Five of the top ten boards of the Open section in the second round of the IIFL Wealth Mumbai International 2016-17 ended in draws. Top seed Sandipan Chanda could not break through with the black pieces against Maharashtra’s Sameer Kathmale. On the third table, Andhra boy Arjun Erigaisi held fourth-seeded Ukrainian GM Vitaliy Bernadskiy, rated 2540, to a draw with the black pieces.
Maharashtra’s Sammed Shete also held Karen Movsziszian of Armenia. Ten-year-old super talent Gukesh D., rated 2236 already, held GM Horvath Adam, rated 2501. Gukesh is also simultaneously playing in the Junior category where he continues to lead the pack of players at 3.0/3.
The third round of the Junior section did not see any major upsets apart from the draw on the second board. Bangladeshi talent Mohd. Fahad Rahman, rated 2213, was held to a draw by unheralded Indian boy Abhinessh S., rated more than 400 points below.
Open: Round 02 results
Juniors: Round 03 results