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AICF World Cup Qualifier R12-14: Iniyan takes sole lead 10.5/14

by Shahid Ahmed - 29/05/2021

GM Iniyan P ended the previous day's co-leader GM Gukesh D's unbeaten streak at the AICF World Cup Qualifier. Iniyan scored his most important victory of the event so far in Round 14 to take sole lead 10.5/14. He still has to overcome the challenge of the in-form IM Rithvik Raja R, IM P Saravana Krishnan and GM Deep Sengupta on the final day to earn a place in the upcoming FIDE World Cup 2021. Gukesh is just a half point behind the leader 10.0/14. He still has a very good chance to finish at the top. IM Raja Rithvik R, GM Sethuraman SP and GM Surya Sekhar Ganguly is at sole third, fourth and fifth place with 9.5/14, 9.0/14 and 8.0/14 respectively. Catch the live commentary of the last three rounds by IM Sagar Shah on ChessBase India youtube channel tomorrow from 11:15 a.m. IST.

Iniyan ends Gukesh's unbeaten streak

GM Iniyan P started the penultimate day of AICF World Cup Qualifier with a victory over IM C R G Krishna, then he lost to GM Surya Sekhar Ganguly but he immediately bounced back and beat the tournament leader Gukesh with a fantastical technical play in the endgame.

Iniyan has taken the sole lead at a very crucial time 10.5/14

GM Gukesh D started the day with a victory over IM Nitin S who blundered in a seemingly equal position. Then he made a comfortable draw with IM Aditya Mittal in Round 13 before losing the last round of the penultimate day against Iniyan.

Gukesh is just a half-point behind the leader 10.0/14

IM Raja Rithvik R continued his impressive run in the tournament as 2.0/3 today without conceding a single game.

IM Raja Rithvik R will face Iniyan tomorrow in Round 15

GM Sethuraman SP had only two games because of a mandatory Bye as per tournament regulations. He scored 1.5/2

Sethuraman is now at 9.0/14

GM Surya Sekhar Ganguly's woes continued as he started the day with a loss against IM Aditya Mittal but then won the next two games and Iniyan and GM Narayanan S L.

GM Surya Sekhar Ganguly is at 8.0/14
AICF World Cup Qualifiers | Day 4 Live commentary | Video: ChessBase India

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Round 12-14 results

Round 12 on 2021/05/29 at 1000 hrs
1162660GMBaskaran Adhiban0 - 1GMSengupta Deep252714
2172305FMVinay Kumar Matta1 - 0IMKrishnan P Saravana231213
312463IMSrivatshav Peddi Rahul0 - 1IMRithvik R Raja240812
422381IMS. Nitin0 - 1GMGukesh D257811
532438IMMittal Aditya1 - 0GMSekhar Ganguly Surya262510
642506GMP Iniyan1 - 0IMKrishna Crg24789
752624GMS.L Narayanan1 - 0FMSinghania Vatsal23718
862351IMSwaminathan Soumya0 - 1GMVasanthan Perumal Vishnu Prasanna24767
9152644GMS.p Sethuraman0bye0-1
Round 13 on 2021/05/29 at 1100 hrs
182371FMSinghania Vatsal½ - ½IMSwaminathan Soumya23516
292478IMKrishna Crg1 - 0GMS.L Narayanan26245
3102625GMSekhar Ganguly Surya1 - 0GMP Iniyan25064
4112578GMGukesh D½ - ½IMMittal Aditya24383
5122408IMRithvik R Raja½ - ½IMS. Nitin23812
6132312IMKrishnan P Saravana0 - 1IMSrivatshav Peddi Rahul24631
7142527GMSengupta Deep1 - 0FMVinay Kumar Matta230517
8152644GMS.p Sethuraman½ - ½GMBaskaran Adhiban266016
972476GMVasanthan Perumal Vishnu Prasanna0bye0-1
Round 14 on 2021/05/29 at 1200 hrs
1172305FMVinay Kumar Matta0 - 1GMS.p Sethuraman264415
212463IMSrivatshav Peddi Rahul1 - 0GMSengupta Deep252714
322381IMS. Nitin1 - 0IMKrishnan P Saravana231213
432438IMMittal Aditya½ - ½IMRithvik R Raja240812
542506GMP Iniyan1 - 0GMGukesh D257811
652624GMS.L Narayanan0 - 1GMSekhar Ganguly Surya262510
762351IMSwaminathan Soumya1 - 0IMKrishna Crg24789
872476GMVasanthan Perumal Vishnu Prasanna½ - ½FMSinghania Vatsal23718
9162660GMBaskaran Adhiban0bye0-1


Standings after Round 14

Rk.SNoNameFEDRtgPts. TB1  TB2  TB3  TB4 
14GMP IniyanIND250610,50,062,00104
211GMGukesh DIND257810,00,059,0085
312IMRithvik R RajaIND24089,50,054,2584
415GMS.p SethuramanIND26449,00,047,2574
510GMSekhar Ganguly SuryaIND26258,00,058,5084
61IMSrivatshav Peddi RahulIND24637,50,546,2572
75GMS.L NarayananIND26247,50,541,0051
82IMS. NitinIND23817,00,033,0062
914GMSengupta DeepIND25277,00,032,0063
1016GMBaskaran AdhibanIND26606,50,539,0040
113IMMittal AdityaIND24386,50,538,5051
129IMKrishna CrgIND24785,00,031,2541
137GMVasanthan Perumal Vishnu PrasannaIND24765,00,028,7542
146IMSwaminathan SoumyaIND23514,01,019,0031
1517FMVinay Kumar MattaIND23054,00,021,0041
1613IMKrishnan P SaravanaIND23123,00,012,2521
178FMSinghania VatsalIND23712,00,08,5010


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