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Isle of Man 04-06: Indians going strong

by Sagar Shah - 07/10/2016

In our last report from the Isle of Man we brought to you how Vidit Gujrathi won his third round game against Benjamin Bok and broke into top 50 players in the world. Since then three rounds have passed by and the tournament keeps getting all the more interesting. Vidit is leading the Indian charge at the top, however, there are many other players who are doing really well. Most notably Harika, S.L.Narayanan and Hemant Sharma. We have the round 04-06 report for you and a very interesting endgame where Mark Dvorestsky shows us the way!

Photos by Lennart Ootes (LO) and Harry Gielen (HG)

 

One of our friends, who is a strong chess player, wrote to us saying, "Don't you think the celebrations were a little bit premature?" He was pointing towards the article that we had published about Vidit's entry into the top World 50 rankings. The reason for his complaint was Vidit's fourth round loss to Alexei Shirov. "He must have lost his focus", was his explanation.

After reaching a rating of 2693 on the live rating list, Vidit lost his fourth round game against Alexei Shirov (LO)

Let's have a look at this fourth round encounter between Alexei Shirov and Vidit Gujrathi. It was a quiet variation of the Advanced Caro Kann. The position was round about equal but Shirov, who is known as one of the finest endgame players, pressed in the best possible manner to get the full point.

Shirov vs Vidit, Analysis by Johannes Fischer

[Event "chess.com IoM Masters"]
[Site "Douglas ENG"]
[Date "2016.10.04"]
[Round "?"]
[White "Shirov, Alexei"]
[Black "Vidit, Santosh Gujrathi"]
[Result "1-0"]
[WhiteElo "2679"]
[BlackElo "2686"]
[PlyCount "119"]
[EventDate "2016.??.??"]
1. e4 c6 2. d4 d5 3. e5 Bf5 4. Nf3 e6 5. Be2 c5 6. Be3 cxd4 7. Nxd4 Ne7 8. O-O
Nbc6 9. Bb5 a6 10. Bxc6+ bxc6 11. c4 Qd7 12. cxd5 Nxd5 13. Nxf5 exf5 14. Bd4
Rb8 15. Nc3 Nc7 {A new move.} 16. Ne2 ({At the Olympiad in Baku Maxime
Vachier-Lagrave tried} 16. Rc1 Ne6 17. Ne2 Be7 18. b3 O-O 19. Be3 Qxd1 20.
Rfxd1 Rfd8 21. Rxd8+ Rxd8 22. g3 c5 23. Nf4 Nd4 24. Kg2 g5 25. Nh5 h6 26. Rc4
Ne6 27. h4 Kh7 28. Nf6+ Bxf6 29. exf6 Kg6 30. hxg5 hxg5 31. Bxc5 Rd2 32. a4
Nxc5 33. Rxc5 Rb2 34. Ra5 Rxb3 35. Rxa6 Ra3 36. a5 {1/2-1/2 (36) Vachier
Lagrave,M (2813)-Navara,D (2742) Baku 2016}) 16... Ne6 17. Bc3 c5 18. Ng3 g6
19. Qf3 Qb7 20. Qxb7 Rxb7 {(#)Objectively the position might be equal but the
open d-file, his better development and the weak black pawns on the queenside
make it easier to play for White.} 21. Rfd1 Be7 22. Nf1 Nd4 23. Ne3 f6 24. exf6
Bxf6 25. Kf1 Kf7 26. Rac1 {White puts his sights on the weak pawn on c5 and in
the game Black finds no way to defend it in the long run.} Rd8 27. Ba5 Rc8 28.
b4 Be7 29. Nd5 Ne6 30. Nxe7 Kxe7 31. Rc4 Rd7 32. Rdc1 Rd2 33. a4 Rd4 34. Rxd4
Nxd4 35. bxc5 {(#)White won the pawn but still has to win the game.} Ke6 ({Or}
35... Nb3 36. Re1+ Kf6 37. Bb6 {and Black still cannot take the pawn because
of the pin on the c-file.}) 36. Rd1 Nb3 37. Rd6+ Kf7 38. Rxa6 Rxc5 39. Bb6 {
Now White is a solid pawn up.} Rc6 40. Ra7+ Ke6 41. Be3 h5 42. g3 Nc5 43. a5
Kd5 44. Kg2 Ne6 45. Ra8 Rd6 46. Rb8 Rc6 47. Bb6 Nc5 48. Bxc5 {Transposing into
a won rook ending.} Rxc5 49. a6 Ra5 50. Ra8 Kc5 51. a7 Kb6 52. Rg8 Kxa7 53.
Rxg6 Kb7 54. h4 Kc7 55. Kf3 Kd7 56. Kf4 Ke7 57. Kg5 Ra2 58. Rf6 Rxf2 59. Rxf5
Rg2 60. Rf3 1-0

