27th The Telegraph 2018 round 6: Rajdeep, Mitrabha, Koustav and Sanket are in the lead
All top four seeds, Rajdeep Sarkar, Mitrabha Guha, Koustav Chatterjee and Sanket Chakravarty are in perfect sync with a score of 6.0/6. Koustav Chatterjee was the first one among all of them to score his victory. Swapnil Priyadarshi is the only player from Odisha who is half-point behind the leaders. There are 22 players who are at 5.0/6. Tomorrow's round 7 will be interesting as all four leaders will face first real challenge of the tournament as Rajdeep faces Sanket and Koustav faces Mitrabha respectively. This report contains photos, games and videos from round 6. Photo: Shahid Ahmed
Top four seeds are in perfect sync with win
Koustav Chatterjee made an exchange sacrifice in Alekhine's Defence and broke his opponent's kingside wide open. Soham Dey was unable to recover from it and he lost eventually.
In the post match analysis, Soham was convinced that there is no win. White just needs to think thoroughly to find a way to win as it is white who is dominating the position.
Among other upsets in round 6:
Kumar Sankalp (1393) defeated Rounak Pathak (1719)
Ayantika Das (1261) defeated Arijit Ghosh (1509)
Mortuza Mahathir Islam (1614, BAN) drew with Ishika Mondal (1261)
CM Manon Raja Neer (1548, BAN) drew with Pratyush Mohapatra (1249)
Mohammad Shafiqul Islam (1458, BAN) drew with Arshiya Das (1242)
Round 6 results