Gukesh triumphs 4th Concello de Carballo Clasico
Starting out as the top seed of the event, GM D Gukesh scored 8.0/9, remained undefeated and won 4th Concello de Carballo Clasico in Carballo, Spain. This was Gukesh's first over-the-board triumph since he resumed playing otb tournaments back in July at FIDE World Cup. He also played a simul exhibition against 16 players of various age groups. His father, Dr. Rajini Kanth also had a great tournament. He was playing on fourth board in the final round, a win would have given him a tie for the fifth place. Nevertheless, he scored an impressive 5.0/9. Once again both father and son duo impressed the entire chess universe with their eloquent words on the 64 squares. Photo: Club Xadrez O Toque Xiria Carballo
Gukesh finishes a full point ahead
Gukesh scored an unbeaten 8.0/9, finished a full point ahead of the competition to win the tournament. Three players - GM Marc Narciso Dublan (ESP), IM Diego Espineira Gonzalez (ESP) and Xulio Del Prado Rodriguez (ESP) finished at 7.0/9. They were placed second to fourth according to tie-breaks. Gukesh's father Dr. Rajini Kanth also played in this event where he scored 5.0/9, finished 20th overall and gained 41.6 Elo rating points.
On Saturday 4th September, Gukesh played Simultaneous Exhibition matches against 16 players. He also played two blitz games against Xulio del Prado and won both of them.
Gukesh scored seven wins and two draws. He finished the tournament with a nice victory against Henrique Rey Malde.
Gukesh - Henrique, Round 9
14...Qc8 creates an opportunity for White. Find out what it is. Gukesh struck and forced a resignation in another eight moves.
Replay all games of Gukesh
If you are wondering what's next for Gukesh, we must tell you that he is playing Norway Chess Open 2021 at Stavanger in the same venue as Carlsen, Nepomniachtchi, Rapport, Firouzja, Karjakin and Tari are playing. Yesterday, he took words of inspiration from the greatest female chess player of all time, Judit Polgar.
|2||3||GM||Narciso Dublan, Marc||ESP||7.0||1.0||2075.1||55.0||50.5||2528||2526||VAS|
|3||5||IM||Espineira Gonzalez, Diego||ESP||7.0||1.0||2023.4||52.0||47.5||2310||2348||GAL|
|4||7||Del Prado Rodriguez, Xulio||ESP||7.0||1.0||1947.3||52.0||48.0||2279||2281||GAL||Sub14|
|5||4||GM||Larino Nieto, David||ESP||6.0||0.0||1986.0||48.5||44.0||2447||2432||GAL|
|6||9||Arauz Alonso, Fernando||ESP||6.0||0.0||1889.7||45.0||41.5||2132||2157||MAD|
|7||18||Cacheiro Blanco, Diego||ESP||6.0||0.0||1750.4||45.0||42.0||1875||1834||GAL||Sub14|
|8||6||FM||Gomez Dieguez, David||ESP||6.0||0.0||0.0||49.0||44.5||2293||2289||GAL|
|9||8||Rey Malde, Henrique||ESP||5.5||0.0||1961.5||47.5||43.5||2263||2244||GAL|
|10||15||Cereijo Suarez, Alejandro||ESP||5.5||0.0||1841.1||44.5||41.5||1918||1923||GAL||Sub14|