Spain International Open: IM Kanmazalp wins, GM Prasanna second

Turksih IM Kanmazalp Ogulcan (2448) IVth Llucmajor International Open 2015 with a score of 7.5/9, half a point ahead of the second placed Indian GM Vishnu Prasanna (2482) who was adjudged second on tie-break with 7.0/9.

Meanwhile, the other Indian hope, GM Sundararajan Kidambi, could only muster up 5.5/9.

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Spain International Open: GM Prasanna wins again

GM Vishnu Prasanna kept up his strong performance by winning his round 7 game to move to a 6.0/7. He now shares the lead with three others. The second seed Bulgarian GM Kiril Georgiev meanwhile could not keep up pace and lost to Turkish IM Ogulcan Kanmazalp.

GM Sundararajan Kidambi meanwhile managed to register a win to move to 5.0/7.

Check the pairings for Round 8 here.

Spain International Open: Ten players in lead

GM Vishnu Prasanna (2482) held GM Andrey Sumets (2563) to a draw to be among the leaders at the end of six rounds at the IVth Llucmajor Chess Tournament in Spain. Ten players in total are tied for the lead at 5.0/6.

GM Sundararajan Kidambi (2427) meanwhile slipped to his second loss to be left stranded at 4.0/6.

Check out the pairings for Round 7 here.

Spain International Open: GM Prasanna joins leaders

Five players are leading the IVth Llucmajor International Open 2015 at the end of five rounds.

GM Vishnu Prasanna (2482) held the second seeded Bulgarian GM Kiril Georgiev (2616) to a creditable draw to move to 4.5/5. Next up, he will be facing Ukranian GM Andrey Sumets (2563).

GM Sundararajan Kidambi (2427), the other Indian hope in this event, meanwhile won his second straight game to move to 4.0/5.

Check the Round 6 pairings here.

Spain International Open: Top seed GM Edouard stumbles

The IVth LLucmajor International Open, 2015 saw an upset as early as the third round as top seeded French GM Romain Edouard (2627) lost to GM Carlos Garica (2427) of Italy.

Among the Indians, GM Vishnu Prasanna (2482) moved to 3.0/3 and will be facing GM Garcia in his fourth round game. Meanwhile,GM Sundarajan Kidambi (2427) could not overcome the second seeded Bulgarian GM Kiril Georgiev (2616) and is stuck at 2.0/3.

Check the pairings for Round 4 here.

Spain International Open: Two Indians in fray

The IVth Llucmajor International Chess Open took off to a roaring start with 22 Grandmasters and 25 International Masters competing. French GM Romain Edouard is the top seed of the event.

Two Indian Grandmasters – GM Vishnu Prasanna and GM Sundararajan Kidambi – are in the fray and are tied amongst the leaders at 2.0/2.

Check the pairings for Round 3 here.