Thursday, March 31, 2011

Completed Tournaments March 2011

1. UT Dallas Grandmaster Invitational Tournament
GM Magesh Chandran 2542 who lost the first 4 rounds in a trot finished with 6 points from 12 rounds. In the last eight rounds he scored 6 points.In the last round he avenged his first round loss and defeated the top seed GM Alejandro Ramirez (2594). He lost 6.6 elo points from the tournament.

2. Reykjavik Open 2011
Abhijeet Gupta 2580 finished 12th with 6.5 points from 9 rounds just half point behind Joint winners (7 of them). He gained 5 elo points in the process.
Dronvalli Harika 2524 finished with 6 points and lost around 6 elo pints. Sahaj Grover 2495 and Debashis Das 2398 ended on 5.5 points followed by Eesha Karavade 2330, Sareen Vishal 2358 on 5.0 points.

3. First Saturday Chess GM Tournament Series March 2011
Indian IM Srinath Narayanan 2310 finished 8th in a 10 player event with 4.0 points from 9 rounds. He has earned well against the top ranked players and has gained around 6 elo points.

4. 9th international Chess Festival of "Meurthe et Moselle" in Nancy (France)
Blitz Tournament
Harikrishana finished credible 12th in the Blitz tournament with 7.5 points from 11 rounds. French Laurent Fressinet won the tournament with a near perfect score of 10.5 points with 10 wins and lone draw. The total participants was 136.

Rapid Tournament
Harikrishana finished credible 11th in the Blitz tournament with 6.0 points from 9 rounds. Germany's Daniel Fridaman won the tournament with 7.5 points. The total participants was 169.

5. Doha Fide Women Grand Prix 2011
India's GM Koneru Humpy won the final grand prix with 8 points from 11 . In the last two rounds the Indian caught Elina Danielian in the standings at the FIDE Grand Prix in Doha. In the process she also gained 6.7 elo points.

Koneru finished ahead of Nana Dzagnidze in the overall GP standings and qualified for a World Title match against Hou Yifan.

6. The 27th International Open of Cappelle-la-Grande
Harikrishna and Sasikiran finished on 6.5 points after 9 rounds. Harikrishna gained 1 elo points while Sasikiran lost 6.5 elo points. Gopal finished with 6 points and lost 12 elo pioints. Harika finished with 5.5 points and gained around 3 elo points.

7. Sri lanka Open Chess Championship 2011
India's Players captured the first three places. CR Krishna 2313 won the tournament with 9 points from 11 games and gained 17 elo points. He was closely followed by R Arun Karthik 2308 with 8.5 points and gained 12 elo points and third place went to top seed Vishnu Prasanna 2358 who finished with 8 points and lost 3 elo points.

8. 19th Fajr International Chess Open Tournament
Sahaj Grover 2462 seeded 26th finished 16th with 8.0 points in 11 rounds. Eight people tied for the first place with 8.5 points. He lost 6 elo points from the tournament.

9. 2011 UMBC Open - Alvin S Mintzes Class Tournament
Balasubramanian 2263 finished 1.5 points from 3 games and gained 5 elo points. While Indian American Adarsh Jayakumar 2191 finished 4 points from 5 games and gained 26 elo points.


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