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GM Levan Pantsulaia takes the trophy in Mumbai

Indian GM Akshayraj Kore missed out on the chance to finish among the joint winners when he failed to capitalize on an advantage in the middle game and was held to a draw by IM Swayams Mishra in the final round of the Rs 21.5 lakh prize money 6th Mumbai Mayor International Chess Tournament 2013, hosted by The National Sports Club of India and co-sponsored by LIC of India, being played in the indoor stadium of National Sports Club of India.

At the end of the tournament, three GMs were tied at the top with 8½ points. GM Pantsulaia Levan (ELO 2563) of Georgia was declared the winner on the tiebreak rule but had to share the prize money with GM Mchedlishvili Mikheil (ELO 2645) of Georgia and GM Amonatov Farrukh (ELO 2616) of Tajikistan, the three getting richer by Rs 2,58,666.

GM Pantsulaia Levan of Georgia receiving the winner's trophy

GM Pantsulaia Levan of Georgia receiving the winner’s trophy

GM Akshayraj and IM Mishra, who finished among a bunch of six players in joint second earned Rs 49,333 for their efforts.

GM Akshayraj had a tough opponent in IM Swayams Mishra, who defeated a GM in the penultimate round. Playing white, Akshayraj faced Queens Defense, where he had a slight advantage in the middle game. Maintaining the attack, he regularly exchanged his pieces. However, he made the mistake of going for the exchange of Queens on the 40th.

On the 42nd move Swayams played a6-pawn, wanting to exchange for a passed pawn, gaining equality on the board. Thus with no choice remaining Akshayraj had to share the point.

In the Under-2100, Ramkrishna Perumalla (ELO 2086) of AP was joined by Snehal Bhosale, the Mumbai lad who was joint leader yesterday to share the prize money, earning Rs 1,07,500 each.

Final standings:

