Debashis Das shares lead

New Delhi (12 Jan 19):-Odisha Grandmaster Debashis Das continued with his winning ways and downed Neelash Saha to share lead in the 17th Delhi International Chess Tournament now underway here.

Scoring his fifth victory in as many games, Debashis edged ahead of the field and will take on co-leader Grandmaster GM Mosadeghpour Masoud of Iran in the important sixth round game.

Neelash Saha, rated 2300 went for unusual moves in the opening and Debashis took his chances with black pieces to enter wild complexities. The game was already in Debashis’ favour in the early middle game and the Odisha-based ensured nothing went wrong for him.

On top board, GM Ghaem Maghami Ehsan of Iran drew with GM Diptayan Ghosh in what turned out to be a little less absorbing contest. Both these players were joined at the second spot by seven other players having 4.5 points apiece.

Local hopeful Vaibhav Suri succumbed to a loss against Siva Mahadevan of Tamil Nadu while Abhijeet Gupta defeated IM Ameir Moheb Egypt to reach 4 points.

The One Crore One Lakh prize money chess festival also has parallel events running with the main International open. The B Group of the big festival ended today with Dhanush Ragav N S of Tamil Nadu bagging the first prize of Rs. 3,01,000/-. Prakash Yadav of Madhya Pradesh finished second and won Rs. 2,01,000/- while Yadav Prem Gopal of Maharashtra was declared third that was worth one lakh one thousand rupees.

The ‘C’ category will begin on Sunday and will have over 1419 players competing in it. The International open carries a total prize money of Rs. 33,00,000/- (Rupees Thirty-three Lakhs).

Pairings

Round 6 on 2019/01/12 at 16:00 hrs

Bo. No. Name Rtg Pts. Result Pts. Name Rtg No.
1 19
GM Mosadeghpour Masoud 2517 5 5 GM Debashis Das 2538
17
2 14
GM Deepan Chakkravarthy J. 2543 GM Popov Ivan 2588
6
3 15
GM Stupak Kirill 2542 GM Aleksandrov Aleksej 2582
8
4 16
GM Tran Tuan Minh 2541 GM Narayanan.S.L 2575
10
5 13
GM Ghosh Diptayan 2544 IM Gukesh D 2497
22
6 3
GM Pantsulaia Levan 2597 4 GM Ghaem Maghami Ehsan 2533
18
7 1
GM Amonatov Farrukh 2621 4 4 Srijit Paul 2373
50
8 5
GM Rozum Ivan 2589 4 4 IM Girish A. Koushik 2411
41
9 7
GM Paichadze Luka 2583 4 4 FM Mitrabha Guha 2371
52
10 9
GM Gupta Abhijeet 2581 4 4 IM Saravana Krishnan P. 2346
56
11 43
GM Thipsay Praveen M 2405 4 4 IM Erigaisi Arjun 2548
12
12 49
IM Rathnakaran K. 2373 4 4 IM Visakh N R 2486
24
13 55
CM Aronyak Ghosh 2353 4 4 IM Harsha Bharathakoti 2481
26
14 61
IM Siva Mahadevan 2333 4 4 GM Rahman Ziaur 2470
27
15 68
Neelash Saha 2300 4 4 GM Deviatkin Andrei 2461
28
16 73
FM Gajwa Ankit 2263 4 4 IM Vignesh N R 2461
29
17 91
Bharat Kumar Reddy Poluri 2197 4 4 IM Das Sayantan 2451
32
18 95
Nayak Rajesh 2181 4 4 IM Shyaamnikhil P 2446
34
19 101
Patil Pratik 2161 4 4 IM Mohammad Nubairshah Shaikh 2437
38
20 39
GM Czebe Attila 2418 4 4 CM Aditya Mittal 2251
76