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Russian Popov Ivan won 7th Chennai International Open Grandmaster Chess title

Jan 7, 2015 18:16 IST

Popov Ivan of Russia on 6 January 2015 won 7th Chennai International Open Grandmaster Chess title. He clinched the title via super tie-breaker after eight players ended with 7.5 points each.

The winner Popov Ivan was awarded the cash purse of two lakhs rupees, while Runner-up Dzhumaev Marat of Uzbek GM got one lakh fifty thousand rupees and third placed GM Mozharov Mikhail of Russia secured a cash award of one lakh fifteen thousand rupees.

For the first time in the history of Chennai Open, there was an eight way tie and it was resolved on quotient.

Among others, who shared the top spot were Dzhumaev Marat (Uzbekistan), Mozharov Mikhail (Russia), Ramnath Bhuvanesh R, Swapnil S Dhopade, Ravichandran Siddharth (all Indians), Gasanov Eldar (Ukraine), Nguyen Duc Hoa (Vietnam).

Also, Chennai Open saw granting of Grandmaster norms to Ramnath Bhuvanesh & Swapnil S Dhopade and International Master Norm on Rakesh Kumar Jena. Pratyusha Bodda was granted the Woman International Master Norm.

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