GM N. Srinath’s quick draw against M. Shyam Sundar helped him emerge as the champion in the LIC Kolkata Open International here on Tuesday.
Overnight leader Srinath agreed for the draw after 27 moves to gather 7.5 points. He was tied with Deepan Chakkravarthy, who recorded a crushing victory over Deep Sengupta, but became champion on tie-breaker scores.
Nigel Short finishes third
Nigel Short drew with Erigaisi Arjun, who earned his maiden GM norm, to finish third.
Srinath bagged ₹3 lakh as prize money. Chakkravarthy collected a cheque of ₹2 lakh, while Short got ₹1.6 lakh.
Priyanka Nutakki scored her maiden Women International Master norm.
- Important results (ninth round) : N. Srinath 7.5 drew with M. Shyam Sundar 7; Nigel Short (Eng) 7 drew with Erigaisi Arjun 7; Deepan Chakkravarthy 7.5 bt Deep Sengupta 6; Abhijeet Gupta 6.5 drew with Vladimir Burmakin (Rus) 6.5; Harsha Bharathakoti 7 bt Sandipan Chanda 6; Nihal Sarin 6.5 drew with Nguyen Van Huy (Vie) 6.5; R.K. Srihari 6 lost to Adam Tukhaev (Ukr) 6.5; Karthikeyan Murali 6.5 bt Muhammad Khusenkhojaev (Tjk) 5.5; Farrukh Amonatov (Tjk) 6.5 bt Neelotpal Das 5.5; Ivan Rozum (Rus) 6.5 bt Sayantan Das 5.5.
- Final standings: 1. N. Srinath 7.5, 2. Deepan Chakkravarthy 7.5; 3. Nigel Short (Eng) 7; 4. M. Shyam Sundar 7; 5. Erigaisi Arjun 7; 6. Harsha Bharathakoti 7; 7. Adam Tukhaev (Ukr) 6.5; 8. Ivan Rozum (Rus) 6.5; 9. Vladimir Burmakin (Rus) 6.5; 10. Farrukh Amonatov (Tjk) 6.5.
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