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Ivan Popov wins 7th Chennai International Open title

Top seed Grandmaster Ivan Popov of Russia with 7.5 points and a superior tie-break clinched the title in the 7th Chennai International Open Grandmaster Chess Tournament at Nehru Stadium, Chennai on 6th Jan, 2015.

For the first time in the history of Chennai Open, there was an eight way tie.

Sharing the top spot with Popov were Dzhumaev Marat (Uzbekistan), Mozharov Mikhail (Russia), Ramnath Bhuvanesh R, Swapnil S Dhopade, Ravichandran Siddharth (all India), Gasanov Eldar (Ukraine), Nguyen Duc Hoa (Vietnam), all at 7.5 points. Full standings below.

Champion Popov Ivan (Russia) was awarded the cash purse of Rupees 200000 (approx USD 3146), while runner-up second placed Uzbek GM Dzhumaev Marat got Rupees 150000 (approx USD 2360). Third placed GM Mozharov Mikhail (Russia) secured a cash award of Rupees 115000 (approx USD 1809).

Mr V Hariharan, Grandmaster Popov Ivan, Mr Shambhu Kallolikar, Mr D V Sundar

Mr V Hariharan, General Secretary, Tamil Nadu State Chess Association, Champion Grandmaster Popov Ivan (Russia), Mr Shambhu Kallolikar, IAS, Member Secretary, Sports Development Authority of Tamil Nadu, Mr D V Sundar, Vice President, FIDE

Four Norms were made signifying the success of the event viz.,

Grandmaster Norms – Ramnath Bhuvanesh & Swapnil S Dhopade,
International Master Norm – Rakesh Kumar Jena
Woman International Master Norm – Pratyusha Bodda

Total cash prizes to the tune of Rupees 1050000 (approx USD 16520) were distributed by Shri Shambhu Kallolikar, IAS, Member Secretary, Sports Development Authority of Tamil Nadu. Present in the dais were Guest of Honor Shri D V Sundar, Vice President, FIDE, Prof R Anantharam, International Arbiter, Mr N Rajesh, Secretary, Chess Association Kerala and Shri V Hariharan, General Secretary, Tamil Nadu State Chess Association.

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Final standings:

