Grandmaster Aravindh Chithambaram wins the 22nd Dubai Open Chess Tournament with 7.5 points. While seven Indians finished in the top 10, R. Praggnanandha was in the second spot with five others. Aravindh Chithambaram and R. Praggnanandha settled for a draw in the ninth and final match, which enabled Aravind Chithambaram to finish the match with seven and a half points ahead of the rest of the field.
Key Points Related to Indian GM Aravindh Chithambaram
He is a former Indian National Champion and seeded 13th. He remained undefeated throughout the nine rounds, winning six and drawing three matches. He won against Rinat Jumabayev, and Arjun Erigaisi. The five players that finished on seven points and in the joint second spot include R Praggnanandha, Alexander Predke, Abhijeet Gupta, Jaykumar Sammed Shete, and S P Sethuraman.
R Praggnanandha who recently defeated World No.1, Magnus Carlsen, in the FTX Crypto Cup in Miami, won four games straight and was defeated by GM Rinat Jumabayev from Kazakhstan.