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Sheikh Russel GM R6: Srinath extends his lead by a full point

by Shahid Ahmed - 25/10/2021

GM Srinath Narayanan beat GM Masoud Mosadeghpour (IRI convincingly in the sixth round to extended his lead by full point 5.5/6 at Sheikh Russel International GM 2021. 13 players including five Indians are at a full point behind him at 4.5/6 each. They are - GMs Stany G A, Shyam Sundar M, Visakh N R, IMs Mitrabha Guha and Aditya Mittal. Mitrabha defeated GM P Karthikeyan and Aditya drew with GM Misratdin Iskandarov (AZE). Koustav missed a win against the legendary GM Michal Krasenkow (POL). Round 7 starts today at 2:30 p.m. IST. Photo: Bangladesh Chess Federation

13 players in the hunt

IM Harikrishnan A Ra and untitled Sourath Biswas held GM Yuri Solodovnichenko (UKR) and IM Pranav V to a draw; IM Aronyak Ghosh and WIM Arpita Mukherjee defeated GM Himanshu Sharma and IM Sammed Jaykumar Shete respectively. GM Shyam Sundar M scored a 134-move long marathon victory over GM Laxman R R.

Srinath is in top form | Photo: Bangladesh Chess Federation

Srinath - Masoud: 1-0

GM Masoud Mosadeghpour (IRI) made an incorrect calculation which cost him material against GM Srinath Narayanan.

Position after 16...c3

16...c3 lands Black in trouble 17.bxc3 Nxc3 18.Qb2 Nxe2+ 19.Kh1 and now White has too many threats Bxb6, Bxa8 and Bb4. There is no good way for Black to get out of it. 19...Rxa5 20.Rxa5 Qd8 21.Nb3 Nc4 22.Qxe2 Nxa5 23.Nxa5 Qxd4. Black might have two pawns for a piece but it is just not enough. White converted his advantage into a full point with ease.

Misratdin - Aditya: 0.5-0.5

IM Aditya Mittal played solid against GM Misratdin Iskandarov (AZE). Just when it seemed like the game is heading towards a draw, White made a tiny error.

Position after 25.Qc7

25.Qc7 is a mistake. It creates an opportunity for Black to stir up some trouble. Find out what it is. White needed to play 25.e5 instead.

Aditya needed to seize the small opportunity he was presented | Photo: Bangladesh Chess Federation

Koustav - Krasenkow: 0.5-0.5

IM Koustav Chatterjee got himself a completely winning position against GM Michal Krasenkow after the latter blundered in the final moments of the rook and few pawns endgame.

Position after 52...b5

52...b5 is a blunder. Find out the winning continuation for White. 52...Rf8+ 53.Ke5 Re8+ and the game should end in a draw.

IM Seyed Khalil Mousavi (IRI) - GM Vugar Asadli (AZE): 0.5-0.5 | Photo: Bangladesh Chess Federation

IM Fahad Rahman (BAN) - GM Stany G A: 0-1 | Photo: Bangladesh Chess Federation

GM Debashis Das - GM Enamul Hossain (BAN): 0.5-0.5 | Photo: Bangladesh Chess Federation

GM Niaz Murshed (BAN) - GM Vadim Malakhatko (BEL): 0-1 | Photo: Bangladesh Chess Federation

GM Ziaur Rahman (BAN) - FM Mehdi Hasan Parag (BAN): 1-0 | Photo: Bangladesh Chess Federation

Sheikh Russel International GM 2021 Round 6 highlights | Video: Bangladesh Chess Federation

Highlights

A few interesting finishes from Round 6

GM Cristhian Camilo Rios (COL) defeated GM Alexey Kislinsky (CZE)

GM Mikhail Ulybin (RUS) defeated IM Mahmood Lodhi (PAK)

IM Shahil Dey drew with IM Nubairshah Shaikh

IM Pranav Venkatesh drew with Sourath Biswas

Replay Round 6 games

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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 6 results

Bo.No. NameGrTypFEDRtgPts.ResultPts.NameGrTypFEDRtg No.
17
GMNarayanan SrinathIND25401 - 0GMMosadeghpour MasoudIRI2486
17
213
IMMousavi Seyed KhalilIRI25104½ - ½4GMAsadli VugarU20AZE2585
2
315
GMSumets AndreyUKR24974½ - ½4GMBernadskiy VitaliyUKR2580
3
46
GMIskandarov MisratdinAZE25524½ - ½4IMAditya MittalU16IND2447
23
530
GMHaznedaroglu KivancTUR24381 - 0GMTiviakov SergeiNED2600
1
633
IMKoustav ChatterjeeU18IND2431½ - ½GMKrasenkow MichalS50POL2578
4
734
IMHarikrishnan.A.RaU20IND2429½ - ½GMSolodovnichenko YuriUKR2577
5
850
IMMohammad Fahad RahmanU18BAN23300 - 1GMStany G.A.IND2522
9
910
GMShyam Sundar M.IND25181 - 0GMLaxman R.R.IND2411
38
1012
GMVisakh N RIND25151 - 0GMKarpatchev AleksandrS50RUS2427
35
1118
IMMitrabha GuhaU20IND24791 - 0GMKarthikeyan P.IND2404
41
1222
GMRasulov VugarAZE24521 - 0IMSrijit PaulU20IND2332
49
1336
IMNeelash SahaU20IND24210 - 13IMVignesh N RIND2453
21
1414
GMDebashis DasIND25013½ - ½3GMHossain EnamulBAN2396
43
1520
GMRios Cristhian CamiloCOL245731 - 03GMKislinsky AlexeyCZE2335
47

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Round 7 pairings

Bo.No. NameGrTypFEDRtgPts.ResultPts.NameGrTypFEDRtg No.
16
GMIskandarov MisratdinAZE2552GMNarayanan SrinathIND2540
7
22
GMAsadli VugarU20AZE2585IMMitrabha GuhaU20IND2479
18
33
GMBernadskiy VitaliyUKR2580IMMousavi Seyed KhalilIRI2510
13
49
GMStany G.A.IND2522GMRasulov VugarAZE2452
22
523
IMAditya MittalU16IND2447GMShyam Sundar M.IND2518
10
617
GMMosadeghpour MasoudIRI2486GMVisakh N RIND2515
12
730
GMHaznedaroglu KivancTUR2438GMSumets AndreyUKR2497
15
84
GMKrasenkow MichalS50POL257844GMUlybin MikhailS50RUS2443
28
95
GMSolodovnichenko YuriUKR257744GMRahman ZiaurBAN2431
32
1025
GMMalakhatko VadimBEL244444GMRios Cristhian CamiloCOL2457
20
1121
IMVignesh N RIND245344IMKoustav ChatterjeeU18IND2431
33
1234
IMHarikrishnan.A.RaU20IND242944IMAronyak GhoshU18IND2445
24
131
GMTiviakov SergeiNED26004IMAbdisalimov AbdimalikU20UZB2406
40
1442
IMShahil DeyU14IND2398GMDeepan Chakkravarthy J.IND2535
8
1549
IMSrijit PaulU20IND2332GMDebashis DasIND2501
14

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