Outstanding games of the winners of elllobregat Open Chess (IV)

GM Sunilduth Lyna Narayanan won the tournament after winning this game in tiebreakers.
GM Sunilduth Lyna Narayanan, primer ganador de elllobregat Open Chess

Sunilduth Lyna Narayanan was crowned champion of elllobregat Open Chess 2021 after an epic game against Mateusz Bartel. Narayanan demonstrated his creativity and precision, surprising his opponent with innovative tactics. The victory consolidates his position as a rising star in international chess.

The talented Grandmaster Sunilduth Lyna Narayanan emerged as the champion of the first edition of elllobregat Open Chess after winning the fast-paced game in tiebreaks against GM Mateusz Bartel.

From the start of the tournament, Narayanan proved to be in excellent form, navigating through the boards with a unique combination of creativity and precision. The final game against Bartel became an epic confrontation that kept all the spectators attentive, regardless of whether they were professional players or simply chess enthusiasts.

Awards ceremony. From left to right: Xavier Pérez Llorca (main organizer of the tournament), GM SL Narayanan (winner) and Marcelo Panelo (tournament director).

The game started with a queenside pawn opening (1. d4) against the Dutch defense of the black pieces (1. … f5), with both players establishing their strategies and carefully analyzing the opponent’s moves. As the game progressed, tension grew in the air and movements became increasingly volatile. Narayanan, known for his unique approach and ability to think outside the box, surprised Bartel with clever maneuvers and innovative tactics.

The climax came in the middle phase of the game, when Bartel (Black) made a surprising mistake that put him between the ropes (13. … e6??) and Narayanan (White) decided not to miss the opportunity to punish mercilessly, moving with great precision and highlighting those mistakes. The audience and online viewers were stunned by the mastery with which both players handled the complexity of the game.

Finally, Narayanan achieved victory in the game played later with a smile of satisfaction and respect, Bartel extended his hand in recognition and surrender, acknowledging Narayanan’s undisputed victory in the game and in the tournament.

The excitement and jubilation in the room was palpable as Narayanan was hailed as the first champion of elllobregat Open Chess 2021. In a ceremony filled with applause and congratulations, Narayanan received the championship trophy and addressed the audience to share his thoughts on the victory.

Elllobregat Open Chess 2021 will be marked in the history of chess as a tournament that brought together numerous elite players in a confrontation of skills and strategies. Sunilduth Lyna Narayanan’s impressive victory over Mateusz Bartel not only secures her place in the annals of chess, but also cements her position as a rising star on the international chess scene. With his sharp tactical mind and unwavering focus.

1. d4 f5 Bg5 g6 3. Nc3 Bg7 4. f3 Nc6 5. e3 d5 6. Bb5 Qd6 7. Bf4 Qd7 8. Nge2 Nf6 9. a3 a6 10. Ba4 b5 11. Bb3 Bb7 12. Nc1 Nh5 13. Nxd5 e6 14. Nxc7+ Ke7 15. Bxe6 Qd8 16. Bg5+ Nf6 17. Nxa8 Kxe6 18. d5+ Kf7 dxc6 Qxd1+ 19. dxc6 Qxd1+ 20. Kxd1 Bxa8 21. Nd3 Nd5 22. e4 Nb6 23. exf5 gxf5 24. Re1 Nc4 25. Re7+ Kg6 26. h4 h6 Nf4+ Kh7 28. Bf6 Bb7 1-0

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