Akash G triumphs at 6th Bohumín Open 2023
GM Akash G and FM Stanislaw Zylka (POL) scored 7/9 each at 6th Bohumín Open A (≥1900) 2023. Akash defeated Zylka in the sixth round. It became the deciding factor for him to win the tournament. IM Piotr Nguyen (POL), IM Jakub Pulpan (CZE) and FM Iwo Godzwon (POL) scored 6.5/9 each. They were placed third to fifth respectively according to tie-breaks. The total prize fund of the tournament was 61000 CZK. The top three prizes were 15000 + trophy, 10000 and 8000 CZK. This is Akash's first tournament triumph of the year. His also first tournament victory since he won the Prague International Chess Festival back in February 2020. Akash also secured second place in the 14th Ivana Jankovce Memorial Blitz Rating Open by scoring 10/13. IM Piotr Piesik (POL) won the Blitz event scoring 10.5/13. Photo: Official site
Akash secures second place in 14th Ivana Jankovce Memorial Blitz Open
GM Akash G made a great start 5.5/6. However, he suffered defeat in the seventh round against FM Iwo Godzwon (POL). He bounced back quite well by winning the penultimate round game against IM Piotr Nguyen (POL). It put him back in the sole lead again 6.5/8. India's 66th GM drew his final round game against IM Jakub Pulpan (CZE) to win the tournament. The youngest National Senior champion in history, is known for comebacks. Last month, despite having a tough tournament at the 5th Prague International Chess Festival 2023 Challengers, Akash finished strong by scoring a fine victory in the final round using a queen sacrifice.
Akash - Piotr, Round 8
GM Akash G (2461) is asking a difficult question to his opponent IM Piotr Nguyen (POL, 2393). White is threatening to push his c5-passed pawn, Black's rook is threatened and now its supporting piece queen is also under attack. Black moved his queen to e4 and it was over for him 40...Qe4 41.c6 Qxe5 42.Rf3 Re4 43.Qxe5 Rxe5 44.Rc3 the c-pawn is unstoppable. Akash bounced back strong from a loss in the previous round against FM Iwo Godzwon (POL, 2395). This win once again put him back in the sole lead.
A total of 56 players including 3 GMs, 5 IMs and a WIM took part in the Open A (>1900) section. There were 108 players in the Open B (≤2000) section. The 13-round Blitz event witnessed the participation of 95 players. Players from eight countries across the world took part in various sections. The nine-day nine-round Swiss League Rating tournaments were organized by ŠŠ Bohumín a SK Slavia Orlová, z.s. - Oddíl šachu. The Blitz Rating tournament was organized by SK Slavia Orlová, z.s. - Oddíl šachu. All three events took place at Bospor Sports Hall, Koperníkova in Bohumín, Czech Republic from 1st to 9th July 2023. The Blitz event took place on Sunday 2nd July. The time control of the Classical tournaments were 40 moves in 90 minutes + 15 minutes + 30 seconds increment from move no.1. For Blitz, it was 3 minutes + 2 seconds increment.
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