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Leon Luke Mendonca becomes unbeaten champion again at 2nd Kumania GM

by Shahid Ahmed - 25/03/2021

GM Leon Luke Mendonca won his second tournament in consecutive months as he scored an unbeaten 6.5/9 to win 2nd Kumánia GM tournament. Last month Leon won Vezerkepzo IM Round-Robin. The 14-year-old had also won the first edition of Kumania Championship back in November 2020. Leon started the tournament with a draw then he registered four consecutive victories and four consecutive draws to finish with the same score as GM Milan Pacher. Leon won the tournament due to better tie-breaks. Photo: FA Zsolt Szabo

Second unbeaten triumph in consecutive months

Brand Ambassador of Geno and Microsense GM Leon Luke Mendonca won his second tournament in consecutive months by scoring an unbeaten 6.5/9. He also won the first edition of Kumania championship last November. Leon won a beautiful trophy and 200000 Hungarian Forint (about ₹50000) for his efforts.

Champion Leon with the prize winners | Photo: FA Zsolt Szabo

Leon scored a fine victory in Round 2 in IM Peter Lizak after the latter made a positional mistake.

Leon - Lizak, Round 2

Position after 17...Qe7

17...Qe7 is a mistake as it helps white to realize his positional advantage. Find out how.

Leon won his third round game against GM Gergely Kantor comfortably.

In the penultimate round, Leon fought well against GM Gergely Aczel and made a marathon draw in 95 moves. Leon defended well in the endgame.

Leon performed at an impressive 2595

Photo Gallery

The players | Photo: FA Zsolt Szabo

Venue | Photo: FA Zsolt Szabo

The tournament hall | Photo: FA Zsolt Szabo

Replay Leon's games

The tournament was held in Kisújszállás, Hungary from 18th to 24th March 2021, organized by Kisújszállási Sportegyesület.

Final Standings

Rk.SNo NameFEDRtgPts. TB1  TB2  TB3 Krtg+/-
IMMendonca Leon LukeIND25326,526,0040,0107,8
GMPacher MilanSVK24156,525,0050,01023,3
GMNagy GaborHUN25166,024,0040,0104,9
GMKantor GergelyHUN25266,023,5050,0101,2
GMAczel GergelyHUN25525,019,2530,010-9,7
FMVelikanov AlexanderUSA23284,015,0030,02023,8
GMKovacevic BlazimirCRO24173,515,0010,010-6,8
FMCsiki EndreHUN23053,011,2520,0204,8
Souhardo BasakIND23712,510,0010,020-21,8
IMLizak PeterHUN24332,07,0000,010-24,1



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