GM Baskaran Adhiban Wins Sants Open

GM Baskaran Adhiban of India finished first in the Sants Open held in Barcelona with a score of 8 ½ out of ten. The field contained 23 GM’s and 28 IM’s. What made the winner’s tournament interesting is that it was bookended with miniatures in the first and last rounds.
Marc Balague (2090) vs GM Adhiban (2567), round one
1. Nf3 Nf6 2. c4 c5 3. Nc3 Nc6 4. g3 d5 5. cxd5 Nxd5 6. Bg2 Nc7 7. O-O e5 8. d3 Be7 9. e4 O-O 10. Ne1 Be6 11. f4 f6 12. b3 Qd4+ 0-1
GM Adhiban vs GM Vladimir Burmakin (2565), round nine
1. e4 c6 2. d4 d5 3. e5 Bf5 4. Nf3 e6 5. Be2 Ne7 6. O-O h6 7. c3 Nd7 8. Na3 Bh7 9. Nc2 c5 10. dxc5 Nc6 11. b4 Bxc2 12. Qxc2 Ndxe5 13. Nxe5 Nxe5 14. c4 Nxc4 15. Bxc4 dxc4 16. Rd1 Qc7 17. Bb2 h5 18. Qxc4 h4 19. Be5 Qc6 20. b5 Qxc5 21. Qd3 Be7 22. Qd7+ Kf8 23. Rac1 1-0

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