Saurabh holds Vaibhav

New Delhi (10 Jan 19) :- Bihar youngster Saurabh Anand held fourth seed and local favourite Grandmaster Vaibhav Suri in the second round of the Delhi International Open Grandmasters Chess Tournament now underway here at Indira Gandhi Indoor Stadium on Thursday.

Photo: Niklesh Jain/ ChessBase India

It was a Caro-Kann opening wherein Saurabh equalised without much ado and went about pushing further on the Kingside. Highest rated Indian Vaibhav Suri soon gave perpetual checks to escape a deadly checkmate.

In other upsets of the day, Telangana lad Bharat Kumar Reddy Poluri held Russian Grandmaster Popov Ivan and former national champion GM Karthikeyan Murali was forced to sign the peace treaty with WCM Mrudul Dehankar. Grandmaster Tran Tuan Minh (Vietnam) and Grandmaster Paichadze Luka (Georgia) had to be satisfied with half points against Zia Tahsin Tajwar (Bangladesh) and Baivab Mishra respectively.

Amonatov Farrukh. Photo: Niklesh Jain/ Chessbase India

Meanwhile top seed Amonatov Farrukh beat WGM, Kurbonboeva Sarvinoz and Grandmaster Predke Alexandr defeated Singh S. Vikramjit without much struggle. Third seed Pantsulaia Levan outwitted WIM Srija Seshadri.

56 players are maintaining the perfect score at the end of round two.

The One Crore One Lakh prize money chess festival also has parallel events running with the main International open. The ‘B’ Group has a participation of over 959 players while the ‘C’ group will have over 1200 players participating.

Pairings

Round 3 on 2019/01/10 at 16:00 hrs

Bo. No. Name Rtg Pts. Result Pts. Name Rtg No.
1 41
IM Girish A. Koushik 2411 2 2 GM Amonatov Farrukh 2621
1
2 2
GM Predke Alexandr 2620 2 2 GM Thipsay Praveen M 2405
43
3 44
IM Sardana Rishi 2398 2 2 GM Pantsulaia Levan 2597
3
4 45
Sammed Jaykumar Shete 2395 2 2 GM Rozum Ivan 2589
5
5 8
GM Aleksandrov Aleksej 2582 2 2 IM Rathnakaran K. 2373
49
6 46
Sahoo Utkal Ranjan 2388 2 2 GM Gupta Abhijeet 2581
9
7 10
GM Narayanan.S.L 2575 2 2 IM Gusain Himal 2371
51
8 12
IM Erigaisi Arjun 2548 2 2 Koustav Chatterjee 2346
57
9 52
FM Mitrabha Guha 2371 2 2 GM Ghosh Diptayan 2544
13
10 14
GM Deepan Chakkravarthy J. 2543 2 2 IM Sharma Dinesh K. 2303
67
11 54
IM Tran Minh Thang 2355 2 2 GM Stupak Kirill 2542
15
12 56
IM Saravana Krishnan P. 2346 2 2 GM Debashis Das 2538
17
13 18
GM Ghaem Maghami Ehsan 2533 2 2 IM Sangma Rahul 2298
69
14 60
FM Shailesh Dravid 2334 2 2 GM Mosadeghpour Masoud 2517
19
15 62
FM Navalgund Niranjan 2327 2 2 GM Movsziszian Karen 2514
21
16 22
IM Gukesh D 2497 2 2 FM Mehdi Hasan Parag 2260
75
17 66
IM Ameir Moheb 2309 2 2 GM Swapnil S. Dhopade 2487
23
18 24
IM Visakh N R 2486 2 2 WIM Varga Klara 2244
79
19 68
Neelash Saha 2300 2 2 IM Gajek Radoslaw 2481
25
20 72
IM Sarwat Walaa 2265 2 2 GM Rahman Ziaur 2470
27

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