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GM Idani Pouya wins 1st Goa Grandmaster Open

The 1st Goa International Open Grandmaster Chess Tournament was held from 13-20th October at Shyama Prasad Mukherjee Stadium Bambolim in Taleigao, Goa, India.

The event was organized by the Goa Chess Association under the aegis of All India Chess Federation. The total prize fund was 52,300 USD.

The event consisted of three sections:
- Grandmaster Tournament Open A for players rated over 2000
- Open B for players rated under 2000
- Open C for players rated under 1600

The organizers have provided free accommodation for all participants.

Goa Open

Iranian GM Idani Pouya emerged champion of the Open A following his impressive final round win over recently minted India’s Grandmaster Karthik Venkataraman. Pouya scored 8,5 points in 10 rounds.

Five players finished with eight points but despite equal on the table, GM Babujain Levon (Armenia) and GM Deepan Chakkravarthy (India) finished second and third respectively due to the better tie-break points. The main section had 283 participants. Full standings below.

The Open B had 443 participants. Kadav Omkar IND 1859 and Vijay Kumar IND 1915 shared the first place with 9/10 points each.

The Open C had 533 participants. Shibin K Benny IND 1516 and Parekh Vishrut IND 1287 shared the first place with 9/10 points each.

Tournament website

Grandmaster Tournament Open A final standings:

