PANJIM: International Master Audi Ameya displayed exemplary skill, grit and determination as he continued with his good form in the concluding tournament of the GM Chess Festival, Gitam University 3rd Vizag Grand Masters International Open Chess Tournament 2022, recently.
Ameya who was the 17th seed at the beginning of the tournament put up a strong front as he defeated and drew with several top GM’s and IM’s. Ameya who was in the lead until the end of the 8th round, narrowly missed his chance of coming in the top 3 on account of a draw with IM Nigmatov Ortik of UZK in the final and concluding round of the tournament and had to be content with the eighth place on account of lower tie break.
Ameya’s most impressive and memorable highlights of the tournament were defeating GM Ziatdinov Raset of USA and GM Mitrabha Guha of WB and drawing with the first seed Amonatov Farrukh of TJK, also the winner of the KIIT international and Pune international GM tournaments. Ameya drew with IM Gusain Himal of India and IM Nigmatov Ortik of UZB.
Ameya had 5 wins and 4 draws to tally 7 points out of 10 rounds.
GM Savchenko Boris of Russia won the Championship with 8.5 points. There were in all 42 titled players and 146 participants from all over the world.