Deep Sengupta clinches 21st Capechecs Open 2023, Sayantan Das second
GM Deep Sengupta and GM Sayantan Das scored 7.5/9 each at Capechecs Open part of 21st Cap d'Agde Grand Prix International 2023. Deep won the tournament due to better tie-breaks, Sayantan secured second place. Deep remained unbeaten. He went into the final round with a sole lead 7/8, a half point ahead of the rest and drew against GM Bilel Bellahcene (ALG). Bilel finished third 7/9. Sayantan defeated IM Mehar Chinna Reddy C H to finish second. Mehar was placed eighth. GM Raja Rithvik R is the only other Indian to make a top ten finish. He scored 6.5/9 to finish ninth. The total prize fund was €12000. The top three prizes were €3000 + trophy, €1800 and €1400 each respectively. This is Deep's second tournament triumph of the year after winning 22nd Najdorf Memorial 2023 few months ago. Photos: ©PTextoris-CAPECHECS
Deep's second tournament triumph of 2023
GM Deep Sengupta drew against the Algeria no.1 GM Bilel Bellahcene in the final round to win the tournament with an unbeaten 7.5/9 score. GM Sayantan Das also scored the same. He secured second place according to tie-breaks. This is Sayantan's second consecutive runner-up finish in France.
A total of 204 players including 16 GMs, 32 IMs, 2 WGMs and 5 WIM took part from 18 countries across the world in this tournament. The eight-day nine-round Swiss League Rating Open tournament was organized by Capechecs at Ccas Cap d'Agde Holiday Center in Cap d'Agde, France from 28th October to 4th November 2023. The time control of the event was 90 minutes + 30 seconds per move starting from move no.1.
|1||g||SENGUPTA Deep||2467 F||SenM||7½||43½||52½||2663|
|2||g||DAS Sayantan||2486 F||SenM||7½||39½||47½||2604|
|3||g||BELLAHCENE Bilel||2520 F||SenM||EST||Bischwiller||7||45½||54½||2601|
|4||m||GIREL Joseph||2494 F||JunM||PAC||Marseille-Echecs||7||44||53||2603|
|5||g||SHCHEKACHEV Andrei||2505 F||SepM||IDF||Tremblay Athletique Club - TAC Echecs||7||42||51||2627|
|6||g||FEDORCHUK Sergey A.||2564 F||SenM||ARA||Lyon Olympique Echecs||7||41½||50||2551|
|7||m||DROIN Augustin||2468 F||CadM||CVL||C'Chartres Echecs||7||36½||44||2491|
|8||m||MEHAR Chinna Reddy C.h.||2361 F||SenM||6½||46½||55||2575|
|9||g||RAJA RITHVIK R||2495 F||JunM||6½||44||54||2527|
|10||g||SIVUK Vitaly||2454 F||SenM||6½||41½||51||2536|