Stany sole leader @ IIFL Wealth Mumbai International Chess 2016
By RR Vasudevan
International Master Stany G A (6.0) handed Shardul Gagare (4.5) his first defeat as a Grandmaster Elect, in the sixth round of the IIFL Wealth Mumbai International Open Chess Tournament 2016 held at Mount Litera School International, Bandra (East), Mumbai here today. In the second spot with 5.5 points were Swapnil S Dhopade and Gusain Himal respectively.
Earlier, 9-year-old Gukesh D of Chennai continued his good run scoring over World Under-10 Champion Praggnanandhaa, moving into 5.0 points. In other upsets, International Master Anup Deshmukh went down to Matta Vinay Kumar, while International Master Himanshu Sharma was held to a draw by talented Bharambe Bhavik.
Three rounds remain in this nine round Swiss tournament that has a total prize money of Rs 750000 with the Champion getting richer by Rs 150000.
IIFL Wealth Mumbai International Results (Round 6) Stany GA (6) bt Gagare Shardul (4.5), Akshat Khamparia (4.5) lost to Swapnil S Dhopade (5.5), Gusain Himal (5.5) bt Sharma Dinesh K (4), Himanshu Sharma (4.5) drew with Bharambe Bhavik C (4.5), Deshmukh Anup (4) lost to Matta Vinay Kumar (5), Gukesh D (5) bt Praggnanandhaa R (4), Audi Ameya (3.5) lost to Nitin S (4.5), Satkar Chirag (3.5) lost to Ravi Teja S (4.5), Ojas Kulkarni (3.5) lost to A L Muthaiah (4.5), Likhit Chilukuri (3.5) lost to Krishna Teja N (4.5).