Friday, December 02, 2011

Vizag GM International Open Chess Championship

Vizag GM International Open Chess Championship was held from from 23rd November to 1st December, 2011 at Swarnabharathi Indoor Stadium in Resapuvanipalem, Visakhapatnam, AP, India.

The 11-round Swiss tournament with 200 participants was organized by the All Vizag District Chess Association together with Andhra Pradesh Chess Association and under the aegis of All India Chess Federation.

The reigning India champion Abhijeet Gupta entered the final round with a full point advantage ahead of the competition but then he was defeated by the 2nd-seeded Tigran L Petrosian from Armenia.

Eventually five players shared the first place with 8.5 points each. Abhijeet Gupta still claimed the winner’s trophy on superior tie-break. Full standings.

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