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Monday, January 14, 2013

GM Aleksej Aleksandrov wins 11th Parsvnath Delhi International Chess Festival Premier Section

NEW DELHI: Grandmaster Aleksej Aleksandrovof Belarus won the premier section of Parsvnath International Chess Festival after drawing with Grandmaster Henrik Teske of Germany in the 10th and final round on Sunday. Aleksandrov finished with eight points out of a possible 10, ahead of Marat Dzhumaev of Uzbekistan who finished second with best tiebreak score on 7.5 points.
 

It turned out to be a three-way tie for the second spot and Teske finished third while Indian Grandmaster Vaibhav Suri ended fourth.

Aleksandrov won the winner's purse of Rs 300000 while Dzhumaev took home Rs 200000. Among the Indians, Vaibhav Suri got the biggest prize purse of Rs 75000. Marat Dzhumaev defeated P Magesh Chandran while Vaibhav Suri ended the party of K Rathnakaran who had made a Grandmaster norm after winning the penultimate round.

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