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Parimarjan Negi regains Politiken Cup in Denmark

August 04, 2013 20:43 IST

Grandmaster Parimarjan Negi added another feather in his cap.

The 20-year-old continued his brilliant form and clinched the Politiken Cup 2013 after emerging with a fine score of nine out of a maximum possible 10 points, in Copenhagen, Denmark on Sunday.

Parimarjan Negi regains Politiken Cup in DenmarkThe youngest international Grandmaster in chess won the same tournament in 2009, but this time around he finished a full point clear of the field, which included top seed Ivan Cheparinov, who has also been a second for former World champion Veselin Topalov.

This was Negi’s second title in the last three outings. Last month in the US, Parimarjan won the DC International Open and tied for the top place in the World Open.

Negi's performance rating was 2769 which will help him gain about 16-18 valuable ELO points and move past 2660.

Negi was one of the three prominent players to remain unbeaten alongside Edouard Romain of France and Jan Timman of the Netherlands, both of whom were among the bunch of seven players tied for second, one point behind the Indian.

Among Negi's notable wins was one over former World Championship contender veteran 75-year-old Lajos Portisch.

Parimarjan, who was the lone Indian invited for this prestigious event of Scandinavia, will continue to stay in Denmark and Norway for few more days to prepare for the World Cup 2013 scheduled from 10th August in Tromso, Norway.

Photograph: Streeter Lecka/Getty Images for DAGOC