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Gran Hotel Bali 2023: Mitrabha Guha clinches Blitz Nocturno, third in Open A, Sham R wins Aficionados B

by Shahid Ahmed - 16/12/2023

GM Mitrabha Guha scored an unbeaten 7.5/8 to win XIV Gran Hotel Bali Blitz Rating Open 2023. He finished a half point ahead of the field. FM Xulio Del Prado Rodriguez (ESP), GM Rustam Khusnutdinov (KAZ), FM Felix-Antonio Illinca (ROU) and Francisco Javier Barranco Cara (ESP) scored 7/8 each. They were placed second to fifth place respectively. This was Mitrabha's ninth tournament triumph of the year. GM Karen Grigoryan (ARM) won the Open A event scoring 8/9 and remained undefeated. Seven players scored 7/9 each. Out of them, GM Evgeny Zanan (ISR) and Mitrabha secured second and third place according to tie-breaks. Sham R won the Aficionados B (Below 2000) tournament. He scored an unbeaten 8/9 to win the tournament. Miquel Fabre Massana (ESP) and Jamison Edrich Kao (HKG) scored 7.5/9 each to be placed second and third respectively. Photos: Official site

Mitrabha's ninth, Sham's seventh tournament triumph of the year

FM Xulio Del Prado Rodriguez (ESP) had a sole lead 7/7 heading into the final round of Blitz Nocturno. GM Mitrabha Guha defeated him to become a clear champion, Xulio secured second place. GM Rustam Khusnutdinov (KAZ) defeated Nicolas Asensio Asensio (ESP) to finish third. In the Open A event, GM Karen H Grigoryan (ARM) was a full point ahead of others 7.5/8. He drew against GM Mitrabha Guha to become a clear champion. GM Evgeny Zanan (ISR) drew with IM Ruben Domingo Nunez (ESP) to be placed second, Mitrabha third. In the Aficionados B group, Lluis Navarro Rico (ESP), Jamison Edrich Kao (HKG) and Sham R were the three leaders 7/8 each. Lluis lost to Sham and Jamison won against Matei Vladut (ROU). Adolfo Santamaria Baeza (ESP) went down against Miquel Fabre Massana (ROU). Thus, Sham won Group B, Miquel second and Jamison third. 

Champion in Blitz Nocturno - GM Mitrabha Guha 7.5/8

Runner-up in Blitz Nocturno - FM Xulio Del Prado Rodriguez (ESP) 7/8

Second Runner-up in Blitz Nocturno - GM Rustam Khusnutdinov (KAZ) 7/8

Blitz Nocturno Top 3 (L to R): 3rd GM Rustam Khusnutdinov (KAZ) 7/8, 1st GM Mitrabha Guha 7.5/8 and 2nd FM Xulio Del Prado Rodriguez (ESP) 7/8

The top three prizes in the Blitz Nocturno were €200, €140 and €100 along with a trophy each.

GM Mitrabha Guha in action

GM Mitrabha Guha scored an unbeaten 7.5/9, finished a half point ahead of the field and gained 2.6 Elo rating points

Champion in Open A - GM Karen Grigoryan (ARM) 8/9

Runner-up in Open A - GM Evgeny Zanan (ISR) 7/9

Second Runner-up in Open A - GM Mitrabha Guha 7/9

Top 3 in Open A (L to R): 2nd GM Evgeny Zanan (ISR) 7/9, 1st GM Karen Grigoryan (ARM) 8/9 and 3rd GM Mitrabha Guha 7/9

The top three prizes in the Open A were €2000, €1200 and €1000 along with a trophy each.

