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Sheikh Russel GM R3: Neelash Saha beats Deepan Chakkravarthy

by Shahid Ahmed - 22/10/2021

GMs Srinath Narayanan and Vitaliy Bernadskiy (UKR) emerged as the early leaders at the conclusion of the third round of Sheikh Russel International GM 2021. While the top four out of six games ended in draws, the next nine games had decisive results. IMs Neelash Saha, Koustav Chatterjee and Mitrabha registered impressive victories over GMs Deepan Chakkravarthy, Visakh N R and Enamul Hossain. Bangladesh's legends had a tough day as GMs Niaz Murshed, Ziaur Rahman and WIM Rani Hamid lost to GM Debashis Das, FM Aminul Islam and 10-year-old CM Manon Reja Neer respectively. Round 4 starts today at 2:30 p.m. IST. Photo: Niklesh Jain

Srinath and Bernadskiy take an early lead

Srinath and Bernadskiy beat IM Aronyak Ghosh and GM Vugar Rasulov (AZE) respectively to score a hat-trick. IMs Sayantan Das, Srijit Paul and CM Zia Tahsin Tajwar (BAN) held GMs Stany G A, Cristhian Camilo Rios (COL) and Azer Mirzoev (AZE) to a draw each respectively.

IM Neelash Saha played an instructive game against GM Deepan Chakkravarthy | Photo: Niklesh Jain

Srinath - Aronyak: 1-0

GM Srinath Narayanan got a better position out of the opening. IM Aronyak Ghosh could not get out of the gate.

Position after 16.f5

16.f5 just crumbles Black's position 16...Bd7 17.b4 Qc7 18.Qe1. There is not much Black can do here to save from the inevitable loss.

Srinath is in great form | Photo: Bangladesh Chess Federation

Neelash - Deepan: 1-0

IM Neelash Saha outplayed GM Deepan Chakkravarthy positionally after the latter lost a lot of tempi by moving his queenside rook.

Position after 25.Ne1

Black is about to lose his second pawn after 25.Ne1 and there is not enough compensation either. White converted his advantage into a win comfortably.

Koustav - Visakh: 1-0

IM Koustav Chatterjee seized the opportunity when his opponent GM Visakh N R made an incorrect exchange of knights.

Position after 15...Nxc4

15...Nxc4 turned out to be a critical decision for Black as he had more weaker pawns ripe for picking than White. 16.dxc4 Ng4 17.Bxg4 Bxg4 18.f3 Be6 19.Rfd1 Qb8 20.Qxd6 Qxb2 21.Qd2 Qb7 22.Rdb1 Qc6 23.Nd5 and White has a firm control of the position.

GM Vugar Asadli (AZE) made a great save against GM Masoud Mosadeghpour (IRI) | Photo: Bangladesh Chess Federation

Top seed GM Sergei Tiviakov (NED) scored an emphatic victory against GM Alexander Zubarev (UKR) | Photo: Bangladesh Chess Federation

GM Enamul Hossain (BAN) was unable to capitalize on his advantage against IM Mitrabha Guha | Photo: Bangladesh Chess Federation

IM Abu Sufian Shakil (BAN) blundered in the endgame against IM Pranav V | Photo: Bangladesh Chess Federation

FM Aminul Islam - GM Ziaur Rahman: 1-0 | Photo: Bangladesh Chess Federation

CM Zia Tahsin Tajwar (BAN) held GM Azer Mirzoev (AZE) to a draw | Photo: Bangladesh Chess Federation

10-year-old CM Manon Reja Neer (BAN) defeated Bangladesh's legendary WIM Rani Hamid | Photo: Bangladesh Chess Federation

Highlights

A few interesting finishes from Round 3

GM Evgeny Gleizerov (RUS) lost to GM Michal Krasenkow (POL)

GM Stanislav Savchenko (UKR) lost to GM Laxman R R

GM Ulvi Sadikhov (AZE) lost to IM Minhaz Uddin (BAN)

Replay Round 3 games

The tournament is taking place at Hotel Purbani International, Dhaka in Bangladesh from 19th to 27th October 2021. Time control is 90'/40 + 30' + 30" per move. Round 1-8 starts at 3 p.m. local time (2:30 p.m. IST). Round 9 will start at 11:00 a.m. local time (10:30 a.m. IST).

Round 3 results

Bo.No. NameGrTypFEDRtgPts.ResultPts.NameGrTypFEDRtg No.
117
GMMosadeghpour MasoudIRI24862½ - ½2GMAsadli VugarU20AZE2585
2
23
GMBernadskiy VitaliyUKR258021 - 02GMRasulov VugarAZE2452
22
325
GMMalakhatko VadimBEL24442½ - ½2GMIskandarov MisratdinAZE2552
6
47
GMNarayanan SrinathIND254021 - 02IMAronyak GhoshU18IND2445
24
59
GMStany G.A.IND25222½ - ½2IMDas SayantanIND2444
26
637
IMSammed Jaykumar SheteIND24132½ - ½2GMShyam Sundar M.IND2518
10
71
GMTiviakov SergeiNED26001 - 02GMZubarev AlexanderUKR2395
44
827
GMGleizerov EvgenyS50RUS24430 - 1GMKrasenkow MichalS50POL2578
4
95
GMSolodovnichenko YuriUKR25771 - 0GMUlybin MikhailS50RUS2443
28
1036
IMNeelash SahaU20IND24211 - 0GMDeepan Chakkravarthy J.IND2535
8
1133
IMKoustav ChatterjeeU18IND24311 - 0GMVisakh N RIND2515
12
1213
IMMousavi Seyed KhalilIRI25101 - 0IMShahil DeyU14IND2398
42
1339
GMMurshed NiazS50BAN24100 - 1GMDebashis DasIND2501
14
1443
GMHossain EnamulBAN23960 - 1IMMitrabha GuhaU20IND2479
18
1519
GMSavchenko StanislavS50UKR24730 - 1GMLaxman R.R.IND2411
38

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Round 4 pairings

Bo.No. NameGrTypFEDRtgPts.ResultPts.NameGrTypFEDRtg No.
17
GMNarayanan SrinathIND254033GMBernadskiy VitaliyUKR2580
3
214
GMDebashis DasIND2501GMTiviakov SergeiNED2600
1
32
GMAsadli VugarU20AZE2585GMMalakhatko VadimBEL2444
25
44
GMKrasenkow MichalS50POL2578GMMosadeghpour MasoudIRI2486
17
518
IMMitrabha GuhaU20IND2479GMSolodovnichenko YuriUKR2577
5
66
GMIskandarov MisratdinAZE2552IMSammed Jaykumar SheteIND2413
37
736
IMNeelash SahaU20IND2421GMStany G.A.IND2522
9
810
GMShyam Sundar M.IND2518IMKoustav ChatterjeeU18IND2431
33
926
IMDas SayantanIND2444IMMousavi Seyed KhalilIRI2510
13
1038
GMLaxman R.R.IND24112Pranav VU16IND2489
16
1144
GMZubarev AlexanderUKR239522GMSumets AndreyUKR2497
15
1220
GMRios Cristhian CamiloCOL245722GMHimanshu SharmaIND2394
45
1322
GMRasulov VugarAZE245222GMKislinsky AlexeyCZE2335
47
1456
CMLiyanage Ranindu DilshanU18SRI227322IMAditya MittalU16IND2447
23
1524
IMAronyak GhoshU18IND244522IMSrijit PaulU20IND2332
49

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Tournament Regulations

Bangladesh Chess Federation