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Vitaly Sivuk wins 2nd La Plagne Chess Festival 2022 Masters, Iniyan second and Sayantan third

by Shahid Ahmed - 10/07/2022

GM Vitaly Sivuk (UKR) and GM Iniyan P scored unbeaten 7/9 each at 2nd La Plagne International Open 2022 Masters. They were placed first and second according to tie-breaks. Four players scored 6.5/9 each. IM Sayantan Das and IM Nubairshah Shaikh were placed second and third according to tie-breaks. After tying for second place in two consecutive events - 4th Prague Chess Festival and 15th Teplice Open 2022, tie-breaks finally went to Iniyan's favor as he secured the second place. Had Nubair won his final round game against Sivuk, the top three places would have been dominated by India. Nevertheless, second to fourth is good too. Moreover, Nubair had already won the Blitz event.

Nubairshah wins the 2nd La Plagne Blitz Open

IM Nubairshah Shaikh scored an unbeaten 6.5/7 and finished a half point ahead of the field to win the Blitz Open tournament. This is Nubair's third triumph in 45 days. First he won 5th LBHM All India Open in May, then he won Silver Lake Open last month and now this Blitz Open. The total prize fund in the Classical event was €6600. Top three prizes were €2000, €1200 and €800 each respectively.

Top four (L to R) - 4th IM Nubairshah Shaikh, 2nd GM Iniyan P, 1st GM Vitaly Sivuk (UKR) and 3rd IM Sayantan Das

All prize winners

Blitz Open Top 3 (L to R) - 2nd IM Guillaume Philippe 6/9, 1st IM Nubairshah Shaikh 6.5/9 and 3rd FM Simon Lamaze 6/7

A total of 72 players including 2 GMs and 3 IMs took part from six countries across the world in the Blitz Open. The seven-round Swiss league tournament had a time control of 5 mins + 2 seconds each. The total prize fund in the Blitz event was €1000. Top three prizes were €250, €200 and €150 each respectively.

GM Iniyan P is consistently doing well in this summer | Photo: Cercle Échecs Bassin Annemassien

IM Sayantan Das onwards to become India's next Grandmaster | Photo: Cercle Échecs Bassin Annemassien

IM Nubairshah Shaikh had a fantastic tournament 2nd La Plagne International Open in both Classical and Blitz events | Photo: Cercle Échecs Bassin Annemassien

The tournament hall at Sun Valley hotel in La Plagne, France | Photo: Debbiche Samir

A total of 95 players including 9 GMs, 18 IMs, 1 WGM and 2 WGMs took part in the Masters (>1900) tournament from 19 countries across the world. The event was organized by Cercle d'Échecs du Bassin Annemassien from 2nd to 9th July 2022. The time control was 90 minutes/40 moves + 30 minutes + 30 seconds increment from move no.1.

Final standings in Classical

Pl NomEloCat.FedeLigueR 1R 2R 3R 4R 5R 6R 7R 8R 9PtsTr.PerfBu.
1g
SIVUK Vitaly
2565 FSenM+ 51B+ 21N+ 31B=  8N+  7B=  2N+ 12B=  3N=  4B743½264053
2g
INIYAN P
2533 FJunM+ 57B= 30N+ 37B+ 29N+  8B=  1B=  3N=  7N+ 12B741½262250½
3m
DAS Sayantan
2449 FSenM+ 71B+ 55N= 29B+ 16N+ 18B=  7N=  2B=  1B= 10N42½255950½
4m
MOHAMMAD NUBAIRSHAH
2445 FSenM+ 91N+ 28B= 26N= 20B- 11N+ 43B+  9N+ 13B=  1N41½252648
5m
SZPAR Milosz
2431 FJunM+ 58N+ 38B= 10N=  9B= 22N= 19B= 30N+ 32B+  7B39248548
6f
RAZAFINDRATSIMA Timothe
2416 FMinMPAC=- 32N+ 78B+ 71N+ 44B-  9B+ 47N+ 30B+ 21N35243041½
7g
SOLODOVNICHENKO Yuri
2497 FSenMEST+ 50N+ 22B+ 15N+ 11B-  1N=  3B+ 10N=  2B-  5N645254555
8m
OSMAK Yuliia
2420 FSenFCVL+ 80B+ 33N+ 25N=  1B-  2N= 22B+ 20N= 10B=  9N642½248650½
9m
PETRE Nad-Titus
2286 FSenMBRE+ 87B= 34N+ 23B=  5N= 14B+  6N-  4B+ 29N=  8B642250950
10m
ZWIRS Nico
2485 FSenM+ 81B+ 43N=  5B= 19N+ 21B+ 11N-  7B=  8N=  3B642250249½

Details

Final standings in Blitz

Pl NomBlitzCat.FedeLigueR 1R 2R 3R 4R 5R 6R 7PtsTr.Perf
1m
MOHAMMAD NUBAIRSHAH
2338 FSenM+ 69N+ 23B+ 15N+  9B+  2N=  3B+  6N30½2454
2m
PHILIPPE Guillaume
2379 FSenMPAC+ 26B+ 12N+ 10B+  5N-  1B+  8N+ 14B631½2409
3f
LAMAZE Simon
2090 FMinMPAC+ 47N+ 50B+ 22N= 14N+  7B=  1N+ 10B6282338
4g
DIERMAIR Andreas
2322 FSenMHDF+ 64B+ 28N-  9B+ 12N+ 14B=  5N+ 16B28½2252
5 
BREGNAC Tristan
2012 FJunMARA+ 48N+ 43B+ 21N-  2B+ 22N=  4B+ 17N27½2239
6 
ZIENKIEWICZ Jan
2025 FBenMPAC+ 52B+ 36N- 14B+ 19N+ 13B+  7N-  1B5292090
7f
SAYA Ethan
2236 FJunMIDF+ 41N+ 44B+ 11N+ 24B-  3N-  6B+ 22N5272080
8 
TOMASI Elise
1901 FCadFCVL+ 20N+ 59B+ 25N- 21B+ 35N-  2B+ 26B526½2109
9 
AVANESYAN Davit
1902 FCadMPAC+ 62N+ 68B+  4N-  1N- 16B+ 29B+ 28N526½2005
10 
KANOV Nikola
1915 FMinM+ 42N+ 55B-  2N+ 43B+ 24N+ 21B-  3N526½1990

Details

Links

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