World Under-8 Girls 2022 Gold medalist - Charvi A scored an impressive 5/9 and gained 160.8 Elo rating points in the Open A section

Aficionados Group B (Below 2000) Champion - Sham R 8/9

Aficionados Group B (Below 2000) Runner-up - Miquel Fabre Massana (ESP) 7.5/9

Aficionados Group B (Below 2000) Second Runner-up - Jamison Edrich Kao (HKG) 7.5/9

Aficionados Group B (Below 2000) Top 3 (L to R): 3rd Jamison Edrich Kao (HKG) 7.5/9, 1st Sham R 8/9 and 2nd Miquel Fabre Massana (ESP) 7.5/9

The top three prizes in the Aficionados B were €2400, €1400 and €1100 along with a trophy each.

Sham R in action

Sham R scored an unbeaten 8/9, finished a half point ahead of the competition and gained 49.4 Elo rating points

Players in action

View from the top of the venue - Hotel Bali - Benidorm in Alicante, Spain

The beautiful sky

A total of 174 players including 6 GMs, 9 IMs, a WGM and 2 WIMs took part from 27 countries across the world in the Open A category. The eight-day nine round Rating Open tournament was organized by Luis Barona Boj at Hotel Bali - Benidorm in Alicante, Spain from 1st to 8th December 2023. The time control of the event was 90 minutes + 30 seconds increment per move.

Final standings in Open A

Rk.SNo NameTypGrFEDRtgIRtgNClub/CityPts. TB1  TB2  TB3 Rpnwwew-weKrtg+/-
11
GMGrigoryan, Karen H.*ARM26382645Benalmádena843,552,542,52670987,520,48104,8
24
GMZanan, Evgeny*ISR24830Rishon Lezion743,551372442976,560,44104,4
32
GMMitrabha, Guha*IND250807425133,52395977,43-0,4310-4,3
43
GMSolodovnichenko, Yuri*UKR24862529Figueres74148,533,52328866,73-0,7310-7,3
513
GMCampora, Daniel H.S60*ARG23542386Oromana740,549,537,52409976,390,61106,1
65
IMDomingo Nunez, Ruben*ESP24292418Villa de la Zubia740,548,535,52407976,890,11101,1
728
Munoz Avila, Jose Luis*ESP22382245Gros Xake Taldea73946342296976,010,992019,8
816
IMGoluch, Piotr*POL23120Polonia737,545342331865,810,19101,9
96
GMMoskalenko, ViktorS60*ESP24272428Colon Sabadell Chessy6,544,55435,5239996,56,59-0,0910-0,9
1054
Ambartsumian, TyhranU12*HARM213806,541,548,532,5232096,54,352,154086
1138
WGMGrabuzova, Tatiana*ESP22022205Filántropos Equigoma6,53845332314653,921,081010,8
1217
FMGomez Dieguez, David*ESP23032301Ourense6,53643,529,5229696,56,480,02200,4
1314
FMLuque Saiz, Andres*CESP23492347Silla6,535,543,528218796,57,53-1,0320-20,6
1420
IMGranero Roca, Antonio*CESP22732276Silla6,534,541,531224896,56,66-0,1610-1,6
1541
AGMVignesh, B*IND2179064347,5352297964,141,862037,2

Details

A total of 221 players including 2 GMs and 3 IMs took part from 20 countries across the world in the Blitz Nocturno event. The one-night eight round Rating Open tournament was organized by Luis Barona Boj  at Hotel Bali - Benidorm in Alicante, Spain on 6th and 7th December 2023. The time control of the event was 3 minutes  + 2 seconds increment per move.

