Don Cossacks: GM Dmitry Kokarev takes Mumbai Mayor's Cup
The third edition of the Mumbai Mayor's Cup chess tournament started on 2nd June and continued over eleven rounds of Swiss system until 10th June. The event, organised by Venus Chess Academy and conducted by the Bombay Chess Association, took place at the Goregaon Sports Club.
Russian Grandmaster Dmitry Kokarev won the exhausting tournament by collecting nine points from eleven games. He took up the sole lead in round seven, after beating Argentinian GM Anton Kovalyov, and rebuffed all attacks of his opponents in the remaining games.
1. GM Kokarev Dmitry RUS 2612 - 9.0
2-7. GM Maletin Pavel RUS 2584, GM Dreev Alexey RUS 2655, GM Aleksandrov Aleksej BLR 2604, GM Bocharov Dmitry RUS 2592, GM Fier Alexandr BRA 2581 and GM Luther Thomas GER 2541 - 8.5
8-21. GM Kovalyov Anton ARG 2615, GM Khusnutdinov Rustam KAZ 2525, GM Varga Zoltan HUN 2479, GM Hera Imre Jr HUN 2558, GM Turov Maxim RUS 2624, GM Kunte Abhijit IND 2523, GM Greenfeld Alon ISR 2561, GM Kravtsiv Martyn UKR 2546, IM Himanshu Sharma IND 2440, IM Ashwin Jayaram IND 2457, GM Pogorelov Ruslan UKR 2454, GM Ovetchkin Roman RUS 2519, IM Tirto INA 2358 and IM Debashis Das IND 2400 - 8.0
22-41. GM Harutjunyan Gevorg ARM 2460, GM Vorobiov Evgeny E RUS 2612, IM Venkatesh M R IND 2452, GM Temirbayev Serikbay KAZ 2455, IM Roy Chowdhury Saptarshi IND 2473, GM Lafuente Pablo ARG 2587, IM Narayanan Srinath IND 2393, GM Ismagambetov Anuar KAZ 2524, Ankit R Rajpara IND 2350, IM Vidit Santosh Gujrathi IND 2504, FM Joshi Pankaj IND 2291, GM Iuldachev Saidali UZB 2511, IM Konguvel Ponnuswamy IND 2412, GM Neelotpal Das IND 2453, GM Vokarev Sergey RUS 2501, IM Karthikeyan P IND 2411, IM Girinath P D S IND 2389, Stany G A IND 2330, Tiwari Arjun IND 2274 and FM Girish A Koushik IND 2276 - 7.5 etc (354 players)