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Short in a three-way lead with Gustafsson and Duong The Anh in 19th BCC Open 2019

by Shahid Ahmed - 13/04/2019

Short-Gustafsson ended up being the exciting match as expected, only disappointing was there was no clear victor today. Both still continue their lead at 6.0/7 each heading into the penultimate round. 24th seeded IM Duong The Anh is the underdog who suffered only one loss against GM Karthik Venkataraman in round 4. He didn't look back since then. He went on to defeat two back-to-back GMs in round 6. They are Andrea Stella of Italy and Zhao Zong-Yuan of Australia. He faces his biggest challenge of the tournament in the form of Jan Gustafsson in round 8. We bring you photos, videos, interviews, games from round 7. Photo: Shahid Ahmed

Rise of Duong The Anh

IM Duong The Anh of Vietnam is on 6.0/7 with zero draws and six wins | Photo: Shahid Ahmed

IM Duong The Anh is playing some fantastic chess after losing to GM Karthik Venkataraman in round 4 when he made the wrong call for a Bishop exchange.

The only mistake Duong made in round 4

In round 6, he defeated Italian GM Andrea Stella in a fantastic manner.

GM Andrea Stella of Italy | Photo: Shahid Ahmed

This is the final position of the game between Stella and Duong

In round 7, Duong The Anh got lucky as the Australian GM Zhang Zong-Yuan made a tactical mistake.

Zhang blundered here with 44...Nd7 and eventually lost the game

Short and Gustafsson had a well fought draw | Photo: Shahid Ahmed

GM Lalith Babu made a quick draw with IM Lou Yiping | Photo: Shahid Ahmed

GM Deep Sengupta made a lucky escape when his opponent GM Gerhard Schebler agreed to a draw in 17 moves | Photo: Shahid Ahmed

Viji continues her terrific form when she drew with GM Ly Moulthun of Australia in a marathon game which ran for over 5.5 hours | Photo: Shahid Ahmed
Viji on balancing motherhood, chess and her performance at 19th BCC Open 2019 | Video: Shahid Ahmed

Untitled Louie Salvador shocked GM Jozsef Horvath | Photo: Shahid Ahmed
Louie Salvador beats a GM and says he was 'lucky' | Video: Shahid Ahmed

Saptorshi Gupta defeated GM Dibyendu Barua in a crushing manner | Photo: Shahid Ahmed
Untitled Saptorshi Gupta talks about his emphatic victory against GM Dibyendu Barua | Video: Shahid Ahmed

Round 7 results

Bo.No. NameRtgPts.ResultPts.NameRtg No.
11
GMShort Nigel D2636½ - ½GMGustafsson Jan2633
2
23
GMLalith Babu M R25775½ - ½5IMLou Yiping2482
12
317
GMSchebler Gerhard23855½ - ½5GMSengupta Deep2551
4
424
IMDuong The Anh230251 - 05GMZhao Zong-Yuan2529
5
57
GMKarthik Venkataraman25051 - 05FMSauravh Khherdekar2247
30
620
IMVijayalakshmi Subbaraman2345½ - ½GMLy Moulthun2490
8
79
GMSwapnil S. Dhopade24881 - 0WIMLuong Phuong Hanh2273
26
822
FMMenkinoski Riste23060 - 1GMVasquez Schroeder Rodrigo2487
10
911
GMKunte Abhijit24851 - 0WIMArpita Mukherjee2197
34
1013
GMHorvath Jozsef24790 - 1Salvador Louie2270
27
1125
FMSusilodinata Andrean22960 - 1IMPascua Haridas2426
14
1241
WFMHng Mei-En Emmanuelle21240 - 1GMVillamayor Buenaventura2398
16
1331
WFMCholleti Sahajasri2232½ - ½GMSriram Jha2381
18
1419
IMRoy Prantik23741 - 0Looi Xin Hao2145
38
1544
WFMCramling Bellon Anna208940 - 14GMStella Andrea2512
6
1615
GMBarua Dibyendu240940 - 14Saptorshi Gupta2051
48
1721
GMBellon Lopez Juan Manuel234341 - 04FMWiwatanadate Poompong2025
56
1823
Neelash Saha230341 - 04FMNouri Alekhine2001
58
1960
Hansing Saphong19974½ - ½4Larichev Dmitry2267
28
2029
IMDeshmukh Anup225340 - 14Sarbojit Paul1984
62

