Thursday, January 31, 2008

GM Ziaur Rahman 3rd in 6th Parsvnath Intl Open in New Delhi

Bangladeshi GM Ziaur Rahman emerged 3rd in 6th Parsvnath International Open Chess Tournament 2008 held in New Delhi. It was a 10 round swiss leage where Zia scored 8 with a rating performance of 2545 to gain 11 rating points out of it. GM (in-waiting) Abhijeet Gupta won the title and 2.24 lakh rupees scoring 9 while GM Surya Shekhar Ganguly scored 8.5 to be runner up. The other Bangladeshis FM Taibur Rahman scored 7 and IM Enamual Hossain scored 6.5. Hats off to Zia for his good show. Here are the top scorers list.

Rank SNo. Name Rtg FED Pts BH.
1 12 IM Gupta Abhijeet 2495 IND 9 65½
2 2 GM Ganguly Surya Shekhar 2579 IND 70
3 39 IM Prakash G B 2341 IND 8 70½
4 7 GM Dzhumaev Marat 2527 UZB 8 69½
5 3 GM Kurnosov Igor 2577 RUS 8 69
6 6 GM Solodovnichenko Yuri 2541 UKR 8 67½
7 14 GM Rahman Ziaur 2492 BAN 8 67
8 24 IM Rathnakaran K 2437 IND 8 65½
9 75 Praveen Kumar C 2255 IND 8 59

Here are the full final standings result.

Source: http://www.hindu.com/2008/01/21/stories/2008012155561900.htm
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