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27th The Telegraph 2018 round 6: Rajdeep, Mitrabha, Koustav and Sanket are in the lead

by Shahid Ahmed - 18/12/2018

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 was the first to pick up the win and score 6.0/6 | Photo: Shahid Ahmed

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.

Silver medalist in World Youth Olympiad 2018 Koustav Chatterjee talks about Telegraph Schools' 2018 | Video: Shahid Ahmed

Sanket Chakravarty capitalized on his opponent's mistake and won comfortably with a combination | Photo: Shahid Ahmed

Find out why 22...Nc2 was a blunder

Mitrabha made an atomic error which could have gone but unfortunately his opponent Rupam was unable to capitalize it | Photo: Shahid Ahmed

There is an easy draw for White here, however Mitrabha made an error which gave a chance to his opponent

What was the better continuation for Black here instead of the game move 38...Kf6

Rajdeep cruised his way to victory against Ayan Pal | Photo: Shahid Ahmed

Soumyajit Das floundered again despite getting a decisive advantage

White's last move 59.Ka4 definitely needs to be complemented by the next move. Find out the winning plan for white here

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)

Photo Gallery:

Swapnil's vise grip focus | Photo: Shahid Ahmed

When was the last time you saw Grob's Attack being played in the classical format of a tournament? | Photo: Shahid Ahmed

Rupam needed a lot more than Orange juice to cause an upset | Photo: Shahid Ahmed

Diya held Samriddhaa to a draw | Photo: Shahid Ahmed

Team Odisha is poised to leave a mark | Photo: Shahid Ahmed

Winter is here | Photo: Shahid Ahmed

Twinning in red | Photo: Shahid Ahmed

Different characters of the tournament (clockwise L to R): Football fan, Spider-Kid, Grinch and Tough guy | Photo: Shahid Ahmed

The camera-friendly kids | Photo: Shahid Ahmed

Round 6 results

Bo.No. NameRtgPts.ResultPts.NameRtg No.
110
Ayan Pal182750 - 15FMRajdeep Sarkar2370
1
22
FMMitrabha Guha235151 - 05Rupam Mukherjee1875
7
312
Soham Dey177050 - 15Koustav Chatterjee2345
3
44
Sanket Chakravarty197451 - 05AGMSrihaan Poddar1383
59
56
Ghosh Samriddhaa1892½ - ½Diya Chowdhury1652
20
625
AIMDebarghya Samanta1595½ - ½Praloy Sahoo1795
11
730
Swapnil Priyadarshi15591 - 0Soumyajit Das (Jr)1666
19
834
Dhritabrata Kundu1527½ - ½4Aditya Bikram Paul1873
9
98
Sambarta Banerjee187441 - 04Atreya Nandy1431
50
1013
Bhattacharyya Soham17274½ - ½4Debargha Basu1428
51
1114
WCMNoshin Anjum172241 - 04Mouhurtik Ray1350
63
1256
Kumar Sankalp139341 - 04Rounak Pathak1719
15
1362
Sayandeep Roy135440 - 14Shuvam Roy1681
17
1418
Sudipa Haldar167541 - 04Soham Bhattacharyya1290
81
1570
Sayantan Das132540 - 14Pratyay Chowdhury1645
21
1626
Anish Rooj158441 - 04Yamijala Koulini1237
97
1728
Rajarshi Mandal156941 - 04Snehil Raj Singh1188
109
1872
Rowdrick Saha Talukdar13214½ - ½4Arijit Mukherjee1566
29
1973
Ujan Sarkar13174+ - -4Shounak Mazumder1528
33
2088
Ayantika Das126141 - 04Arijit Ghosh1509
37
2138
Akshath Sinha150441 - 04Ritam Kundu1170
117
22142
Gairick Saha112740 - 14Anubhab Gupta1491
39
2342
Debi Prasad Nayak147041 - 04Bratajit Mukherjee1105
163
24160
Soumick Bandopadhyay110940 - 14Eshan Bhattacharjee1461
43
25156
Ishir Narayan111340 - 14Anushka Gupta1455
45
2616
Mohanty Soyamsree17061 - 0Anukarssa Dutta1261
87
2792
Sayan Biswas12520 - 1Alekhya Mukhopadhyay1617
23
2824
Mortuza Mahathir Islam1614½ - ½Ishika Mondal1261
89
2932
CMManon Reja Neer1548½ - ½Mohapatra Pratyush1249
93
30104
Ritabrata Chakraborty12080 - 1Subhabrata Roy1525
35

 

Round 7 pairings

Bo.No. NameRtgPts.ResultPts.NameRtg No.
11
FMRajdeep Sarkar237066Sanket Chakravarty1974
4
23
Koustav Chatterjee234566FMMitrabha Guha2351
2
36
Ghosh Samriddhaa18925Swapnil Priyadarshi1559
30
47
Rupam Mukherjee187555Rajarshi Mandal1569
28
526
Anish Rooj158455Sambarta Banerjee1874
8
639
Anubhab Gupta149155Ayan Pal1827
10
711
Praloy Sahoo179555Dhritabrata Kundu1527
34
843
Eshan Bhattacharjee146155Soham Dey1770
12
959
AGMSrihaan Poddar138355WCMNoshin Anjum1722
14
1017
Shuvam Roy168155Akshath Sinha1504
38
1145
Anushka Gupta145555Sudipa Haldar1675
18
1220
Diya Chowdhury165255Debi Prasad Nayak1470
42
1321
Pratyay Chowdhury164555Kumar Sankalp1393
56
1473
Ujan Sarkar131755AIMDebarghya Samanta1595
25
1519
Soumyajit Das (Jr)16665Ayantika Das1261
88
169
Aditya Bikram Paul1873Aahwan Paul1398
53
1775
Ishan Das1315Bhattacharyya Soham1727
13
1883
Rupankar Kundu1275Mohanty Soyamsree1706
16
1923
Alekhya Mukhopadhyay1617Jena Suhana1337
68
2029
Arijit Mukherjee1566Sankalan Shah1314
76
2135
Subhabrata Roy1525Rowdrick Saha Talukdar1321
72
2241
Sagnik Saha1478Samyak Dharewa1289
82
2385
Ankit Ray1266Anjishnu Mondal1440
47
2451
Debargha Basu1428Soumik Guchhait1185
111
255
Sadnan Hasan Dihan194444Mohapatra Pratyush1249
93
2615
Rounak Pathak171944Dolisiyas Dash1238
96
2795
Arshiya Das124244Kazi Zarin Tasnim1627
22
2897
Yamijala Koulini123744Mortuza Mahathir Islam1614
24
2927
Basnet Parjwal157944Jyotisko Sengupta1235
98
3031
Soham Pal155444Debayan Biswas1214
102