Petrosian Annexes Chess Title

(Express News Service) Kolkata– Armenian Grand Master (GM) Tigran Petrosian will fly back home richer by $ 4,500 having won the Kolkata Open at the Alekhine Chess Club today. He took a lightning 8-move draw against GM Dimitri Komarov of Ukraine on the top board, to assure himself of a joint first place finish. But the 22-year-old Armenian later emerged the sole winner after GM Darmen Sadvakasov of Kazakhstan drew his match against Israeli GM Alon Greenfeld. "I liked the tournament very much. It was a very strong field and the facilities extended to me were comparable to anywhere in the world. I hope to be back in the next edition," Petrosian said after clinching the title.

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