55th Biel MTO R6: Iniyan beats Yu Yangyi
GM Visakh N R drew with GM Aryan Chopra and IM Pranav Anand lost to GM Kirill Alekseenko. GM Alexander Motylev also won his game to join the lead and make it four-way 5/6 at 55th Biel Chess Festival 2022 MTO. GM Iniyan P scored the biggest win of the round when he beat GM Yangyi Yu (CHN). Iniyan showed his intent to beat the World no.27. Despite having a very difficult position, he managed to survive and eventually capitalize on his opponent's mistake. Gukesh suffered his first loss in the Classical event of GMT against Andrey Esipenko. GMT Round 5 and MTO Round 7 starts today at 2 p.m. local time (5:30 p.m. IST). Photo: Aditya Sur Roy
Gukesh loses against Esipenko
IM Pranav Anand, GM Surya Sekhar Ganguly, GM Iniyan P, GM Sethuraman S P and GM Leon Luke Mendonca are the five Indians among nine pursuers at 4.5/6 each.
GMT Round 4: Gukesh - Esipenko: 0-1
Gukesh got a pleasant position out of the Semi-Tarrasch opening against Andrey Esipenko. Somewhere in the middlegame Gukesh got discombobulated and made a few positional inaccuracies and allowed his opponent to invade his pieces.
Black wants to maximize his battery of rooks on the c-file. 35...Nd7 would have cleared the path for the rooks. However, he opted for 35...Bd7 36.Rd1 Qf4 37.d6 Rc6 38.Kg2 Na4 slowly the position completely turned into Black's favor and he went on to win the game.
MTO: Yangyi - Iniyan: 0-1
Sometimes the intention to play for a win can have an impact on the game. A positive mindset always helps. GM Iniyan P (2533) was playing with the sole intetion to defeat China no.4 and World no.27 GM Yangyi Yu (2720).
Black wants to make a break on the kingside. 20...g5 is apt in this position. White managed to defend the position quite well and had a decisive advantage too. However, an eventual tactical mistake cost him material and the game.
A total of 114 players including 26 GMs, 23 IMs and 3 WIMs are taking part from 31 countries across the world. The nine-round Swiss League tournament is organized by Biel-Bienne Chess at Biel Congress House, Biel, Switzerland from 13th to 22nd July. The sole rest day is Sunday 17th July. The time control is 90 minutes/40 moves with 30 seconds increment + 30 minutes.
Replay GMT Round 4 games
Round 4 results
|1||8||2684||GM||Gukesh D||0 - 1||GM||Esipenko Andrey||2682||6|
|2||7||2655||GM||Kamsky Gata||½ - ½||GM||Naiditsch Arkadij||2664||5|
|3||1||2688||GM||Abdusattorov Nodirbek||1 - 0||GM||Salem A.R. Saleh||2684||4|
|4||2||2722||GM||Le Quang Liem||1 - 0||GM||Keymer Vincent||2686||3|
Round 5 pairings
|1||3||2686||GM||Keymer Vincent||GM||Gukesh D||2684||8|
|2||4||2684||GM||Salem A.R. Saleh||GM||Le Quang Liem||2722||2|
|3||5||2664||GM||Naiditsch Arkadij||GM||Abdusattorov Nodirbek||2688||1|
|4||6||2682||GM||Esipenko Andrey||GM||Kamsky Gata||2655||7|
Replay MTO Round 6 games
Round 6 results
|1||23||GM||Visakh N R||2503||4½||½ - ½||4½||GM||Aryan Chopra||2610||13|
|2||2||GM||Alekseenko Kirill||2708||4||1 - 0||4½||IM||Pranav Anand||2463||27|
|3||3||GM||Fedoseev Vladimir||2686||4||½ - ½||4||GM||Iturrizaga Bonelli Eduardo||2619||10|
|4||5||GM||Sargsyan Shant||2661||4||½ - ½||4||GM||Ganguly Surya Shekhar||2608||15|
|5||7||GM||Motylev Alexander||2632||4||1 - 0||4||GM||Huschenbeth Niclas||2610||14|
|6||1||GM||Yu Yangyi||2720||3½||0 - 1||3½||GM||Iniyan P||2533||20|
|7||19||GM||Petrov Martin||2534||3½||½ - ½||3½||GM||Lagarde Maxime||2631||8|
|8||9||GM||Sethuraman S.P.||2623||3½||1 - 0||3½||GM||Gagare Shardul||2514||22|
|9||11||GM||Puranik Abhimanyu||2612||3½||½ - ½||3½||GM||Bharath Subramaniyam H||2479||24|
|10||21||GM||Muradli Mahammad||2523||3½||1 - 0||3½||GM||Banusz Tamas||2611||12|
Round 7 pairings
|1||13||GM||Aryan Chopra||2610||5||5||GM||Alekseenko Kirill||2708||2|
|2||7||GM||Motylev Alexander||2632||5||5||GM||Visakh N R||2503||23|
|3||15||GM||Ganguly Surya Shekhar||2608||4½||4½||GM||Fedoseev Vladimir||2686||3|
|4||27||IM||Pranav Anand||2463||4½||4½||GM||Sargsyan Shant||2661||5|
|5||20||GM||Iniyan P||2533||4½||4½||GM||Sethuraman S.P.||2623||9|
|6||10||GM||Iturrizaga Bonelli Eduardo||2619||4½||4½||GM||Mendonca Leon Luke||2567||17|
|7||14||GM||Huschenbeth Niclas||2610||4||4½||GM||Muradli Mahammad||2523||21|
|8||4||GM||Martirosyan Haik M.||2672||4||4||IM||Licznerski Lukasz||2451||30|
|9||8||GM||Lagarde Maxime||2631||4||4||IM||Mohammad Nubairshah Shaikh||2445||32|
|10||34||IM||Krishna C R G||2430||4||4||GM||Puranik Abhimanyu||2612||11|