Commonwealth Chess Championship 2019: Delhi’s GM Abhijeet Gupta wins title

Commonwealth Chess Championship 2019: Delhi’s GM Abhijeet Gupta wins title

July 8, 2019

Delhi’s Grand Master (GM) Abhijeet Gupta won the title in the Commonwealth Chess Championship 2019 (Open) in Delhi by securing 7.5 points from nine rounds on the concluding day of the Championship yesterday.

GM C. Aravindh (TN), GM Swapnil S. Dhopade, GM S.L. Narayanan tied with 7 points each and secured the second, third and fourth places respectively based on their progressive-tied break scores. G.M. Deepan Chakravarthy with 6.5 points finished secured the fifth place.

GM M.S. Thejkumar drew his final ninth round with L.R.Srihari of Tamil Nadu and secured 5.5 points. He finished 24th in the final rankings. In the eighth round, he beat Bihar’s Kumar Gaurav.

Final Placings

  1. GM Abhijeet Gupta (7.5 points), 2. GM C. Aravindh (7-52.5), 3. GM Swapnil S. Dhopade (7-51), 4. GM S.L. Narayanan (7.5-51), 5. GM Deepan Chakravarthy (6.5), 6. GM Debashis Das (6), 7. GM P. Karthikeyan (6), 8. GM Abhijeet Kunte (6), 9. GM Erigasi Arjun (6), 10. GM M.R. Lalith Babu (6), 11. IM Tania Sachdev (6), 12. IM Swayms Mishra (6), 13. IM P.Iniyan (6), 14. IM Shyam Nikhil (6), 15. Divya Deshmukh (6).

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