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2nd Maharashtra GM 2023 R9: S Rohith Krishna emerges sole leader

by Shahid Ahmed - 07/06/2023

IM S Rohith Krishna defeated FM Vedant Panesar to emerge sole leader at 2nd Maharashtra GM Open 2023. 13-year-old, reigning two-time National Under-17 Open champion, CM Mayank Chakraborty outplayed GM Alexei Fedorov. The veteran made some positional inaccuracy which the teenager correctly capitalized on. This win earned him his maiden GM and IM-norm. IM Kushagra Mohan and untitled Sanket Chakravarty held the top seed GM Boris Savchenko and the third seed GM Luka Paichadze to a draw each. FM Ayush Sharma defeated IM Sammed Shete after the latter made an incorrect exchange which increased the vulnerability of his king. IM Milosz Szapr and Mayank are trailing Rohith by a half point at 7/9 each. Round 10 starts tomorrow at 3 p.m. IST. Photos: Shahid Ahmed

Mayank Chakraborty scores his maiden GM and IM-norm

13-year-old CM Mayank Chakraborty is having the tournament of his life. He completed a hat-trick of wins by defeating his second consecutive GM of the event. Currently he is performing at 2593 and already gained a whopping 198 Elo rating points.

IM S Rohith Krishna defeated FM Vedant Panesar to emerge sole leader

Rohith - Vedant

Position after 12...Bf5

12...Bf5 surprised IM S Rohith Krishna as his opponent FM Vedant Panesar was offering two minor pieces for his rook but he had enough compensation. His pawns were strong and White felt that his pieces were uncoordinated. Eventually, Black blundered in the end and lost material.

Rohith Krishna keeps calm and gains sole lead | 2nd Maharashtra GM 2023 | Video: ChessBase India

IM S Rohith Krishna defeated the in-form FM Vedant Panesar

IM Milosz Szapar (POL) - IM Neelash Saha: 0.5-0.5

Mayank - Fedorov

Position after 17.Ng5

GM Alexei Fedorov (2449) got his position in trouble when he opted for 15...Kf8? 16.Rad1 Ke7 17.Ng5 and White just slowly outplayed Black positionally. A fantastic win by the 13-year-old earned him his maiden GM and IM-norm.

The reigning two-time National Under-17 Open champion, CM Mayank Chakraborty earned his maiden GM and IM-norm

IM Kushagra Mohan - GM Boris Savchenko: 0.5-0.5

Sanket Chakravarty had a tiny window of opportunity to make things difficult for GM Luka Paichadze (GEO)

Deep - Laxman

Position after 36...Qe3+

Two strong GMs Deep Sengupta (2473) and Laxman R R (2299) faced each other for the first time in nearly five years since their last Classical battle. Where should the white king go after 36...Qe3+ ? White chose incorrectly and went on to lose the game.

GM Deep Sengupta - GM Laxman R R: 0-1

Sammed - Ayush

Position after 19...Nd4

How should White capture on d4? There is only one correct way.

FM Ayush Sharma (pictured) won comfortably when his opponent IM Sammed Shete opted for an incorrect exchange

IM Ratnakaran K took nearly 40 moves to corner his opponent IM Nitish Belukar's king to checkmate with bishop and knight

Armen - Kaustuv

Position after 28.Rxa3??

IM Armen Barseghyan (2373) blundered 28.Rxa3?? Find out the winning continuation which Kaustuv Kundu (2242) executed.