1. GM Pantsulaia Levan GEO 2563 – 8.5
2. GM Mchedlishvili Mikheil GEO 2645 – 8.5
3. GM Amonatov Farrukh TJK 2616 – 8.5
4. GM Andriasian Zaven ARM 2608 – 8
5. GM Babujian Levon ARM 2488 – 8
6. GM Papin Vasily RUS 2552 – 8
7. GM Zubarev Alexander UKR 2559 – 8
8. IM Swayams Mishra IND 2406 – 8
9. GM Akshayraj Kore IND 2508 – 8
10. IM Rathnakaran K. IND 2417 – 7.5
11. GM Laxman R.R. IND 2429 – 7.5
12. GM Hoang Thanh Trang HUN 2476 – 7.5
13. IM Sangma Rahul IND 2382 – 7
14. IM Udeshi Aditya IND 2416 – 7
15. Sunilduth Lyna Narayanan IND 2396 – 7
16. Kathmale Sameer IND 2325 – 7
17. GM Timoshenko Georgy UKR 2522 – 7
18. IM Rajesh V A V IND 2343 – 7
19. IM Karthikeyan P. IND 2415 – 7
20. IM Ravichandran Siddharth IND 2361 – 7
21. IM Shyam Nikil P. IND 2408 – 7
22. GM Harutjunyan Gevorg ARM 2455 – 7
23. GM Neelotpal Das IND 2461 – 7
24. GM Ziatdinov Raset USA 2348 – 7
25. Vignesh Nr IND 2229 – 7
26. Kulkarni Chinmay IND 2268 – 7
27. GM Malakhatko Vadim BEL 2552 – 6.5
28. IM Karthikeyan Murali IND 2435 – 6.5
29. GM Vaibhav Suri IND 2535 – 6.5
30. GM Gagunashvili Merab GEO 2592 – 6.5
31. IM Baghdasaryan Vahe ARM 2387 – 6.5
32. GM Kunte Abhijit IND 2507 – 6.5
33. Gusain Himal IND 2305 – 6.5
34. IM Murali Krishnan B.T. IND 2301 – 6.5
35. IM Himanshu Sharma IND 2401 – 6.5
36. Visakh Nr IND 2243 – 6.5
37. Banerjee Sushant IND 2198 – 6.5
38. GM Petrosian Davit G. ARM 2436 – 6
39. GM Fodor Tamas Jr. HUN 2475 – 6
40. IM Ramnath Bhuvanesh.R IND 2352 – 6
41. GM Hossain Enamul BAN 2487 – 6
42. IM Thejkumar M. S. IND 2406 – 6
43. IM Ankit R. Rajpara IND 2428 – 6
44. GM Rahman Ziaur BAN 2498 – 6
45. Raghunandan K S IND 2059 – 6
46. IM Kulkarni Vikramaditya IND 2350 – 6
47. CM Puranik Abhimanyu IND 2185 – 6
48. CM Prince Bajaj IND 2258 – 6
49. IM Konguvel Ponnuswamy IND 2357 – 6
50. WGM Kiran Manisha Mohanty IND 2195 – 6
51. Deshpande Aniruddha IND 2236 – 6
52. FM Aravindh Chithambaram Vr. IND 2328 – 6
53. Gajwa Ankit IND 2122 – 6
54. Kulkarni Rakesh IND 2277 – 6
55. Pradeep Kumar R.A. IND 2252 – 6
56. IM Gokhale Chandrashekhar IND 2284 – 6
57. IM Akshat Khamparia IND 2382 – 6
58. Abhilash Reddy M.L. IND 2253 – 6
59. Navalgund Niranjan IND 2217 – 6
60. Prasannaa.S IND 2152 – 6
61. Akash Pc Iyer IND 2155 – 5.5
62. Pranav Vijay IND 2197 – 5.5
63. IM Prasanna Raghuram Rao IND 2419 – 5.5
64. FM Hasan Mehdi BAN 2274 – 5.5
65. Yohan J. IND 2120 – 5.5
66. IM Babu N Sudhakar IND 2257 – 5.5
67. Mithil Ajgaonkar IND 2207 – 5.5
68. Thakurta Soumya IND 2215 – 5.5
69. Mari Arul S. IND 2167 – 5.5
70. FM Sauravh Khherdekar IND 2206 – 5.5
71. FM Chatterjee Debaraj BAN 2281 – 5.5
72. FM Joshi Pankaj IND 2298 – 5.5
73. Kumaran B IND 2222 – 5.5
74. Bartakke Amardeep S. IND 2200 – 5.5
75. Wettasinha Vasanta SRI 1847 – 5.5
76. GM Yagupov Igor RUS 2428 – 5
77. Karthik V. Ap IND 2130 – 5
78. Patil Pratik IND 2202 – 5
79. Mohammad Nubairshah Shaikh IND 2198 – 5
80. IM Shivananda B.S. IND 2382 – 5
81. Madjidov Jasur UZB 2193 – 5
82. FM Ramakrishna J. IND 2253 – 5
83. FM Thakur Akash IND 2215 – 5
84. Nandhidhaa Pv IND 2137 – 5
85. Ritviz Parab IND 2101 – 5
86. Phadke Sohan IND 2201 – 5
87. WFM Gevorgyan Maria ARM 2135 – 5
88. Aradhya Garg IND 1966 – 5
89. Rishi Sardana IND 2268 – 5
90. Dodeja Pawan IND 2135 – 5
91. Chaithanyaa K.G. IND 2085 – 5
92. Shashikant Kutwal IND 2264 – 5
93. WGM Swathi Ghate IND 2260 – 5
94. Audi Ameya IND 1881 – 5
95. IM Shetty Rahul IND 2243 – 4.5
96. Dahale Atul IND 2116 – 4.5
97. Niraj Saripalli IND 2043 – 4.5
98. Babayan Armine ARM 2083 – 4.5
99. Siva Mahadevan IND 1922 – 4.5
100. Chakravarthi Reddy M IND 2113 – 4.5
101. WCM Savant Riya IND 1966 – 4.5
102. WIM Thipsay Bagyashree Sathe IND 2074 – 4.5
103. FM Vinoth Kumar M. IND 2158 – 4.5
104. Zoar Haque Prodhan BAN 1958 – 4.5
105. Shetye Siddhali IND 1953 – 4.5
106. Iniyan P IND 1911 – 4.5
107. WIM Ivana Maria Furtado IND 2117 – 4.5
108. Islam Kazi Taherul BAN 2084 – 4.5
109. WCM Gjergji Rozana ALB 1938 – 4.5
110. Natarajan C. IND 2214 – 4
111. Rohan Ahuja IND 2070 – 4
112. FM Harshal Shahi IND 1998 – 4
113. Kothari Swapnil IND 2045 – 4
114. Neelakantan Narayanan IND 2012 – 4
115. Raghav Bagri IND 1725 – 4
116. Saravana Krishnan P. IND 2323 – 3.5
117. Shweta Gole IND 1934 – 3.5
118. Visveshwar A IND 1833 – 3.5
119. Dave Shiv Shankar IND 1712 – 3.5
120. Ponkshe Sarang IND 1936 – 3.5
121. Savarkar Narendra IND 1243 – 3.5
122. Abul Kashem BAN 1857 – 3.5
123. Aman Swapan Shah IND 1505 – 3.5
124. Afzal Kazi Md. Mahbub BAN 1834 – 3
125. Madjidov Irgash UZB 0 – 3
126. Joglekar Abhijit IND 1740 – 2
127. Purushothaman T IND 2293 – 2
128. Modi Divyam IND 0 – 2
129. Shah Jahnvi IND 0 – 1.5

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