 

After this win, Shirov became the sole leader of the tournament with 4.0/4. But very surprisingly he took a bye in the fifth round. Some sources quote that the reason for Alexei taking a bye was superstition. Whatever it is, the decision didn't turn out so well for the Latvian as he lost his sixth round game to Pavel Eljanov. (LO)

While Vidit had his weak moment in round four, he came out all guns blazing in rounds five and six. First up was the tough Indian GM Lalith Babu. Lalith played the opening quite well and got a fine position. But then he slipped up and let Gujrathi win a pawn and take over the game.

[Event "chess.com IoM Masters"]
[Site "Douglas ENG"]
[Date "2016.10.05"]
[Round "5.7"]
[White "Vidit, Santosh Gujrathi"]
[Black "Lalith, Babu M R"]
[Result "1-0"]
[ECO "D37"]
[WhiteElo "2686"]
[BlackElo "2586"]
[Annotator "Sagar Shah"]
[PlyCount "77"]
[EventDate "2016.10.01"]
1. d4 Nf6 2. c4 e6 3. Nf3 d5 4. Nc3 Nbd7 {Following the footsteps on Anand.} 5.
Qc2 Be7 6. cxd5 exd5 7. Bf4 c6 8. h3 Nf8 9. e3 Ng6 10. Bh2 Bd6 11. Ne5 O-O 12.
f4 c5 13. O-O-O cxd4 14. exd4 {Vidit has played overambitiously and Black
seems to have a fine position out of the opening. Lalith finds a very
interesting way to put pressure on his opponent now.} Ne4 $5 15. Nxd5 {
Extremely risky!} Bf5 {Now White not only has to take care of Rc8 but also
discovered attacks with Ng3.} 16. Ne3 $1 {Vidit had it all covered. It's not
only White's pieces which are precariously placed. Black too has his knight on
e4 in the air and the bishop on f5 is attacked now.} Rc8 17. Bc4 $6 (17. N5c4
$1 {was stronger.}) 17... Ng3 $2 (17... b5 $1 {was the obvious move but the
complications were not so easy to see through.} 18. g4 (18. Nxf5 Nxe5 $17)
18... Nd2 $3 {Such moves are not easy to find.} 19. gxf5 (19. Qxd2 Be4 $1 20.
Rhf1 bxc4 $15) 19... Nxe5 20. Qxd2 (20. dxe5 Nxc4 $19) 20... Nxc4 21. Nxc4 bxc4
$17) 18. Nxf5 Nxf5 19. Qxf5 Bxe5 (19... b5 {would have kept White's advantage
to the minimum.}) 20. dxe5 Rxc4+ 21. Kb1 {The smoke has cleared and White has
emerged with an extra pawn which Vidit converts in good style.} Qa5 22. Rc1 Ra4
23. a3 Qb5 24. Rc3 Rd4 25. Rhc1 h5 26. R3c2 Rfd8 27. Qg5 Qd5 28. e6 Qxe6 29. f5
Qd5 30. Rc5 Qe4+ 31. Ka1 R4d5 32. Rxd5 Qxd5 33. h4 Nf8 34. Be5 f6 35. Bxf6 Rd7
36. Be7 Qf7 37. Bxf8 Qxf8 38. Qxh5 Rd3 39. Re1 1-0

 

 

This win was followed by another full point against the Australian GM Max Illingworth and with that Vidit took his tally to 5.0/6.

