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Live updates of SMCA blitz: Debashis Das is the winner!

by Sagar Shah - 03/12/2017

It's the strongest online blitz that you will ever see! And it is happening on Playchess on 3rd of December 2017 at 10 a.m. IST. The top seed is B. Adhiban who is followed by Sethuraman. These two champions will face stiff competition from Gopal, Aravindh Chithambaram, Karthikeyan Murali, S.L. Narayanan, Swapnil Dhopade, Abhimanyu Puranik and many other top players. And yes, how can we forget Mr. Playchess - Lalith Babu also known as Anji on the server! He is surely one of the favourites. But in the end it was GM Debashis Das who emerged victorious with a score of 8.5/10.

Live Updates:

GM Debashis Das from Odisha does it! He is the winner of the SMCA online blitz tournament! Congratulations Debashis! You played some amazing chess!

Final standings:

Round 10:

What a finale we had. Debashis Das managed to beat Lalith Babu (Anji), while S.L. Narayanan lost to Swayams Mishra. It was the Odisha Tango that resulted in Debashis emerging as the sole champion of the event!

Swayams Mishra beats S.L. Narayanan:

 

Round 9:

Debashis Das manages to beat S.L. Naryaanan and throws the tournament wide open!

Lalith Babu (Anji) beats Arjun Ergiasi (Indian lion) and joins the leaders

Ranking after round 9

Round 8:

S.L. Narayanan (Indian wonder) furthers his lead by beat mbachez90 (Saravana Krishnan) in an easy game:

In a completely winning position Aravindh Chithambaram (Refresh) loses on time to Lalith Babu (Anji):

Debashis Das (Debashisdas) manages to beat Adhiban (Phoenix92)

Ranking after round 8:

S.L. Narayananan (Indian wonder) is cruising towards victory with 7.5/8. Lalith Babu (Anji) and Debashis Das (Debashis Das) are one point behind him with 6.5/8.

Round 7:

Lalith Babu (Anji) loses a rare encounter on Playchess. His opponent S.L. Narayanan (Indian wonder) stood his ground firmly.

Adhiban (Phoenix92) manages to trick Vaibhav Suri (irus1997) in a drawn endgame

Rankings after round 7:

S.L.Narayanan (Indian wonder) is the sole leader with 6.5/7. Saravana Krishnan (Mbachez90) is on the second spot with 6.0/7.

Round 6: 

Adhiban (Phoenix92) manages to beat Swapnil Dhopade's (Simandhar90) Caro Kann

The battle between Sethuraman (Piscean) and Vaibhav Suri (irus 1997) ends in a fighting draw.

Ranking after round 6:

S.L. Narayanan (Indian wonder) and Lalith Babu (Anji) lead the tournament

Round 5:

It was a battle between two stars. Sethuraman (piscean) was playing against Lalith Babu (Anji). Lalith was able to beat Sethuraman and moves to 4.5/5.

Don't be fooled by his rating Indian Wonder (1620) is S.L. Narayanan!

Round 4:

Adhiban (phoenix92) plays a fine exchange sacrifice and beats Ravi Teja.

Sethuraman (Piscean) is on 4.0/4. He beat Mitrabha Guha (Babysnake)

Crosstable after round 4:

Sethuraman (Piscean), Rahul Srivathsav and Arjun Ergiasi (Indian-Lion) lead with 4.0/4

Round 3:

Round 3 witnessed the fight between two former champions Vaibhav Suri (Irus 1997) and Lalith Babu (Anji). The game was a hard fought draw.

Standings after round 3:

Round 1:

Adhiban (phoenix92) draws his first round against PavanBNB (loss2win!)