Mitrabha Guha dominates 16th Maheshwaranand Saraswati Memorial Online Blitz Open
IM Mitrabha Guha won his second tournament organized by Buddhibal Kreeda Trust within six months when he remained undefeated by scoring 8.5/9 to win 16th Maheshwaranand Saraswati Memorial Online Blitz Open. He received a shining trophy and ₹15000 cash for his efforts. FM Pranav Anand and GM Jakhongir Vakhidov finished with 7.5/9. They were placed second and third respectively according to their tie-break scores. They won ₹10000 and ₹7000 cash respectively. For the first time in Playchess, we made it mandatory for all players to be on video call throughout the event, screen sharing and pairings being displayed on chess-results.
Mitrabha's second championship of BKT in six months
IM Mitrabha Guha scored an unbeaten 8.5/9 and finished a full point ahead of the competition to win the 16th Maheshwaranand Saraswati Memorial Online Blitz Open. IM-elect FM Pranav Anand and GM Jakhongir Vakhidov both finished at 7.5/9 each. They were placed second and third respectively according to their tie-breaks. Among the women, both WGM Nandhidhaa P V and Samriddhaa Ghosh scored 5.5/9 each respectively. They were placed first and second in the Best Women category. Shriya Revankar secured the third place with 5.0/9 in the same.
Total 116 players including 8 GMs, 14 IMs, a WGM and a WIM participated from Algeria, Azerbaijan, Canada, England, France, India, USA and Uzbekistan.
Mitrabha beats Narayanan
IM Mitrabha Guha's best win of the event was against GM Narayanan in Round 5.
Narayanan - Mitrabha, Round 6
15...Nd5 gives white an opportunity to gain advantage. How?
Speaking about receiving trophy Mitrabha said, "Normally I receive trophies on the podium. However this is the first time the trophy has been delivered home. I was delighted to receive the glittering trophy. I wish to thank BKT."
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IM-elect FM Pranav Anand scored a fine victory over IM Aditya Mittal in the fourth round.
Pranav - Aditya, Round 4
White already has an advantage. How can white capitalize further after 28...Kg8 ?
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Vakhidov's domination in English
GM Jakhongir Vakhidov scored a fine victory over GM Shardul Gagare in Round 9.
Vakhidov - Shardul, Round 9
Find out why 14...Ng4 is a mistake.
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|4||2||GM||Narayanan S L||IND||2618||Narayanansl||7,0||0,0||49,5||54,5||40,50||7|
|6||15||IM||Dhulipalla Bala Chandra Prasad||IND||2441||Samudragupta||7,0||0,0||48,0||50,5||35,50||7|
|10||1||GM||Tabatabaei M.Amin||IRI||2629||Amin tabatabaei||6,5||0,0||48,5||53,5||35,75||6|
|12||35||Kaustuv Kundu||IND||2301||Kaustuv Kundu||6,5||0,0||45,5||48,5||32,75||6|
|13||19||FM||Srihari L R||IND||2414||lsr||6,5||0,0||44,0||48,5||33,25||6|
|14||13||IM||Mohammad Nubairshah Shaikh||IND||2445||CREATOR 1198||6,5||0,0||40,5||44,5||30,50||6|
|15||23||IM||Raja Rithvik R||IND||2408||MasteredUI||6,0||0,0||51,5||55,5||33,00||6|
Main Prize winners (Top 15)
|1||IM Mitrabha Guha||8.5/9||15000|
|2||FM Pranav Anand||7.5/9||10000|
|3||GM Jakhongir Vakhidov||7.5/9||7000|
|4||GM Narayanan S L||7.0/9||5000|
|5||IM Aronyak Ghosh||7.0/9||3000|
|6||IM Dhulipalla Bala Chandra Prasad||7.0/9||2000|
|7||GM Vugar Asadli||7.0/9||1000|
|8||FM Ajay Karthikeyan||7.0/9||1000|
|9||GM Vugar Rasulov||6.5/9||1000|
|10||GM M Amin Tabatabaei||6.5/9||1000|
|11||GM Shardul Gagare||6.5/9||800|
|13||FM Srihari L R||6.5/9||800|
|14||IM Mohammad Nubairshah Shaikh||6.5/9||800|
|15||IM Raja Rithvik R||6.0/9||800|
|1||WGM Nandhidhaa P V||5.5/9||1000|
|3||Shriya R Revankar||5.0/9||400|
Rating Category: 1301-1500
|1||Mandar Bakshi (1438)||5.0/9||1000|
|2||Vihaan Dawda (1369)||5.0/9||600|
|3||Aravind Matthews A C T (1479)||5.0/9||400|
Rating Category: 1101-1300
|1||Suryansh Verma (1199)||5.5/9||1000|
|2||Agnim Dutta (1135)||5.0/9||600|
|3||Anirudh R (1226)||5.0/9||400|
Rating Category: 1000-1100
|1||Armaan Haider (1027)||4.5/9||1000|
|2||Archit Saigal (1093)||4.0/9||600|
|3||Aneesh Krishna S (1032)||4.0/9||400|
|2||P Benny Joseph||4.5/9||600|
|3||Pon Subash Raj R||4.5/9||400|
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Feedback of the Participants
WGM Nandhidhaa P V, Asian Nations Cup Online 2020 Gold medalist
I enjoyed a lot, Thank you.
IM Dhulipalla Bala Chandra Prasad
5+2 is a nice time control, as flagging is absent. The anti-cheating measures are well appreciated. The arbiters were active in detecting the cheaters. I hope these anti-cheating measures(Video,Screen share etc.) will be implemented in the future tourneys too. Thank you Chessbase India and Sponsors for organizing these events.
Ashok J V
Yes I had a great time in the tournament and I enjoyed.
The competition was well organised, considering video and screen feed of 120 players had to be taken. I am personally proud to have won the best Unrated prize. It was a fun experience to play on play chess server. I hope to attend more of these games.
Great experience playing with IM and other strong players. Hope such events will be scheduled time to time Thanks Team Chessbase India.