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Iniyan wins two consecutive Round Robins in Serbia

by Shahid Ahmed - 03/11/2021

GM Iniyan scored 8.5/11 to win GM Ask 1 at Arandjelovac in Serbia. He was unbeaten for the first ten rounds, he lost the final round against IM Nitin S. Immediately after the conclusion of this event, he played GM Rujna Zora 5, and he won that too. This time he made an unbeaten 7.0/9. He lost only one game against IM Nitin S, out of 18 games he played in two events. These two triumph makes it Iniyan's fifth over-the-board triumph of the year, sixth overall. Iniyan will now take a break for a few days and get back to action at elllobregat Open, a strong open tournament, starting at the end of this month in Barcelona, Spain.

Sankalp scores his maiden GM-norm

IM Sankalp Gupta scored his first GM-norm at GM Ask 1 with a blazing 2600 performance. He started with five consecutive wins before making a draw. He also went on to score his second GM-norm in consecutive tournament. We will have the details of those in a separate article.

Winner of GM Ask 1 and Rujna Zora 5 - GM Iniyan P

Iniyan scored 8.5/11, performed at 2592 and gained 9.4 Elo rating points

Iniyan defeated GMs Branko Damljanovic (SRB) and Emir Dizdarevic (BIH), drew with GM Dragan Kosic. He also beat IM Sankalp Gupta and drew with IM Rudik Makarian (RUS).

L to R - Raahul V S (Five IM-norms), Iniyan P, Hari Madhavan and Avinash Ramesh

Replay Iniyan's games from GM Ask 1

The tournament took place at Arandjelovac in Serbia from 15th to 22nd October 2021. Time control was 90 mins/40 moves + 15 mins/end + 30 seconds.

Final Standings

Rk.SNoNameFEDRtgPts. TB1  TB2  TB3 w-weKrtg+/-
111GMIniyan PIND25298,51,0741,500,94109,4
210IMSankalp GuptaIND24468,50,0740,002,181021,8
37IMMakarian RudikRUS24708,00,0637,751,321013,2
41IMNitin S.IND23817,50,0733,252,211022,1
58GMKosic DraganMNE24347,00,0335,250,55105,5
66Ritviz ParabIND22966,00,0426,252,052041,0
79Raahul V SIND23445,50,0420,250,33206,6
84GMDamljanovic BrankoSRB25045,00,0318,00-2,2210-22,2
912Bhambure ShantanuIND24053,50,0115,00-2,1410-21,4
105GMDizdarevic EmirBIH24232,50,0111,00-3,4610-34,6
113FMAcor CoreyUSA23092,01,018,00-1,3820-27,6
122WIMHarshita GuddantiIND21802,00,018,25-0,3820-7,6


Iniyan wins Rujna Zora 5

Iniyan scored an unbeaten 7.0/9 to win GM Rujna Zora 5

Iniyan scored 7.0/9 and gained 0.9 Elo rating points

Iniyan drew with GM Emir Dizdarevic, won against IM Nenad Panic (SRB), drew with IMs Nitin S and Rudik Makarian (RUS).

Replay Iniyan's games from GM Rujna Zora 5

The tournament took place at Arandjelovac in Serbia from 23rd to 30th October 2021. Time control was 90 mins/40 moves + 15 mins/end + 30 seconds.

Final standings

Rk.SNoNameFEDRtgPts. TB1  TB2  TB3 Krtg+/-
18GMIniyan PIND25297,00,0526,50100,9
22IMMakarian RudikRUS24706,50,0424,501010,2
35Raahul V SIND23446,00,0325,002043,8
43IMNitin S.IND23815,50,0321,751012,1
56GMDizdarevic EmirBIH24235,00,0220,5010-2,3
61GMSavic Miodrag RSRB24334,50,0216,2510-1,2
79IMRamoutar Alan-SafarTTO24003,50,0211,7520-14,6
87Avinash RameshIND24242,50,5011,2510-23,7
94FMMahitosh DeyIND22292,50,5011,00202,6
1010IMPanic NenadSRB23262,00,025,0010-11,9


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