Vadim Zvjaginsev in Sole Lead in SCO National Chess International Open

Top seed GM Vadim Zvjaginsev of Russia emerged as a sole leader after the end of the fifth round of the 2019 SCO National Chess International Open Competition being played here today in Xintei, China. Indians, namely GM M R Venkatesh, IM CRG Krishna and WGM Bhakti Kulkarni, who had a good start, in the beginning, are now trailing behind the leader.

In the 5th round, on table no 1, Indian GM MR Venkatesh played the Pirc Defence with black and chose to exchange the light squared bishop for the f3 knight. Later Venkatesh let Vadim change the pawn structure to kings indian type where the missing light square bishop was seriously felt. Vadim maneuvered his pieces to the kingside to get a decisive attack to win in 33 moves.

The game between two Indians WGM Bhakti Kulkarni and IM CRG Krishna witnessed the Slav defense. Krishna playing black sacrificed a pawn on the q-side and obtained a good compensation. Bhakti regrouped her pieces and denied any practical chances to Krishna in mutual time shortage and finally won material to win in 56 moves. With this victory, Bhakti moved to 4 points, half a point behind the leader. Krishna after his two-loss in succession remained on 3 points.

IM Neeraj Kumar Mishra had an easy victory over the Chinese girl Guo Weibao with black to take his tally to 3 points.

Results

Round 5 on 2019/09/23 at 14:30

Bo. No. Name Rtg Pts. Result Pts. Name Rtg No.
1 1 GM Zvjaginsev Vadim 2644 1 – 0 GM Venkatesh M.R. 2481 10
2 12 Zhao Yuanhe 2457 ½ – ½ GM Paravyan David 2605 2
3 20 Zhao Chenxi 2379 ½ – ½ IM Gholami Aryan 2542 6
4 16 IM Zhang Ziji 2430 3 ½ – ½ 3 GM Idani Pouya 2586 4
5 17 WGM Kulkarni Bhakti 2429 3 1 – 0 3 IM Krishna C R G 2446 14
6 8 IM Dai Changren 2512 ½ – ½ 3 GM Darini Pouria 2428 18
7 27 Liu Zexu 2257 ½ – ½ GM Xu Yinglun 2565 5
8 9 IM Nigmatov Ortik 2482 1 – 0 FM Gan-Od Sereenen 2343 24
9 11 WIM Zhu Jiner 2471 1 – 0 WGM Kurbonboeva Sarvinoz 2262 26
10 13 IM Xiang Zeyu 2456 ½ – ½ Xi Qi 2193 34
11 15 IM Chen Qi B 2435 ½ – ½ Sun Yidi 2115 38
12 3 GM Antipov Mikhail Al. 2588 2 ½ – ½ 2 FM Baterdene Tsogbayar 2209 32
13 19 Wang Shixu B 2398 2 ½ – ½ 2 Kabilov Amin 2199 33
14 21 Pang Tao 2374 2 1 – 0 2 Zhang Xiao 2073 40
15 35 Zhu Hengyi 2182 2 0 – 1 2 IM Lodhi Mahmood 2349 22
16 23 GM Khatanbaatar Bazar 2347 2 0 – 1 2 Li Guohao 2142 36
17 46 CM Orozbaev Eldiar 1908 2 0 – 1 2 FM Karimov Alisher 2251 28
18 49 Guo Weibao 1848 2 0 – 1 2 IM Mishra Neeraj-Kumar 2247 29
19 7 GM Liu Yan 2524 1 – 0 Bauyrzhan Arnash 2061 41
20 25 Peng Hongchi 2273 1 – 0 WCM Yang Yijing 2025 42
21 39 Hu Yu A. 2105 ½ – ½ Lin Peisen 1849 48
22 53 Saira Rafique 1079 1 0 – 1 1 FM Ulziikhishigjargal Ochirkhuyag 2238 30
23 31 Ma Lin 2210 1 ½ – ½ 1 Li Shanglin 1898 47
24 37 WIM Baymuratova Sevara 2126 1 1 – 0 1 WCM Zhumagali Raian 1173 52
25 54 Akmatbekov Chubak 0 1 0 – 1 1 Zairbek Kyzy Begimai 1989 43
26 55 Wu Sibo 0 1 1 – 0 1 Waqar Ahmad Madni 1979 44
27 51 Khazhatuly Alikhan 1587 ½ 0 – 1 ½ WFM Antonova Nadezhda 1930 45
28 50 Zhang Haining 1596 ½ 1 bye