1. GM Idani Pouya IRI 2588 – 8.5
2. GM Babujian Levon ARM 2456 – 8
3. GM Deepan Chakkravarthy J. IND 2540 – 8
4. GM Ter-Sahakyan Samvel ARM 2547 – 8
5. GM Kasparov Sergey BLR 2453 – 8
6. Raahul V S IND 2294 – 8
7. IM Das Sayantan IND 2425 – 7.5
8. GM Amonatov Farrukh TJK 2615 – 7.5
9. GM Predke Alexandr RUS 2615 – 7.5
10. IM Karthik Venkataraman IND 2525 – 7.5
11. IM Akash G IND 2424 – 7.5
12. GM Tukhaev Adam UKR 2556 – 7.5
13. IM Rathnakaran K. IND 2366 – 7.5
14. GM Sivuk Vitaly UKR 2545 – 7
15. GM Popov Ivan RUS 2611 – 7
16. GM Neverov Valeriy UKR 2488 – 7
17. IM Bakunts Rafael ARM 2427 – 7
18. IM Gusain Himal IND 2384 – 7
19. GM Kunte Abhijit IND 2484 – 7
20. FM Nitish Belurkar IND 2295 – 7
21. IM Kathmale Sameer IND 2343 – 7
22. Singh S. Vikramjit IND 2192 – 7
23. IM Mohammad Minhaz Uddin BAN 2328 – 7
24. GM Malakhatko Vadim BEL 2552 – 6.5
25. GM Kravtsiv Martyn UKR 2654 – 6.5
26. IM Stany G.A. IND 2502 – 6.5
27. FM Rathanvel V S IND 2341 – 6.5
28. IM Deshmukh Anup IND 2267 – 6.5
29. Anuj Shrivatri IND 2345 – 6.5
30. GM Rahman Ziaur BAN 2473 – 6.5
31. FM Jubin Jimmy IND 2308 – 6.5
32. GM Himanshu Sharma IND 2444 – 6.5
33. FM Audi Ameya IND 2375 – 6.5
34. IM Rakesh Kumar Jena IND 2388 – 6.5
35. GM Neelotpal Das IND 2436 – 6.5
36. WGM Swati Ghate IND 2215 – 6.5
37. Sahil Tickoo IND 2217 – 6.5
38. Ritviz Parab IND 2252 – 6.5
39. Sahoo Utkal Ranjan IND 2332 – 6.5
40. AGM Sa Kannan IND 1977 – 6.5
41. Pranav V IND 2263 – 6.5
42. Deota Snehil S IND 1929 – 6.5
43. IM Ramnathan Balasubramaniam IND 2142 – 6.5
44. FM Sai Agni Jeevitesh J IND 2362 – 6.5
45. Samant Aditya S IND 2211 – 6.5
46. Pradeep Kumar R A IND 2279 – 6.5
47. Patil Pratik IND 2280 – 6.5
48. FM Mehdi Hasan Parag BAN 2209 – 6.5
49. FM Navalgund Niranjan IND 2245 – 6.5
50. IM Siva Mahadevan IND 2341 – 6.5
51. IM Prasad Devaki V IND 2285 – 6.5
52. IM Singh D.P. IND 2132 – 6.5
53. GM Bernadskiy Vitaliy UKR 2547 – 6
54. GM Laxman R.R. IND 2443 – 6
55. FM Gajwa Ankit IND 2224 – 6
56. FM Rajdeep Sarkar IND 2355 – 6
57. CM Aditya Mittal IND 2215 – 6
58. CM Nikhil Magizhnan IND 2056 – 6
59. Gandhi Anish IND 2042 – 6
60. IM Anwesh Upadhyaya IND 2381 – 6
61. Sanket Chakravarty IND 1819 – 6
62. IM Abu Sufian Shakil BAN 2247 – 6
63. Abhishek Das IND 2280 – 6
64. Niraj Saripalli IND 2206 – 6
65. Senthil Maran K IND 2216 – 6
66. IM Konguvel Ponnuswamy IND 2325 – 6
67. Prajesh R IND 1953 – 6
68. Manigandan S S IND 2120 – 6
69. FM Matta Vinay Kumar IND 2129 – 6
70. Saurabh Anand IND 2303 – 6
71. Surendran N IND 2210 – 6
72. GM Ziatdinov Raset USA 2265 – 6
73. Tarun V Kanth IND 2123 – 6
74. Dhrupad Kashyap IND 1881 – 6
75. IM Dhulipalla Bala Chandra Prasad IND 2380 – 6
76. Namitbir Singh Walia IND 1633 – 6
77. Dhananjay S IND 2233 – 6
78. AGM Vinay Thomas Abraham IND 2024 – 6
79. WGM Toma Katarzyna POL 2278 – 6
80. Nair Sanjeev IND 2081 – 6
81. FM Wagh Suyog IND 2312 – 6
82. Kunal M. IND 2270 – 6
83. Manish Anto Cristiano F IND 1961 – 6
84. Aakash Sharadchandra Dalvi IND 1842 – 5.5
85. Srihari L IND 2067 – 5.5
86. WIM Michelle Catherina P IND 2147 – 5.5
87. IM Vardan Nagpal IND 2433 – 5.5
88. Kavinda Akila SRI 2025 – 5.5
89. Santanu Borpatra Gohain IND 1947 – 5.5
90. Potluri Saye Srreezza IND 1993 – 5.5
91. Kumar Gaurav IND 2236 – 5.5
92. Shah Jeet IND 1828 – 5.5
93. AGM Tarun Kanyamarala IRL 2046 – 5.5
94. Gahan M G IND 2256 – 5.5
95. Prasannaa.S IND 2124 – 5.5
