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Update Indian GM Iniyan wins World Open online chess tournament

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Indian Grandmaster P Iniyan won the prestigious Annual World Open online chess tournament held recently, having practised at night to get used to the American time zone.

The Tamil Nadu player scored seven and half points out of a possible nine with six victories and three draws to finish on top, ahead of many higher-rated Grandmasters, a press release said on Thursday.

On the way to his title, Iniyan defeated Grandmasters Baadur Jobava of Georgia, Sam Sevian, Sergey Erenburg of USA and Nyzhyk Illia of Ukraine.

Iniyan and Sjugiro Sanan finished with 7.5 points, but the Tamil Nadu player emerged winner because of a better tie-break score.

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