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Feb 26, 2019
11:12AM

Abhijeet Gupta lifts Cannes International Open trophy

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In Chess, Indian Grandmaster Abhijeet Gupta lifted the Cannes International Open trophy yesterday.

He took an easy draw with Pier Luigi Basso of Italy in the ninth and final round.

Having been tied for the top spot in the previous edition, Abhijeet won the tournament with 7.5 points. It was a clear point lead over nearest rivals Nikita Maiorov of Belarus, Nasuta Grzegorz of Poland and Yuri Solodovnichecko of Ukraine.

Abhijeet started well in the tournament winning the first four rounds. Then two more wins and three draws happened on the way to his first solo International tournament victory.

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