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Dinesh Rajan M wins 29th Abu Dhabi Chess Festival Open B Below 2000 Rating 2023, Sham R second

by Shahid Ahmed - 28/08/2023

Dinesh Rajan M and Sham R scored 8/9 at 29th Abu Dhabi Chess Festival Open B (<2000) Rating Tournament 2023. Dinesh won the tournament due to better tie-breaks, Sham was placed second. Dinesh suffered one loss against Feliks Tokhyan (ARM). Sham remained undefeated. WIM Tejaswini Sagar and Anusweud Sasikumar scored 7.5/9 each. They were placed fourth and sixth respectively according to tie-breaks. Top seed WFM Anusha N L V scored 7/10 to secure tenth place. Total prize fund was US$ 6050. The top three prizes were US$ 1500 + trophy, $1200 and $1000 each respectively. Photos: Aditya Sur Roy

India claims five out of top ten

Champion - Dinesh Rajan M 8/9

Runner-up - Sham R 8/9 | Photo: Shahid Ahmed

4th WIM Tejaswini Sagar (left) 8.5/9 with her mother - Anjali Sagar 5/9 and younger sister - Siya Sagar 5.5/9
The Incredible Anjali Sagar and her family | Video: ChessBase India

The prize winners of Open B <2000 Category

Dinesh Rajan M scored 8/9, suffered one loss and gained 3.8 Elo rating points

Group photo of various prize winners of 29th Abu Dhabi Chess Festival 2023

For more Prize distribution ceremony photos, please click here.

29th Abu Dhabi Chess Festival 2023 | The After-Movie | Video: ChessBase India

A total of 264 players including an IM and a WIM took part from 34 countries across the world in the Open B <2000 category. The tournament was organized by Abu Dhabi Chess Club & Mind Games from 16th to 24th August 2023 at Radisson Blu Hotel & Resort in Abu Dhabi Corniche Abu Dhabi, UAE. The nine-round Swiss league tournament had a time control of 90 minutes + 30 seconds increment from move no.1.

Final standings

Rk.SNo NameFEDRtgPts. TB1  TB2  TB3  TB4 
Dinesh, Rajan MIND1904804843,545,00
Sham, RIND175180484347,25
CMSindarov, IslombekUZB18337,50504544,50
WIMTejaswini, SagarIND19717,504742,542,00
Pedarse, MarlonPHI19307,504540,543,25
Sasikumar, AnusweudIND18817,5043,53939,75
Tokhyan, FeliksARM1634705348,541,25
Alimbetov, DiasKAZ174470494538,00
Delloro, NoliPHI181070494438,00
WFMAnusha, N L VIND19997046,54236,50



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