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Moksh Amit Doshi scores GM-norm at Czech Open Pardubice 2022, finishes second

by Shahid Ahmed - 06/08/2022

GM Alexander Donchenko (GER) scored an unbeaten 7.5/9. He finished a half point ahead of the field to win the Czech Open Pardubice 2022. Three players scored 7/9 each. IM Moksh Amit Doshi and GM Jiri Stocek (CZE) secured second and third place according to the tie-breaks. They both remained unbeaten. Moksh earned his maiden GM-norm. FM Nikhil Dixit scored his third and Soham Datar first IM-norm respectively. WIM Savitha Shri B secured her second WGM-norm. Her live rating is 2434.8 which makes her now India no.4 among women. GM Harsha Bharathakoti scored 6.5/9 and finished sixth. Photo: Official site

Norms galore for Indians

A total of four Indians scored a GM norms, three IM-noorms and one WGM-norm. The Total prize fund of the tournament was CZK 150000. Top three prizes were CZK 50000, 30000 and 20000 along with a trophy each.

IM Moksh Amit Doshi delivered a fantastic performance at Czech Open Pardubice 2022 | Photo: Rupali Mullick

Top two - 1st GM Alexander Donchenko, 2nd GM Jiri Stocek | Photo: Official site

Four Indians scored norms

1st GM-norm - IM Moksh Amit Doshi 7/9

3rd IM-norm - FM Nikhil Dixit 6/9

1st IM-norm - Soham Datar 5.5/9

2nd WGM-norm - WIM Savitha Shri B 5/9

Moksh - Klimakovs, Round 2

Position after 33.Ng6+!

39.Ng6+! is such a beautiful move. It spells doom for Black. 33...fxg6 34.Bxg6 Bg5 35.Qxe6 Rc7 36.Rbc1 Qe7 37.Qf5+ Kg8 38.Bxg5 hxg5 39.Rxc7 Nxc7 40.Qc8+ Qf8 41.Qxc7 Black resigned. White's relentless attack gave Black zero chance to save the game.

Moksh Amit Doshi scored 7/9, performed at 2625 and gained 24.8 Elo rating points

6th - GM Harsha Bharathakoti 6.5/9 | Photo: Official site

FM Nikhil Dixit scored his final IM-norm at the same event where he earned his maiden IM-norm three years ago. Now he needs to fulfill the 2400 rating requirement to become the next International Master of India.

FM Nikhil Dixit scored his final IM-norm | Photo: Rupali Mullick

Nikhil Dixit scored 6/9, performed at 2463 and gained 34.2 Elo rating points to earn his final IM-norm

Soham Datar with his maiden IM-norm certificate | Photo: Official site

Soham Datar scored 5.5/9, performed at 2452 and gained a massive 74.8 Elo rating points

Savitha - Bryan, Round 1

Position after 18...f4

White has both her bishop and f1-rook under attack. Black king is stranded at the center of the board. Find out the best way to continue here for White.

WIM Savitha Shri B scored her second WGM-norm and took her live rating to 2434.8 | Photo: Official site

Savitha Shri scored her second WGM-norm despite losing the last two rounds

The tournament hall | Photo: Official site

A total of 196 players including 9 GMs, 19 IMs and 8 WIMs took part from 29 countries across the world. The event was organized by AVE-KONTAKT s.r.o. at Pardubice, Czech Republic from 22nd to 30th July 2022. The time control for the tournament was 90 minutes/40 moves + 30 minutes + 30 seconds increment.

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Final standings

Rk.SNo NameFEDRtgClub/CityPts. TB1  TB2  TB3  TB4 
GMDonchenko AlexanderGER26407,5505545,754
IMMoksh Amit DoshiIND24097485137,754
GMStocek JiriCZE2548SK Line744,54937,755
FMHaring FilipSVK24517434533,005
IMBrodowski PiotrPOL24506,5485337,255
GMHarsha BharathakotiIND25476,5485234,505
FMStalmach RichardCZE2363Beskydska sachova skola z.s.6,54751,535,254
IMTahay AlexisFRA2393Lyon Olympique Echecs6,5454933,755
FMKlabis RokasLTU23826,5454933,754
IMNoe ChristopherGER25056,54548,533,005



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