Marc' Andria Maurizzi clinches 2nd Bastia Open 2022, M R Venkatesh second
France's youngest GM Marc' Andria Maurizzi and GM M R Venkatesh scored an unbeaten 6/7 each at 2nd Bastia International Open 2022. The encounter between them in the penultimate round, ended in a draw. Venkatesh persevered his final round game against FM Daniel Barrish (RSA). Despite being completely lost for the better part of the game, Venkatesh's tenacity eventually paid off as his opponent blundered in a winning position and lost the game. IM FT Praveen Kumar C was the only other Indian taking part in the event. He scored 5/7 to finish ninth overall and win the first prize in Rating category 2000-2199. Photo: Corsican Circuit
First individual podium finish of the year for Venkatesh
GM Venkatesh M R secured a second place for team BPCL at 31st PSPB Inter Unit Team Chess earlier this year. His first individual second place finish was at 2nd Bastia International Open 2022. The total prize fund of the tournament was €10000. Top three prizes were €1500, €1200 and €1000 along with a trophy each respectively. IM Praveen Kumar C received €200 as his first prize in the Rating category 2000-2199.
Barrish - Venkatesh, Round 7
Things have gone terribly wrong for Black out of the opening. It would not be an exaggeration to say Black is positionally lost in the above diagram. However, Venkatesh did not give up. He kept fighting. 15...b5 is an inkling to his desire to continue the fight. His patience eventually paid off as FM Daniel Barrish (RSA, 2283) caved in the endgame by blundering in a completely winning position.
A total of 77 players took part including 2 GMs and 7 IMs from 16 countries across the world. The event was organized by Corsica Chess Club from 10th to 15th July 2022 at Bastia Museum in Corsica, France. The time control was 90 minutes + 30 seconds increment from move no.1.
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|1||g||MAURIZZI Marc Andria||2506F||MinM||CVL||C’Chartres Chess||6||30½||26½||2627|
|2||g||VENKATESH Mr.||2479F||Sen M||6||28½||25||2577|
|3||m||YANKELEVICH Lev||2496 F||Sen M||IS||Vandoeuvre-Chess||5½||28½||23||2493|
|4||f||SANZ WAWER Daniel||2363 F||JunM||5½||28½||23||2418|
|5||m||RENDLE Thomas E||2387F||Sen M||5½||23½||20½||2312|
|6||f||BARRISH Daniel||2283F||Sen M||5||28||22||2301|
|7||m||ROBERSON Peter T||2438F||Sen M||5||27½||21||2257|
|8||m||PISCOPO Pierluigi||2343F||Sen M||CRS||Chess-Club Ajaccien||5||27||23½||2348|
|9||m||PRAVEEN KUMAR C||2143F||Sen M||5||25||20||2234|
|10||f||JAHNCKE Giso||2299F||Sen M||5||24½||20||2226|