidov of Uzbekistan, Akshayraj Kore and Kiril Kuderinov of Kazakhstan respectively.
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