96. Lokesh N. IND 2104 – 5.5
97. Mushini Ajay IND 1966 – 5.5
98. Ram S. Krishnan IND 2131 – 5.5
99. Mohite Ranveer IND 2091 – 5.5
100. Snehal Bhosale IND 2141 – 5.5
101. IM Abhishek Kelkar IND 2359 – 5.5
102. Venkata Ramana J IND 2086 – 5.5
103. Anadkat Kartavya IND 2109 – 5.5
104. IM Meftahi Houssem TUN 2119 – 5.5
105. Aditya Guhagarkar IND 1982 – 5.5
106. Ajay Karthikeyan IND 2195 – 5.5
107. Barath Kalyan M IND 2084 – 5.5
108. AGM Kiran Panditrao IND 1999 – 5.5
109. Hari Madhavan N B IND 2224 – 5.5
110. Mahindrakar Indrajeet IND 2107 – 5.5
111. Ayan Pal IND 1704 – 5.5
112. Vaibhav Jayant Raut IND 1998 – 5.5
113. Siddharth Sabharishankar IND 2026 – 5.5
114. Barde Om IND 1662 – 5.5
115. Amal Roozi IND 1641 – 5.5
116. Suganthan S IND 1688 – 5.5
117. Dahale Atul IND 2171 – 5.5
118. AGM Vignesh N IND 1767 – 5.5
119. Saptorshi Gupta IND 2136 – 5.5
120. Satkar Chirag IND 2089 – 5.5
121. Nayak Rajesh IND 2084 – 5
122. Soham Datar IND 2060 – 5
123. Panda Sambit IND 2074 – 5
124. IM Viani Antonio Dcunha IND 2430 – 5
125. AGM Rathneesh R IND 1957 – 5
126. FM Deshpande Aniruddha IND 2213 – 5
127. CM Kadam Om Manish IND 2082 – 5
128. Ashutosh Kumar IND 2044 – 5
129. Pradeep Tiwari IND 1947 – 5
130. FM Ramakrishna J. IND 2115 – 5
131. Ganesh R IND 2060 – 5
132. Jayachandra Srinivas Vellanki IND 2011 – 5
133. Deepthamsh Reddy. M IND 2025 – 5
134. CM Gopal K.N. IND 1858 – 5
135. Sarthak Rawat IND 1668 – 5
136. Saypuri Srithan IND 1799 – 5
137. Kumthekar Shubham IND 1788 – 5
138. FM Ahmed Sk. Nasir BAN 2234 – 5
139. WGM Ramaswamy Aarthie IND 2016 – 5
140. Bhambure Shantanu IND 2243 – 5
141. Jaeel Atharva IND 2130 – 5
142. Alan Diviya Raj IND 2127 – 5
143. Rakshith Srinivasan IND 1843 – 5
144. Saranya Y IND 1879 – 5
145. Thaga Sheriff M IND 1963 – 5
146. Gaurav Rajesh Zagade IND 2060 – 5
147. WFM Saranya J IND 2071 – 5
148. Garima Gaurav IND 1652 – 5
149. Aaryan Varshney IND 2286 – 5
150. Karthik Sai Ch IND 2059 – 5
151. Mota Pankit IND 2047 – 5
152. Deodhar Vrushali Umesh IND 1764 – 5
153. Ilamparthi A R IND 1984 – 5
. Krishnan Ritvik IND 1562 – 5
155. WFM Bidhar Rutumbara IND 1948 – 5
156. WIM Kasparova Tatiana BLR 2102 – 5
157. Sudhanshu Ranjan IND 2060 – 4.5
158. Ayushh Ravikumar IND 1843 – 4.5
159. Nagare Akhilesh IND 1897 – 4.5
160. GM Fominyh Alexander RUS 2405 – 4.5
161. Himanshu Ranjan IND 1970 – 4.5
162. Esshan Wadhawan IND 1849 – 4.5
163. Sourath Biswas IND 1925 – 4.5
164. WFM Meghna C H IND 1904 – 4.5
165. Harshad S IND 1946 – 4.5
166. CM Shahil Dey IND 2063 – 4.5
167. Nandhini Saripalli IND 1911 – 4.5
168. Umang Kaisary IND 1869 – 4.5
169. Pimpalkhare Vedant IND 1968 – 4.5
170. Aryamann Sain IND 1873 – 4.5
171. Arhan Chethan Anand IND 1679 – 4.5
172. Pandey Srishti IND 1915 – 4.5
173. Rathore Sonakshi IND 1849 – 4.5
174. AIM Trisha Kanyamarala IRL 1856 – 4.5
175. Arnav Maheshwari IND 1741 – 4.5
176. Akshit Kumar J IND 1882 – 4.5
177. Jinan Jomon IND 1783 – 4.5
178. Badri Narayan B IND 1538 – 4.5
179. CM Arfan Aditya Bagus INA 2018 – 4.5
180. Shreyash Shuvam Patnaik IND 1628 – 4.5
181. Colaco Reuben IND 1668 – 4.5
182. Vishwa Bala Kumaran M IND 1612 – 4.5
183. Devesh Anand Naik IND 1756 – 4.5
184. Sibi Visal R IND 1931 – 4.5
185. Bhoopnath IND 1645 – 4.5
186. Singh Neha IND 1893 – 4.5
187. Tanvi Vasudev Hadkonkar IND 1556 – 4.5
188. Rupam Mukherjee IND 1929 – 4.5
189. Ashwin Hariharan SGP 1914 – 4.5