[Event "chess.com IoM Masters"]
[Site "Douglas ENG"]
[Date "2016.10.06"]
[Round "6.5"]
[White "Illingworth, Max"]
[Black "Vidit, Santosh Gujrathi"]
[Result "0-1"]
[ECO "B33"]
[WhiteElo "2465"]
[BlackElo "2686"]
[Annotator "Sagar Shah"]
[PlyCount "78"]
[EventDate "2016.10.01"]
1. e4 c5 2. Nf3 Nc6 3. d4 cxd4 4. Nxd4 Nf6 5. Nc3 e5 6. Ndb5 d6 7. Bg5 a6 8.
Na3 b5 9. Bxf6 gxf6 10. Nd5 f5 11. Bd3 Be6 12. O-O Bxd5 13. exd5 Ne7 14. Re1
Bg7 15. Rb1 O-O 16. c4 e4 17. Bf1 Ng6 18. Re3 Re8 19. cxb5 f4 20. Rb3 e3 21.
bxa6 Qe7 {Vidit made this move after a long thought. He realized that he had
given up two pawns and needs to find compensation. He tried very hard to come
up with something, but Qe7 is really not the best move.} (21... Qg5 $5) 22. Be2
$2 (22. Qe2 $1 {After this White is better} Qg5 23. Kh1 $1 Bd4 24. fxe3 Bxe3
25. Nc2 $18 {White has to make these moves in order to get the advantage.
That's the reason why people play Sveshnikov. Against a computer it might be a
bad choice, but humans cannot always find the most accurate moves.}) 22...
exf2+ 23. Kxf2 Nh4 $1 $13 {Now the king feels unsafe.} 24. Nc2 Rac8 (24... Nxg2
25. Kxg2 Qxe2+ 26. Kh1 (26. Qxe2 Rxe2+) 26... Qe4+ 27. Rf3 Rxa6 $36) 25. Ne1
Bd4+ 26. Kf1 Nf5 27. Nf3 Ba7 28. Bb5 Ne3+ 29. Rxe3 Qxe3 30. Qd2 Re4 31. Re1 (
31. Qxe3 fxe3 32. Bd3 $14) 31... Qxd2 32. Nxd2 Rb4 33. Bc6 (33. Nc4 $5 Rbxc4
34. Bxc4 Rxc4 35. b3 $15) 33... Rxb2 34. Re7 Rxd2 35. Rxa7 Rxa2 36. Rd7 Rxa6
37. Rxd6 Rb8 38. h4 $2 (38. Rd7 {was neccessary but Black is still winning.})
38... Ra2 $1 {Threatening a mate in one.} 39. Kg1 f3 $1 {A nice finish.} 0-1

Pushing the c-pawn two squares ahead is the right choice! Vidit scored a nice win over Max Illingworth in the Sveshnikov (HG)

In the seventh round, the GM from Nashik takes on the tournament leader Pavel Eljanov with the white pieces. It will be interesting to see if Vidit can wrest over the lead from the Ukrainian.

S.L. Narayanan has showcased some very solid chess at the tournament and drawn two games against 2650+ opponents: Laurent Fressinet and Hrant Melkumyan. He now takes on Sergei Movsesian in round seven. (LO)

Harika played a great game to hold Wesley So in round two. Then she lost her game to Michael Adams. But after that she has come back strongly with wins over Thomas Paehtz and Ketevan Arakhamia-Grant and splitting the point against Gabriel Sargissian. The seventh round encounter against Hou Yifan is sure to attract a lot of eyeballs! (LO)

