Aravindh maintains solo lead

National Open Senior Chess Championship 2018

GM Aravindh Chidambram of Tamil Nadu maintained  his sole lead with five and half points after signing peace treaty with  GM Anurag Mhamal of Goa in the sixth round of the ongoing Senior National Chess Championship. Organized by All J&K Chess Association on behalf of All India Chess Federation, at Gurjar Desh Charitable Trust, Jammu.

Grandmaster Deep Sengupta (PSPB), with Vaibhav Suri (PSPB), Anurag Mhamal (Goa) Vishnu Prasanna (TN) and  Deepan Chakkravarthy J (RSPB) are at second spot with a drift of half point from the leader. Two rounds were played on Tuesday.

In round 5, playing with white side of Grunfeld defence game, Aravindh put up a tough fight against top-seed rival GM Abhijeet Gupta. Aravindh utilized Abhijeet’s blunder’s on move 52 to take home the full point.

In the fifth round encounters, GM Vaibhav Suri and GM Laxman Rajaram signed the peace treaty after 25 moves while GM Neelotpal Das and untitled Ritviz Parab had the same result against GM Deep Sengupta  and GM Deepan Chakkravarthy respectively.

In the sixth round Aravindh managed a miraculous draw against Anurag. He was outplayed in the middlegame by Anurag and forced to rely on accurate defense over next two hours to secure a peaceful result.

Board 2-5 witnessed decisive battles. Third-seed Vaibhav defeated Stany in 39 moves.

Likewise Deep Sengupta overcome Laxman in a well fought battle while Deepan Chakkravarthy got better off Neelotpal Das.

Seven more rounds are remaining in this thirtheen round Swiss system championship.

Pairings

Round 7

Bo. No. Name Rtg Pts. Result Pts. Name Rtg No.
1 4 GM Aravindh Chithambaram Vr. 2584 5 GM Sengupta Deep 2565 5
2 10 GM Vishnu Prasanna. V 2518 5 5 GM Vaibhav Suri 2589 3
3 13 GM Anurag Mhamal 2491 5 5 GM Deepan Chakkravarthy J. 2550 7
4 12 IM Stany G.A. 2509 IM Girinath P.D.S. 2313 41
5 14 GM Swapnil S. Dhopade 2490 IM Konguvel Ponnuswamy 2282 49
6 36 IM Rathnakaran K. 2366 IM Karthikeyan P. 2482 15
7 18 IM Vignesh N R 2455 Ritviz Parab 2338 39
8 34 Sammed Jaykumar Shete 2378 IM Swayams Mishra 2452 19
9 22 IM Akash G 2443 IM Rahul Srivatshav P 2379 33
10 66 Harshavardhan G B 2163 4 GM Venkatesh M.R. 2528 8
11 45 Srijit Paul 2298 4 4 GM Gupta Abhijeet 2597 1
12 38 IM Saravana Krishnan P. 2346 4 4 GM Sundararajan Kidambi 2458 17
13 20 IM Nitin S. 2450 4 4 Neelash Saha 2351 37
14 46 GM Roy Chowdhury Saptarshi 2296 4 4 IM Shyaamnikhil P 2448 21
15 50 FM Dushyant Sharma 2271 4 4 GM Laxman R.R. 2436 23
16 24 GM Bakre Tejas 2433 4 4 IM Mohota Nisha 2264 52
17 25 GM Neelotpal Das 2412 4 4 Saurabh Anand 2246 54
18 26 IM Rajesh V A V 2402 4 4 FM Wagh Suyog 2240 56
19 73 Baivab Mishra 2133 4 4 GM Thipsay Praveen M 2400 27
20 30 IM Viani Antonio Dcunha 2392 4 4 Bhambure Shantanu 2223 57