GM Ghaem Maghami Ehsan Victorious at Subic Open

2nd Subic International Open was with 74 participants, including 17 GM’s and 14 IM’s

The 2nd Subic International Open took place on 25-31st May at Subic, Philippines, immediately after the Asian Chess Championship concluded in the same venue. It was a 9-round Swiss tournament with 74 participants, including 17 GM’s and 14 IM’s, and a total prize fund of $30.000 USD.

GM Ghaem Maghami Ehsan from Iran skillfully maintained the lead taken in round 7 to win the tournament with final 7.0 points, half a point ahead of bulk of players. Good results from young and/or untitled Chinese competitors are hardly surprising anymore, but we have to note that Xiu Deshun (2422) and IM Yang Kaiqi (2413) finished on the shared second place. With the same number of points are 19-years old GM Nguyen Ngoc Truong Son of Vietnam, experienced GM Rahman Ziaur from Bangladesh, and Indian trio including new Asian champion GM Ganguly Surya Shekhar, GM Sandipan Chanda and GM Gupta Abhijeet. Best placed Filipino was IM Bitoon Richard.

Ghaem Maghami Ehsan

GM Ghaem Maghami Ehsan

Round 9 top results:

GM Rahman Ziaur - GM Ghaem Maghami Ehsan ½ – ½

GM Sandipan Chanda - Xiu Deshun ½ – ½

GM Ganguly Surya Shekhar - GM Deepan Chakkravarthy J 1 – 0

GM Nguyen Ngoc Truong Son - GM Dao Thien Hai 1 – 0

GM Gupta Abhijeet - IM Bitoon Richard 1 – 0

IM Yang Kaiqi - GM Megaranto Susanto 1 – 0

Yu Yangyi - GM Paragua Mark ½ – ½

GM Negi Parimarjan - IM Dimakiling Oliver 1 – 0

GM Laylo Darwin - IM Ashwin Jayaram 0 – 1

CM Nguyen Van Huy - IM Sadorra Julio Catalino ½ – ½

FM Arvind C J - GM Kunte Abhijit ½ – ½

GM Gonzales Jayson - IM Zhang Ziyang 1 – 0

IM Nguyen Thanh Son - Lou Yiping 1 – 0

IM Tania Sachdev - WGM Mohota Nisha 1 – 0

IM Nolte Rolando - Habla Jony 1 – 0 etc

Final Standings:

1. GM Ghaem Maghami Ehsan IRI 2593 - 7

2. Xiu Deshun CHN 2422 - 6.5

3. IM Yang Kaiqi CHN 2413 - 6.5

4. GM Rahman Ziaur BAN 2523 - 6.5

5. GM Sandipan Chanda IND 2558 - 6.5

6. GM Nguyen Ngoc Truong Son VIE 2588 - 6.5

7. GM Ganguly Surya Shekhar IND 2625 - 6.5

8. GM Gupta Abhijeet IND 2570 - 6.5

9. Yu Yangyi CHN 2433 - 6

10. IM Ashwin Jayaram IND 2413 - 6

11. GM Negi Parimarjan IND 2592 - 6

12. GM Dao Thien Hai VIE 2546 - 5.5

13. GM Deepan Chakkravarthy J IND 2482 - 5.5

14. IM Bitoon Richard PHI 2479 - 5.5

15. IM Sadorra Julio Catalino PHI 2451 - 5.5

16. FM Arvind C J IND 2275 - 5.5

17. GM Megaranto Susanto INA 2553 - 5.5

18. IM Tania Sachdev IND 2423 - 5.5

19. GM Paragua Mark PHI 2529 - 5.5

20. GM Gonzales Jayson PHI 2465 - 5.5

21. IM Nguyen Thanh Son VIE 2448 - 5.5

22. CM Nguyen Van Huy VIE 2423 - 5.5 etc

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