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Kolkata Open: Samvel Ter-Sahakyan first on tie-break

The SREI International Grandmasters Chess Tournament was held on 5-14th December at the historic Town Hall in Kolkata, India.

The tournament was open for the players rated above 1900 and was completed over 10 rounds of Swiss system.

Four players shared the first place with 7,5 points each: GM Samvel Ter-Sahakyan ARM 2562, IM Mikhail Mozharov RUS 2535, GM Levan Pantsulaia GEO 2605 and FM Tigran S. Petrosyan ARM 2383.

Samvel Ter-Sahakyan took the winner’s trophy on best tie-break score.

GM Samvel Ter-Sahakyan

GM Samvel Ter-Sahakyan

The event was organized by the Allsports Management and Dibyendu Barua Chess Academy, under the aegis of FIDE, AICF and Bengal Chess Association. The prize fund was 12,000 EUR.

Kolkata Open was part of a series of strong open tournaments organized in India to celebrate the World Chess Championship Match in Chennai.

Chennai Open was won by the rising star Aravindh Chithambaram, while GM Sethuraman S P took the trophy in Hyderabad Open.

After Kolkata Open there will be a short break for international players as AICF is holding the national championship. However, from the 1st January the tour continues with two back-to-back international opens – the 2nd Gurgaon Open and the 12th Delhi Open.

Final standings:

1 GM Ter-Sahakyan Samvel ARM 2562 – 7.5
2 IM Mozharov Mikhail RUS 2535 – 7.5
3 GM Pantsulaia Levan GEO 2605 – 7.5
4 FM Petrosyan Tigran S. ARM 2383 – 7.5
5 GM Mirzoev Azer AZE 2518 – 7.5
6 GM Popov Ivan RUS 2644 – 7
7 GM Neverov Valeriy UKR 2514 – 7
8 IM Karthikeyan Murali IND 2431 – 7
9 GM Laxman R.R. IND 2443 – 7
10 IM Rzayev Bahruz AZE 2465 – 7
11 GM Borovikov Vladislav UKR 2557 – 6.5
12 GM Sengupta Deep IND 2570 – 6.5
13 GM Gagunashvili Merab GEO 2546 – 6.5
14 GM Hayrapetyan Hovik ARM 2458 – 6.5
15 GM Drazic Sinisa SRB 2441 – 6.5
16 GM Dzhumaev Marat UZB 2557 – 6
17 IM Stopa Jacek POL 2488 – 6
18 GM Sanikidze Tornike GEO 2553 – 6
19 IM Ramnath Bhuvanesh.R IND 2393 – 6
20 IM Prasanna Raghuram Rao IND 2392 – 6
21 GM Babujian Levon ARM 2512 – 6
22 Kunal M. IND 2277 – 6
23 GM Neelotpal Das IND 2445 – 6
24 IM Sharma Dinesh K. IND 2386 – 6
25 IM Udeshi Aditya IND 2444 – 6
26 GM Yagupov Igor RUS 2427 – 6
27 IM Karthikeyan P. IND 2343 – 6
28 Vignesh Nr IND 2293 – 5.5
29 Visakh Nr IND 2303 – 5.5
30 GM Ganguly Surya Shekhar IND 2646 – 5.5
31 IM Ravichandran Siddharth IND 2395 – 5.5
32 GM Ziatdinov Raset USA 2357 – 5.5
33 Karthik V. Ap IND 2097 – 5.5
34 IM Baghdasaryan Vahe ARM 2395 – 5.5
35 Roy Prantik IND 2272 – 5.5
36 GM Thipsay Praveen M IND 2419 – 5.5
37 IM Swayams Mishra IND 2440 – 5.5
38 IM Shivananda B.S. IND 2337 – 5.5
39 Sardana Rishi AUS 2373 – 5.5
40 IM Himanshu Sharma IND 2368 – 5.5
41 IM Saravanan V. IND 2352 – 5.5
42 IM Anurag Mhamal IND 2416 – 5
43 IM Prathamesh Sunil Mokal IND 2392 – 5
44 Harsha Bharathakoti IND 2208 – 5
45 Lokesh P. IND 2241 – 5
46 IM Konguvel Ponnuswamy IND 2358 – 5
47 Kumaran B IND 2255 – 5
48 WGM Gomes Mary Ann IND 2423 – 5
49 Ravi Teja S. IND 2335 – 5
50 GM Sundararajan Kidambi IND 2435 – 5
51 Pradeep Kumar R.A. IND 2325 – 5
52 IM Mohota Nisha IND 2257 – 5
53 Yohan J. IND 2130 – 5
54 IM Narayanan Srinath IND 2436 – 5
55 Krishna Teja N IND 2178 – 4.5
56 WGM Kiran Manisha Mohanty IND 2240 – 4.5
57 Patil Pratik IND 2265 – 4.5
58 Akash Pc Iyer IND 2248 – 4.5
59 Singh S. Vikramjit IND 2208 – 4.5
60 FM Matta Vinay Kumar IND 2199 – 4.5
61 Sagar Shah IND 2346 – 4.5
62 FM Chatterjee Debaraj BAN 2273 – 4.5
63 Lakshmi Narayanan Mv IND 2110 – 4.5
64 Dhulipala Bala Chandra Prasad IND 2213 – 4.5
65 Thapa Krishna NEP 2046 – 4.5
66 FM Mitrabha Guha IND 2024 – 4.5
67 Ram S. Krishnan IND 2267 – 4.5
68 Anshuman K IND 1954 – 4.5
69 Chatterjee K.K. IND 2250 – 4
70 Siva Mahadevan IND 2017 – 4
71 Lasya.G IND 2069 – 4
72 Harini S. IND 2046 – 4
73 Linda Rangarajan IND 2142 – 4
74 Phadke Sohan IND 2160 – 4
75 Rajdeep Sarkar IND 1960 – 4
76 WFM Gevorgyan Maria ARM 2177 – 3.5
77 Md. Sharif Hossain BAN 2128 – 3.5
78 Ganesh Babu S. IND 2051 – 3.5
79 Arpan Das IND 2038 – 3.5
80 Arjun K. IND 2055 – 3.5
81 FM Harshal Shahi IND 2034 – 3.5
82 FM Hamal Manish NEP 2068 – 3.5
83 Shetye Siddhali IND 1945 – 3.5
84 Mithil Ajgaonkar IND 2212 – 3
85 GM Murshed Niaz BAN 2465 – 3
86 IM Suvrajit Saha IND 2326 – 3
87 IM Sangma Rahul IND 2358 – 3
88 Zoar Haque Prodhan BAN 1909 – 3
89 Saidul Islam BAN 1999 – 3
90 Godbole Atharva IND 1980 – 2.5
91 GM Bakre Tejas IND 2455 – 2
92 Rahman Saimon Siddiqur BAN 1860 – 2
93 IM Das Arghyadip IND 2472 – 1.5
94 IM Swapnil S. Dhopade IND 2458 – 1.5
95 Arindam Mukherjee IND 2224 – 1.5
96 Kishor Shazzad BAN 1917 – 1

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