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Raunak Sadhwani wins 40th St. Veiter Lemans Open 2021

by Shahid Ahmed - 18/07/2021

15-year-old GM Raunak Sadhwani started as the top seed of the 40th International St.Veiter Jacques Lemans Open 2021. He won it convincingly by scoring eight wins, only one draw, performed at 2703 to win the tournament. This is his best performance in his ongoing Europe tour since he finished second at the Silver Lake Open last month. Raunak received €1200 cash prize, a trophy and a Jacques Leman watch. The icing on the cake was Actor-Director-Singer, Farhan Akhtar congratulating him in a tweet for winning the event after Raunak celebrated his triumph by watching his latest movie, Toofan.

Top seed Raunak dominates the field

GM Raunak Sadhwani scored an unbeaten 8.5/9 to win 40th International St. Veiter Jacques Lemans Open. He completely dominated the field with a 2700+ performance, gained 12 Elo rating points and earned €1200 cash prize for his efforts along with a beautiful trophy and a Jacques Leman watch.

Raunak scored an unbeaten 8.5/9

Raunak performed at 2703 and gained 12 Elo rating points

"I am super happy with my performance. Winning a tournament, being a champion is always so special and a very nice feeling. I am glad that I kept myself focused till the end and was able to perform well. I just want now to be focused, keep myself motivated for my upcoming tournaments. I just want to play and enjoy this beautiful game of 64 squares without thinking about results." - Raunak Sadhwani on winning the event.


Raunak celebrated his tournament victory by watching Farhan Akhtar's latest movie - Toofan. The multifaceted artist Farhan congratulated him in a tweet

Photo Gallery:

Top three finishers

Venue of 40th International St.Veit Jacques Lemans Open | Photo: St. Veit Open fb

Players inside the playing hall | Photo: St. Veit Open fb

GM Raunak Sadhwani in action | Photo: St.Veit Open fb

Final Standings

Rk.SNoNameTypsexFEDRtgIRtgNClub/CityPts. TB1  TB2  TB3 
11GMSadhwani RaunakU18IND255524368,552,047,02703
22GMSaric AnteCRO25392532Sv Asvoe St.Veit/Glan7,053,550,52513
327Kristoferitsch DanielU18AUT22122139Schachfreunde Graz7,052,048,02464
417FMPeyrer KonstantinU18AUT225922571. Sk Ottakring6,550,546,02340
511CMBauer SebastianU18AUT22922198Sv Hörsching6,550,046,02349
64GMWomacka MathiasGER24322442SV 1920 Hofheim6,548,545,52346
723Schernthaner DavidU18AUT22252173Schachverein Wolfsberg6,548,544,52321
85IMHalvax GeorgAUT24002374Schachclub Mpoe Maria Saal6,548,043,52325
920FMFrank EmanuelAUT21992242Esv Askoe Admira Villach6,543,540,52205
103GMRogic Davor DI.CRO24712495Sv Asvoe St.Veit/Glan6,055,051,02399
1122Tschernatsch JohannesU18GER219522266,052,049,02322
129IMDanner GeorgS70AUT23022294Sc Pinggau-Friedberg6,050,046,52320
1319FMSteindl JohannesAUT225022411. Sk Ottakring6,050,045,52208
1415FMSandhöfner FlorianAUT22812275Ask St. Valentin6,048,045,02247
1563Borrmann LaurenzU18AUT20351940Sc Donaustadt6,048,044,52276
1638Atzl FlorianAUT215021241. Sk Ottakring6,045,542,02238
1736WFMRozman MonikawSLO21512130Tomo Zupa Krajn6,044,040,52205
1844Kersic MatejSLO21122113Sk Suetschach-Feistritz6,043,040,02184
1986Pilshofer PaulU18AUT19741916Sk Hietzing6,042,039,02247
2032CMBauer ThomasAUT217121751. Sk Ottakring6,042,039,02202



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