Delhi 2018 R04: Ziaur Rahman is the sole leader
GM Ziaur Rahman is an experienced guy. He has his own opening systems and a very unique style of play. Even in his forties he a feared opponent. He proved it, by beating the young Vietnamese opponent Tran Tuan Minh with the white pieces. In the other upset of the day GM Saptarshi Roy Chowdhury seems to have found his form for this event as he beat GM Hoa Nguyen. We bring you the round four report along with the details of what happened in the Timur Gareyev walkover incident in round two.
Live Commentary of round 4 by ChessBase India:
Round 4 of the Delhi International 2018 saw eleven players starting out with 3.0/3. However at the end of it there was only one man standing - Ziaur Rahman!
Timur Gareyev incident:
As promised we bring you the exclusive video of the Timur Gareyev walkover incident. This is what happened:
At the 2nd round of the 16th Delhi International 2018 Blindfold Chess King Timur Gareyev arrived 33 minutes late to the round. The walkover time was 30 minutes. He was late because he was changing his room. His opponent Koustav Chatterjee was already given the win, but the boy wanted to play. When Timur arrived the chief arbiter Vasanth B Handevoor had a word with him. Koustav and Timur then played the game. In the meantime the chief arbiter also took the view of the appeals committee. When Timur won the game and Koustav resigned, the decision was taken that walkover rules should stand and Gareyev was given a loss.
Why was Gareyev allowed to play in the first instance, why the appeals committee approached, and why was the entire game played? We interviewed both Timur Gareyev and Vasanth B.H. and get to the bottom of the entire incident. What is your opinion?
Round 4 results
Round 5 pairings
|1||2||GM||Amonatov Farrukh||2636||3½||4||GM||Rahman Ziaur||2472||23|
|2||22||GM||Deepan Chakkravarthy J.||2475||3½||3½||GM||Naiditsch Arkadij||2701||1|
|3||31||IM||Gusain Himal||2450||3½||3½||GM||Gupta Abhijeet||2610||3|
|4||6||GM||Sengupta Deep||2586||3½||3½||IM||Sindarov Javokhir||2429||33|
|5||36||Arjun Kalyan||2407||3½||3½||GM||Tiviakov Sergei||2584||7|
|6||8||GM||Karthikeyan Murali||2580||3½||3½||FM||Erigaisi Arjun||2386||40|
|7||35||Akash Pc Iyer||2415||3½||3½||GM||Solodovnichenko Yuri||2571||9|
|8||10||GM||Tukhaev Adam||2570||3½||3½||IM||Mohammad Nubairshah Shaikh||2380||42|
|9||12||GM||David Alberto||2553||3½||3½||Koustav Chatterjee||2288||71|
|10||16||GM||Vaibhav Suri||2542||3½||3½||GM||Roy Chowdhury Saptarshi||2318||59|
|11||18||GM||Pruijssers Roeland||2536||3½||3½||Neelash Saha||2105||121|