Hemant Sharma (2371) already has two grandmasters as his scalps: Tiger Hillarp Persson and Mihail Marin. Will Jorden van Foreest be the next one?
[Event "chess.com IoM Masters"]
[Site "Douglas ENG"]
[Date "2016.10.04"]
[Round "4.24"]
[White "Hemant, Sharma"]
[Black "Hillarp Persson, Tiger"]
[Result "1-0"]
[ECO "A14"]
[WhiteElo "2371"]
[BlackElo "2513"]
[Annotator "Sagar Shah"]
[PlyCount "80"]
[EventDate "2016.10.01"]
1. c4 e6 2. Nf3 d5 3. g3 Nf6 4. Bg2 Be7 5. O-O O-O 6. Qc2 d4 7. e3 c5 8. exd4
cxd4 9. a3 a5 10. d3 Nc6 11. Re1 Nd7 12. Nbd2 Kh8 13. Rb1 a4 14. b4 axb3 15.
Nxb3 e5 16. c5 f6 17. Nfd2 Qc7 18. f4 Rd8 19. Nf3 exf4 20. Bxf4 Nde5 21. Nbd2
Rxa3 22. Nc4 Rc3 23. Qa4 Bxc5 24. Nfxe5 fxe5 25. Nxe5 Nxe5 26. Bxe5 Qf7 27. Rf1
Qg8 28. Bxb7 Bh3 29. Rfd1 Qe6 30. Re1 Qf7 31. Be4 Rf8 32. Bf4 Qf6 33. Rb8 Ra3
34. Rxf8+ Bxf8 35. Qe8 Ra5 36. Rb1 h6 37. Qb8 {The position is round about
equal. But here Tiger goes wrong.} g5 $2 38. Qc7 $1 {This not only attacks the
a5 rook but threatens a mate in one on h7.} Qg7 (38... gxf4 39. Qh7#) 39. Qxa5
gxf4 40. Rb7 Qf6 1-0

 

Hemant scored a full point against Mihail Marin in an opposite coloured bishop endgame. But was the endgame really winning for the Indian? First have a look at the game without any annotations and try to form your own conclusions, then scroll down to get a lesson from the great Mark Dvoretsky.

[Event "chess.com IoM Masters"]
[Site "Douglas ENG"]
[Date "2016.10.06"]
[Round "6.22"]
[White "Hemant, Sharma2"]
[Black "Marin, Mihail"]
[Result "1-0"]
[ECO "A36"]
[WhiteElo "2371"]
[BlackElo "2569"]
[PlyCount "145"]
[EventDate "2016.10.01"]
1. e4 c5 2. c4 Nc6 3. Nc3 g6 4. g3 Bg7 5. Bg2 d6 6. Nge2 Nf6 7. d3 O-O 8. O-O
a6 9. h3 Rb8 10. Be3 b5 11. b3 b4 12. Nd5 Nd7 13. Rb1 e6 14. Ndf4 Nd4 15. Bd2
a5 16. Nxd4 cxd4 17. a3 Nc5 18. axb4 axb4 19. Qc2 Qb6 20. Ra1 Bb7 21. Ra2 Ra8
22. Rfa1 Be5 23. Rxa8 Rxa8 24. Rxa8+ Bxa8 25. Ne2 Qb7 26. Nc1 f5 27. Qa2 fxe4
28. dxe4 Qb8 29. Qa5 d3 30. Bxb4 Bb2 31. Bxc5 Bxc1 32. Bxd6 Qxd6 33. Qxa8+ Kf7
34. Bf3 d2 35. Qa7+ Kg8 36. Bd1 Ba3 37. Qe3 e5 38. Qa7 Bc5 39. Qa8+ Kg7 40. Qd5
Kf6 41. Qxd6+ Bxd6 42. Kf1 Bb4 43. Ke2 g5 44. Ke3 Ke6 45. h4 h6 46. Kf3 gxh4
47. gxh4 Kf6 48. Ke3 Ke6 49. Bc2 Kf6 50. f4 exf4+ 51. Kxf4 Bd6+ 52. Ke3 Ke5 53.
Kxd2 Kd4 54. h5 Bb4+ 55. Ke2 Bc5 56. Kf3 Bd6 57. Kg4 Ke5 58. Bb1 Ba3 59. Kf3
Bc1 60. c5 Ba3 61. c6 Kd6 62. Kg4 Kxc6 63. Kf5 Kd7 64. Kg6 Bf8 65. Kf7 Bb4 66.
e5 Bc5 67. Bf5+ Kd8 68. Ke6 Bf8 69. Bg4 Kc7 70. Kf7 Bb4 71. Ke8 Bc3 72. e6 Kd6
73. Kf7 1-0

 

There is a very famous position in the opposite coloured bishop endgame. Dvoretsky calls it the Berger vs Kotlerman position because it was played between those two players.

