Six share lead in 2nd Gujarat Grandmaster Open

The 2nd Gujarat International Grandmaster Open is a 10-round Swiss tournament taking place from 22-29 September 2019 in Ahmedabad, Gujarat. The tournament consists of an impressive cash pool of  Rs. 25,00,000/- The category A of the event is meant for players rated 2000 or above, while categories B and C are reserved for players below 1999 and 1599 respectively. A total of 206 players are competing in category A of the tournament and had attracted participants from across 13 different nations.

The tournament was inaugurated on 22nd September by Shri Ajay Patel (President Emeritus, Gujarat State Chess Association), Shri Bhavesh Patel (CEO, Gujarat State Chess Association), Shri Jayesh Modi (President, Karnavati Club), Shri Mayur Patel (Vice President, Gujarat State Chess Association), Shri Samir Shah (Treasurer, Gujarat State Chess Association), and Shri Tejas Bakre (1st GM of Gujarat).

There were quite a few major upsets at the start of the tournament. Notably, GM Laxman R.R, fresh from his major win in the Pearl City Open, Hyderabad, had tasted a sour defeat at the hands of unheralded 12-year-old Sai Varshith Chilukuri in the first round.

In the second round, second-seed GM Deepan Chakkravarthy was held to a draw by local lad Anadkat Kartavya while GM Rahman Ziaur had to split point with Rathneesh R of Tamil Nadu.

At the end of round 4, four Grandmasters Saptarshi Roy, Sandipan Chanda, Rozum Ivan, and Lugovskoy Maxim; two International Masters Sayantan Das and  Rathnakaran K. emerge as leaders with 100% score respectively.

Pairings

Round 5 on 2019/09/25 at 09:30 A.M.

Bo. No. Name Rtg Pts. Result Pts. Name Rtg No.
1 9
IM Das Sayantan 2434 4 4 GM Rozum Ivan 2596
1
2 11
GM Lugovskoy Maxim 2422 4 4 GM Chanda Sandipan 2529
3
3 27
IM Rathnakaran K. 2325 4 4 GM Saptarshi Roy 2480
5
4 6
GM Vasquez Schroeder Rodrigo 2476 IM Sidhant Mohapatra 2357
23
5 29
Bharat Kumar Reddy Poluri 2304 IM Nguyen Van Huy 2454
7
6 14
GM Karthikeyan P. 2408 CM Liyanage Ranindu Dilshan 1956
79
7 25
IM Neelash Saha 2334 IM Eraschenkov Denis 2390
17
8 2
GM Deepan Chakkravarthy J. 2539 3 3 IM Abu Sufian Shakil 2255
34
9 4
GM Rahman Ziaur 2492 3 3 Nayak Rajesh 2227
37
10 10
GM Neelotpal Das 2433 3 3 GM Ziatdinov Raset 2222
38
11 40
IM Deshmukh Anup 2193 3 3 GM Himanshu Sharma 2408
13
12 52
Pranav Shetty 2124 3 3 GM Murshed Niaz 2405
15
13 16
GM Hesham Abdelrahman 2396 3 3 Aradhya Garg 2157
49
14 56
Thanki Hemal Karsanji 2098 3 3 GM Manik Mikulas 2375
19
15 21
FM Siddharth Jagadeesh 2362 3 3 Zia Tahsin Tajwar 2142
51
16 22
IM Nitin S. 2361 3 3 WGM Kiran Manisha Mohanty 2102
55
17 24
FM Manush Shah 2352 3 3 Barath Kalyan M 2092
59
18 26
Sahoo Utkal Ranjan 2329 3 3 Kishan Gangolli 2089
60
19 28
Pranav V 2308 3 3 Satkar Chirag 2052
65
20 31
FM Shailesh Dravid 2299 3 3 Adarsh Tripathi 1915
90