Iniyan wins 27th Creon Open 2023, Bharath Subramaniyam second
GM Iniyan P and GM Bharath Subramaniyam H scored an unbeaten 7.5/9 each at 27th Creon Open Main (>1600) 2023. Iniyan won the tournament due to better tie-breaks, Bharath was placed second. The sixth round battle between them ended in a draw. French IMs Joseph Girel and Floryan Eugene scored 7/9 each. They were adjudged third and fourth. GM Sayantan Das is the only other Indian to make a top ten finish. He scored 6.5/9 to secure fifth place. The top three prizes were €2000 + trophy, €1100 and €750 each respectively. This is Iniyan's second triumph in France this year after he won the 8th Noisiel Open in February this year. Photos: Official site
Iniyan's second triumph in France this year
GM Bharath Subramaniyam H was the sole leader heading into the final round 7/8. GM Iniyan P was the only player trailing him by a half point at 6.5/8. Bharath drew against IM Loic Travadon (FRA) and Iniyan defeated IM Alfonso Jerez Perez (ESP) to become the champion.
Iniyan - Arthur, Round 2
GM Iniyan P (2525) made an interesting knight sacrifice 16.Nxf7! It does not give White an immediate advantage. What it does is, White gets a long-term initiative. The positional advantage eventually translated into a decisive one. 16...Rxf7 17.Rxf7 Kxf7 18.Qh5+ Kf8 19.Ref1+ Nef6 20.Qxh7 b5 21.Bd3 Nxe3 only helped White 22.Rf3 Ned5 23.Bg6 Nf4? 24.Qh8+ Ng8 25.d5 and things completely shifted into White's favor.
A total of 113 players including 5 GMs, 6 IMs and a WIM took part from eight countries across the world in the Open A (>1600) category. The tournament was organized by Lauron Wesley from 31st July to 6th August 2023 at Salle Omnisports Ulli Senger in Creon, France. The nine-round Swiss league tournament had a time control of 90 min. for 40 moves then 30 min. QPF with 30 sec. by move from the first move.
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|Pl||Nom||Elo||Cat.||Fede||Ligue||R 1||R 2||R 3||R 4||R 5||R 6||R 7||R 8||R 9||Pts||Tr.||Perf||Bu.|
|2525 F||SenM||IDF||+ 50N||+ 10B||+ 39N||+ 4B||+ 6N||= 2B||= 5N||= 3B||+ 9N||7½||46½||2636||56|
|2488 F||MinM||PAC||+ 69B||= 9N||+ 52B||+ 19N||+ 18B||= 1N||+ 7B||+ 5B||= 8N||7½||44||2614||52½|
|2439 F||JunM||PAC||+ 44B||= 18N||+ 21B||+ 79N||- 5B||+ 53N||+ 11B||= 1N||+ 10B||7||42||2475||50|
|2384 F||SenM||PDL||+ 37B||+ 26N||+ 34B||- 1N||+ 36B||= 9N||+ 18B||= 10N||+ 11B||7||41½||2474||51½|
|2484 F||SenM||+ 22N||+ 12B||+ 70N||= 7B||+ 3N||= 6B||= 1B||- 2N||+ 19B||6½||46½||2510||56|
|2457 F||SenM||+ 15N||+ 13B||+ 56N||+ 11B||- 1B||= 5N||- 10N||+ 35B||+ 25N||6½||43½||2449||53|
|2383 F||SenM||+ 20N||+ 25B||+ 84N||= 5N||= 9B||+ 12B||- 2N||= 13B||+ 22N||6½||43||2424||52|
|2463 F||SenM||IDF||- 35B||+ 23N||+ 68B||= 49N||= 34B||+ 24N||+ 37B||+ 12N||= 2B||6½||39½||2319||48|
JEREZ PEREZ Alfonso
|2343 F||SepM||+ 28N||= 2B||+ 61N||+ 54B||= 7N||= 4B||= 13N||+ 29B||- 1B||6||45½||2356||55|
|2326 F||SenM||NAQ||+ 36B||- 1N||+ 60B||= 34N||+ 23B||+ 62N||+ 6B||= 4B||- 3N||6||43½||2333||52½|