Chennai boy N R Visakh stunned fellow Grandmaster S P Sethuraman, while fifth seeded Borovikov Vladislav of Ukraine was held to a draw by India’s Arjun Tiwari in the first round of the Chennai Grand Master International Open Chess tournament held in celebration of the FIDE World Championship Match 2013 at Multipurpose Indoor Stadium, Chennai here today.
118 players, including 71 titled players, from 17 countries complete the list of players in this GM tournament. This 11 round Swiss event concludes on 23rd Nov, 2013.
N R Visakh – GM S P Sethuraman
1.d4 d5 2.c4 c6 3.Nc3 e6 4.Nf3 Nf6 5.e3 Nbd7 6.Bd3 dxc4 7.Bxc4 b5 8.Bd3 a6 9.O-O Bb7 10.e4 c5 11.e5 cxd4 12.Nxb5 Ng4 13.Nbxd4 Bc5 14.Qa4 Qb6 15.h3 Nxf2 16.Rxf2 Bxf3 17.Rxf3 Bxd4 18.Kh1 Ra7 19.Bd2 Rc7 20.Be4 Ra7 21.Rb3 1-0
Results (Round 1) : (Indians unless specified) :
Ivan Popov (Rus) bt Aniruddha Deshpande, Chinmay Kulkarni lost to Vidit Santosh Gujrathi, M R Lalith Babu bt C Praveen Kumar, Muminova Nafisa (Uzb) lost to Ter-Sahakyan Samvel (Arm), Borovikov Vladislav (Ukr) drew with Arjun Tiwari, N R Visakh bt S P Sethuraman, M Shyam Sundar bt Pratik Patil, G B Prakash drew with S Arun Prasad, Mirozev Azer (Aze) drew with Kathmale Sameer, Babu N Sudhakar lost to Levon Babujian (Arm)