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Harshavardhan wins Manoir hotel Touquet golf resort Open 2023, Iniyan second and Nitin third

by Shahid Ahmed - 13/03/2023

IM Harshavardhan G B, GM Iniyan P and IM Nitin S scored 7/9 each at 1st Manoir hotel Touquet golf resort Open 2023. The reigning Asian Junior Open 2022 Gold medalist, Harshavardhan became champion due to better tie-break score. Iniyan and Nitin were placed second and third respectively. All three of them suffered a loss each. Harshavardhan's sole loss was against the eventual runner-up, Iniyan. The top three prizes were €900, €800 and €300 along with a trophy each respectively. This is Harshavardhan's first tournament victory of the year as well as after becoming Asian Junior champion in November last year. Photo: Iniyan P

Indians claim eight out of top ten

Out of 66 players, 51 were from France and nine from India. India's 80th GM Vignesh N R, the Commonwealth 2022 Gold medalist, IM P Shyam Nikhil, IM Ratnakaran K and FM Mohamed Anees M scored 6.5/9 each. They were placed fourth to eighth according to tie-breaks. IM Viani Antonio Dcunha scored 6/9 to finish ninth.

Champion - IM Harshavardhan G B 7/9 | Photo: Shahid Ahmed

Runner-up - GM Iniyan P 7/9

Second Runner-up - IM Nitin S 7/9 | Photo: Iniyan P

Harshavardhan's only loss was against the eventual runner-up, GM Iniyan P

The top three finishers with their trophies (L to R) - 1st Harshavardhan G B, 2nd GM Iniyan P and 3rd IM Nitin S | Photo: Iniyan P

Back row L to R: IM Ratnakaran K, FM M Anees, GM Vignesh N R and the reigning Commonwealth 2022 Gold medalist, IM P Shyam Nikhil.


A total of 66 players including 3 GMs, 6 IMs and a WGM took part from six countries all over the world. The six-day nine-round Swiss league Rating tournament was organized by Romain Christophe-Hayot Romain at Manoir Hotel avenue du Golf in Le Touquet, France from 25th February to 2nd March 2023. The time control of the tournament was 90 minutes + 30 seconds increment from move no.1.

Final standings

pl NameRatingCat.fedeLeagueClubPointsTr.Perf
2gINYAN P2514FSen MIDFExchequer of Franconville742½2489
3mNITIN S.2374FSen M7422441
4gKORNEEV Oleg2485FSepMCAPGrasse Chess452472
5mVIGNESH NR2490 FSen M44½2441
6mSHYAAMNIKHIL P2487FSen M43½2447
7mRATNAKARAN K.2290 FSen M42½2355
8fMOHAMED ANEES M2259 FJunM41½2367
10fHENRIS Luke2151 FSepMEASTVandoeuvre-Chess6402160



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