15th AICFB National R5-6: Kishan Gangolli gains sole lead 5.5/6
Kishan Gangolli won both of his games on the third day to gain sole lead 5.5/6 at SAVA Herbals 15th AICFB National Chess Championship for Visually Challenged players. He defeated Ashvin K Makwana and Milind Samant. Although Ashvin managed to recover an inferior position and the game seemed to be heading towards a draw. In the minor piece endgame, Kishan's opponent miscalculated and the tournament leader figured a way to maximize his bishop pair along with his well-positioned king. Soundarya Kumar Pradhan is in pursuit. He is undefeated so far 5.0/6. Round 7 starts today at 9:00 a.m. IST. Photo: IA Manjunatha M
Soundarya in pursuit
Top seed Darpan Inani's woes continue as he suffered his second loss of the event. It was against Aryan Joshi in Round 6.
Round 5: Kishan - Ashvin: 1-0
Kishan Gangolli (2113) got a substantial advantage early in the middlegame against Ashvin K Makwana (1729). It eventually got liquidated into a double bishop vs bishop and knight endgame.
White no longer has an advantage and Black can very much save this game. 33...g6 was a big mistake which completely turned things in White's favor. Can you find out why?
Round 6: Milind - Kishan: 0-1
In the sixth round, Kishan scored a very nice win against Milind Samant (1670).
21...Bxf2+ is a thematic idea, perfectly executed by Kishan. 22.Kxf2 Qc5+ and Black is completely winning.
Darpan - Aryan: 0-1
Darpan Inani (2124) gained a couple of pawns. Instead of capitalizing on his advantage, he misplayed and allowed his opponent Aryan B Joshi (1909) to launch an attack of his own.
29.Rhg1 would have continued the fight. However, 29.Reg1 ended the game for White when Aryan found a beautiful way to finish the game 29...Qg3+. White resigned because of the imminent checkmate 30.Bxg3 fxg3#.
A total of 55 players are taking part from various states across India. The tournament is organized by All India Chess Federation for the Blind (AICFB) from 5th to 9th April 2022 at PYC Hindu Gymkhana, Pune. The nine-round Swiss league tournament has a time control of 90 minutes + 30 seconds increment from move no.1. There are double rounds every day from 5th to 8th April. Last day 9th April 2022, there will be one round.
Replay Round 5-6 games
Round 6 results
|1||9||Samant Milind||1670||MAH||4||0 - 1||4½||Kishan Gangolli||2113||KAR||2|
|2||11||Swapanil Shah||1622||MAH||4||½ - ½||4||Patra Subhendu Kumar||1783||ORI||4|
|3||5||Soundarya Kumar Pradhan||1749||ORI||4||1 - 0||4||Gopi R||1242||T N||35|
|4||7||Makwana Ashvin K||1729||GUJ||3½||1 - 0||4||Shah Saiyam Kamleshbhai||1226||GUJ||40|
|5||1||Darpan Inani||2124||GUJ||3½||0 - 1||3½||Aryan B Joshi||1909||MAH||3|
|6||21||Shidad M||1432||KER||3½||0 - 1||3½||Marimuthu K||1586||T N||12|
|7||31||Sam Peniel P||1302||T N||3½||1 - 0||3||Rajkumar B||1488||T N||14|
|8||24||Shambhu Kumar Roy||1391||BIH||3||0 - 1||3||Prachurya Kumar Pradhan||1630||ORI||10|
|9||13||Shashidhar K M||1547||KAR||3||0 - 1||3||Satya Praksah Shrivastava||1388||DEL||25|
|10||17||Noushad E P||1473||KER||3||1 - 0||3||Dibakar Pal||1379||W B||26|
Round 7 pairings
|1||2||Kishan Gangolli||2113||KAR||5½||4½||Swapanil Shah||1622||MAH||11|
|2||4||Patra Subhendu Kumar||1783||ORI||4½||5||Soundarya Kumar Pradhan||1749||ORI||5|
|3||3||Aryan B Joshi||1909||MAH||4½||4½||Makwana Ashvin K||1729||GUJ||7|
|4||12||Marimuthu K||1586||T N||4½||4½||Sam Peniel P||1302||T N||31|
|5||22||Hariharan Gandhi||1399||T N||4||4||Samant Milind||1670||MAH||9|
|6||10||Prachurya Kumar Pradhan||1630||ORI||4||4||Satya Praksah Shrivastava||1388||DEL||25|
|7||35||Gopi R||1242||T N||4||4||Noushad E P||1473||KER||17|
|8||40||Shah Saiyam Kamleshbhai||1226||GUJ||4||4||Somender B L||1446||DEL||18|
|9||23||Rakesh Narwal||1393||HAR||3½||3½||Darpan Inani||2124||GUJ||1|
|10||44||Rafik S||1140||T N||3½||3½||Shidad M||1432||KER||21|