Enamul Hossain of Bangladesh was forced to share a point with Indian IM G.A. Stany in the 11 and final round of the Vizag GM international open chess tournament but his better Buchholz tie-break score helped him clinch the first place and the Rs. 2 lakh prize money.

Indian GM B. Adhiban beat IM Swayams Mishra and Armenian GM Petrosian Davit defeated GM Martyn Kravtsiv of Ukraine to tie with Hossain on eight points each.

Hossain pipped Adhiban 73.5 to 73 in the Buchholz tie-break and the Armenian GM with 68 tie-break score took third place. Adhiban received Rs. 1.30 lakh and Petrosian Rs. 75,000.

MD of CMR group M. Venkata Ramana gave away the prizes and trophies.

Final placings (top 10): 1. Enamul Hossain, 2. B. Adhiban, 3. Petrosian Davit, 4. Aleksandrov Aleksej; 5. Andrey Vovk; 6. Diptayan Ghosh; 7. G.A. Stany, 8. Andrei Deviatkin; 9. M.R. Lalith Babu, 10. Ziaur Rehaman.

The results: 11 round: Enamul Hossan (8.5) drew with G.A. Stany (8); Petrosian Davit (8.5) bt Martyn Kravtsiv (7.5); Swayams Mishra (7.5) lost to B. Adhiban (8.5); Andrey Vovk (8) drew with Diptayan Ghosh (8); Aleksej Aleksandrov (8) w/o Alexander Fominyh (7); Andrei Deviatkin (8) bt Murshed Niaz (7); R.R. Laxman (7) lost to M.R. Lalith Babu (8); B.S. Shivananda (7) lost to Ziaur Rehman (8); Shardul gagare (7.5) drew with Deepan Chakkravarthy (7); S. Nitin (6.5) lost to Ashwin Jayaram (7.5); Saidali Iuldachev (7.5) bt Akshat Chandra (6.5); Harutjunyan Gevorg (7.5) bt Hemant Dharma (6.5); Prince Bajaj (6.5) lost to Rolando Nolte (7.5); Himal Gusain (6.5) lost to K. Rathnakaran (7.5); G.B. Joshi (7) drew with P. Karthikeyan (7); Abdulla Al-Rakib (6.5) drew with K.S. Raghunandan (7); Minzahuddin Ahmed (7) bt Utkal Ranjan Sahoo (6); bt Himanshu Sharma (7) bt Padhya Saumil (6); P. Konguvel (7) bt J. Ramakrishna (6); Suvrajit Saha (7) bt V. Karthik (6); R. Ramnath Bhuvanesh (7) bt Y. Grahesh (6); Abhishek Kelkar (7) bt Rahul Sangma (6); Vignesh (6.5) drew with C. Praveen Kumar (6.5); Sayantan Das (6.5) drew with M. Deepthamsh Reddy (6.5); Krishna Thapa (6) lost to Debaraj Chatterjee (7); D. Bala Chandra Prasad (6.5) drew with Abu Sufian Shakil (5.5); Visakh (6) drew with Raset Ziatdinov (6); C.R.G. Krishna (6.5) bt B. Ramana Babu (5.5); Mehdi Hasan (5.5) lost to v. Pranavananda (6.5); Iskandar Bin Abdullah (6.5) bt Md. Taibur Rahman (5.5).

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