Chigorin Memorial: Indians struggle

Photo by Lennart Ootes

St. Petersburg, Russia: Just a few days ago, WIM Vaishali R. had made the nation proud by finishing 3rd in the M. Chigorin Blitz Tournament. In the Classical section, however, Indians are yet to gain momentum as Grandmasters Sethuraman S.P. and Deep Sengupta are on 3 points each at the end of four rounds.

In a formidable field of 356 players, including 16 Indians, International chess festival “M.Chigorin Memorial” 2017 has commenced on 20th October and will end on 29th of this month. The time control is 90 minutes and 30 seconds increment per move from move 1 for this 9 rounds event.

IM Abdusattorov Nodirbek (UZB) caused an upset in the 4th round by defeating GM. S.P. Sethuraman.

GM Artemiev Vladislav (RUS) along with five players is jointly leading the tournament with 5.0/5 points.

Player overview for IND

SNo Name Rtg RtgN FED 1 2 3 4 Pts. Rk.
4 GM Sethuraman S.P. 2632 0 IND 1 1 1 0 3,0 34
11 GM Sengupta Deep 2587 0 IND 0 1 1 1 3,0 73
33 IM Praggnanandhaa R 2503 0 IND 1 0 1 0 2,0 154
89 FM Fenil Shah 2350 0 IND ½ 1 0 1 2,5 124
104 WIM Vaishali R 2330 0 IND 1 ½ 0 1 2,5 114
106 WGM Soumya Swaminathan 2320 0 IND ½ 1 ½ 1 3,0 69
142 Moksh Amit Doshi 2222 0 IND 1 ½ 0 1 2,5 115
160 WIM Nandhidhaa Pv 2190 0 IND 1 ½ ½ ½ 2,5 99
190 Manush Shah 2109 0 IND ½ 1 0 0 1,5 243
203 Bhambure Shantanu 2088 0 IND 0 1 0 1 2,0 183
218 WFM Divya Deshmukh 2051 0 IND 0 1 0 1 2,0 200
234 WIM Gagare Shalmali 2013 0 IND 0 1 0 1 2,0 218
284 Anant Prabhudesai 1869 0 IND 0 1 0 0 1,0 279
291 Thrish Karthik 1843 0 IND 1 0 0 ½ 1,5 237
312 Patel Palak 1741 0 IND 0 0 1 1 2,0 224
335 Pradeep Pandya 1571 0 IND 0 0 0 ½ 0,5 342