Rohith Krishna clinches Ostravský Koník Open A 2023
IM S Rohith Krishna scored an unbeaten 7.5/9 to win Ostravský Koník Open A2023. He finished a full point ahead of the field. Four players - FM Mike Ivanov (CAN), GM Lukasz Jarmula (POL), GM Petro Golubko (UKR) and FM Mikkel Manosri Jakobsen (DEN) scored 6.5/9 each. They were placed second to fifth respectively according to tie-breaks. Rohith drew against the eventual runner-up, Ivanov in the penultimate round. The total prize fund in Open A (>1900) was CZK 90000. The top three prizes were 30000, 20000 and 10000 respectively. Rohith won ₹112827 approx. This was Rohith's second consecutive tournament victory of the year after he won 19th Malakoff Open last month. Photo: Diana Svobodova/Šachový festival Ostravský koník
Rohith wins his second consecutive tournament
IM S Rohith Krishna had a sole lead 6.5/8 heading into the final round. A draw probably also would have been enough for him to win the tournament, however, Rohith decided to go for the maximum against CM Marek Fizer (CZE). The teenager won the final round game and finished a full point ahead of the competition.
A total of 73 players including 3 GMs and 7 IMs participated in the Open A (>1900) category from 14 countries across the world. The nine-day nine-round Swiss league Rating tournament was organized by Ostrava Chess z.s. at Cerna Louka Exhibition Centre in Ostrava, Czech Republic from 6th to 14th May 2023. The time control for the event was 90 mins/40 moves + 30 mins/end + 30 s/move.
|1||4||IM||Rohith, Krishna S||IND||2385||7,5||42||53,5||39,5||10||16,7|
|2||10||FM||Ivanov, Mike||CAN||2321||Canada Chess Youth Club||6,5||39,5||51||35||20||19,2|
|3||1||GM||Jarmula, Lukasz||POL||2439||KSz Hetman Katowice||6,5||39,5||49,5||31,5||10||-5,3|
|4||7||GM||Golubka, Petro||UKR||2371||Dolyna ches club||6,5||39||51||36,5||10||1,6|
|5||8||FM||Jacobsen, Mikkel Manosri||DEN||2341||BMS Skak||6,5||38,5||50,5||32,5||20||4,2|
|6||3||GM||Romanishin, Oleg M||UKR||2405||6||37||49||33||10||-8,4|
|7||14||CM||Mondrzycki, Bartlomiej||POL||2260||Bialy Krol Wisznia Mala||6||37||47,5||30,5||20||11,4|
|8||13||CM||Bujnoch, Radek||CZE||2261||2222 ŠK Polabiny, z.s.||6||36,5||47||31,5||20||6,2|
|9||20||IM||Mannion, Stephen R||SCO||2189||Paisley||6||34,5||43||29,5||10||8,7|
|10||11||FM||Jirásek, Pavel||CZE||2315||Šachový klub Lípa, z.s.||6||33||43||28,5||20||-22,6|