Tukhaev Adam 7/7 increases lead, Sahaj shares second spot

Sahaj Grover
Sahaj Grover

Ukraine Grandmaster Tukhaev Adam (7.0) increased his lead to a full point after the seventh round of the 9th Chennai Open Grandmaster Chess tournament 2017 for the Sakthi Group Dr N Mahalingam Trophy at the New Media Hall, Nehru Stadium, Chennai here today.

Scoring his seventh win on a row, GM Tukhaev Adam (7.0) scored a spectacular miniature to defeat GM Horvath Adam of Hungary in the top board. Following the leader a full point behind at 6.0 points were GMs Grover Sahaj (India), Czebe Attila (Hungary), Jacek Stopa (Pol), Andrei Deviatkin (Rus) and Bernadskiy Vitaliy (Ukr) respectively.

3 rounds remain to be played in this Rupees Eleven lakhs prize money event that concludes on 25th Jan, 2017.

GM Horvath Adam – GM Tukhaev Adam

1.e4 c5 2.Nf3 e6 3.d4 cxd4 4.Nxd4 Nc6 5.Nc3 d6 6.Be3 Nf6 7.Qd2 e5 8.Nb3 Be7 9.f3 O-O 10.O-O-O a5 11.Na4 Be6 12.Kb1 d5 13.Bb6 Qc8 14.Nbc5 dxe4 15.fxe4 Bxc5 16.Nxc5 Nd4 17.Nxe6 Nxe4 18.Qe1 Qxc2 19.Ka1 Nb3 20.axb3 a4 21.Nc7 a3 0-1

Results (Round 7) (Indians unless specified) Horvath Adam (Hun) 5.5 lost to Tukhaev Adam (Ukr) 7, Malakhatko Vadim (Bel) 5.5 drew with Grover Sahaj (6), Kumaran B (5) lost to Bernadskiy Vitaliy (Ukr) 6, Saravana Krishnan P (5) lost to Deviatkin Andrei (Rus) 6, Ajay Krishna S (5) lost to Czebe Attila (Hun) 6, Stopa Jacek (Pol) 6 bt Vignesh N R (5), Mithil Ajgaonkar (5.5) drew with Neverov Valeriy (Ukr) 5.5, Laxman R R (5.5) drew with Kunal M (5.5), Sidhant Mohapatra (4.5) lost to David Alberto (Ita) 5.5, Sivuk Vitaly (Ukr) 5.5 bt Deshmukh Anup (4.5).

Results (Round 6) (Indians unless specified) Tukhaev Adam (Ukr) 6 bt David Alberto (Ita) 4.5, Bernadskiy Vitaliy (Ukr) 5 drew with Stopa Jacek (Pol) 5, Grover Sahaj (5.5) bt Sivuk Vitaly (Ukr) 4.5, Vignesh N R (5) drew with Malakhatko Vadim (Bel) 5, Gajwa Ankit (4.5) lost to Horvath Adam (Hun) 5.5, Czebe Attila (Hun) 5 drew with Mithil Ajgaonkar (5), Deviatkin Andrei (Rus) bt Sekar B (4.5), Neverov Valeriy (5) bt Murali Krishnan B T (4), Gukesh D (5) drew with Shyaamnikhil P (5), Nasybullina Alfia (Rus) lost to Laxman R R (5).