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Nikita Khoroshev wins Issykkul Open 2023, Aradhya Garg second

by Shahid Ahmed - 29/07/2023

IM Nikita Khoroshev (UZB), FM Aradhya Garg and GM Masoud Mosadeghpour (IRI) scored 7/10 each at Isyykkul Open A 2023. Nikita became champion due to better tie-break score, Aradhya secured second place and Masoud third. Aradhya also earned his fifth IM-norm in the process. His live rating is 2395.4 now. He is 4.6 Elo rating points away from becoming India's next IM. The reigning two-time National Under-17 Open champion, CM Mayank Chakraborty scored 6/10 to be placed ninth. He also earned an IM-norm. This is his second IM-norm in consecutive months. He is now final IM-norm and few Elo rating points The total prize fund of the tournament was 1589000 soms (US$ 18000). The top three prizes were 160000 + trophy, 130000 and 100000 som each respectively. Photos: Anna Shtourman

IM-norms: Aradhya's fifth and Mayank's second

IM-elect FM Aradhya Garg earned his fifth IM-norm. Last month, he secured his fourth IM-norm at Baku Open 2023. These are all extra norms as he had completed securing all three of his norms last year. Speaking of securing IM-norms in consecutive months, CM Mayank Chakraborty earned his second IM-norm at this event. He is now final IM-norm and few Elo rating points away from becoming India's next International Master.

Top 3 (L to R) - 2nd FM Aradhya Garg 7/10, 1st IM Nikita Khoroshev (UZB) 7/10 and 3rd GM Masoud Mosadeghpour (IRI) 7/10

IM-elect FM Aradhya Garg scored his fifth IM-norm

CM Mayank Chakraborty secured his second IM-norm in consecutive months

CM Mayank Chakraborty scored 6/10, performed at 2421 to earn his second IM-norm

9th CM Mayank Chakraborty 6/10

Women Top five - 2nd WFM Jemal Ovezdurdyyeva (TKM) 4.5/10, 1st Marjona Malikova (UZB) 5/10, 3rd IM Evgenija Ovod 4.5/10, 4th WIM Isha Sharma (left) 4.5/10 and 5th Melika Mohammadi (IRI) 4/10 | Photo: Anna Shtourman

Women 4th - WIM Isha Sharma 4.5/10 | Photo: Anna Shtourman

The tournament hall at Solemar Arena at Korumdu, Issyk-Kul in Kyrgyzstan | Photo: Anna Shtourman

A total of 41 players including 7 GMs, 10 IMs, 2 WIMs took part from ten countries across the world in Open A (≥2000). Open B (1650-1999) witnessed 30 players and Open C (1649) had 118 players in this nine-day ten-round Swiss League Rating Open tournament. The events were organized by Kyrgyz Chess Union at Solemar, Solemar Arena in Korumdu village, Issyk-Kul, Kyrgyzstan from 12th to 20th July 2023. The time control of the event was 90 minutes + 30 seconds increment from move no.1.

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Final standings

Rk.SNo NameTypsexFEDRtgPts. TB1  TB2  TB3  TB4  TB5 RpKrtg+/-
IMKhoroshev, NikitaUZB23367045,5574125081023,3
FMAradhya, GargIND23397045,556,54224542033
GMMosadeghpour, MasoudIRI248470445562245810-2,4
GMUlybin, MikhailS50+RUS23436,5048,559,54124331013,2
IMKoziak, VitaliUKR23646,5043,554,5532421109
IMVlasenko, MiroslavRUS23836,504353622388101,7
FMRakhmatullaev, AlmasUZB23306,5042,5535224082023
FMIsajevsky, AntonRUS2403605160,5412412101,4
CMMayank, ChakrabortyIND2326604958,53124212027
GMDzhumaev, MaratUZB23946042,553,531231910-8,1



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