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Gukesh triumphs 4th Concello de Carballo Clasico

by Shahid Ahmed - 12/09/2021

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.

Champion - D Gukesh 8.0/9 | Photo: Club Xadrez O Toque Xiria Carballo

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 with the 16 simul participants | Photo: Club Xadrez O Toque Xiria Carballo

Gukesh scored seven wins and two draws. He finished the tournament with a nice victory against Henrique Rey Malde.

Gukesh - Henrique, Round 9

Position after 14...Qc8

14...Qc8 creates an opportunity for White. Find out what it is. Gukesh struck and forced a resignation in another eight moves.

Gukesh scored 8.0/9, remained undefeated and gained 4.4 Elo rating points

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.

Photo Gallery

Gukesh played simul against 16 players | Photo: Club Xadrez O Toque Xiria Carballo

Gukesh played two blitz games against Xulio del Prado and won both of them | Video: Club Xadrez O Toque Xiria Carballo

Gukesh's father Dr. Rajini Kanth in action | Photo: Club Xadrez O Toque Xiria Carballo

Top boards in action | Photo: Club Xadrez O Toque Xiria Carballo

The tournament hall | Photo: Club Xadrez O Toque Xiria Carballo

The beautifully crafted trophies | Photo: Club Xadrez O Toque Xiria Carballo

1st in Under-18 - 13-year-old Aayush Bhattacherjee 5.5/9 | Photo: Club Xadrez O Toque Xiria Carballo

Final Standings

Pos. Ran. Tit.Name Fed.Pts. DirE APRO BucT Buc1 FIDE Nat. Origin Info
11GMGukesh DIND8.00.02065.952.048.525990Sub16
23GMNarciso Dublan, MarcESP7.01.02075.155.050.525282526VAS
35IMEspineira Gonzalez, DiegoESP7.01.02023.452.047.523102348GAL
47Del Prado Rodriguez, XulioESP7.01.01947.352.048.022792281GALSub14
54GMLarino Nieto, DavidESP6.00.01986.048.544.024472432GAL
69Arauz Alonso, FernandoESP6.00.01889.745.041.521322157MAD
718Cacheiro Blanco, DiegoESP6.00.01750.445.042.018751834GALSub14
86FMGomez Dieguez, DavidESP6.
98Rey Malde, HenriqueESP5.50.01961.547.543.522632244GAL
1015Cereijo Suarez, AlejandroESP5.50.01841.144.541.519181923GALSub14

Complete standings


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