Bharath Subramaniyam wins 6th Vergani Cup December 2021 in a close finish
IM Bharath Subramaniyam H beat WGM Mary Ann Gomes in the final round to score an unbeaten 7.5/9 to win 6th Vergani Cup December 2021. GM Arjun Kalyan was leading the tournament since Round 5. A last round draw against WGM Nandhidhaa P V, cost Arjun the championship. He had to settle for the second place 7.0/9. IM Moksh Amit Doshi, Nandhidhaa and Mary scored 6.0/9 each. They were placed fifth to seventh respectively accoding to the tie-breaks. Bharath earned €700 and Arjun €500 as their respective prizes. Total prize fund was €3000. 13-year-old Arhan Chethan Anand gained a massive 148.8 Elo rating points. Photo: Rupali Mullick
Bharath's first International Open event triumph
IM Bharath Subramaniyam H won the crucial last round to finish a half point ahead of GM Arjun Kalyan who led the better part of the tournament. Thus, Bharath won his first International Open tournament in Cattolica, Italy.
Bharath - Manish, Round 3
Bharath launched a very nice attack 20.Nf6+ on IM Manish Anto Cristiano's kingside. Although there is nothing immediate for White, there is enough initiative after 20...Bxf6 21.exf6 g6 22.a3 which allows White to go for the nice knight sacrifice.
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The tournament was organized by Grandiscacchi at Hotel Kursaal, Cattolica in Italy from 26th to 30th December. Total prize fund of the tournament was €3000 combining three categories. Time control was 90 minutes + 30 seconds increment + 15 minutes each after move no.40. There were double rounds on four days, except the first day 26th December.
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Final standings in Group A
|1||3||IM||Bharath Subramaniyam H||IND||2479||7,5||10||17,4|
|5||9||IM||Moksh Amit Doshi||IND||2368||6,0||20||26,8|
|6||15||WGM||Nandhidhaa P V||w||IND||2313||6,0||20||18,8|
|7||10||WGM||Gomes Mary Ann||w||IND||2354||6,0||10||5,0|