190. Bagwe Gaurang IND 1616 – 4.5
191. Vinay R Jumani IND 1840 – 4.5
192. Acosta Mariano USA 1795 – 4.5
193. GM Anurag Mhamal IND 2495 – 4
194. IM Vignesh N R IND 2447 – 4
195. Rohit S IND 1729 – 4
196. WIM Franco Valencia Angela COL 2188 – 4
197. Aditya Varun Gampa IND 1898 – 4
198. Manish Kumar (2006) IND 1961 – 4
199. Anilkumar O.T. IND 2044 – 4
200. Aravind P V S IND 1796 – 4
201. WGM Kulkarni Bhakti IND 2314 – 4
202. Srikrishnan P IND 1811 – 4
203. Srimathi R IND 1807 – 4
204. AGM Bhattacharya Arunava IND 1639 – 4
205. Souhardo Basak IND 1738 – 4
206. Sudarshan Bhat IND 1840 – 4
207. Shah Vishwa IND 1707 – 4
208. Zia Tahsin Tajwar BAN 1825 – 4
209. Godson Merlin E IND 1790 – 4
210. Tarimo Didik Widiarso INA 1738 – 4
211. Sreekar J S S IND 1709 – 4
212. Shuban Saha IND 1916 – 4
213. WFM Cholleti Sahajasri IND 2125 – 4
214. Rindhiya V IND 1697 – 4
215. Keshav Kothari IND 1706 – 4
216. Sathya Naarayanan S IND 1620 – 4
217. Poorna Sri M.K IND 1758 – 4
218. Aryan Ranjan IND 1726 – 4
219. Anupam M Sreekumar IND 1451 – 4
220. CM Ikramul Haq Siam BAN 2180 – 4
221. Savitha Shri B IND 1742 – 4
222. Acharya Sushan NEP 1605 – 4
223. Rohan Bharat Joshi IND 1838 – 4
224. Laddha Shubh Jayesh USA 1523 – 4
225. WCM Chopdekar Gunjal IND 1633 – 4
226. Divyan T IND 1461 – 4
227. Iniyan Sivakumar IND 1477 – 4
228. Arnav Muralidhar IND 1506 – 4
229. Tanmay Chopra IND 1943 – 3.5
230. Manthan Kashyap Datta IND 1748 – 3.5
231. Harisurya Bharadwaj Gundepudi IND 1737 – 3.5
232. FM Karthik Kumar Pradeep IND 2265 – 3.5
233. AIM Abhay Bandewar IND 1834 – 3.5
234. Harshit Arya IND 1777 – 3.5
235. Rounak Guha Roy IND 1542 – 3.5
236. Dikshant Dash IND 1666 – 3.5
237. Suvradeepta Das IND 2005 – 3.5
238. Chetan Sharma IND 1663 – 3.5
239. Mahajan Ayush IND 1631 – 3.5
240. Dharani Srinivas K B IND 1666 – 3.5
241. Aagam Aditya E IND 1755 – 3.5
242. Upadhyay Prince IND 1646 – 3.5
243. Srivatsan Sekar IND 1602 – 3.5
244. Shirodkar Aayush IND 1560 – 3.5
245. Thorat Aishwarya IND 1529 – 3.5
246. Kshatriya Nitin Vekhande IND 1542 – 3.5
247. AIM Cruz Wilson IND 1846 – 3
248. CM Tanmay Jain IND 1809 – 3
249. Adarsh Tripathi IND 1746 – 3
250. Kadam Nikhil IND 1681 – 3
251. Shyam Prasad Reddy K IND 2014 – 3
252. Rathi Dhanashree IND 1633 – 3
253. Vedant Nitin Vekhande IND 1433 – 3
254. Patel Suyogkumar M IND 1424 – 3
255. Shejal Sahil Sanjay IND 1493 – 3
256. Mckenzie Lionel Joseph IND 1711 – 3
257. CM Niraula Bhupendra NEP 1932 – 3
258. Konatham Snehil IND 1680 – 3
259. Hari Charan Sai Kalluri IND 1582 – 3
260. Aniruddh Chatterjee IND 1679 – 3
261. Pragatheesh Muthukumaran IND 1484 – 3
262. AFM Choubey Saurabh IND 1888 – 3
263. Benasir M IND 1777 – 3
264. Abel Saju Chazhoor IND 1567 – 3
265. WFM Tanishka Kotia IND 1892 – 2.5
266. AIM Ali Mohammad Amir BAN 1764 – 2.5
267. Phatak Aanjaneya IND 1652 – 2.5
268. Muthu P IND 1692 – 2.5
269. Varsha Ramesh IND 1778 – 2.5
270. Md. Masum Rahi BAN 1548 – 2.5
271. Thorat Sanjay IND 1460 – 2.5
272. Sanjay Srinivasan R IND 1474 – 2.5
273. Vigneshwaran S IND 1937 – 2
274. Toshali V IND 1928 – 2
275. Sunil Vaidya IND 1673 – 2
276. WFM Harshini A IND 2126 – 2
277. Tejes Suresh Kumar IND 1457 – 2
278. Sreyas Payyappat IND 1598 – 2
279. Abhyuday Santhosh IND 1468 – 2
280. WIM Parnali S Dharia IND 2211 – 1.5
281. Nayanikaa Muralidharan IND 1546 – 1.5
282. Khan Yunus IND 2071 – 1.5
283. Suhas B. Asnodkar IND 1733 – 0.5