Indian Player Crowns Champion at Hanoi Int'l Grandmaster Chess Tournament
The Hanoi International Grandmaster Chess Tournament - November 2023 ended at the Hanoi Old Quarter Cultural Exchange Center on December 4 with the champion belonging to a 14-year-old Ilamparthi A R from India.
The November 2023 tournament, was organized by the Vietnam Chess Federation in collaboration with the Hanoi Department of Culture and Sports, with support from the Hanoi Center for Cultural Exchange.
|International master Ilamparthi A R from India, the 2022 U14 world chess champion won the first International Grandmaster norm with 7 points after 9 rounds in the Hanoi GM chess tournament, in November 2023.
International Master is the second highest official chess title, after International Grandmaster GM. Previously, Vietnamese players who wanted to complete their IM or GM standards often had to go abroad for competitions.
The Hanoi-International chess tournaments, however, may help them to save time and traveling costs.
The event also helped increase the international Elo rating for Vietnamese chess players and determine the international standard for referees and tournament organizers.
Ilamparthi competed in the international master group. This group also has 9 other players from Vietnam, Bangladesh, the Republic of Korea, Thailand, and Australia. Among them, Bui Vinh, Cao Sang, and Tran Tuan Minh of Vietnam attended.
After 9 rounds, Ilamparthi was crowned champion, scoring 7.0/9. In the journey to the championship, Ilamparthi won against Tran Tuan Minh, Murshed Niaz (Bangladesh), and tied with Bui Vinh and Cao Sang.
With this result, in addition to being the champion, player Ilamparthi also won the International Grandmaster norm. This is also his first International Grandmaster norm.
Previously, Ilamparthi's most impressive achievement was winning the 2022 U14 world championship at the tournament organized by the World Chess Federation.
Also at this tournament, ranked second place was International GM Tran Tuan Minh while ranked third was FIDE Master Pham Tran Gia Phuc.
Besides the above group, the FIDE masters group with 16 participating players also found its champion, Nguyen Tung Quan from Vietnam, with 7 points after 8 grounds.
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