Sant Marti 09: Kidambi wins the tournament

GM Sundararajan Kidambi (2433) drew his final round game to earn a draw and win the tournament with a score of 7.5/9. IM Shardul Gagare (2425), who was sharing the lead with GM Kidambi, tragically lost his final round game to GM Karen Grigoryan (2580) of Armenia, allowing the latter to catch up with GM Kidambi on 7.5/9. GM Grigoryan finished second while IM Gagare was third.

IM Diptayan Ghosh (2523) managed to defeat IM Swapnil Dhopade (2453) to finish at 6.5/9 while CM Abhimanyu Puranik (2328) finished at 6.0/9.

Final Standings after Round 9.

Sant Marti 08: Kidambi and Gagare draw, maintain lead

GM Sundararajan Kidambi (2433) drew with compatriot IM Shardul Gagare (2425) to maintain both their leads, moving to 7.0/8.

Among the other Indians, IM Diptayan Ghosh (2523) will take on IM Swapnil Dhopade (2453) both standing at 5.5/8. CM Abhimanyu Puranik (2328) managed to upset GM Shyam Sundar M. (2492) while IM Sayantan Das (2444) suffered a loss, both of them also standing at 5.5/8.

Check the Round 9 pairings here.

Sant Marti 07: Gagare and Kidambi lead

India’s IM Shardul Gagare (2425) and GM Sundararajan Kidambi (2433) lead the tournament with 6.5/7. They now take on each other in the crucial penultimate round encounter with IM Gagare having the white pieces.

IM Sayantan Das (2444) is tied for third place at 5.5/7 while IM Diptayan Ghosh (2523) is playing at 5.0/7. A host of Indian players are placed at 4.5/7.

Check the Round 8 pairings here.

Sant Marti 05: Kidambi and Petrosyan lead

GM Sundararajan Kidambi (2433) beat compatriot IM Swapnil Dhopade (2454) with the black pieces. He moved into joint lead with IM Tigran Petrosyan (2441) at 5.0/5.

IM Shardul Gagare (2425) managed to beat IM Diptayan Ghosh (2523) with the black pieces to move to joint second spot with untitled Indian Prantik Roy (2292). Both moved to 4.5/5.

Check the Round 6 pairings here.

Sant Marti 04: Kidambi and Dhopade among leaders

GM Sundararajan Kidambi (2433) and IM Swapnil Dhopade (2453) are having a fruitful run at the Sant Marti International Open, 2015. They now share the lead with Armenian IM Tigran Petrosyan (2441) at 4.0/4.

Among a host of Indians tied at the second spot, GM Shyam Sundar M. (2492), IM Diptayan Ghosh (2523), IM Shardul Gagare (2425), IM Sayantan Das (2444) and Prantik Roy (2292) managed to win their respective games to move to 3.5/4.

Check the Round 5 pairings here.


Sant Marti 03: Six players lead with 3.0/3

Six players are leading the Sant Marti International Tournament with a perfect score of 3.0/3. The star of the round was undoubtedly Indian GM Sundararajan Kidambi (2433) who managed to upstage the top seed GM Karen Grigoryan (2580) with the white pieces to share the lead.

IM Swapnil Dhopade (2453) also won his game to move into shared lead. In another upset loss, IM MS Thejkumar (2467) slumped to his second straight loss, this time to WIM Ivana Maria Furtado (2236).

Check the Round 4 pairings here.