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Vaibhav Jayant Raut clinches Prague International Chess Festival 2022 Blitz

by Shahid Ahmed - 16/06/2022

Vaibhav Jayant Raut made a fantastic start of scoring an unbeaten 8.5/10. He had a half point lead heading into the final round of Prague International Chess Festival 2022 - G Blitz. A last round loss against the top seed of the tournament, Simon Knudsen (GER) did not deter his championship hopes. Four players scored 8.5/11 each. Vaibhav clinched the first place due to better tie-breaks. He gained 100.2 Elo rating points and won CZK 1000 (approx. ₹3294) as his prize. Simon Knudsen and FM Mladen Gajic were adjudged second and third respectively according to tie-breaks. Photo: Aditya Sur Roy

Vaibhav's first overseas triumph

The 19-year-old teenager from Nagpur has won several tournaments in his district. However, this is his first victory outside the country. 14-year-old Bhavik Ahuja is the only other Indian player to finish in the top 25. He scored 6.5/11, gained 118 Elo rating points and was placed 19th.

Champion - Vaibhav Jayant Raut 8.5/11 | Photo: Aditya Sur Roy

Vaibhav scored an impressive 8.5/11 and gained 100.2 Elo rating points

A total of 86 players including an IM took part from 16 countries across the world in this eleven round Blitz Rating tournament. The event was organized by Novy Bor Chess Club at Don Giovanni Hotel, Prague, Czech Republic on 15th June 2022. The time control was 3 minutes + 2 seconds increment.

Final standings

Rk.SNoNameFEDRtgPts. TB1  TB2  TB3 
127Vaibhav Jayant RautIND19928,577,080,060,25
21Knudsen SimonGER23158,571,076,555,75
35FMGajic MladenSWE22428,571,076,056,75
46Dubansky BohuslavCZE22278,566,571,553,25
524FMGhazarian KirkUSA20038,074,078,052,50
64FMKaras MarekSVK22718,067,072,049,00
710Goroshkov MaksymUKR21938,066,071,050,25
82FMVrbata ZbynekCZE22988,065,070,049,50
942Dubnevych MaksymUKR18527,570,573,546,00
1011Poysti NathanaelGER21737,569,574,044,75



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