Grandmaster Parimarjan Negi defeated compatriot B. Adhiban and tied for the 15th Bavarian Open chess title before settling for the second spot following a four-way tie at Bad Wiessee, Germany, on Sunday.

Interestingly, in 2003, as a 10 year-old, Negi had achieved his maiden International norm at Bad Wiessee.

In the ninth and final round, a victory with the white pieces raised Negi's aggregate to 7.5 points, a tally matched by the eventual champion Alexander Graf (Germany), Robert Kempinski (Poland) and Sergei Zhigalko (Belarus). Adhiban (6.5 points) finished 21st and justified his seeding.

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