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Kathmandu Open 2018 Round 6: 14 players lead

by Shahid Ahmed - 15/04/2018

There is a pack of 14 players who are leading at the conclusion of sixth round in Kathmandu Open 2018. Harsha Bharathakoti tried hard to push for a win at the top board against Tarlev Konstantin in round 6 but he had to settle for a draw. Sandipan, Deep and Himal cruised forward with an easy win. Padmini Rout had to endure a prolonged same colored bishop endgame which she played correctly and eventually won the game. It is going to be an exciting round 7 as all fourteen players will try to extend their lead in the morning tomorrow. In this report, we bring you photos, games, video and interview. Photo: Nongsha Angom

Six people were in the lead after round 5 with 4.5 points each, L to R clockwise: IM Harsha Bharathakoti, GM Tarlev Konstantin, GM Sriram Jha, GM Aron Greenfeld, GM Sergey Kasparov and GM Azer Mirzoev

Round 5 highlights

Tarlev Konstantin and Sergey Kasparov's game in Scandinavian Defence turned out to be an uneventful draw | Photo: Nongsha Angom

Alon Greenfeld drew with Sandipan Chanda in Dutch Defence | Photo: Nongsha Angom

P Shyam Nikhil drew with Deep Sengupta in an exciting game arising out of Nimzo-Indian Defence | Photo: Nongsha Angom

Subhayan Kundu defeated IM Llaneza Vega Marcos in a game of Larsen Opening | Photo: Nongsha Angom
Subhayan speaks about his game after defeating Spanish IM Marcos Llaneza Vega

Alina L'ami lost to Sonkalan Bharati after blundering a piece | Photo: Nongsha Angom

Round 6 highlights

After round 6, there are fourteen players in the lead with 5 points a piece.

L to R: IM Harsha Bharathakoti, GM Azer Mirzoev, IM Himal Gusain, IM P Shyam Nikhil, IM Padmini Rout, GM Alon Greenfeld, GM Sergey Kasparov, GM Sandipan Chanda, GM Deep Sengupta, GM Tarlev Konstantin, GM Sriram Jha, Niranjan Navalgund, IM Prince Bajaj and Subhayan Kundu.

Top board game between Harsha Bharathakoti and Tarlev Konstantin was the most exciting game of the day, despite having a lot of fireworks in the game by Harsha, the game did not yield a decisive result.

Harsha Bharathakoti and Tarlev Konstantin ended up in a draw in Queen's Indian Defence | Photo: Nongsha Angom

Azer Mirzoev drew with Sriram Jha in hard fought battle | Photo: Nongsha Angom

It's not about wins and losses always, sometimes it's about a kind and noble gesture.

Sergey Kasparov shooed away a photographer, who was trying to take his opponent's photo, pointing at his wrist that his opponent is under time pressure

Pairings/Results

Round 7 on 2018/04/16 at 09:00 NST

Bo.No. NameRtgPts.ResultPts.NameRtg No.
110
IMGusain Himal241355GMSandipan Chanda2579
2
212
GMSriram Jha239255GMSengupta Deep2579
3
34
GMTarlev Konstantin254955IMPrince Bajaj2409
11
420
Navalgund Niranjan228655GMMirzoev Azer2504
5
56
GMGreenfeld Alon249055IMPadmini Rout2360
16
614
IMShyaamnikhil P238555GMKasparov Sergey2462
7
736
Subhayan Kundu207955IMHarsha Bharathakoti2424
8
81
GMVolkov Sergey2598IMDeshmukh Anup2282
21
919
FMGajwa Ankit2292GMFominyh Alexander2391
13
1081
Bhagyashree Patil1734Srijit Paul2351
17
1118
IML'ami Alina23164Saptorshi Gupta2080
35
1242
Kavinda Akila199644IMLlaneza Vega Marcos2422
9
1344
Puri Rajan199444Kaustuv Kundu2381
15
1448
Chaulagain Purushottam196744CMThing Bibek2263
22
1523
Patil Pratik225844CMRajbhandari Rijendra1959
50
1651
Tamang Thendup195344Neelash Saha2212
25
1726
Ramaraju N217544WFMLakshmi C1942
53
1854
CMTandukar Nabin193644FMMohammed Abdul Malek2171
27
1928
FMShantharam K.V.216344Lama Surbir1911
57
2062
Sayantan Chandra187844FMJaiswal Rupesh2121
29

Previous articles of this tournament:

Kathmandu Open 2018 Day 1: Inauguration Ceremony & Preview

North East Champion holds former Russia Champion in Round 2 of Kathmandu Open 2018

Neelash defeats top seed, three-way lead after round 4 in Kathmandu Open 2018


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