16th AICFB National R1-4: Soundarya and Kishan make a perfect start 4/4
Kishan Gangolli and Soundarya Kumar Pradhan are the only two players to have won their first four games at 16th AICFB National Chess Championship for Visually Challenged 2023. The six-time consecutive AICFB National champion, Kishan and defending champion, Soundarya will face each other in the fifth round. Last year they clashed in the fourth round which ended in a draw. Madhya Pradesh's Suryapratap Singh is the only player trailing them by a half point at 3.5/4. They are followed by one less than a dozen at 3/4 each. Round 5 starts today at 3:30 p.m. IST. Photo: Anshu Ahuja
Suryapratap Singh in pursuit
A total of 51 players have been selected to take part in this prestigious FIDE-rated National championship. Players who have represented India in the world are also taking part in this event. The winner of this championship is crowned as National Champion. AICFB will also select players for IBCA World Individual Chess Championship for the Blind and Visually Impaired and Asian Para Games.
Subhendu - Kishan, Round 3
It is evident that Black has the upper hand due to his better placed minor pieces and advanced king. Finding the defense for White was not an easy task. The counter-intuitive 31.Bh7 was the only way to keep the game going for White. 31.Bb1 Bb3 32.Ke2 Ka4 33.Nf1 Ka3 34.Kd2 Kb2 and soon White's position fell apart.
Kishan - Aryan, Round 4
Kishan Gangolli (2113) spotted the tactic correctly after his opponent Aryan Joshi (MAH, 1874) blundered 18...a5. Find out why it is a big mistake.
Soundarya - Darpan, Round 4
Find out the winning combination for White which the defending champion Soundarya Kumar Pradhan (1880) executed against Darpan Inani (GUJ, 2027) after 21...Kh8.
A total of 51 players are taking part from various states across India. The tournament is organized by All India Chess Federation for the Blind (AICFB) from 13th to 18th March 2023 at Bhayander, Maharashtra. The nine-round Swiss league tournament has a time control of 90 minutes + 30 seconds increment from move no.1.
Replay Round 1-4 games
Round 4 results
|1||1||Kishan, Gangolli||2113||3||1 - 0||3||Aryan, B Joshi||1874||4||PGN|
|2||3||Soundarya, Kumar Pradhan||1880||3||1 - 0||2½||Darpan, Inani||2027||2||PGN|
|3||9||Makwana, Ashvin K||1670||2½||½ - ½||2½||Saikrishna, S. T.||1757||6||PGN|
|4||15||Mayank, Sharma||1501||2½||½ - ½||2½||Swapanil, Shah||1689||8||PGN|
|5||38||Singh, Surypratap||1268||2½||1 - 0||2||Patra, Subhendu Kumar||1775||5||PGN|
|6||29||Akediwala, Prince D||1314||2||0 - 1||2||Samant, Milind||1632||10||PGN|
|7||13||Marimuthu, K||1599||2||1 - 0||2||Sanjiv, Kar||1320||26||PGN|
|8||25||Venkat, Reddy S||1334||2||1 - 0||2||Shashidhar, K M||1522||14||PGN|
|9||35||Sourabh, Mishra||1284||2||0 - 1||2||Somender, B L||1500||16||PGN|
|10||45||Mohammed Salih, PK||1221||2||0 - 1||2||Hariharan, Gandhi||1428||18||PGN|
Round 5 pairings
|1||3||Soundarya, Kumar Pradhan||1880||4||4||Kishan, Gangolli||2113||1|
|2||4||Aryan, B Joshi||1874||3||3½||Singh, Surypratap||1268||38|
|3||6||Saikrishna, S. T.||1757||3||3||Mayank, Sharma||1501||15|
|4||8||Swapanil, Shah||1689||3||3||Venkat, Reddy S||1334||25|
|5||16||Somender, B L||1500||3||3||Makwana, Ashvin K||1670||9|
|6||10||Samant, Milind||1632||3||3||Hariharan, Gandhi||1428||18|
|7||20||Deshmukh, Dnyaneshwar||1402||3||3||Marimuthu, K||1599||13|
|8||2||Darpan, Inani||2027||2½||2½||Shidad, M||1425||19|
|9||42||Madhukesh, Ram||1236||2½||2½||Patil, Shirish||1622||11|
|10||14||Shashidhar, K M||1522||2||2½||Shaibu, T||1385||23|