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GM Surya Sekhar Ganguly wins Kolkata International 2015 (Video)

The 2nd Kolkata International Grandmasters Chess Tournament took place from 15-24th March at the Indian Council For Cultural Relations, 9A Ho Chi Minh Sarani, Kolkata-71, India.

GM Surya Sekhar Ganguly outwitted Cuban GM Isan Reynaldo Ortiz Suarez in a battle of nerves to win the second International Grandmasters Chess Tournament on Tuesday.

Surya Sekhar Ganguly

GM Surya Sekhar Ganguly

Surya, who was in the lead with Nigel Short and Lu Shanglei, opened up the kingside in a Sicilian defence and his two bishops ensured an attack which fetched him a pawn and it was a matter of time as the Indian GM finished the winner with 7,5/9 points.

On the top board, Short and Shanglei had a quiet affair after opting for a Catalan set up. With neither of them getting a breakthrough, the duo agreed for a truce on the 41st move.

Short, Shanglei, Deep Sengupta and Sandipan Chanda finished tied second with 7,0 points each.

Video by Vijay Kumar

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