Untitled Neelash Saha beats Karen Movsziszian; Five Leads Emerge

Neelash Saha, rated only 2300, showed his true mettle and defeated Grandmaster Karen Movsziszian of Armenia, rated 2514, in the fourth round of 17th Delhi International open chess tournament now underway here.

In the third round earlier, Neelash had managed to outwit Austrian International Master Gajek Radoslaw, rated 2481. Neelash is among the five players jointly holding the pole position with 4 points after four rounds of play.

West Bengal’s Grandmaster Diptayan Ghosh maintained a clean slate defeating compatriot International Master Sayantan Das in the fourth round

Grandmasters Debashis Das of Odisha, Ghaem Maghami Ehsan and Mosadeghpour Masoud, both Iranians, are the other players sharing the lead. The battle is only going to heat up as the championship now enters the half way stage.

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

Pairings

Round 5 on 2019/01/12 at 09:30 hrs

Bo. No. Name Rtg Pts. Result Pts. Name Rtg No.
1 18
GM Ghaem Maghami Ehsan 2533 4 4 GM Ghosh Diptayan 2544
13
2 68
Neelash Saha 2300 4 4 GM Debashis Das 2538
17
3 2
GM Predke Alexandr 2620 4 GM Mosadeghpour Masoud 2517
19
4 27
GM Rahman Ziaur 2470 GM Amonatov Farrukh 2621
1
5 29
IM Vignesh N R 2461 GM Rozum Ivan 2589
5
6 6
GM Popov Ivan 2588 IM Khusenkhojaev Muhammad 2455
31
7 8
GM Aleksandrov Aleksej 2582 GM Lugovskoy Maxim 2445
35
8 10
GM Narayanan.S.L 2575 GM Dzhumaev Marat 2437
37
9 12
IM Erigaisi Arjun 2548 IM Mohammad Nubairshah Shaikh 2437
38
10 14
GM Deepan Chakkravarthy J. 2543 IM Gusain Himal 2371
51
11 42
IM Muthaiah Al 2406 GM Stupak Kirill 2542
15
12 40
GM Manik Mikulas 2413 GM Tran Tuan Minh 2541
16
13 46
Sahoo Utkal Ranjan 2388 IM Gukesh D 2497
22
14 24
IM Visakh N R 2486 FM Gajwa Ankit 2263
73
15 58
IM Kulkarni Vikramaditya 2345 3 3 GM Pantsulaia Levan 2597
3
16 4
GM Vaibhav Suri 2590 3 3 IM Siva Mahadevan 2333
61
17 62
FM Navalgund Niranjan 2327 3 3 GM Paichadze Luka 2583
7
18 66
IM Ameir Moheb 2309 3 3 GM Gupta Abhijeet 2581
9
19 67
IM Sharma Dinesh K. 2303 3 3 GM Movsziszian Karen 2514
21
20 76
CM Aditya Mittal 2251 3 3 GM Swapnil S. Dhopade 2487
23

Photos Courtesy: I.A Jitendra Choudhary