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Chhattisgarh CM Trophy GM Masters R1: Angela stuns Ratnakaran

by Shahid Ahmed - 20/09/2022

ChessBase India Hindi's head, Niklesh Jain's better half WIM Franco Valencia Angela scored the biggest upset of the first round of Chhattisgarh Chief Minister Trophy GM Open 2022. She defeated IM Ratnakaran in a very sharp battle. IM Anup Deshmukh, recently crowned WIM Srishti Pandey and Chhattisgarh's very own CM Ravi Kumar, all three got themselves very close to beating their Grandmaster opponents. Yet, the seasoned GMs managed to escape with a draw. The tournament witnesses the participation of 127 players including 15 GMs, 23 IMs, 3 WGMs and 11 WIMs from 14 countries across the world including India in the Masters section. The total prize fund of the tournament is ₹3500000, ₹2300000 in Masters and ₹1200000 in Challengers section. Round 2 starts today at 3 p.m. IST. Photo: Niklesh Jain

Missed Opportunities

Arjun Tiwari defeated IM Srinath Rao S V. Arpan Das, CM Mayank Chakraborty, Indrajeet Mahindrakar, Sheikh Idu and FM Ayushh Ravikumar drew with GM Laxman R R, IM Rajesh Vav, WIM Mrudul Dehankar, WIM Sakshi Chitlange and WGM Srija Seshadri respectively.

WIM Franco Valencia Angela has made a perfect start | Photo: Niklesh Jain

Anup - Luka: 0.5-0.5

IM Anup Deshmukh (2176) was completely winning against GM Luka Paichadze (GEO, 2560) in the final position when the game ended in a draw.

Final position after 31.Qg5

White has a checkmate in six moves, that also in ways where Black delays the inevitable.

IM Anup Deshmukh would have certainly liked to win his game against GM Luka Paichadze  | Photo: Niklesh Jain

Shyam Sundar - Srishti: 0.5-0.5

The recently crowned WIM Srishti Pandey (2173) also was in a similar situation like IM Anup Deshmukh. She incorrectly captured in the final move and the game ended in a draw against GM Shyam Sundar M (2526).

Position after 42.Qxd5

Which is the correct way for Black to capture on c6? 42...Rxc6 or Qxc6. Try to find out the reason behind it.

It would have been a fantastic start for WIM Srishti Pandey had she scored a win over GM Shyam Sundar M | Photo: Niklesh Jain

Ravi - Venkatesh: 0.5-0.5

Chhattisgarh's very own CM Ravi Kumar (2156) almost managed to score the biggest upset of the first round against GM Venkatesh M R (2481).

Position after 39...Kh6

Black king is in a precarious position. It is on the brink of getting checkmated. 40.Qc1+ Rg5 41.Rxh4+ Kg6 42.Rb6+ Kf7 43.Qxg5 would have been completely winnning for White. However, the game ended in a draw via perpetual check 40.Rb6+ Kh7 41.Rb7+ Kh6 and so on.

CM Ravi Kumar analyzes his game against GM Venkatesh | Video: Hindi ChessBase India

CM Ravi Kumar made a flying start | Photo: Niklesh Jain

Ratnakaran - Angela: 0-1

WIM Franco Valencia Angela (COL, 2066) scored the biggest upset of the first round as she managed to convert her advantage into a win against IM Ratnakaran K (2352).

Position after 19...Qh4

Black's king might still be in the center, however it is the white king which is in real danger as Black has her queen, knight and both bishops piercing the kingside. Instead of 19.Nxd4, White needed to play 19.Nxe5 to stay ahead. 19.Nxd4 Qh4 20.Bf4 Bxd4 21.cxd4 Bb5 22.Qe4 Bxf1 and it's over for White.

"If you love something, you have to fight for it!" - WIM Angela Franco | Video: ChessBase India

Round 1 results

Arpan Das - GM Laxman R R: 0.5-0.5

IM Rajesh Vav - CM Mayank Chakraborty: 0.5-0.5

Arjun Tiwari - IM Srinath Rao S V: 1-0

Indrajeet Mahindrakar - WIM Mrudul Dehankar: 0.5-0.5

WIM Sakshi Chitlange - Sheikh Idu: 0.5-0.5

FM Ayushh Ravikumar - WGM Srija Seshadri: 1-0

Bharat Singh Chauhan and guests at the Inauguration Ceremony | Photo: Niklesh Jain

The tournament hall at Hotel Grand Imperia in Raipur, Chhattisgarh | Photo: Niklesh Jain

The top two boards are on a stage which has a chess board design | Photo: Niklesh Jain
A glimpse of the Challenger event | Video: Hindi ChessBase India

For more Round 1 photos, please click here.

