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La Nucia Open: Iniyan beats Postny with a picturesque finish

by Shahid Ahmed - 10/10/2021

GM P Iniyan beat the previous round leader GM Evgeny Postny (ISR) in the fifth round of La Nucia International Open to take the sole lead 4.5/5. Iniyan scored a very nice win with a picturesque finish against Postny who had a huge momentum as he won four consecutive games. Iniyan will face GM Andrey Sumets (UKR) in the sixth round. A total of 87 players in the Open section, including 10GMs, 9 IMs, a WGM and a WIM are taking part from 14 countries across the world. The total prize fund is €9000, first prize is €2500 in the Open section (approx.₹217,300). Round 6 starts today at 1 p.m. IST. Photo:

Iniyan jumps into sole lead

Iniyan brought Postny's winning streak to an end as he beat him with a nice positional sacrifice in the endgame which eventually followed by a beautiful finish to jump in the sole lead 4.5/5.

GM Iniyan beat GM Evgeny Postny with a picturesque finish | Photo:

Iniyan - Postny: 1-0

GM Iniyan P made a very nice sacrifice in the endgame against GM Evgeny Postny (ISR).

Position after 34.Nxg6+

Despite not having anything concrete, it is quite evident that 34.Nxg6+ is promising and there are practical chances for White. The game continued 34...fxg6 35.Rh7+ Kd6 and that is the mistake which cost Black the game. 35...Ke6 would have allowed Black to continue the fight. 35...Kd6 meant 36.e5+ cannot be taken by the knight as the b7-bishop is unprotected. So even if Black takes it anyway 36...Nxe5 37.dxe5+ Kc6 38.Bxg6 is completely lost for Black. The game finished in a picturesque finish.

Award-winning author and famous trainer - GM Jacob Aagaard 4.0/5 | Photo:

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Here are few interesting finishes of Round 1-5.

GM P Iniyan defeated Felix Manso Marquez (ESP), Round 1

IM Mauricio Vassallo Barroche (ESP) defeated GM Sergey A Fedorchuk (UKR), Round 2

WGM Cori T Deysi (PER) defeated GM Miguel Santos Ruiz (ESP), Round 3

GM P Iniyan drew with GM H James Plaskett (ENG), Round 3

GM P Iniyan defeated GM Evgeny Postny (ISR), Round 5

Replay Round 1-5 games

The tournament is taking place at Pabellón Polideportivo Municipal Muixara, La Nucia, Alicante in Spain from 6th to 12th October 2021. Time control is 90 mins + 30 seconds each from move no.1.

Round 5 results

Bo.No. NameRtgPts.ResultPts.NameRtg No.
GMIniyan P25291 - 04GMPostny Evgeny2552
GMSolodovnichenko Yuri25773½ - ½GMSumets Andrey2497
IMLeon Valdes Jony Wilson23793½ - ½3GMSantos Ruiz Miguel2596
IMGarriga Cazorla Pere248131 - 03GMPogorelov Ruslan2348
IMLujan Carolina234030 - 13GMVasquez Schroeder Rodrigo2467
GMAagaard Jacob246131 - 03GMPlaskett H James2375
FMDomingo Nunez Alejandro232631 - 03IMAyats Llobera Gerard2453
FMDavtyan David Arm.22923½ - ½3IMCruz Lledo Pablo2446
FMDomingo Nunez Ruben23993½ - ½3Luque Saiz Andres2307
WGMCori T. Deysi238231 - 03FMIbanez Aullana Ramon2283



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