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Rustum Tolentino dominates Qatar Masters Open B 2023, Shrayan Majumder second

by Shahid Ahmed - 23/10/2023

FM Rustum Tolentino (PHI) scored an unbeaten 8.5/9 to win Qatar Masters Open B 2023. He finished a full point ahead of the field. Shrayan Majumder scored 7.5/9 to finish second. FM Ammar Sedrani (UAE), FM Djabri Massinas (ALG) and Mandar Lad Pradip scored 7/9 each. They shared third place. Rustum scored eight wins in-a-row and he had a full point lead heading into the final round. Shrayan Majumder was the sole player at 7/8. Their final round battle ended in a draw. Rustum became champion and Shrayan second. The total prize fund of Open B (≤2299) was US$ 11750. The top three prizes were $2500, $2000 and $1000 along with a trophy each. Photos: Aditya Sur Roy

Shrayan wins seven games in-a-row

Despite starting the tournament with a loss, Shrayan Majumder won the next seven games in-a-row. He drew the final round game against the eventual champion - FM Rustum Tolentino (PHI) to secure a clear second place.

Champion - FM Rustum Tolentino (PHI) 8.5/9

Runner-up - Shrayan Majumder 7.5/9

Qatar Masters Open A and B champions - GM Nodirbek Yakubboev (UZB) 7/9 and FM Rustum Tolentino (PHI) 8.5/9
Qatar Masters 2023 Open B introduction | Video: Qatar Chess Association

A total of 89 players including an IM took part from 23 countries across the world in this ten-day nine round Rating tournament for players rated ≤2299. It was organized Qatar Chess Association at Lusail Sports Arena in Doha, Qatar from 11th and 20th October 2023. The time control of the event was 90 minutes + 30 seconds increment per move.

Final standings

Rk.SNo NameTypsexFEDRtgIPts. TB1  TB2 
FMRustum, TolentinoPHI22728,502358
Shrayan, MajumderIND18967,501924
FMSedrani, AmmarU20UAE2169702013
FMMassinas, DjabriALG2256701942
Mandar Pradip, LadU18IND1932701913
Abdul Khader, SyedU12IND18496,502104
FMZoubaier, AmdouniTUN22116,502023
Rayen, AjiliU18TUN17756,501900
Darmen, DaurenU12KAZ17156,501792
Ruslan, MironovS50EST20156,501718



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