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Sant Marti Final Express: Shyam Sundar triumphs!

by ChessBase India - 23/07/2016

One of the better events in the Catalan Grand Prix XVIII is the Sant Martí International tournament taking place in Barcelona, Spain. The average rating of the tourney is around 2200 Elo, including 12 GMs and 18 IMs. With a total of 140 players, 73 of them titled, the tournament is quite good for players searching for experience and ratings. GM Shyam Sunder lifts the trophy with 8.0/9 points. Express Report.

Sant Martí Express: Shyam Sundar triumphs! 

One of the better events in the Catalan Grand Prix XVIII is the Sant Martí International tournament taking place in Barcelona, Spain. The average rating of the tourney is around 2200 Elo, including 12 GMs and 18 IMs. With a total of 140 players, 73 of them titled, the tournament is quite good for players searching for experience and ratings. 

GM Shyam Sunder lifts the trophy with 8.0/9 points.
[Event "XVIII Obert Internacional Sant Martí 2"]
[Site "Barcelona. Carrer Selva de Ma"]
[Date "2016.07.21"]
[Round "9.1"]
[White "Oliva Castaneda, Kevel"]
[Black "Shyam, Sundar M"]
[Result "0-1"]
[ECO "A00"]
[WhiteElo "2493"]
[BlackElo "2526"]
[PlyCount "62"]
[EventDate "2016.07.13"]
[EventRounds "9"]
[EventCountry "ESP"]
1. d4 Nf6 2. c4 g6 3. Nc3 Bg7 4. e4 O-O 5. Nf3 d6 6. Be2 e5 7. O-O Na6 8. Be3
Ng4 9. Bg5 Qe8 10. h3 h6 11. Bh4 Nf6 12. dxe5 dxe5 13. Nd5 Nxe4 14. Be7 c6 15.
Bxf8 Qxf8 16. Ne3 f5 17. Nd2 Ng5 18. h4 Ne6 19. h5 gxh5 20. Bxh5 e4 21. g4 Nf4
22. gxf5 Bxf5 23. Bg4 Bg6 24. Qb3 Nc5 25. Qa3 h5 26. Bd1 Be5 27. Ng2 Nxg2 28.
Kxg2 Rd8 29. Nb3 Qf4 30. Rg1 Nd3 31. Qxa7 c5 0-1

 

 

Final Rankings:

Rk.     Name FED 1.Rd 2.Rd 3.Rd 4.Rd 5.Rd 6.Rd 7.Rd 8.Rd 9.Rd Pts.  TB1   TB2   TB3   TB4 
1   GM Shyam Sundar M. IND 24b1 28w1 75b1 15w½ 13b1 25b1 5w1 4w½ 3b1 8,0 42,0 53,0 7,0 2887
2   GM Bachmann Axel PAR 41w1 32b1 11w½ 10b½ 74w1 3b½ 27w1 25b1 4w1 7,5 40,0 51,0 6,0 2800
3   IM Oliva Castaneda Kevel CUB 19b1 42w1 13b½ 26w1 15b1 2w½ 11b1 29w1 1w0 7,0 42,5 55,5 6,0 2788
4   IM Himanshu Sharma IND 110b1 54w1 6b0 23w1 42b1 18w1 20w1 1b½ 2b0 6,5 41,5 54,0 6,0 2620
5   GM Karthikeyan Murali IND 63b1 52w1 74b1 6w0 47b1 10w1 1b0 14w1 9b½ 6,5 40,0 52,0 6,0 2634
6   IM Gomez Garrido Camilo Ernesto CUB 83w1 39b1 4w1 5b1 25w0 14b½ 12w½ 11w½ 28b1 6,5 40,0 50,5 5,0 2672
7   GM Libiszewski Fabien FRA 98b1 50w1 15b0 28w1 11w½ 26b1 14w½ 8b½ 29b1 6,5 39,5 49,5 5,0 2600
8   GM Debashis Das IND 69w1 60b1 25w0 61b½ 49w1 39b½ 31w1 7w½ 30b1 6,5 35,5 46,5 5,0 2531
9   GM Arizmendi Martinez Julen Luis ESP 57w1 49b½ 33w½ 39b½ 48w1 67b1 25w½ 40b1 5w½ 6,5 35,5 46,5 4,0 2552
10   IM Anurag Mhamal IND 78b½ 108w1 100b1 2w½ 32w1 5b0 43w1 20b1 12w½ 6,5 35,0 45,0 5,0 2536

 

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