IM Armen Barseghyan (ARM) - Kaustuv Kundu (pictured): 0-1

GM Manik Mikulas (SVK) - FM FT Niranjan Navalgund: 0.5-0.5

CM Rajesh Nayak - GM Vitaly Teterev: 0.5-0.5

Round 9 in progress

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Round 9 results

Bo.No. NameRtgClub/CityPts.ResultPts.NameRtgClub/City No.
IMRohith, Krishna S2411TN1 - 0FMPanesar, Vedant2387MAH
IMSzpar, Milosz2447POL½ - ½6IMNeelash, Saha2440WB
CMMayank, Chakraborty2141ASSM61 - 06GMFedorov, Alexei2449BLR
IMKushagra, Mohan2412TEL½ - ½GMSavchenko, Boris2524RUS
Sanket, Chakravarty2389WB½ - ½GMPaichadze, Luka2513GEO
GMSengupta, Deep2473PSPB0 - 1GMLaxman, R.R.2299ICF
GMAleksandrov, Aleksej2461BLR1 - 0GMBabujian, Levon2373ARM
IMSammed Jaykumar, Shete2440MAH0 - 1FMAyush, Sharma2312MP
CMVaibhav, Jayant Raut2237MAH0 - 1IMViani, Antonio Dcunha2417KAR
IMRaahul, V S2299TN1 - 0IMSrihari, L R2416TN
GMZakhartsov, Viacheslav V.2514FID51 - 05IMSaravana, Krishnan P.2255KVB
IMNitish, Belurkar2450GOA50 - 15IMRatnakaran, K.2254RLYS
GMMirzoev, Azer2416AZE51 - 05IMKulkarni, Vikramaditya2237MAH
IMBarseghyan, Armen Ar.2373ARM50 - 15Kaustuv, Kundu2242WB
GMManik, Mikulas2367SVK5½ - ½5FMNavalgund, Niranjan2200KAR


Standings after Round 9

Rk.SNo NameTypsexGrFEDRtgClub/CityPts. TB1  TB2  TB3  TB4  TB5 RpKrtg+/-
IMRohith, Krishna SIND2411TN7,54547,539,000624881012,2
IMSzpar, MiloszPOL2447POL74851,539,00052465103,6
CMMayank, ChakrabortyIND2141ASSM746,549,537,2505259340198
FMPanesar, VedantIND2387MAH6,546,550,534,250524012013,4
IMRaahul, V SIND2299TN6,545,54933,500524991025,2
GMLaxman, R.R.IND2299ICF6,5444732,250424741022,2
GMAleksandrov, AleksejFID2461BLR6,543,54732,7505236910-7
IMViani, Antonio DcunhaIND2417KAR6,5424532,2504234610-5,3
FMAyush, SharmaIND2312MP6,54144,530,750623882022,2
IMNeelash, SahaIND2440WB6,537,540,528,2505227910-10,5
GMPaichadze, LukaGEO2513GEO646,548,528,7504242810-7,5
Kaustuv, KunduIND2242WB64649,530,500423402026,4
GMSavchenko, BorisFID2524RUS645,549,530,0005239310-11
Sanket, ChakravartyIND2389WB643,546,530,00032375204,8
GMZakhartsov, Viacheslav V.FID2514FID64245,529,0004235810-12,3


Round 10 pairings

Bo.No. NameRtgClub/CityPts.ResultPts.NameRtgClub/City No.
IMSzpar, Milosz2447POL7IMRohith, Krishna S2411TN
IMViani, Antonio Dcunha2417KAR7CMMayank, Chakraborty2141ASSM
FMAyush, Sharma2312MPGMAleksandrov, Aleksej2461BLR
IMNeelash, Saha2440WBIMRaahul, V S2299TN
GMLaxman, R.R.2299ICFFMPanesar, Vedant2387MAH
GMSavchenko, Boris2524RUS66GMMirzoev, Azer2416AZE
GMZakhartsov, Viacheslav V.2514FID66Sanket, Chakravarty2389WB
GMPaichadze, Luka2513GEO66Subhayan, Kundu2353WB
GMFedorov, Alexei2449BLR66IMRatnakaran, K.2254RLYS
Kaustuv, Kundu2242WB66IMKushagra, Mohan2412TEL
FMDixit, Nikhil2289MAHGMBurmakin, Vladimir2492RUS
FMWagh, Suyog2276MCAGMSengupta, Deep2473PSPB
GMVenkatesh, M.R.2469PSPBFMRitviz, Parab2340GOA
GMVorobiov, Evgeny E.2454RUSCMVaibhav, Jayant Raut2237MAH
Bhattacharyya, Soham2219WBIMSammed Jaykumar, Shete2440MAH



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