Goodwill Ambassador GM Anurag Mhamal, (promoted by Devashri Nirman LLP) finished 4th at the just- concluded 20th Sants International Open Chess Tournament held at Barcelona, Spain. Though he was tied at the 1st place along with 5 other GM’s, each with equal 8 points from 10 rounds, the play- off rule of the tournament made Anurag finish 4th behind GM Nisipeanu Dieter of Germany 1s, GM Moussard Jules of France 2nd, and GM Illescas Cordoba Miguel of Spain 3rd.
Anurag remain undefeated in this tournament by winning 6 games and drawing four. He played some outstanding games by defeating GM Swiercz Dariusz (2669) of Poland, GM Cruz Cristhian (2571) of Peru, drawing with GM Gledura Benjamin (2626) of Hungary and GM Petrov Nikita (2591) of Russia, apart from defeating two International Masters IM Ippolito Dean of USA , IM Morawietz Dieter of Germany and drawing with IM Ruiz Castillo Joshua of Colombia and IM Lavrov Maxim of Russia. He was seeded 27th in the tournament.
Earlier he had finished 7th at Dieren International Open Amsterdam, Netherlands, following a tournament in Latvia.
All at DEMPO congratulate GM Anurag Mhamal and wish him all the best in the future!