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Deep beats Short, Gustafsson in the sole lead heading into the final round of 19th BCC Open 2019

by Shahid Ahmed - 13/04/2019

Gustafsson halted Duong The Anh's dream run when the latter blundered early in English Opening Flohr-Mikenas system. Duong's misplayed opening put Gustafsson in control and he won with ease in just 25 moves. Short gave up a piece for two pawns in the endgame which backfired as Deep capitalized and eventually scored a full point. Swapnil Dhopade defeated Villamayor Buenaventura to face Jan Gustafsson at the top board in the final round. Lalith Babu suffered a shocking defeat at the hands of IM Pascua Haridas of Philippines. The report contains photos, positions and games from the penultimate round 8. Photo: Shahid Ahmed

Deep and Swapnil inches closer to the title

Deep got his revenge after two years at the same tournament at the exact same round | Photo: Shahid Ahmed

In Ruy Lopez, Short equalized with Black pieces easily. However, he made only one questionable decision in the entire game which turned things against him.

If Short feels like questioning any of his decisions from the penultimate round game, then the question will be, "Why did I play 33...Ne5? "

Duong The Anh's dream run gets stopped by Gustafsson

Unfortunately for Duong, he never got off to a proper start and started crumbling early in the opening in English Opening Flohr-Mikenas variation.

Gustaffson is already looking ahead for his next opponent whom he will face in the final round | Photo: Shahid Ahmed

Duong The Anh fell early into trouble when he played 11...Be6. What should he have played instead?

Swapnil Dhopade defeated Villamayor Buenaventura of Philippines to set a date with Gustafsson in the final round | Photo: Shahid Ahmed

IM Haridas Pascua shocked reigning National Rapid Champion GM Lalith Babu | Photo: Shahid Ahmed

Lalith Babu played 23...fxe4. Find out the best continuation for White here

Round 8 results

Bo.No. NameRtgPts.ResultPts.NameRtg No.
12
GMGustafsson Jan263361 - 06IMDuong The Anh2302
24
24
GMSengupta Deep25511 - 06GMShort Nigel D2636
1
314
IMPascua Haridas24261 - 0GMLalith Babu M R2577
3
412
IMLou Yiping2482½ - ½GMKarthik Venkataraman2505
7
516
GMVillamayor Buenaventura23980 - 1GMSwapnil S. Dhopade2488
9
610
GMVasquez Schroeder Rodrigo2487½ - ½GMSchebler Gerhard2385
17
719
IMRoy Prantik2374½ - ½GMKunte Abhijit2485
11
85
GMZhao Zong-Yuan252951 - 0Salvador Louie2270
27
96
GMStella Andrea251251 - 05WFMCholleti Sahajasri2232
31
108
GMLy Moulthun24905½ - ½5WIMVarshini V2182
35
1118
GMSriram Jha23815½ - ½5FMHabla Jony2146
37
1232
IMDamia Angelo22155½ - ½5IMVijayalakshmi Subbaraman2345
20
1348
Saptorshi Gupta20515½ - ½5GMBellon Lopez Juan Manuel2343
21
1462
Sarbojit Paul198451 - 05Neelash Saha2303
23
1530
FMSauravh Khherdekar22475½ - ½5Sanket Chakravarty1887
84
1643
Sonkalan Bharati2092½ - ½GMHorvath Jozsef2479
13
1745
CMLaine Panu20760 - 1FMMenkinoski Riste2306
22
1855
Eng Jia Qian20330 - 1FMSusilodinata Andrean2296
25
1926
WIMLuong Phuong Hanh22731 - 0Bhattacharya Niladri Shekhar1998
59

Complete round 8 results

Round 9 pairings

Bo.No. NameRtgPts.ResultPts.NameRtg No.
19
GMSwapnil S. Dhopade24887GMGustafsson Jan2633
2
214
IMPascua Haridas2426GMSengupta Deep2551
4
31
GMShort Nigel D263666IMLou Yiping2482
12
411
GMKunte Abhijit248566GMZhao Zong-Yuan2529
5
517
GMSchebler Gerhard238566GMStella Andrea2512
6
67
GMKarthik Venkataraman250566IMRoy Prantik2374
19
724
IMDuong The Anh230266GMVasquez Schroeder Rodrigo2487
10
83
GMLalith Babu M R25776Sarbojit Paul1984
62
937
FMHabla Jony2146GMLy Moulthun2490
8
1035
WIMVarshini V2182GMVillamayor Buenaventura2398
16
1165
Mohd Saprin Amir Ghaazi1971GMSriram Jha2381
18
1220
IMVijayalakshmi Subbaraman2345WIMArpita Mukherjee2197
34
1321
GMBellon Lopez Juan Manuel2343IMDamia Angelo2215
32
1422
FMMenkinoski Riste2306Looi Xin Hao2145
38
1525
FMSusilodinata Andrean2296Saptorshi Gupta2051
48
1684
Sanket Chakravarty1887WIMLuong Phuong Hanh2273
26
1727
Salvador Louie2270Razali Muhd Syukur1792
112
1867
Sibi Visal R1955FMSauravh Khherdekar2247
30
1913
GMHorvath Jozsef247955Tantipura Noppakorn1945
70
2015
GMBarua Dibyendu240955Meenal Gupta1878
88

Complete round 9 pairings

Round 6 Challengers results

Bo.No. NameRtgPts.ResultPts.NameRtg No.
14
Chirananthavat Theemathas204250 - 1Portugalera Ric2075
3
213
Shahid Ahmed S.K.19000 - 1WFMNguyen Thi Thuy Trien2002
5
316
Loyaga Nathaniel186540 - 14Sacar Mohamad2092
1
420
Calacday Henry182040 - 14Lozano Arvie1989
7
577
Catayas Rodrigo041 - 04Samrat Ghorai1933
11
614
Lovejoy David18774½ - ½4Borigas Edgardo1745
22
72
Manaog Stewart20801 - 04Hong Ian1144
64
819
Bolduan Michael18200 - 1Tushar Anand1953
9
926
Kapoor Satvik1674½ - ½Naudin Yvan1937
10
1017
Nguyen Trong Hung18531 - 0De Jesus Normel Benigno1648
27

Round 6 Challengers results

Round 7 pairings

Bo.No. NameRtgPts.ResultPts.NameRtg No.
13
Portugalera Ric2075WFMNguyen Thi Thuy Trien2002
5
21
Sacar Mohamad209255Lozano Arvie1989
7
377
Catayas Rodrigo055Chirananthavat Theemathas2042
4
414
Lovejoy David1877Manaog Stewart2080
2
59
Tushar Anand1953Nguyen Trong Hung1853
17
622
Borigas Edgardo1745Shahid Ahmed S.K.1900
13
76
Mahendran T.200044Kapoor Satvik1674
26
88
Lysakov Anton198744Sushrutha Reddy1627
28
910
Naudin Yvan193744Wong Zi Yue1619
29
1011
Samrat Ghorai193344Rohan Nag Chowdhury1598
31

Complete round 7 pairings