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3rd Vizag GM Open R5-7: Ameya and Himal in a three-way lead

by Shahid Ahmed - 15/06/2022

IM Himal Gusain ended IM P Konguvel's fantastic run by handing him his first loss in the seventh round. IM Ameya Audi beat GM Mitrabha Guha and drew with the top seed of the event GM Farrukh Amonatov in the sixth and seventh round respectively. Ameya, Himal and Amonatov are in a three-way lead 6/7 at GITAM University 3rd Vizag GM Open 2022. 12-year-old Ilamparthi A R is in pursuit 5.5/7. He scored two impressive wins against GM Nguyen Duc Hoa (VIE) and IM Shota Azaladze (GEO). The boy swindled the Georgian from a completely lost endgame into a win. Round 8 starts today at 10 a.m. IST. Photo: Aditya Sur Roy

Ilamparthi scores two big wins

The two-time former National champion (Under-13 Girls and Schools Under-14 Girls), Sarayu Velpula capitalized on GM Nguyen Van Huy's (VIE, 2383) mistake in the endgame. She is now the highest scorer among female participants at 5/7.

IM Himal Gusain is on a four-game winning streak | Photo: Aditya Sur Roy

Round 6: Ameya - Mitrabha: 1-0

IM Ameya Audi (2395) won against GM Mitrabha Guha (2499) using his knights masterfully.

Position after 39.Ne5

White sacrificed an exchange few moves ago to gain a substantial advantage. 39.Ne5 makes a deadly threat of taking on g6. Black decided to reduce the intensity of the attack 39...Rxf4 40.gxf4 Kh7 41.Nf3. White might only have one extra pawn and fragmented pawn islands on the kingside. However, White has a lot of deadly threats on his opponent's king. Thus, queen exchange became inevitable and the resultant knight endgame is completely winning for White.

IM Ameya Audi is one of the three leaders 6/7 | Photo: Aditya Sur Roy

Nikitenko - Himal: 0-1

IM Himal Gusain (2371) outplayed his opponent GM Mihal Nikitenko (2475).

Position after 28...Nc4

28...Nc4 completely binds the bishops on the queenside. The d5-pawn cannot be taken because of Re1+ followed by Rxd1 threat. The game continued 29.Bc1 Rce8 30.Qf1. Try to find out the a strong plan for Black which Himal executed in the game.

Mounika - Ortik: 0.5-0.5

WIM Mounika Akshaya (2108) had a good opportunity to push for a win against IM Nigmatov Ortik (UZB, 2462).

Position after 35...Qxd6

The game continued 36.Qa2+ Kg7 37.Qa1+ Nf6 38.Rxd6 Rxd6 39.Kf1 and it meandered into a draw. Instead, 36.Rxd6 Rxd6 37.g3 threatening to take on b5 would have been a try worthy for a win.

WIM Mounika Akshaya played well against IM Ortik Nigmatov (UZB) | Photo: Aditya Sur Roy

Ilamparthi - Duc Hoa: 1-0

Ilamparthi A R (2066) made the most out of his passed pawn when his opponent GM Nguyen Duc Hoa (VIE, 2398) did not capture it at the right time.

Position after 33...Ne5

Once again Aron Nimzowitsch's words were proved, "The passed Pawn is a criminal, who should be kept under lock and key. Mild measures, such as police surveillance, are not sufficient". Black should have played 33...Qxb6 to stay in the game 34.Qxf5+ Qf6 would have been fine. Find out the winning continuation for White after 33...Ne5.

Round 7: Shota - Ilamparthi: 0-1

IM Shota Azaladze (GEO, 2429) was winning for the better part of the game against Ilamparthi A R (2066).

Position after 31.Rxf7

A couple of moves ago White could have eliminated all threats 30.Rxf6 Rxd5 31.Rc6 Bf5 32.Rxa6+-. Instead, he opted for 30.Rd7 Bb3 31.Rxf7 now White is threatening Rf8#. There is only way to save the game for White. Find out how. A big mistake by White cost him the game, while it was still salvageable.