 

A total of 127 players including 15 GMs, 23 IMs, 3 WGMs and 11 WIMs are taking part from 14 countries across the world including India in the Masters section. The tournament is organized by Chhattisgarh Pradesh Shatranj Sangh from 19th to 28th September 2022 at Hotel Grand Imperia in Raipur, Chhattisgarh. The ten-round Swiss league tournament has a time control of 90 minutes for 40 moves + 30 minutes with 30 seconds increment from move 1.

Replay Round 1 games

Round 1 results

Bo.No. NameRtgClub/CityPts.ResultPts.NameRtgClub/City No.PGN
11
GMPantsulaia Levan2596GEO01 - 00CMAaditya Dhingra2178HAR
63PGN
264
IMDeshmukh Anup2176MAH0½ - ½0GMPaichadze Luka2560GEO
2PGN
33
GMSavchenko Boris2547RUS01 - 00IMSuvrajit Saha2176RLYS
65PGN
466
FMMahitosh Dey2176ODI00 - 10GMKrasenkow Michal2545POL
4PGN
55
GMShyam Sundar M.2526TN0½ - ½0WFMPandey Srishti2173MAH
67PGN
668
IMMohota Nisha2166PSPB00 - 10IMAronyak Ghosh2519WB
6PGN
77
IMKoustav Chatterjee2513WB01 - 00Gaurav Rajesh Zagade2160MAH
69PGN
870
CMRavi Kumar2156CG0½ - ½0GMVenkatesh M.R.2481TN
8PGN
99
GMBatchuluun Tsegmed2478MGL01 - 00Arhan Chethan Anand2155KA
71PGN
1072
WIMBommini Mounika Akshaya2152AP00 - 10GMMitrabha Guha2471WB
10PGN
1111
IMMohammad Nubairshah Shaikh2461MAH01 - 00CMVinod Kumar Sharma2143CG
73
1274
CMNayak Rajesh2142ODI01 - 00FMSingh Ojasva2456MP
12
1313
IMNeelash Saha2454WB01 - 00FMHarshal Shahi2136DEL
75
1476
Aswath S2135TN00 - 10GMDeepan Chakkravarthy J.2439RLYS
14
1515
IMTahbaz Arash2437IRI01 - 00Manigandan S S2131TN
77
1678
WGMVarshini V2126TN00 - 10CMKushagra Mohan2431TEL
16
1717
GMNeverov Valeriy2430UKR01 - 00Praloy Sahoo2117WB
79
1880
AFMPawar Harshit2111DEL00 - 10IMHarshavardhan G B2429TN
18
1919
IMAjay Karthikeyan2422TN01 - 00Kishan Gangolli2109KAR
81
2082
FMJaiswal Rupesh2107NEP00 - 10IMNitish Belurkar2419GOA
20

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Round 2 pairings

Bo.No. NameRtgClub/CityPts.ResultPts.NameRtgClub/City No.
137
IMAvinash Ramesh2328TN11GMPantsulaia Levan2596GEO
1
241
Omidi Arya2309IRI11GMSavchenko Boris2547RUS
3
34
GMKrasenkow Michal2545POL11FMLiyanage Ranindu Dilshan2306SRI
43
46
IMAronyak Ghosh2519WB11Ilamparthi A R2269TN
47
542
IMChakravarthi Reddy M2306TEL11IMKoustav Chatterjee2513WB
7
648
FMAaryan Varshney2263DEL11GMBatchuluun Tsegmed2478MGL
9
710
GMMitrabha Guha2471WB11IMSaravana Krishnan P.2261TN
49
851
WIMMahalakshmi M2253RLYS11IMMohammad Nubairshah Shaikh2461MAH
11
952
IMSharma Dinesh K.2252LIC11IMNeelash Saha2454WB
13
1014
GMDeepan Chakkravarthy J.2439RLYS11FMLaddha Shubh Jayesh2248USA
55
1157
CMVaibhav Jayant Raut2243MAH11IMTahbaz Arash2437IRI
15
1216
CMKushagra Mohan2431TEL11FMMohamed Anees M2204TN
59
1358
Srihari L2214PON11GMNeverov Valeriy2430UKR
17
1418
IMHarshavardhan G B2429TN11Dhananjay S2197CG
61
1562
Masango Spencer2192ZIM11IMAjay Karthikeyan2422TN
19
1620
IMNitish Belurkar2419GOA11CMNayak Rajesh2142ODI
74
1788
Bharadia Yash2085RAJ11IMNitin S.2416TN
21
1892
WIMFranco Valencia Angela2066COL11GMSaptarshi Roy2388WB
23
1924
IMSammed Jaykumar Shete2387MAH11Tiwari Arjun2034RLYS
103
20102
Jinan Jomon2036KER11GMNguyen Duc Hoa2365VIE
25

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