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Nodirbek Abdusattorov wins 2nd elllobregat Open in Playoffs, Karthikeyan Murali finishes second

by Shahid Ahmed - 09/12/2021

Nodirbek Abdusattorov (UZB) drew his final round game against Jaime Santos Latasa (ESP). Since Karthikeyan Murali and IM Pere Garriga Cazorla (ESP) won their respective games, Playoff was enforced. Karthikeyan prevailed the home-country player in the Semifinals, however he lost the Finals of the Playoff against Abdusattorov. Thus the top seed won the tournament, Karthikeyan secured second place and Pere was placed third. They won €10000, €5000 and €2000 cash and a trophy each respectively. IM Aditya Mittal and FM Aditya S Samant secured their second GM and IM-norm respectively. Photo: Patricia Claros Aguilar

The Amazing Adityas

Both IM Aditya Mittal and FM Aditya S Samant had a fantastic tournament. While the former remained undefeated, scored 6.5/9 to secure fifth place, earn his second GM-norm and win €1300 cash, the latter secured his second IM-norm. Both of them have very good chance to become India's latest Grandmaster and International Master respectively before the year 2021 ends as their next event, 8th Sunway Sitges Chess Festival starts in four days.

Winner of 2nd elllobregat Open 2021 - GM Nodirbek Abdusattorov (UZB) | Photo: Patricia Claros Aguilar

Top 3 (L to R) - 3rd IM Pere Garriga Cazorla (ESP), 1st GM Nodirbek Abdusattorov (UZB) and 2nd GM Karthikeyan Murali | Photo: Patricia Claros Aguilar

Karthikeyan - Tomas: 1-0

GM Karthikeyan Murali defeated IM Tomas Sosa (ARG) with a correct play in the endgame to tie for the first place 7.0/9 along with GM Nodirbek Abdusattorov (UZB) and IM Pere Garriga Cazorla (ESP).

Runner-up - Karthikeyan Murali | Photo: Patricia Claros Aguilar

GM Arjun Erigaisi drew his final round game and secured 4th place | Photo: Patricia Claros Aguilar

Aditya Mittal - Yuffa: 0.5-0.5

IM Aditya Mittal had a hard-fought draw against GM Daniil Yuffa (ESP). The better part of the endgame featured four knights where Aditya used his knights beautifully to prevent his opponent from creating a passed pawn on the kingside.

5th - IM Aditya Mittal scored an unbeaten 6.5/9 | Photo: Kusum Mittal

Aditya's unbeaten run at 2nd elllobregat Open 2021

GM Abhimanyu Puranik beat GM Volodymyr Vetoshko (UKR) to finish at 10th place | Photo: Patricia Claros Aguilar

Playoff Semifinals: Pere - Karthikeyan: 0-1

Since three players - Abdusattorov, Karthikeyan and Pere finished at 7.0/9. They had to play the Playoff to determine the top three places. Pere faced Karthikeyan in the Semifinals where the winner will face Abdusattorov in the best of two Finals. Time control for all games: 5 minutes + 3 seconds increment. Karthikeyan won the first game, despite his opponent being better for the significant part of the game.

Check out the final moments of the game

Abdusattorov won both games in the Finals against Karthikeyan to clinch the tournament | Photo: Patricia Claros Aguilar

FM Aditya S Samant receives his second IM-norm certificate | Photo: Patricia Claros Aguilar

Aditya performed at 2544 and gained 56.4 Elo rating points

Replay Round 9 and Tie-break games

The tournament is taking place at Hotel Playafels, at Castelldefels, Barcelona in Spain from 30th November to 8th December 2021. Every day game starts at 9:30 p.m. IST, except the last round, which starts at 2:30 p.m. IST. Time control is 90 minutes/40 moves + 30 minutes/end + 30 seconds increment per move starting from move 1.

Round 9 results

Bo.No. NameRtgPts.ResultPts.NameRtg No.
13
GMSantos Latasa Jaime26336½ - ½GMAbdusattorov Nodirbek2646
1
217
IMSosa Tomas254260 - 16GMKarthikeyan Murali2630
4
35
GMErigaisi Arjun26276½ - ½6IMMuradli Mahammad2501
27
46
GMSethuraman S.P.262060 - 16IMGarriga Cazorla Pere2477
36
543
IMAditya Mittal24596½ - ½6GMYuffa Daniil2567
12
620
GMVan Foreest Lucas25326½ - ½6GMMeshkovs Nikita2557
14
72
GMPonomariov Ruslan2633½ - ½GMArjun Kalyan2537
19
88
GMPuranik Abhimanyu26041 - 0GMVetoshko Volodymyr2525
21
911
GMSafarli Eltaj2579½ - ½GMFedorchuk Sergey A.2594
9
1024
GMVisakh N R2515½ - ½GMBernadskiy Vitaliy2592
10
1133
IMBeerdsen Thomas2484½ - ½5GMIniyan P2554
16
1213
GMFier Alexandr256351 - 05IMSankalp Gupta2468
41
1315
GMStocek Jiri25575½ - ½5IMMinzer Claudio Javier2442
52
1418
GMSuleymanli Aydin25415½ - ½5IMSuarez Uriel Adrian2343
75
1540
IMQuintiliano Pinto Renato R.24695½ - ½5GMNarciso Dublan Marc2519
23

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Final standings

Rk.SNo NameTypsexFEDRtgIClub/CityPts. TB1  TB2  TB3 Krtg+/-
11
GMAbdusattorov NodirbekUZB2646UZBEKISTAN7,049,053,540,75108,1
24
GMKarthikeyan MuraliIND2630AICF7,046,049,037,25106,9
336
IMGarriga Cazorla PereESP2477CAT Mollet7,042,045,033,251017,4
45
GMErigaisi ArjunIND2627AICF6,547,552,036,50102,6
543
IMAditya MittalIND2459AICF6,547,548,532,251024,1
614
GMMeshkovs NikitaLAT2557LETONIA6,546,550,534,751013,1
712
GMYuffa DaniilESP2567VAL Paterna6,546,550,034,75106,5
827
IMMuradli MahammadAZE2501AZERBAIJAN6,545,550,034,501019,9
93
GMSantos Latasa JaimeESP2633EXT Magic6,545,049,535,0010-1,5
108
GMPuranik AbhimanyuIND2604AICF6,543,046,032,0010-2,7
1120
GMVan Foreest LucasNED2532Shah 216,541,543,529,50109,3
126
GMSethuraman S.P.IND2620AICF6,048,052,533,5010-4,1
1311
GMSafarli EltajAZE2579AZERBAIJAN6,047,552,033,25106,3
1425
GMKrzyzanowski MarcinPOL2510Silesia Raciborz6,047,051,031,001013,3
1533
IMBeerdsen ThomasNED2484Schaakstad Apeldoorn6,046,550,031,001016,6
1617
IMSosa TomasARG2542CAT CE Mollet6,044,547,529,75102,0
1713
GMFier AlexandrBRA2563BRASIL6,044,048,531,00100,7
189
GMFedorchuk Sergey A.UKR2594UCRANIA6,043,548,031,5010-1,0
192
GMPonomariov RuslanUKR2633Getxo6,043,547,030,0010-3,7
2024
GMVisakh N RIND2515AICF6,043,546,028,00108,7

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