Final standings in Blitz Nocturno

Rk.SNo NameTypGrFEDRtgIRtgNClub/CityPts. TB1  TB2  TB3 Rpnwwew-weKrtg+/-
11
GMMitrabha, Guha*IND250807,533,54037,50253187,57,240,26102,6
29
FMDel Prado Rodriguez, XulioU16*HESP22890Ourense735,54537,502500874,992,012040,2
32
GMKhusnutdinov, Rustam*KAZ242907354437,002403877,02-0,0210-0,2
43
FMIlinca, Felix-AntonioU14*CROU24230Paterna730,53732,502372877,19-0,1910-1,9
517
Barranco Cara, Francisco Javier*HESP2221073037,532,002249876,790,21204,2
67
FMDiaz Velandia, Jose Manuel*CVEN23290Gambito Benimaclet6,533,542,534,25233386,56,180,32103,2
7106
Sarvade, Mihiir*IND182506,531,538,530,75226875,50,934,5740182,8
88
FMIngunza Curro, Andres*ESP23280Madrid6,5303728,75220386,57,13-0,6310-6,3
95
FMOrtega Ruiz, Jose Miguel*HESP23580Diagonal Alcorcón6,5293729,25226486,56,91-0,4120-8,2
1020
FMSande Edreira, Jose Antonio*HESP22090Gijon Ajedrez 646,52936,529,25221286,56,190,31206,2
1186
Sham, R*HIND189706344331,002276862,043,962079,2
1231
Aakash Sharadchandra, Dalvi*IND213006334127,502156865,370,632012,6
1311
IMGranero Roca, Antonio*CESP22730Silla632,54028,502151866,83-0,8310-8,3
1452
Moreno Lopez, Avelino*ESP20240Getafe632,53926,002197864,111,892037,8
1547
Asensio Asensio, NicolasU16*HESP20500Aulazenter6323724,502204864,271,734069,2
1623
AGMVignesh, B*IND217906313826,002071866,74-0,7420-14,8
1748
Lorente Melcon, MaximoU14*HESP20400Oberena63137,525,002160864,631,374054,8
1887
Ghita, Vlad-Bogdan*HROU189506303524,502084863,732,272045,4
1922
FMJimenez Martinez, Jose Vicente*ESP21950Excalibur62935,525,752114866,54-0,5420-10,8
20107
Fernandez Pastor, Luis*HESP18190Ourense62834,525,001962762,843,1640126,4

Details

A total of 326 players took part from 29 countries across the world in the Aficionados Group B (Below 2000) event. The eight-day nine round Rating tournament was organized by Luis Barona Boj  at Hotel Bali - Benidorm in Alicante, Spain from 1st to 8th December 2023. The time control of the event was 90 minutes  + 30 seconds increment per move.

Final standings in Group B

Rk.SNo NameTypGrFEDRtgIRtgNClub/CityPts. TB1  TB2  TB3 Rpnwwew-weKrtg+/-
145
Sham, R*HIND189708430522105985,532,472049,4
26
Fabre Massana, MiquelS60*ESP19822002Moia Moianes7,544,5053,5212597,55,981,522030,4
374
Kao, Jamison EdrichU14*HHKG183507,543,5051211997,54,173,3340133,2
411
Navarro Rico, Lluis*CESP19651967ASSSA Enric Valor748,50582068975,831,172023,4
558
Conde Chamizo, Pablo*ESP18691895Cultural Tussam746,5054,52073974,582,422048,4
64
Vladut, Matei*ROU19890745,50542086975,901,102022
73
Talledo Lagos, Cesar Frank*HPER19930745053,52099975,801,202024
8124
Gyaneshwar, B*IND17120744,5051,52089972,604,402088
98
Sempere Domenech, Abel*CESP19791977Alcoy744052,52064976,001,002020
1023
Stanchev, Aleksandar*BUL19480Kaisa Varna743,50521947976,630,37207,4
1116
Lloret Climent, MiguelS60*CESP19541954L'Alfàs del Pi743,50502035976,060,942018,8
1284
Blanco Garcia Bajo, DavidU12*ESP18121827Fundación La Caja742,50492037974,082,9240116,8
1322
Perez Garcia, Juan Angel*ESP19481945Ateneo Albacetense740047,51943976,830,17203,4
1417
Martin Ramos, Hector*ESP19531987Getafe7380472000976,470,534021,2
1521
Buitron Ramil, David*HESP19481946Cabo Touriñán738046,51949976,530,47209,4

Details

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