Complete round 7 results

Round 8 pairings

Bo.No. NameRtgPts.ResultPts.NameRtg No.
12
GMGustafsson Jan263366IMDuong The Anh2302
24
24
GMSengupta Deep25516GMShort Nigel D2636
1
314
IMPascua Haridas2426GMLalith Babu M R2577
3
412
IMLou Yiping2482GMKarthik Venkataraman2505
7
516
GMVillamayor Buenaventura2398GMSwapnil S. Dhopade2488
9
610
GMVasquez Schroeder Rodrigo2487GMSchebler Gerhard2385
17
719
IMRoy Prantik2374GMKunte Abhijit2485
11
85
GMZhao Zong-Yuan25295Salvador Louie2270
27
96
GMStella Andrea251255WFMCholleti Sahajasri2232
31
108
GMLy Moulthun249055WIMVarshini V2182
35
1118
GMSriram Jha238155FMHabla Jony2146
37
1232
IMDamia Angelo221555IMVijayalakshmi Subbaraman2345
20
1348
Saptorshi Gupta205155GMBellon Lopez Juan Manuel2343
21
1462
Sarbojit Paul198455Neelash Saha2303
23
1530
FMSauravh Khherdekar224755Sanket Chakravarty1887
84
1643
Sonkalan Bharati2092GMHorvath Jozsef2479
13
1745
CMLaine Panu2076FMMenkinoski Riste2306
22
1855
Eng Jia Qian2033FMSusilodinata Andrean2296
25
1926
WIMLuong Phuong Hanh2273Bhattacharya Niladri Shekhar1998
59
2028
Larichev Dmitry2267CMGoh Zi Han1992
61

Complete round 8 pairings

Round 5 Challengers results

Bo.No. NameRtgPts.ResultPts.NameRtg No.
13
Portugalera Ric20754½ - ½4Shahid Ahmed S.K.1900
13
27
Lozano Arvie198940 - 14Chirananthavat Theemathas2042
4
35
WFMNguyen Thi Thuy Trien20021 - 0Manaog Stewart2080
2
41
Sacar Mohamad209231 - 0De Jesus Normel Benigno1648
27
511
Samrat Ghorai193331 - 03Sushrutha Reddy1627
28
634
Kunnavakkam Sudarshanagopal Vin156230 - 13Lovejoy David1877
14
716
Loyaga Nathaniel186531 - 03Rohan Nag Chowdhury1598
31
851
Aarav Kumar Koni Dena126330 - 13Calacday Henry1820
20
921
Jourde Michel174930 - 13Catayas Rodrigo0
77
1022
Borigas Edgardo174531 - 03Hanif Mollah1721
101

Complete round 5 results

Round 6 pairings

Bo.No. NameRtgPts.ResultPts.NameRtg No.
14
Chirananthavat Theemathas20425Portugalera Ric2075
3
213
Shahid Ahmed S.K.1900WFMNguyen Thi Thuy Trien2002
5
316
Loyaga Nathaniel186544Sacar Mohamad2092
1
420
Calacday Henry182044Lozano Arvie1989
7
577
Catayas Rodrigo044Samrat Ghorai1933
11
614
Lovejoy David187744Borigas Edgardo1745
22
72
Manaog Stewart20804Hong Ian1144
64
819
Bolduan Michael1820Tushar Anand1953
9
926
Kapoor Satvik1674Naudin Yvan1937
10
1017
Nguyen Trong Hung1853De Jesus Normel Benigno1648
27

Complete round 6 pairings