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Jan Gustafsson wins 19th BCC Open 2019, Deep finishes joint first

by Shahid Ahmed - 17/04/2019

GM Jan Gustafsson of Germany made a quick draw with GM Swapnil Dhopade in the final round to win the tournament. GM Deep Sengupta also finished at 7.5/9 by defeating IM Pascua Haridas in the final round to become the joint winner, thus the champion's prize money got shared and both of them received 170000 Baht each. However, due to a better tie-break score, Gustafsson was declared champion and he received the champion's trophy. GM Karthik Venkataraman finished at 7.0/9, due to a better tie-break score, he edged ahead three other players who also finished at the same point to secure 3rd position. IM Vijayalakshmi Subbaraman scored 6.5/9, finished at 13th and she received the Best Woman prize. The Challengers section was won by Ric Portugalera of Philippines. The report contains photos, positions, games and interviews. Photo: Shahid Ahmed

Gustafsson and Deep finish at the top

Swapnil-Gustafsson game seemed a very watered down cold action for a last round top board battle | Photo: Shahid Ahmed

Playing with black pieces, since only a draw was required to get him the championship, Gustafsson did not bother to take any unnecessary risks and understandably settled for a draw in just 16 moves.

Deep was in a must-win situation for joint champion finish against IM Haridas Pascua of Philippines and win he did | Photo: Shahid Ahmed

White just retreated his Queen back to c1. How should Black continue here?

Where should Black retreat his rook?

"It would've been nice to win today, I certainly didn't deserve it" - Nigel Short on his final round game | Photo: Shahid Ahmed

GM Karthik Venkataraman avenged his loss against IM Prantik Roy in 19th BCC Open Blitz finals | Photo: Shahid Ahmed

It is evident White is winning here. Find out the correct plan for White which does not allow any counter play for Black

Photo Gallery:

Champion - GM Jan Gustafsson of Germany 7.5/9. Due to a better tie-break score he was declared champion, however prize money got shared and he received 170000 Baht | Photo: Shahid Ahmed

Joint Champion - GM Deep Sengupta of India 7.5/9. He won a first runner-up trophy and got richer by 170000 Baht | Photo: Shahid Ahmed

3rd - GM Karthik Venkataraman of India 7.0/9 | Photo: Shahid Ahmed

4th - GM Zhao Zong-Yuan of Australia 7.0/9 | Photo: Shahid Ahmed

5th - GM Swapnil Dhopade of India 7.0/9 | Photo: Shahid Ahmed

6th - GM Andrea Stella of Italy 7.0/9 | Photo: Shahid Ahmed

7th - IM Duong The Anh of Vietnam 6.5/9 | Photo: Shahid Ahmed

8th - GM Nigel Short of England 6.5/9 } Photo: Shahid Ahmed

9th - GM Lalith Babu of India 6.5/9 | Photo: Shahid Ahmed

11th - GM Sriram Jha of India 6.5/9 | Photo: Shahid Ahmed

12th - IM Lou Yiping of China 6.5/9 | Photo: Shahid Ahmed

13th and Best Woman - IM Vijayalakshmi Subbaraman of India 6.5/9 | Photo: Shahid Ahmed

Best Junior - IM Neelash Saha of India 6.0/9 | Photo: Shahid Ahmed

Best Junior 2nd - Sanket Chakravarthy of India 6.0/9 | Photo: Shahid Ahmed

Champion in Challenger - Ric Portugalera of Philippines 6.0/7. He won a beautiful Champion's trophy and 10000 Baht as the prize money got shared between four players who finished at the same point | Photo: Shahid Ahmed

1st Runner-up in Challenger - Sacar Mohamad of Philippines 6.0/7 | Photo: Shahid Ahmed

2nd Runner-up in Challenger and Best Woman - Nguyen Thi Thuy Trien of Vietnam 6.0/7 | Photo: Shahid Ahmed

For more photos from Prize Distribution Ceremony, visit here.

