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Mitrabha Guha convincingly clinches Fagernes Autumn Slow Blitz 2023, Rohit third

by Shahid Ahmed - 15/10/2023

GM Mitrabha Guha scored an unbeaten 6/7 to win Fagernes Autumn Slow Blitz 2023. He finished a full point ahead of the field. FM Shazil Shehzad (NOR) and S Rohit scored 5/7 each. They secured second and third place respectively. The time control in Slow Blitz was 5 minutes + 3 seconds increment. IM Elham Amar (NOR) and GM Mitrabha Guha - both players scored 8/9 at Fagernes Autumn Blitz II 2023. Mitrabha defeated Elham in the fourth round. However, Elham had better tie-breaks. Thus he became champion and Mitrabha second. FM Ritvik Krishnan scored sole 6.5/9 to finish third. In the Classical GM event, GM Krishnan Sasikiran and Mitrabha are currently trailing four leaders a full point behind at 5.5/8 each. Photos: Tom Eriksen

Elham Amar wins Fagernes Autumn Blitz II, Mitrabha second and Ritvik third

Top 3 (L to R) - 3rd Rohit S 5/7, 1st GM Mitrabha Guha 6/7 and 2nd FM Shazil Shehzad (NOR) 5/7

GM Mitrabha Guha scored an unbeaten 6/7 and finished a full point ahead of the field

The tournament hall during Fagernes Autumn Slow Blitz 2023

Blitz II

Top 3 (L to R): 3rd FM Ritvik Krishnan 6.5/9, 1st IM Elham Amar (NOR) 8/9 and 2nd GM Mitrabha Guha 8/9

The tournament hall during Fagernes Autumn Blitz II

A total of 23 players including 2 GMs and 3 IMs took part from seven countries across the world in Category A (>1800) in the Fagernes Autumn Slow Blitz event. The tournament was organized by IO IA Hans Olav Lahlum in cooperation with Sotra SK on 13th October 2023 at Scandic Valdres hotel in Fagernes, Norway. The seven-round Swiss league tournament had a time control of 5 minutes + 3 seconds increment from move no. 1.

Final standings in Slow Blitz

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A total of 24 players including a GM and an IM took part from six countries across the world in the Fagernes Autumn Blitz II event. The tournament was organized by IO IA Hans Olav Lahlum in cooperation with Sotra SK on 14th October 2023 at Scandic Valdres hotel in Fagernes, Norway. The nine-round Swiss league tournament had a time control of 3 minutes + 2 seconds increment from move no. 1.

Final standings in Blitz II

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