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Pranesh conquers 33rd City of Cannes Summer Open 2022

by Shahid Ahmed - 24/08/2022

IM Pranesh M scored an unbeaten 7.5/9 to win 33rd City of Cannes Summer Open 2022. He finished a half point ahead of the runner-up, Alexandre Bacrot (FRA). Pranesh defeated him in the fifth round. Three players scored 6/9. IM Pavel Govciyan (FRA) secured the third place according to tie-breaks. The 15-year-old winner drew with him in the seventh round. The total prize fund of the tournament was €3200. Top three prizes were €1200, €800 and €500 each along with a trophy each. This was Pranesh's second triumph of the year, after he won the MPL 36th National Sub-Junior Open in March. Photo: Cannes Chess Club

Pranesh's second unbeaten victory of 2022

Days before winning the 33rd Cannes Summer Open 2022, Pranesh secured third position in GRT Shasun Jain College Rapid Rating Open 2022. After winning this event in Cannes, Pranesh continued his momentum and won 26th Creon Open scoring an unbeaten 7.5/9. Then he secured second place in 28th Abu Dhabi Chess Festival Blitz Under-16 a few days ago.

Champion - IM Pranesh M 7.5/9 | Photo: Cannes Chess Club
Interview with the winner of 33rd City of Cannes and 26th Creon Open winner - IM Pranesh M | Video: ChessBase India

Pranesh scored an unbeaten 7.5/9 and finished a half point ahead of the field

Top 3 (L to R) - 3rd IM Pavel Govcyan (FRA) 6/9, 1st IM Pranesh M 7.5/9 and 2nd Alexandre Bacrot (FRA) 7/9 | Photo: Cannes Chess Club

Round 4: Valentin Scraper (FRA) - IM Pranesh M: 0-1 | Photo: Cannes Chess Club

Round 8: FM Phineas Mathieu - IM Pranesh M: 0-1 | Photo: Cannes Chess Club

Round 9: IM Pranesh M - IM Guillaume Lamard (FRA): 0.5-0.5 | Photo: Cannes Chess Club

The tournament hall at Palace of Victories in Cannes, France | Photo: Cannes Chess Club

A total of 29 players took part including 5 IMs from 5 countries across the world in Open A (Above 1900). Category B witnessed the participation of 67 players. The event was organized by Romuald De Labaca from 25th to 31st July 2022 at Palace of Victories in Cannes, France. The time control was 90 minutes + 30 seconds increment from move no.1.

Final standings

Pl NomEloCat.FedeLigueClubPtsTr.Perf
1mPRANESH M2404 FMinM412582
2 BACROT Alexandre2349 FCadMPACLa Farlède Toulon Echecs7412460
3mGOVCIYAN Pavel2460 FSenMPACL'Echiquier du Roy René642½2437
4mTRAVADON Loic2452 FJunMIDFCergy Pontoise Echecs6402399
5mLAMARD Guillaume2512 FSenMPACCannes Echecs6392376
6fMATHIEU Phileas2331 FCadMESTVandoeuvre-Echecs40½2340
7 LO IACONO Sebastien1973 FCadMPACCannes Echecs362196
8mBARSEGHYAN Harutyun2441 FSenMPACGrasse Echecs5412361
9 DERIGE KANE Yan2112 FSenMPACMarseille Passion Echecs536½2152
10 LAFORTUNE Emerick2270 FSenMOCCEchiquier Carcassonnais534½2090



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