Video Gallery:

Tête-à-tête with FIDE Vice-President GM Nigel Short | Video: Shahid Ahmed
Joint Champion GM Deep Sengupta talks about his games | Video: Shahid Ahmed
The man behind the successful Bangkok Chess Open | Video: Shahid Ahmed

Round 9 results

Bo.No. NameRtgPts.ResultPts.NameRtg No.
19GMSwapnil S. Dhopade2488½ - ½7GMGustafsson Jan26332
214IMPascua Haridas24260 - 1GMSengupta Deep25514
31GMShort Nigel D26366½ - ½6IMLou Yiping248212
411GMKunte Abhijit248560 - 16GMZhao Zong-Yuan25295
517GMSchebler Gerhard238560 - 16GMStella Andrea25126
67GMKarthik Venkataraman250561 - 06IMRoy Prantik237419
724IMDuong The Anh23026½ - ½6GMVasquez Schroeder Rodrigo248710
83GMLalith Babu M R25771 - 06Sarbojit Paul198462
937FMHabla Jony21460 - 1GMLy Moulthun24908
1035WIMVarshini V2182½ - ½GMVillamayor Buenaventura239816

 

Complete round 9 results

Final Standings after 9 Rounds

Rk.SNo NameFEDRtgPts. TB1  TB2  TB3 
12
GMGustafsson JanGER26337,50,054,044,00
24
GMSengupta DeepIND25517,50,052,543,25
37
GMKarthik VenkataramanIND25057,00,056,042,00
45
GMZhao Zong-YuanAUS25297,00,053,540,50
59
GMSwapnil S. DhopadeIND24887,00,051,039,00
66
GMStella AndreaITA25127,00,050,538,00
724
IMDuong The AnhVIE23026,50,055,037,25
81
GMShort Nigel DENG26366,50,054,037,25
93
GMLalith Babu M RIND25776,50,052,536,25
108
GMLy MoulthunAUS24906,50,052,036,25
1118
GMSriram JhaIND23816,50,052,036,25
1212
IMLou YipingCHN24826,50,051,036,00
1320
IMVijayalakshmi SubbaramanIND23456,50,050,534,25
1425
FMSusilodinata AndreanINA22966,50,048,533,50
1514
IMPascua HaridasPHI24266,50,048,533,25

Complete final standings

Round 9 results in Challenger

Bo.No. NameRtgPts.ResultPts.NameRtg No.
13
Portugalera Ric2075½ - ½WFMNguyen Thi Thuy Trien2002
5
21
Sacar Mohamad209251 - 05Lozano Arvie1989
7
377
Catayas Rodrigo050 - 15Chirananthavat Theemathas2042
4
414
Lovejoy David1877½ - ½Manaog Stewart2080
2
59
AGMTushar Anand19531 - 0Nguyen Trong Hung1853
17
622
Borigas Edgardo17450 - 1AGMShahid Ahmed S.K.1900
13
76
Mahendran T.20004½ - ½4AIMKapoor Satvik1674
26
88
Lysakov Anton19874½ - ½4AIMSushrutha Reddy1627
28
910
Naudin Yvan193740 - 14Wong Zi Yue1619
29
1011
Samrat Ghorai193341 - 04Rohan Nag Chowdhury1598
31

Complete round 7 results

Final Standings after 7 Rounds

Rk.SNo NamesexFEDRtgPts. TB1  TB2  TB3  TB4  TB5 
13
Portugalera RicPHI20756,00,034,028,25526,0
21
Sacar MohamadPHI20926,00,033,528,00624,0
35
WFMNguyen Thi Thuy TrienwVIE20026,00,033,027,75525,5
44
Chirananthavat TheemathasTHA20426,00,031,525,50626,0
513
AGMShahid Ahmed S.K.IND19005,50,032,023,00524,5
69
AGMTushar AnandIND19535,50,029,021,75521,5
777
Catayas RodrigoPHI05,00,033,022,00523,0
82
Manaog StewartPHI20805,00,032,522,25421,0
97
Lozano ArviewPHI19895,00,032,520,50524,0
1014
Lovejoy DavidAUS18775,00,031,520,75422,5

Complete final standings