GM Diptayan Ghosh beats GM Ziaur Rahman in 7 moves

Indian GM Diptayan Ghosh joined four other players to jointly lead the 17th Delhi International Grandmaster Chess Tournament at the end of 7th round today.

Diptayan won in just 7 moves after the Bangladeshi Grandmaster Ziaur Rahman made a costly mistake. The game turned out be the fastest game to get over in round 7.

Ziaur played the innocuous looking pawn move c2-c4 on move 6. Diptayan immediately captured the pawn—attacking the light-squared Bishop and threatening Qa5+ discovered Check. Ziaur resigned on the next move.

Top seed GM Amonatov Farrukh and GM Debashis Das, who were the other leaders at the end of sixth round, settled for a draw in 45 moves.

On third board, GM Aleksandrov Aleksej of Belarus was outplayed by Vietnamese GM Tran Tuan Minh, winner of Bhopal Grandmaster Open 2018.

Among the local favourites, Grandmaster Abhijeet Gupta drew his game against Iran’s Ghaem Maghami Ehsan and moved to 5.5 points. Abhijeet will need a good finish in the last three remaining rounds.

With three rounds to go, Grandmasters Diptayan Ghosh, Debashis Das, Mosadeghpour Masoud, Tran Tuan Minh and Stupak Kirill are the five leaders.

The One Crore One Lakh prize money chess festival also has parallel events running with the main International open. The final event is called the ‘C’ category. The record books have been rewritten again as the event has participation of over 1535 players and carries a total prize money of Rs. 33,00,000/- (Rupees Thirty-three Lakhs).

Pairings

Round 8 on 2019/01/14 at 10:00 hrs

Bo. No. Name Rtg Pts. Result Pts. Name Rtg No.
1 13
GM Ghosh Diptayan 2544 6 6 GM Debashis Das 2538
17
2 19
GM Mosadeghpour Masoud 2517 6 6 GM Tran Tuan Minh 2541
16
3 15
GM Stupak Kirill 2542 6 IM Erigaisi Arjun 2548
12
4 1
GM Amonatov Farrukh 2621 IM Gukesh D 2497
22
5 3
GM Pantsulaia Levan 2597 IM Harsha Bharathakoti 2481
26
6 21
GM Movsziszian Karen 2514 GM Popov Ivan 2588
6
7 7
GM Paichadze Luka 2583 IM Vignesh N R 2461
29
8 9
GM Gupta Abhijeet 2581 IM Das Sayantan 2451
32
9 10
GM Narayanan.S.L 2575 IM Girish A. Koushik 2411
41
10 24
IM Visakh N R 2486 GM Deepan Chakkravarthy J. 2543
14
11 37
GM Dzhumaev Marat 2437 GM Ghaem Maghami Ehsan 2533
18
12 5
GM Rozum Ivan 2589 5 IM Sharma Dinesh K. 2303
67
13 48
CM Rohith Krishna S 2382 5 5 GM Aleksandrov Aleksej 2582
8
14 23
GM Swapnil S. Dhopade 2487 5 5 IM Gusain Himal 2371
51
15 25
IM Gajek Radoslaw 2481 5 5 IM Saravana Krishnan P. 2346
56
16 60
FM Shailesh Dravid 2334 5 5 GM Rahman Ziaur 2470
27
17 63
Pranav V 2318 5 5 GM Deviatkin Andrei 2461
28
18 65
IM Kathmale Sameer 2312 5 5 IM Karthikeyan P. 2457
30
19 66
IM Ameir Moheb 2309 5 5 IM Shyaamnikhil P 2446
34
20 68
Neelash Saha 2300 5 5 IM Mohammad Nubairshah Shaikh 2437
38

Photos by David Llada