Grandmaster B. Adhiban finished tied third at the Chess. com Isle of Men International tournament after beating highly-regarded Michael Adams of England in the ninth and final round on Monday.
The victory that took him to 6.5 points not only made Adhiban the best performing Indian but also netted him in the pool of joint third spot after the other top results came in. Former second of Viswanathan Anand, Poland’s Radoslav Wojtaszek emerged the winner of the event after he defeated Arkrbdij Naiditsch of Azerbaijan in the final Armageddon game.
After a draw under normal time control, Wojtaszek and Naiditsch tied for the top spot on seven points and even though the top two prizes between the two were evenly split the winner’s trophy went to Wojtaszek who put up a spirited show in the tiebreaker.
It was double joy for Wojtaszek as his wife Alina Kashlinskaya of Russia also won the top women’s prize. Adhiban was the star of the day from an Indian perspective.
From Online Sources