Chhattisgarh CM Trophy GM Masters R6: Levan Pantsulaia extends his sole lead
Levan Pantsulaia (GEO) completed his double hat-trick at Chhattisgarh Chief Minister Trophy GM Masters 2022. The top seed of the event defeated Mitrabha Guha to extend his lead by a full point 6/6. Mongolia no.3, Tsegmed Batchuluun is the only player at 5/6. He defeated Boris Savchenko. 17 players are at 4.5/6 each. IM Rajesh Vav scored a big win over Polish legend GM Michal Krasenkow. Things are heating up as the tournament approaches towards the last few rounds. Only five out of top 25 games ended in draws. Will anyone be able to stop Pantsulaia's winning streak? Round 7 starts today at 3 p.m. IST. Photo: Chhattisgarh Pradesh Shatranj Sangh
Rajesh beats Krasenkow
IM Aronyak Ghosh, IM Nitin S, FM Vedant Panesar, Kaivalya Sandip Nagare and Vrashank Chouhan drew with GM Laxman R R, GM Deepan Chakkravarty, GM Duc Hoa Nguyen (VIE), WIM Sakshi Chitlange and WGM Srija Seshadri; Indrajeet Mahindrakar, Arya Bhakta, CM Rajesh Nayak, CM Vaibhav Jayant Raut and Aishwin Daniel defeated IM Srinath Rao S V, WIM Arpita Mukherjee, IM P Saravana Krishnan, GM Raset Ziatdinov (USA) and IM Kushagra Mohahn respectively.
Mitrabha - Pantsulaia: 0-1
An inaccurate decision by GM Mitrabha Guha (2471) in the endgame cost him the position against GM Levan Pantsulaia (GEO, 2596).
What White needed to do here was 27.Nd5 and pose an important question to the rook, either give up the b-file by opting Ra4 or retreat back to b7/b8. 27.f3 allowed Black to gain firm control on the b-file Qb7. Although White got an opportunity to equalize after a few moves, it was certainly not easy.
Krasenkow - Rajesh: 0-1
Despite being slightly worse for the better part of the game, IM Rajesh Vav (2331) persevered and waited for his opportunity against the legendary GM Michal Krasenkow (POL, 2545).
Which king is more vulnerable here? It is not easy to tell. After a careful analysis, White's king seem to be in a precarious position than Black's. After 36...Kh7, the black king cannot be attacked easily, moreover White has to defend his knight and the c4-pawn too. 37.Ng3 Rxf4 38.Qe5 Rf2 39.Qe3 Rc2 40.Qe6 Qxe6 41.dxe6 Bc8 42.Re1 Kg6 and it's over for White.
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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.
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Round 6 results
|1||10||GM||Mitrabha Guha||2471||WB||4½||0 - 1||5||GM||Pantsulaia Levan||2596||GEO||1||PGN|
|2||9||GM||Batchuluun Tsegmed||2478||MGL||4||1 - 0||4½||GM||Savchenko Boris||2547||RUS||3||PGN|
|3||22||GM||Laxman R.R.||2388||ICF||4||½ - ½||4||IM||Aronyak Ghosh||2519||WB||6||PGN|
|4||19||IM||Ajay Karthikeyan||2422||TN||4||½ - ½||4||IM||Neelash Saha||2454||WB||13||PGN|
|5||14||GM||Deepan Chakkravarthy J.||2439||RLYS||4||½ - ½||4||IM||Nitin S.||2416||TN||21||PGN|
|6||27||IM||Gusain Himal||2359||RLYS||4||½ - ½||4||IM||Tahbaz Arash||2437||IRI||15||PGN|
|7||17||GM||Neverov Valeriy||2430||UKR||3½||1 - 0||4||GM||Saptarshi Roy||2388||WB||23||PGN|
|8||4||GM||Krasenkow Michal||2545||POL||3½||0 - 1||3½||IM||Rajesh V A V||2331||RLYS||35||PGN|
|9||38||Subhayan Kundu||2327||WB||3½||0 - 1||3½||IM||Koustav Chatterjee||2513||WB||7||PGN|
|10||69||Gaurav Rajesh Zagade||2160||MAH||3½||0 - 1||3½||IM||Mohammad Nubairshah Shaikh||2461||MAH||11||PGN|
|11||18||IM||Harshavardhan G B||2429||TN||3½||1 - 0||3½||WGM||Divya Deshmukh||2330||MAH||36||PGN|
|12||20||IM||Nitish Belurkar||2419||GOA||3½||1 - 0||3½||Omidi Arya||2309||IRI||41||PGN|
|13||24||IM||Sammed Jaykumar Shete||2387||MAH||3½||1 - 0||3½||Garv Rai||2051||DEL||97||PGN|
|14||32||FM||Panesar Vedant||2336||MAH||3½||½ - ½||3½||GM||Nguyen Duc Hoa||2365||VIE||25||PGN|
|15||2||GM||Paichadze Luka||2560||GEO||3||1 - 0||3½||Chidvilash Sai Surapaneni||2000||TEL||107||PGN|
|16||8||GM||Venkatesh M.R.||2481||TN||3||1 - 0||3||FM||Mohamed Anees M||2204||TN||59||PGN|
|17||26||FM||Panda Sambit||2363||ODI||3||0 - 1||3||IM||Mohota Nisha||2166||PSPB||68||PGN|
|18||58||Srihari L||2214||PON||3||1 - 0||3||Kaustuv Kundu||2358||WB||28||PGN|
|19||60||FM||Ayush Sharma||2200||MP||3||0 - 1||3||IM||Ratnakaran K.||2352||RLYS||29||PGN|
|20||31||IM||Raahul V S||2345||TN||3||1 - 0||3||WIM||Bommini Mounika Akshaya||2152||AP||72||PGN|