Ilamparthi A R has had two third place finishes this year in National Under-14 and Under-18 Open | Photo: Aditya Sur Roy

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 5-7 games

Round 7 results

Bo.No. NameGrTypFEDRtgClub/CityPts.ResultPts.NameGrTypFEDRtgClub/City No.
117
IMAudi AmeyaIND2395Goa½ - ½GMAmonatov FarrukhTJK2629
1
29
GMStupak KirillBLR24535½ - ½5GMHarsha BharathakotiIND2547Telangana
3
320
IMGusain HimalIND2371Western Railways51 - 05IMKonguvel PonnuswamyIND2299Psbb
25
42
GMPaichadze LukaGEO25551 - 0GMLaxman R.R.IND2403Tamil Nadu
15
54
GMSavchenko BorisRUS25241 - 0Subhayan KunduIND2314West Bengal
23
610
GMMirzoev AzerAZE24451 - 0FMAradhya GargIND2275Delhi
27
722
IMAbdyjapar AsylKGZ23250 - 1GMNeelotpal DasIND2431West Bengal
11
812
IMAzaladze ShotaGEO24290 - 1Ilamparthi A RIND2066Tamil Nadu
41
924
Kaustuv KunduIND2307West Bengal½ - ½IMNitin S.IND2404Tamil Nadu
14
1037
WIMBommini Mounika AkshayaIND2108Andhra Pradesh40 - 14GMFedorov AlexeiBLR2523
5
116
GMMitrabha GuhaIND2499West Bengal41 - 04Liyanage Pesandu RashmithaSRI1902
53
128
IMNigmatov OrtikUZB246241 - 04CMMayank ChakrabortyIND1978Assam
47
1363
Aditya Varun GampaIND1836Andhra Pradesh40 - 14GMHossain EnamulBAN2413
13
1418
GMNguyen Van HuyVIE238340 - 14Velpula SarayuIND1896Telangana
55
1538
Praloy SahooIND2105West Bengal40 - 14FMAbdurakhmonov MukhammadaliUZB2374
19

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Round 8 pairings

Bo.No. NameGrTypFEDRtgClub/CityPts.ResultPts.NameGrTypFEDRtgClub/City No.
120
IMGusain HimalIND2371Western Railways66IMAudi AmeyaIND2395Goa
17
21
GMAmonatov FarrukhTJK26296GMPaichadze LukaGEO2555
2
33
GMHarsha BharathakotiIND2547TelanganaGMMirzoev AzerAZE2445
10
411
GMNeelotpal DasIND2431West BengalGMSavchenko BorisRUS2524
4
541
Ilamparthi A RIND2066Tamil NaduGMStupak KirillBLR2453
9
65
GMFedorov AlexeiBLR252355FMAaryan VarshneyIND2295Delhi
26
725
IMKonguvel PonnuswamyIND2299Psbb55GMMitrabha GuhaIND2499West Bengal
6
855
Velpula SarayuIND1896Telangana55IMNigmatov OrtikUZB2462
8
913
GMHossain EnamulBAN241355Kaustuv KunduIND2307West Bengal
24
1031
FMJubin JimmyIND2259Kerala55IMNitin S.IND2404Tamil Nadu
14
1119
FMAbdurakhmonov MukhammadaliUZB237455GMBaghdasaryan VaheARM2267
30
127
GMNikitenko MihailBLR2475GMZiatdinov RasetUSA2183
34
1329
IMSaravana Krishnan P.IND2270Tamil NaduIMAzaladze ShotaGEO2429
12
1415
GMLaxman R.R.IND2403Tamil NaduBarath Kalyan MIND2232Tamil Nadu
32
1533
Bharat Kumar Reddy PoluriIND2224TelanganaGMNguyen Duc HoaVIE2398
16

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@ 13/06/2022 by Shahid Ahmed (en)