1 GM Popov Ivan RUS 2622 – 7.5
2 GM Dzhumaev Marat UZB 2532 – 7.5
3 GM Mozharov Mikhail RUS 2557 – 7.5
4 IM Ramnath Bhuvanesh.R IND 2405 – 7.5
5 IM Swapnil S. Dhopade IND 2418 – 7.5
6 IM Ravichandran Siddharth IND 2381 – 7.5
7 GM Gasanov Eldar UKR 2526 – 7.5
8 GM Nguyen Duc Hoa VIE 2507 – 7.5
9 GM Cruz Cristhian PER 2546 – 7
10 IM Das Sayantan IND 2444 – 7
11 IM Karthikeyan Murali IND 2497 – 7
12 GM Brunello Sabino ITA 2573 – 7
13 GM Evdokimov Alexander A. RUS 2538 – 7
14 GM Baryshpolets Andrey UKR 2566 – 7
15 FM Rakesh Kumar Jena IND 2123 – 7
16 GM Neverov Valeriy UKR 2501 – 7
17 GM Deepan Chakkravarthy J. IND 2489 – 7
18 IM Rathnakaran K. IND 2387 – 6.5
19 IM Cruz Jonathan PER 2454 – 6.5
20 GM David Alberto ITA 2578 – 6.5
21 IM Prasanna Raghuram Rao IND 2436 – 6.5
22 K. Praneeth Surya IND 2212 – 6.5
23 IM Sharma Dinesh K. IND 2380 – 6.5
24 IM Navin Kanna T.U. IND 2374 – 6.5
25 IM Sunilduth Lyna Narayanan IND 2437 – 6.5
26 IM Nguyen Van Huy VIE 2445 – 6.5
27 IM Kathmale Sameer IND 2267 – 6.5
28 Harsha Bharathakoti IND 2309 – 6.5
29 IM Rajesh V A V IND 2408 – 6.5
30 Visakh Nr IND 2346 – 6.5
31 GM Rombaldoni Axel ITA 2505 – 6.5
32 Mehar Chinna Reddy C.H. IND 2281 – 6.5
33 GM Lazarev Vladimir FRA 2387 – 6.5
34 Krishna C.R.G. IND 2365 – 6
35 IM Karthikeyan P. IND 2400 – 6
36 Vignesh Nr IND 2340 – 6
37 Gahan M.G. IND 2295 – 6
38 Hemant Sharma (del) IND 2234 – 6
39 Srinath Rao S.V. IND 2027 – 6
40 IM Stany G.A. IND 2404 – 6
41 Ravi Teja S. IND 2306 – 6
42 Kunal M. IND 2336 – 6
43 FM Matta Vinay Kumar IND 2184 – 6
44 Ram S. Krishnan IND 2240 – 6
45 Lokesh P. IND 2251 – 6
46 Surendran N. IND 2197 – 6
47 IM Deshmukh Anup IND 2250 – 6
48 Pradeep Kumar R.A. IND 2291 – 6
49 IM Nitin S. IND 2347 – 6
50 Navalgund Niranjan IND 2309 – 6
51 Phoobalan P. IND 2291 – 6
52 Sahoo Utkal Ranjan IND 2247 – 6
53 Sekar B IND 2173 – 6
54 Abhilash Reddy M.L. IND 2209 – 6
55 IM Shivananda B.S. IND 2305 – 5.5
56 Pratyusha Bodda IND 2192 – 5.5
57 Kumaran B IND 2316 – 5.5
58 GM Laxman R.R. IND 2408 – 5.5
59 Vasli Aref IRI 2125 – 5.5
60 FM Maheswaran P. IND 2275 – 5.5
61 IM Narayanan Srinath IND 2461 – 5.5
62 IM Praveen Kumar C. IND 2251 – 5.5
63 Tiwari Arjun IND 2206 – 5.5
64 Pranav Vijay IND 2296 – 5.5
65 WGM Kiran Manisha Mohanty IND 2206 – 5.5
66 Aniruddh Aiyengar IND 2010 – 5.5
67 Nishant Malhotra IND 2167 – 5.5
68 Lokesh N. IND 2161 – 5.5
69 Ajay Krishna S IND 2187 – 5.5
70 Michelle Catherina P IND 2061 – 5.5
71 Subramanian R M IND 1917 – 5.5
72 Abhishek Kelkar IND 2280 – 5
73 Debarshi Mukherjee IND 2142 – 5
74 Bavankumar IND 2068 – 5
75 WFM Saranya J IND 2104 – 5
76 Ashwath R. IND 2216 – 5
77 Harikrishnan.A.Ra IND 2124 – 5
78 Sanjay N. IND 2343 – 5
79 Dhulipalla Bala Chandra Prasad IND 2205 – 5
80 Kumar Gaurav IND 2048 – 5
81 Sa Kannan IND 1932 – 5
82 Ritviz Parab IND 2187 – 5
83 Pranavananda V IND 1989 – 5
84 FM Praggnanandhaa R IND 2104 – 5
85 Saurabh Anand IND 1946 – 5
86 IM Saravanan V. IND 2328 – 5
87 Sidhant Mohapatra IND 2281 – 5
88 WFM Vaishali R IND 2134 – 5
89 WFM Varshini V IND 2011 – 5
90 Lakshmi Narayanan Mv IND 2215 – 5
