Sixth seed Filipino Grandmaster Oliver Barbosa ensured a thrilling end to the 10th Parsvnath International Open Grandmasters Chess Tournament by defeating Indian International Master Shyam Nikil in the eleventh and final round at Ludlow Castle Sports Complex here on Monday.
This victory enabled Barbosa to take his tally to nine and half points to take the winner's trophy and pocketed a cash prize of 2 lakh rupees.
1. GM Barbosa Oliver PHI 2573 – 9.5
2-3. GM Gomez John Paul PHI 2506 and IM Lalith Babu M R IND 2484 – 9
4-5. GM Paragua Mark PHI 2522 and Ma Qun CHN 2475 – 8.5
6-16. GM Deviatkin Andrei RUS 2574, Zeng Chongsheng CHN 2400, IM Vaibhav Suri IND 2448, IM Shyam Nikil P IND 2482, GM Kunte Abhijit IND 2548, IM Rathnakaran K IND 2403, IM Vidit Santosh Gujrathi IND 2513, IM Thejkumar M S IND 2455, GM Kravtsiv Martyn UKR 2602, GM Laxman R R IND 2434 and IM Nitin S IND 2399 – 8 etc