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Raunak Sadhwani clinches 5th Innsbruck Open and crosses 2600

by Shahid Ahmed - 31/08/2021

GM Raunak Sadhwani won 5th Innsbruck International Open with an unbeaten 8.0/9. He performed at 2692, gained 10 Elo rating points, crossed 2600, taking his live rating to 2604.8. Raunak scored seven victories and two draws, including a draw against the Austria no.1 Markus Ragger. He finished a full point ahead of the competition. FM Fulvio Zamengo (ITA) 7.0/9 and FM Mike Ivanov (CAN) 6.5/9 were placed second and third. That's not all. He also finished second in the Blitz event scoring 7.0/9. GM Nikita Meshkovs won the Blitz 9.5/11, FM Magnus Arndt (GER) was placed third according to tie-breaks. Check out Raunak's exciting games from this event. Photo: Karsten Wieland

Raunak wins his third event in 51 days

GM Raunak Sadhwani has played eight consecutive tournaments in five countries (Serbia, Austria, Portugal, Italy and Switzerland) in 80 days, played 80 rated games including 69 classical and 11 blitz games.

Champion - GM Raunak Sadhwani 8.0/9 | Photo: Karsten Wieland

Raunak performed at 2692 and gained 10 Elo rating points

Raunak scored a nice win with a tactical short IM Markus Loeffler (GER) in the fifth round to gain sole lead 5.0/5

Raunak - Loeffler, Round 5

Position after 25...Qxb2

Black should have played 25...Qd6. The position would have still remained in White's favor. However, 25...Qxb2 immediately finishes the game for Black. Find out how.

After making a draw with Austria no.1 GM Markus Ragger in the sixth round, Raunak scored a victory over FM Lukas Leisch (AUT) with a sharp play.

Raunak - Leisch, Round 7

Position after 19...hxg5

White has a huge advantage in the above position. Find out the winning continuation.

15-year-old Raunak Sadhwani is now 2600 Elo! Wins Innsbruck Open 2021 | Video: ChessBase India

Photo Gallery

Blitz top 3 (L to R) - 2nd GM Raunak Sadhwani, 1st GM Nikita Meshkovs (LAT) and 3rd FM Magnus Arndt (GER)

Blitz tournament was played at Sillpark | Photo: Giorgio Gugler

Raunak is getting habituated lifting trophies | Photo: Karsten Wieland

Raunak's huge support system, his mother - Heena Sadhwani | Photo: Karsten Wieland

Raunak would like to thank his parents for this performance, his sponsors Microsense and his trainers Surya Sekhar Ganguly and the Westbridge Anand Chess Academy. His next event is 4th Sharjah Masters International 2021, next month.

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Final Standings

Rk.SNo NameTypsexFEDRtgIRtgNClub/CityPts. TB1  TB2  TB3  TB4 RpKrtg+/-
GMSadhwani RaunakU18IND257924368,053,041,546,25726921010,1
FMZamengo FulvioITA23712309Marostica7,049,037,536,00524652022,0
FMIvanov MikeCAN219522746,554,043,036,50525072072,2
GMRagger MarkusAUT26852641Schachclub Mpoe Maria Saal6,551,039,535,254248610-13,2
FMFecker NoahU18SUI23252340Hohenems6,549,539,534,25424662032,8
IMAbel DennesGER24480Ej. Gleisdorf6,548,037,532,7542452102,5
FMLeisch LukasAUT24012326Tsu Wartberg/Aist6,548,036,531,7562430104,0
IMSchwabeneder FlorianAUT24402438Sv Grieskirchen6,547,037,032,255242910-0,5
FMTisaj DomenSLO235622376,546,536,032,2562354201,0
FMMalek DanielGER23480SK Zehlendorf6,544,034,530,7552414108,1
FMFuchs FlorianGER23282286SV Eiche Reichenbrand6,544,034,030,7552357207,6
IMKoepke ChristianGER23402361Schachklub Kufstein6,052,540,532,5042404107,8
FMNielsen AndreNOR21832160Alta6,050,540,531,00524702064,0
Svana PeterSVK22510Mkss-Sk Kysucke Nove Mesto6,050,039,531,50424232033,8
FMSreyas PayyappatU14IND22592148HSK Lister Turm6,046,035,529,25323392021,4


Final Standings in Blitz

Rk.SNo NameTypsexGrFEDRtgIPts. TB1  TB2  TB3  TB4 RpKrtg+/-
GMMeshkovs NikitaLAT24659,584,069,071,25825902039,0
GMSadhwani RaunakU18IND25149,081,566,063,0092494203,4
FMArndt MagnusGER23389,079,064,063,50724662040,4
IMSchwabeneder FlorianAUT23528,577,063,054,00824162026,4
IMAbel DennesGER25008,576,061,556,258237220-14,8
GMRagger MarkusAUT25738,077,562,554,757238220-32,2
FMSreyas PayyappatU14IND15308,076,563,053,008243520157,0
FMPeyrer KonstantinU18AUT24538,076,062,552,008221920-28,6
GMMarcelin CyrilFRA24618,073,560,049,757226920-25,4
FMKruckenhauser ArthurU18AUT21708,070,558,045,50823142045,2
IMPlatzgummer FabianAUT23708,068,557,048,008222020-24,6
Petkidis AnthonyGER24398,067,555,049,007216020-40,6
FMTisaj DomenSLO22437,581,067,552,50622932029,2
FMGedajlovic MaxCAN21377,573,560,046,00622492029,4
FMMorgunov MarcU18AUT23047,569,556,545,006201720-39,6



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