Stany snatches lead @ IIFL Wealth Mumbai International Chess 2016

Himal_GusainStany snatches lead @ IIFL Wealth Mumbai International Chess 2016
By R.R.Vasudevan

International Master Stany G A (5.0) moved into sole lead after the fifth round of the IIFL Wealth Mumbai International Open Chess Tournament 2016 held  at Mount Litera School International, Bandra (East), Mumbai here today. In a dynamic Philidor game, Stany accounted for International Master Nitin, keeping his cent percent score.

Following Stany at 4.5 points were IMs Shardul Gagare, Swapnil S Dhopade, Akshat Khamparia along with Himal Gusain . In an upset of the day, 9-year-old Gukesh D of Chennai stunned higher seeded Navalgund Niranjan.

IIFL Wealth Mumbai International Results (Round 5) Swapnil S Dhopade (4.5) drew with Shardul Gagare (4.5), Nitin S (3.5) lost to Stany G A (5), Ravi Teja S (3.5) lost to Himal Gusain (4.5), A L Muthaiah (3.5) lost to Akshat Khamparia (4.5), Sharma Dinesh K (4) drew with Deshmukh Anup (4), Adhithya S (3) lost to Himanshu Sharma (4), Navalgund Niranjan (3) lost to Gukesh D (4), Praggnanandhaa R (4) bt Manush Shah (3), Parnali  S Dharia (3.5) drew with A Ra Harikrishnan (3.5)