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3rd Vizag GM Open R1-4: Konguvel makes a perfect start

by Shahid Ahmed - 13/06/2022

IM P Konguvel is a revered chess player and gentleman of the game. He is in a three-way lead 4/4 along with the top seed GM Farrukh Amonatov and GM Stupak Kirill at GITAM University 3rd Vizag GM International Open 2022. He scored sublime victories over GM Boris Savchenko and IM Nigmatov Ortik in the third and fourth round respectively. The perfect start by Konguvel does not surprise us. He is former National 'A' champion (1995) and has GM strength. He has all the norms, only the rating requirement is left to be fulfilled. The current rating system might make things difficult to increase by a lot for an adult. However, Konguvel is certainly going to strive for it. Round 5 starts today at 10 a.m. IST. Photo: Aditya Sur Roy

Aditya Varun Gampa and Bharat Kumar Reddy impresses

There are two untitled players who are undefeated at 3.5/4 each. They are - Aditya Varun Gampa (1836) and Bharat Kumar Reddy Poluri (2224). Aditya defeated GM Nguyen Duc Hoa (VIE, 2398) and drew with GM Nguyen Van Huy (VIE, 2383). Bharat defeated IM Shota Azaladze (GEO, 2429) and drew with IM Nitin S (2404).

IM P Konguvel has still got it | Photo: Aditya Sur Roy

Round 2: Mayank - Mitrabha: 1-0

CM Mayank Chakraborty (1978) scored the biggest upset of the second round when he beat GM Mitrabha Guha (2499).

Position after 19.Bc7

19.Rad1 was a better continuation. However, 19.Bc7 works too. 19...Qxc5 20.Bxb8 Na5 21.Qa4 Bc6 22.b4 Bxa4 23.bxc5 and White is completely winning. Mitrabha did not go down easily. He ensured his opponent earned the full point.

After IM Shahil Dey, CM Mayank Chakraborty is Assam's next big talent | Photo: Aditya Sur Roy

Round 3: Boris - Konguvel: 0-1

IM P Konguvel (2299) maneuvered his knights beautifully against GM Boris Savchenko (2524).

Position after 33...Nc4

Both knights at c4 and e4 are completely dominating the position. 34.Nxb5 Rxb5 35.Qd4 Qc5 36.Qxc5 Nxc5 37.Be2 Ne6 38.Bg3 Rxb4 39.cxb4 Nd4 and Black went on to win the game using his knights beautifully against the bishop pair.

FM Kashish Manoj Jain - GM Enamul Hossain (BAN): 1-0 | Photo: Rupali Mullick

Round 4: Konguvel - Ortik: 1-0

IM P Konguvel (2299) is in terrific form. He defeated IM Nigmatov Ortik (UZB, 2462) with a nice tactical shot.

Position after 33...f5

Find out the winning continuation for White after 33...f5.

IM P Konguvel is playing fantastic chess. However, he was forced to change rooms in the middle of his stay as tweeted by him

A total of 142 players including 16 GMs, 10 IMs and 2 WIMs are taking part from 13 countries across the world including India. The tournament is organized by Andhra Chess Association from 10th to 17th June 2022 at GITAM University, Visakhapatnam, Andhra Pradesh. The ten-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

Bo.No. NameGrTypFEDRtgClub/CityPts.ResultPts.NameGrTypFEDRtgClub/City No.
11
GMAmonatov FarrukhTJK262931 - 03FMJain Kashish ManojIND2271Maharashtra
28
225
IMKonguvel PonnuswamyIND2299Psbb31 - 03IMNigmatov OrtikUZB2462
8
39
GMStupak KirillBLR245331 - 03GMBaghdasaryan VaheARM2267
30
433
Bharat Kumar Reddy PoluriIND2224Telangana3½ - ½3IMNitin S.IND2404Tamil Nadu
14
518
GMNguyen Van HuyVIE23833½ - ½3Aditya Varun GampaIND1836Andhra Pradesh
63
629
IMSaravana Krishnan P.IND2270Tamil Nadu½ - ½GMPaichadze LukaGEO2555
2
73
GMHarsha BharathakotiIND2547Telangana½ - ½Kaustuv KunduIND2307West Bengal
24
85
GMFedorov AlexeiBLR25230 - 1IMAbdyjapar AsylKGZ2325
22
97
GMNikitenko MihailBLR24751 - 0Barath Kalyan MIND2232Tamil Nadu
32
1023
Subhayan KunduIND2314West Bengal0 - 1GMMirzoev AzerAZE2445
10
1117
IMAudi AmeyaIND2395Goa1 - 0GMZiatdinov RasetUSA2183
34
1211
GMNeelotpal DasIND2431West Bengal21 - 0WFMAllahverdiyeva AyanAZE2115
36
1353
Liyanage Pesandu RashmithaSRI190220 - 12GMSavchenko BorisRUS2524
4
1455
Velpula SarayuIND1896Telangana20 - 12GMMitrabha GuhaIND2499West Bengal
6
1561
Adireddy ArjunIND1857Telangana2½ - ½2IMAzaladze ShotaGEO2429
12

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Round 5 pairings

Bo.No. NameGrTypFEDRtgClub/CityPts.ResultPts.NameGrTypFEDRtgClub/City No.
19
GMStupak KirillBLR245344GMAmonatov FarrukhTJK2629
1
210
GMMirzoev AzerAZE24454IMKonguvel PonnuswamyIND2299Psbb
25
322
IMAbdyjapar AsylKGZ2325GMNikitenko MihailBLR2475
7
414
IMNitin S.IND2404Tamil NaduGMNguyen Van HuyVIE2383
18
563
Aditya Varun GampaIND1836Andhra PradeshIMAudi AmeyaIND2395Goa
17
62
GMPaichadze LukaGEO25553Bharat Kumar Reddy PoluriIND2224Telangana
33
726
FMAaryan VarshneyIND2295Delhi33GMHarsha BharathakotiIND2547Telangana
3
84
GMSavchenko BorisRUS252433FMAradhya GargIND2275Delhi
27
96
GMMitrabha GuhaIND2499West Bengal33IMSaravana Krishnan P.IND2270Tamil Nadu
29
108
IMNigmatov OrtikUZB246233Krishnan RitvikIND2033Maharashtra
43
1124
Kaustuv KunduIND2307West Bengal33GMNeelotpal DasIND2431West Bengal
11
1228
FMJain Kashish ManojIND2271Maharashtra33GMLaxman R.R.IND2403Tamil Nadu
15
1316
GMNguyen Duc HoaVIE239833FMJubin JimmyIND2259Kerala
31
1420
IMGusain HimalIND2371Western Railways33Arshpreet SinghIND1586Haryana
103
1530
GMBaghdasaryan VaheARM22673GMFedorov AlexeiBLR2523
5

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@ 15/06/2022 by Shahid Ahmed (en)