Delhi Open Chess: Abhijeet Gupta gets better of Aleksej in final round, clinch title

January 17, 2020

ChessDelhi Open International Grandmasters Chess Championship

  • Indian GM Abhijeet Gupta beat Aleksej Aleksandrov of Belrus in the 10th and final round on Thursday to win the 18th Delhi Open International Grandmasters Chess Championship in New Delhi.
  • Starting the final game half a point behind the Belarussian, the 30-year old Gupta secured a win in 37 moves to seal the top prize with 8.5 points.
  • The Indian with an ELO rating of 2603 played consistently right through the tournament with a loss to fellow GM and compatriot Karthik Venkataraman in round three being the only blip.

Final standings: 1. Abhijeet Gupta 8.5 points, 2. Aleksej Aleksandrov 8, 3. Pavel Ponkratov 8, Levan Pantsulaia (Georgia) 8, 5. M Pranesh (India) 8, 6. Nodirbek Yakubboev (Uzbekistan) 7.5, 7. Mikheil Mchedlishvili (Georgia) 7.5, 8. Alexei Fedorov (Belarus) 7.5, 9. C R G Krishna (India) 7.5, 10. Debashis Das (India) 7.5.

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