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Grandmaster P Iniyan finishes second in Chess tournament in France

by Rishika Choudhury

Date & Time: Jul 11, 2022 12:44 PM

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At the 2022 La Plagne International Open Chess Tournament in France, adolescent Indian Grandmaster P Iniyan comes in second place.

19 years old Grandmaster P Iniyan scored 7 points from the nine rounds to tie for top spot with Ukraine GM Vitaly Sivuk early on July 10.

Other three positions

However, Ukrainian won the first prize on the basis of a better tie-break score. India’s Sayantan Das with 6.5 points took the third position..

Iniyan remained unbeaten through the nine rounds, winning five games and drawing four. In round six, one of the draws is against Sivuk.

Score of Iniyan

He started with a win and had a score of 4.5 after five rounds but three straight draws in round six, seven and eight pegged him back.

A win over Austrian GM Andreas Diermair helped Iniyan reach seven points and also gain 10 rating points. Das on the other hand, registered four wins and five draws including against Iniyan and Sivuk and finished half a point behind the duo.

The field for the tournament comprised 95 players from 19 countries including 9 GMs and 18 International masters.

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