GM Timur Gareyev leads Bhopal Grandmaster Open

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Today, after the 7th round of Bhopal International GM chess tournament 2017, GM Gareyev Timur (USA) is leading the tournament with maximum points.

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On the top table, American Grand Master Gareyev Timur who is also the top seeded player of the event won against David Alberto in an amazing match of just 37 moves. The match was played in closed Ruy Lopez and Timur slowly built an attack on the White’s kingside by giving timely pawn breaks. David had to resign on move 37.

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On the second table, GM Rozum Ivan of Russia drew against Khusenkhojaev Muhammad.

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On the 3rd table Indian IM Girish A. Koushik who won his previous game against Senthil Maran K,  drew against experienced Vietnamese Grand Master Nguyen Duc Hoa. The match was played in the English Opening.

In other important matches, FM Erigaisi Arjun drew GM Atalik Suat, GM Tran Tuan Minh defeated  Moksh Amit Doshi and IM Ratnakaran lost to Malaysian IM Yeoh Li Tian.

Pairings/Results

Round 8 on 2017/12/26 at 10:00 A.M.

Bo. No. Name Typ FED Rtg Pts. Result Pts. Name Typ FED Rtg No.
1 1 GM Gareyev Timur USA 2606 6 GM Tran Tuan Minh VIE 2544 6
2 12 IM Girish A. Koushik IND 2412 6 6 GM Rozum Ivan RUS 2595 2
3 10 IM Khusenkhojaev Muhammad TJK 2451 6 6 IM Yeoh Li Tian MAS 2480 8
4 9 GM Himanshu Sharma IND 2469 6 6 IM Sangma Rahul IND 2311 24
5 3 GM Tukhaev Adam UKR 2575 CM Aditya Mittal U11 IND 2288 28
6 29 FM Gajwa Ankit IND 2284 GM David Alberto ITA 2571 4
7 5 GM Atalik Suat TUR 2545 Masango Spencer ZIM 2253 34
8 7 GM Nguyen Duc Hoa VIE 2504 Patil Pratik IND 2199 44
9 15 CM Gukesh D U11 IND 2362 Bharat Kumar Reddy Poluri IND 2141 56
10 31 Ajay Krishna S IND 2281 FM Erigaisi Arjun U15 IND 2359 16