Delhi International chess: Baryshpolets triumphs
NEW DELHI, January 16, 2015

Ukrainian Grandmaster Andrey Baryshpolets led the overseas GMs’ charge into the top nine places of the Rs. 30-lakh Parsvnath Delhi International Open chess tournament here on Friday.

Baryshpolets was the unlikely champion after he topped a three-way tie, at eight points, following decisive battles on the top three boards in the 10th and final round.

Seeded eight, Baryshpolets defeated Deepan Chakkravarthy in 57 moves and Ivan Popov crushed Vietnam’s Nguyen Van Huy after 36 turns.

Official passes away

Meanwhile, Azees, 62-year-old chess official from Kozhikode and a participant in Category ‘C’ here, died following a heart attack on Thursday.

This avid chess-loving bachelor collapsed at the venue before the commencement of the seventh round.

The results (Indians unless stated): 10th round: Mikhail Mozharov (Rus, 7.5) lost to Alberto David (Ita,8); Ivan Popov (Rus, 8) bt Nguyen Van Huy (Vie, 7); Deepan Chakkravarthy (7) lost to Andrey Baryshpolets (Ukr, 8); Abhijit Kunte(7) drew with Anton Demchenko (Rus, 7); Cristhian Cruz (7.5) bt K. Ratnakaran (6.5); Saptashi Roy (6.5) lost to Nguyen Duc Hoa (Vie,7.5); Neelotpal Das (7) drew with Debashis Das (7); Himal Gusain (6.5)lost to Abhijeet Gupta (7); B. S. Shivananda (6) lost to Sabino Brunello (Ita, 7); P. Karthikeyan (7) bt Sahaj Grover (6); Ziaur Rahman (Ban, 6.5) drew with Swapnil Dhopade (6.5); S. Satyapragyan (6.5) drew with N. Srinath (6.5); S. L. Narayanan (7) bt Ramnath Bhuvanesh (6); Prasanna Rao (7) bt Ravi Teja (6).

Final standing: 1-3: Andrey Baryshpolets (Ukr), Ivan Popov (Rus), Alberto David (Ita) (8 points each), 4-7. Mikhail Mozharov (Rus), Cristhian Cruz (Per), Nguyen Duc Hoa (Vie), Axel Rombaldoni (Ita) (7.5each) 9-10. Anton Demchenko (Rus) and Deepan Chakkravarthy (7 each).


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