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Aronyak Ghosh wins 46th Ciutat de Badalona Open 2022, Anuj Shrivatri second

by Shahid Ahmed - 15/08/2022

IM Aronyak and IM Anuj Shrivatri both scored 7/9 each at 46th Ciutat de Badalona Memorial M Castella Open 2022. Aronyak edged past Anuj due to better second tie-break score. They faced each other in the sixth round which ended in a draw. Four players scored 6.5/9 each. They are - IM Dylan Isidro Berdayes Ason (CUB), Saurabh Anand, Ritvik Krishnan and IM Filemon Cruz (PER). They secured third to sixth place according to tie-breaks. Top three prizes were €1000, €700 and €400 along with a trophy each. This is Aronyak's first tournament victory in Spain. He is sponsored by Sadhana app. Photo: CE Sant Josep

Aronyak's first triumph in Spain

Aronyak secured fourth place at 38th Andorra Open. He won the next event at Badalona. Currently, he is undefeated in 27 Classical games in Spain. His present unbeaten streak in Classical tournaments is 37 games.

Champion - IM Aronyak Ghosh 7/9 | Photo: CE Sant Josep

Runner-up - IM Anuj Shrivatri 7/9 | Photo: CE Sant Josep

Second Runner-up - IM Dylan Isidro Berdayes Ason (CUB) 6.5/9 | Photo: CE Sant Josep

Aronyak - Rein, Round 5

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Aronyak scored an unbeaten 7/9

4th Saurabh Anand 6.5/7 | Photo: CE Sant Josep

5th Ritvik Krishnan 6.5/9 | Photo: CE Sant Josep

7th Vedant Pimpalkhare 6/9 | Photo: CE Sant Josep

Rutuja Bakshi was the top Indian female finisher at 11th place 5.5/9

A total of 51 players including 2 GMs, 8 IMs, a WGM and a WIM took part in the Group A from eight countries across the world. Category B (Below 1950) witneseed the participation of 106 players. The tournament was organized by Cor de marina Badalona Chess Club from 2nd to 10th August 2022 at Centre Civic La Salut Av Marques de Sant Mori Badalona, Spain. The time control was 90 minutes + 30 seconds increment from move no.1.

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Final standings in Open A

Rk.SNo NameTypsexGrFEDRtgRtgNClub/CityPts. TB1  TB2  TB3 
12
IMAronyak GhoshIND25120India70,523202479
25
IMAnuj ShrivatriIND24130India70,523082479
33
IMBerdayes Ason Dylan IsidroCUB24890Cuba6,5023302427
417
Saurabh AnandBIND22110India6,5023162340
543
Krishnan RitvikC-16IND19680India6,5022642271
611
IMCruz FilemonAPER23160Alcoi6,5022552368
721
Pimpalkhare VedantBIND21410India6022612301
814
WGMChernyak ViktoriaAwFID22390FIDE6022122288
920
Anustoop BiswasBIND21450India6021612233
104
GMGonzalez Perez ArianESP24292409Valencia6021422234
1129
Bakshi RutujaCwIND20480India5,5023302222
1219
Paredes Lagos Anthony JavierBPER21600Peru5,5022502261
1313
IMVidarte Morales ArturoAPER22912381Mollet, Club D'escacs5,5021962233
149
IMTorres Rosas Luis CarlosAMEX23230Mexico5,5021912228
1537
Sudarshan BhatCIND20250India5,5021772138

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