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2nd Subic International Open – Round 7

25-31st May, with prize fund of 30.000 USD

The 2nd Subic International Open is taking place on 25-31st May at Subic, Philippines. It is a 9-round Swiss tournament with 74 participants, including 17 GM’s and 14 IM’s, and a total prize fund of $30.000 USD.

With two rounds remaining to be played, Iranian top player, GM Ghaem Maghami Ehsan, is in best position to claim the tournament as he is holding a half point lead ahead of GM Sandipan Chanda of India and GM Rahman Ziaur of Bangladesh. Ghaem Maghami played a brilliant endgame to beat GM Dao Thien Hai in Friday’s round 7, while Rahman helped him by dispatching the young Chinese Xiu Deshun.

3rd-seeded Parimarjan Negi won with white pieces and climbed up to joint 4th place. Best placed Filipino players are IM Richard Bitoon, GM Darwin Laylo and GM Mark Paragua, each with 4.5 points.

Ghaem Maghami Ehsan

Ghaem Maghami Ehsan

Yu Yangyi

Yu Yangyi

Xiu Deshun

Xiu Deshun
(photos courtesy of the Asian Chess Championship)

Round 7 top results:

GM Ghaem Maghami Ehsan - GM Dao Thien Hai 1 – 0

Xiu Deshun - GM Rahman Ziaur 0 – 1

Yu Yangyi - GM Nguyen Ngoc Truong Son ½ – ½

GM Sandipan Chanda - GM Kunte Abhijit 1 – 0

GM Megaranto Susanto - GM Deepan Chakkravarthy J ½ – ½

GM Ganguly Surya Shekhar - IM Bitoon Richard ½ – ½

GM Negi Parimarjan - IM Sadorra Julio Catalino 1 – 0

IM Yang Kaiqi - GM Laylo Darwin ½ – ½

GM Gupta Abhijeet - GM Murshed Niaz 1 – 0

Habla Jony - GM Paragua Mark 0 – 1

GM Nguyen Anh Dung - IM Ashwin Jayaram 0 – 1

IM Nguyen Thanh Son - WGM Mohota Nisha 0 – 1

Lou Yiping - Wan Yunguo 1 – 0

IM Tania Sachdev - IM Zhang Ziyang 0 – 1

Round 7 standings (74 players):

1 GM Ghaem Maghami Ehsan IRI 2593 – 6

2 GM Sandipan Chanda IND 2558 - 5.5

3 GM Rahman Ziaur BAN 2523 - 5.5

4 Yu Yangyi CHN 2433 - 5

5 Xiu Deshun CHN 2422 - 5

6 GM Dao Thien Hai VIE 2546 - 5

7 GM Deepan Chakkravarthy J IND 2482 - 5

8 GM Nguyen Ngoc Truong Son VIE 2588 - 5

9 GM Negi Parimarjan IND 2592 - 5

10 GM Megaranto Susanto INA 2553 - 5

11 IM Yang Kaiqi CHN 2413 - 4.5

12 GM Ganguly Surya Shekhar IND 2625 - 4.5

13 IM Bitoon Richard PHI 2479 - 4.5

14 Lou Yiping CHN 2410 - 4.5

15 IM Zhang Ziyang CHN 2419 - 4.5

16 IM Ashwin Jayaram IND 2413 - 4.5

17 GM Gupta Abhijeet IND 2570 - 4.5

18 GM Kunte Abhijit IND 2513 - 4.5

19 GM Laylo Darwin PHI 2509 - 4.5

20 GM Paragua Mark PHI 2529 - 4.5

21 WGM Mohota Nisha IND 2304 - 4.5 etc

Round 8 top pairings:

GM Ghaem Maghami Ehsan 6 - 5½ GM Sandipan Chanda

GM Rahman Ziaur 5½ – 5 GM Nguyen Ngoc Truong Son

Xiu Deshun 5 – 5 GM Negi Parimarjan

GM Dao Thien Hai 5 – 5 GM Megaranto Susanto

GM Deepan Chakkravarthy J 5 – 5 Yu Yangyi

IM Zhang Ziyang 4½ – 4½ GM Ganguly Surya Shekhar

WGM Mohota Nisha 4½ – 4½ GM Gupta Abhijeet

GM Paragua Mark 4½ – 4½ GM Laylo Darwin

GM Kunte Abhijit 4½ – 4½ IM Yang Kaiqi

IM Bitoon Richard 4½ – 4½ Lou Yiping

IM Ashwin Jayaram 4½ – 4 GM Gonzales Jayson

Round 4 report

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