Dubai: Fighting off his last round blues, Grandmaster Abhijeet Gupta won the Dubai International open chess tournament on Tuesday and the Indian said it was a "decent comeback" after a series of recent final round hiccups. The title also took Abhijeet past the 2600 rating barrier – a feat achieved only by a few Indians.
"This was a decent comeback especially as I have been spoiling tournaments in the last round a few times recently," Abhijeet told PTI.
Indeed, this had become a familiar pattern for the last five months. Abhijeet was fighting for the shared first place in back to back events at London and later at Groningen in Holland late last year and he lost both the games.