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Alexandr Fier wins 49th La Roda Open 2023, Aravindh Chithambaram second and Pranav Venkatesh third

by Shahid Ahmed - 12/04/2023

GM Alexandr Fier drew with GM Aravindh Chithambaram in the final round of 49th La Roda Open 2023. The Brazil no.2 won the tournament due to better tie-breaks, Aravindh was placed second. Seven players scored 7/9 each. GM Pranav Venkatesh, GM Iniyan P and GM S L Narayanan secured third, fourth and fifth place respectively. GM Vignesh N R scored 6.5/9 to finish at tenth place. Thus, Indians claimed five out of the top ten places. The total prize fund of the tournament was €15000. The top three prizes were €3500, €2200 and €1000 along with a trophy each. After winning four tournaments in-a-row, this is Aravindh's first, runner-up finish in 2023, which is quite impressive. Photo: Official site

Indians claim second to fifth

Apart from GM Aravindh Chithambaram's fantastic run in 2023, GM Pranav Venkatesh, GM Iniyan P and GM Vignesh N R, all four managed to gain some rating points. Aravindh, Iniyan and GM S L Narayanan remained undefeated in this event, among the top ten Indian finishers.

Champion - GM Alexandr Fier (BRA) 7.5/9 | Photo: Official site

Runner-up - GM Aravindh Chithambaram 7.5/9 | Photo: Official site

Second Runner-up - GM Pranav Venkatesh 7/9 | Photo: Official site

Top 3 (L to R) - 2nd GM Aravindh Chithambaram, 1st GM Alexandr Fier (BRA) and 3rd GM Pranav Venkatesh | Photo: Official site

4th GM Iniyan P 7/9 | Photo: Official site

5th GM S L Narayanan 7/9 | Photo: Official site

10th GM Vignesh N R 6.5/9 | Photo: Official site

The podium finishers with the authorities | Photo: Official site

Round 9: GM Alexandr Fier (BRA) - GM Aravindh Chithambaram: 0.5-0.5 | Photo: Official site

Round 9: GM S L Narayanan - GM Iniyan P: 0.5-0.5 | Photo: Official site

Players in action | Photo: Official site

The tournament hall at Caja Blanca in La Roda, Spain | Photo: Official site

Trophies and mementos for the prize winners | Photo: Official site

In case if you missed taking part in this event, the 50th edition of La Roda Open will take place from 27th to 31st March 2024 with an increased prize fund of €20000.

50th La Roda Open will take place from 27th to 31st March 2024 with an increased prize fund of €20000 | Photo: Official site

A total of 177 players including 16 GMs, 7 IMs and a WIM took part from 22 countries across the world. The tournament was organized by Club Ajedrez Torneos La Roda from 5th to 9th April 2023 at Caja Blanca in La Roda, Spain. The nine-round Swiss league tournament had a time control of 90 minutes + 30 seconds increment from move no. 1.

Replay Round 1-9 games

Round 9 results

Bo.No. NameRtgPts.ResultPts.NameRtg No.
GMFier Alexandr25997½ - ½7GMAravindh Chithambaram Vr.2607
GMNarayanan.S.L2661½ - ½GMIniyan P2515
GMPranav V2545½ - ½GMAlbornoz Cabrera Carlos Daniel2586
GMSvane Frederik260061 - 06IMShyaamnikhil P2476
GMXu Xiangyu25876½ - ½6IMZhao Yuanhe2447
GMLi Di255461 - 06FMTabuenca Mendataurigoitia Daniel2307
FMSantos Antonio P217661 - 06GMVisakh N R2552
GMKobo Ori25496½ - ½6IMVignesh N R2497
Gomez Falagan Daniel2197½ - ½GMBernadskiy Vitaliy2619
GMJumabayev Rinat26091 - 0Phatak Aanjaneya2070


Final standings

Rk.SNo NameTypsexGrFEDRtgIRtgNClub/CityPts. TB1  TB2  TB3  TB4 Krtg+/-
GMFier AlexandrBRA25992607ARA7,552,5574146,251014,9
GMAravindh Chithambaram Vr.IND26070India7,55155,539,544,751011,1
GMPranav VIND25450India752,557,53943,001017,8
GMIniyan PIND25150India751,556,538,542,501019
GMAlbornoz Cabrera Carlos DanielCUB25862589CAT750553741,0010-1,5
GMLi DiCHN25540China748,552,53639,50101,7
GMSvane FrederikGER26000Alemania746,551,535,538,75100,4
FMSantos Antonio PV65POR21760Portugal74244,53332,002037
IMVignesh N RIND24970India6,551,55635,539,25105,3
IMZhao YuanheCHN24470China6,54953,535,536,001010,1
GMJumabayev RinatKAZ26090Kazajistan6,54953,534,535,7510-6,2
GMKobo OriISR25490Israel6,548,5533536,2510-5,1
GMXu XiangyuCHN25870China6,547,551,536,535,2510-0,4
CMHorcajuelo Rocamora MartinESP21072129MAD - C.A. Diagonal Alcorcon6,546493331,5040118
IMShyaamnikhil PIND24760India649,5543633,50106,7
GMVisakh N RIND25520India64953,534,533,5010-7,8
GMBernadskiy VitaliyUKR26190Ucrania647,551,53532,7510-11,8
IMSiddharth JagadeeshSGP23930Singapur6475130,532,7510-11,8
FMTabuenca Mendataurigoitia DanielESP23072332CNT64750,53330,002013,8



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