91 IM Murali Krishnan B.T. IND 2283 – 5
92 WGM Safranska Anda FRA 2267 – 5
93 Swain Ashirwad IND 2158 – 5
94 FM Vinoth Kumar M. IND 2119 – 5
95 Senthil Maran K IND 2023 – 5
96 Ganesh Babu S. IND 2078 – 5
97 Vignesh B IND 1979 – 5
98 Yashas D. IND 2119 – 5
99 Harini S. IND 2046 – 5
100 Hirthickkesh Pr IND 2201 – 5
101 WFM Monnisha Gk IND 2110 – 5
102 Snehal Bhosale IND 2087 – 5
103 Patil Pratik IND 2139 – 5
104 Neelash Saha IND 1948 – 5
105 Mohammad Ashraf IND 2175 – 4.5
106 CM Rathanvel V S IND 2048 – 4.5
107 IM Shyam Nikil P. IND 2454 – 4.5
108 Nandhidhaa Pv IND 2177 – 4.5
109 Prajesh R IND 2030 – 4.5
110 WFM Pujari Rucha IND 2109 – 4.5
111 Mari Arul S. IND 2196 – 4.5
112 Rajarishi Karthi IND 1960 – 4.5
113 CM Govindasamy Nashlen RSA 1960 – 4.5
114 WIM Andrenko Irina UKR 2202 – 4.5
115 Dahale Atul IND 2078 – 4.5
116 Roshan Rangarajan. IND 2120 – 4.5
117 Haribalu V. IND 2203 – 4.5
118 Erigaisi Arjun IND 1968 – 4.5
119 Anustoop Biswas IND 1985 – 4.5
120 Rahul Srivatshav P IND 2093 – 4.5
121 Mirashi Shantanu IND 1983 – 4.5
122 WFM Arpita Mukherjee IND 1919 – 4.5
123 Chakravarthi Y.V.K. IND 2062 – 4.5
124 Iyer Vishal IND 1908 – 4.5
125 Lakshmi Krishna Bhushan D IND 1934 – 4.5
126 Eashwar.M IND 1963 – 4
127 Joshi Govind Ballabh IND 2100 – 4
128 Sai Vishwesh.C IND 2337 – 4
129 IM Shetty Rahul IND 2217 – 4
130 Negi Virender Singh IND 1962 – 4
131 Jayakumaar S IND 2053 – 4
132 Sumit Kumar IND 1967 – 4
133 Jaswant G IND 2001 – 4
134 Kulkarni Vinayak IND 2000 – 4
135 Shet Prajwal P IND 1909 – 4
136 Hemanth Raam IND 2001 – 4
137 Iniyan P IND 2131 – 4
138 Chaithanyaa K.G. IND 2101 – 4
139 CM Nihal Sarin IND 2110 – 4
140 Adhithya S IND 1938 – 4
141 Mulay Pratik IND 1957 – 4
142 Priyanka Nutakki IND 1946 – 4
143 Gavi Siddayya IND 1938 – 4
144 Nayak Rajesh IND 1923 – 4
145 Selvabharathy T IND 1901 – 4
146 Priyanka K IND 1918 – 4
147 IM Gagare Shardul IND 2411 – 3.5
148 Ganguly Ritabroto IND 1942 – 3.5
149 Yogit S IND 2146 – 3.5
150 Badavath Anand IND 1939 – 3.5
151 Lasya.G IND 2023 – 3.5
152 Prakashram R IND 1942 – 3.5
153 Ranjith R.K. IND 1975 – 3.5
154 WFM Mahalakshmi M IND 2125 – 3.5
155 Jyothilal N. IND 2031 – 3.5
156 Godbole Atharva IND 2065 – 3.5
157 Iraqui Youssef MAR 2015 – 3.5
158 WFM Tarini Goyal IND 1972 – 3.5
159 Vantika Agrawal IND 1982 – 3.5
160 Aaditya Jagadeesh IND 1910 – 3.5
161 WIM Jennitha Anto K. IND 1972 – 3
162 Kranti Kumar P. IND 1979 – 3
163 Barath Kalyan M IND 1937 – 3
164 Gandhi Anish IND 2163 – 3
165 Abhishek Jaiswal IND 1904 – 3
166 Subramanian Pl IND 1912 – 3
167 Sonkalan Bharati IND 1903 – 2.5
168 Siva Mahadevan IND 2195 – 2.5
169 Chandar Raju IND 1978 – 2.5
170 Iasman Inna FRA 1939 – 2.5
171 Ektova Elena RUS 1813 – 2.5
172 Shailesh Dravid IND 2226 – 2
173 IM Vijayalakshmi Subbaraman IND 2329 – 2
174 Ramalingam Karthik IND 1966 – 2
175 WCM Govindasamy Seshni RSA 1608 – 2
176 Mugil Jayavel IND 2135 – 1.5
177 Dhanasekaran Suresh R. IND 1942 – 1.5
178 Nambiar Vivek IND 2147 – 1
179 Md Nurul Islam Mahin BAN 1829 – 1

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