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Mitrabha Guha dominates Reguengos de Monsaraz Chess Festival Rapid Open 2023 with a 2786 performance

by Shahid Ahmed - 29/11/2023

GM Mitrabha Guha scored an unbeaten 8.5/9 to win Reguengos de Monsaraz Chess Festival Rapid Rating Open 2023. He finished a full point ahead of the field. GM Vitaliy Bernadskiy (UKR) scored sole 7.5/9 to secure second place. GM Carlos Albornoz Cabrera (CUB) and IM Semen Mitusov (NOR) scored 7/9 each. They secured third and fourth place respectively. Mitrabha did not face Bernadskiy. However, he defeated both Carlos and Mitusov in the seventh and eighth round respectively. The total prize fund combining Classical and Rapid event was €7070. The top three prizes in Rapid were €300, €200 and €150 along with a trophy each. This was Mitrabha's eighth tournament triumph of the year. Photos: Academia de Xadrez Portugal

Mitrabha's eighth tournament triumph of the year

GM Mitrabha Guha had a full point lead going into the final round 7.5/8. GM Vitaliy Bernadskiy (UKR) and GM Arjun Kalyan were the only two players trailing by him at 6.5/8. Even though a draw was enough for Mitrabha to win the tournament, he went on to beat Arjun to become a clear champion. Arjun finished fifth. Vignesh B and Anustoop Biswas also scored 6.5/9 each. They secured sixth and seventh place respectively. Both of them were the only two untitled players to make a top ten finish.

Top 3 (L to R) - 2nd GM Vitaliy Bernadskiy (UKR) 7.5/9, 1st GM Mitrabha Guha 8.5/9 and 3rd GM Carlos Albornoz Cabrera (CUB) 7/9

GM Mitrabha Guha defeated GM Arjun Kalyan in the final round to become the champion, Arjun finished fifth

GM Mitrabha Guha scored 8.5/9, performed at 2786 and gained 29.3 Elo rating points

Vignesh B (right) is the highest untitled finisher. He scored 6.5/9 to secure sixth place

Anustoop Biswas (left) also scored an impressive 6.5/9 to be placed seventh

Various prize winners

The tournament hall at Multipurpose Pavilion in Reguengos de Monsaraz, Portugal

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A total of 70 players including 6 GMs and 5 IMs took part from 19 countries across the world in this one-day nine round Rapid Rating Open tournament. It was organized by AXPortugal, with the support of the Municipality of Reguengos de Monsaraz at Multipurpose Pavilion in Reguengos de Monsaraz, Portugal on 25th November 2023. The time control of the event was 10 minutes + 5 seconds increment per move.

Final standings

Rk.SNo NameTypsexFEDRtgIClub/CityPts. TB1  TB2  TB3  TB4  TB5 Rpnwwew-weKrtg+/-
GMMITRABHA, GuhaSenIND24078,50494946,008278687,54,572,931029,3
GMBERNADSKIY, VitaliySenUKR2551Afn Gil Eanes7,50495444,256248197,57,380,12101,2
GMALBORNOZ CABRERA, CarlosSenCUB26107051,555,540,5062539976,970,03100,3
IMMITUSOV, SemenU18NOR2346704953,539,0072369976,160,842016,8
GMARJUN, KalyanSenIND23896,50525636,756243996,55,251,251012,5
VIGNESH, BU20IND20266,50454832,006227296,53,562,942058,8
ANUSTOOP, BiswasSenIND21436,504448,532,756223496,54,961,542030,8
IMMARTINEZ RAMIREZ, LennisSenCUB2447605256,536,0062388966,000,00100,0
GMSAFARLI, EltajSenAZE2646Afn Gil Eanes605155,534,5052382967,67-1,6710-16,7
FMSHERMAN, RaemU18ISR225760475129,0062195966,22-0,2240-8,8
IMAUDI, AmeyaSenIND2234Afn Gil Eanes604649,529,0062223965,550,45209
SILVA, Miguel António Neto Pires DaSenPOR2173Afox / Ac Sismaria60454828,0062171965,730,27205,4
FMABHISHEK, DasSenIND21406044,54827,5062159965,230,772015,4
AAKASH SHARADCHANDRA, DalviSenIND21316043,547,529,0052208964,821,182023,6
IMSOUSA, André Miguel Vale VenturaSenPOR2406Vitória Sc6042,546,528,5062064967,94-1,9410-19,4



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