What do you think about this position? Is it winning for Black? Dvoretsky shows that it is drawn!
[Event "Arkhangelsk"]
[Site "?"]
[Date "1948.??.??"]
[Round "?"]
[White "Berger"]
[Black "Kotlerman, S.."]
[Result "1/2-1/2"]
[SetUp "1"]
[FEN "8/8/8/5B2/1p3b2/2k1p3/8/5K2 w - - 0 1"]
[PlyCount "13"]
[EventDate "1948.??.??"]
[SourceTitle "DEM"]
[Source "ChessCafe/CB"]
[SourceDate "2003.10.29"]
{And finally, the standard winning plan often does not work because the edge
of the board is too close (for example, when one of the pawns is a knight pawn)
. The following position has great practical significance.} 1. Ke2 b3 2. Kd1
Kb4 3. Bh7 Ka3 4. Bg6 Kb2 ({If} 4... b2 {(threatening 5...Ka2),} {then} 5. Bb1
$1 Kb3 6. Ke2) 5. Bf7 $1 {Black threatened 5...Ka1 and 6...b2. White stops
this plan by attacking the b3-pawn.} Ka2 6. Be6 Ka3 {(threatening 7...b2 8 Bf5
Ka2)} 7. Bf5 $1 1/2-1/2

 

 

 

Now let's have a look at Sharma vs Marin position:

The only difference here is the extra h-pawns. But does it really matter? If Black is able to give up his bishop for both 'b' and 'e' pawns, it would be a draw. So Marin can setup the Berger vs Kotlerman defense in this position starting with a move like Ke8. However, in the game he immediately went wrong with Kc7 which allowed Kf7 and the rest was easy for White. Let's have a look at a few variations.

[Event "chess.com IoM Masters"]
[Site "Douglas ENG"]
[Date "2016.10.06"]
[Round "6.22"]
[White "Hemant, Sharma2"]
[Black "Marin, Mihail"]
[Result "1-0"]
[ECO "A36"]
[WhiteElo "2371"]
[BlackElo "2569"]
[Annotator "Sagar Shah"]
[SetUp "1"]
[FEN "3k1b2/8/4K2p/4P2P/6B1/1P6/8/8 b - - 0 69"]
[PlyCount "8"]
[EventDate "2016.10.01"]
69... Kc7 $2 (69... Ke8 $1 70. Kd5 {White plans to get his king to c4 and
start pushing his pawns with b4.} (70. Kf6 Bb4 71. Kg6 Bd2 72. b4 Bxb4 73. Kxh6
Kf7 {is just a draw.}) 70... Kd8 71. Kc4 Bg7 72. e6 {This has to be played if
some progress is to be made.} Ke7 73. b4 Be5 74. Kd5 Bc3 75. b5 Be1 76. b6 Bf2
77. b7 (77. Kc6 Kd8 $1 {stopping Kc7.} 78. Kb7 (78. Kd6 Bg3+ 79. Kc6 Bf2 $11)
78... Be3 79. Ka6 Bf4 $1 {The key move. Getting ready to meet b7 with Bb8.} 80.
b7 Bb8 $11) 77... Bg3 78. Kc6 Bh2 79. Kb6 Bb8 $11 {Stopping Ka7.}) 70. Kf7 Bb4
71. Ke8 $1 {A fine move by Hemant, blocking the king out.} Bc3 72. e6 Kd6 73.
Kf7 {Analysis shows that Black could have held the draw with accurate play.
But Marin wasn't able to and in the end it was a nice win for Hemant Sharma.}
1-0

 

Michael Adams is making sure that he beats all the Indians that he faces. First he defeated Harika in round three and next up was... (LO)

...Abhijeet Gupta in round six. Abhijeet has lost two games against world class players: Naidtisch and Adams. He now faces an interesting opponent in round seven, the youngest IM in the world... (HG)

...R. Praggnanandhaa. Praggu has been fighting really hard at the event. He drew Georg Meier, but lost a very hard fought encounter against Melkumyan. This tournament is an ideal setup to build up his character. (LO)

Melkumyan vs Praggnanandhaa, Analysis by Manuel Weeks

[Event "Isle of Man International 2016"]
[Site "Douglas/Isle of Man"]
[Date "2016.10.05"]
[Round "?"]
[White "Melkumyan, Hrant"]
[Black "Praggnanandhaa R"]
[Result "1-0"]
[WhiteElo "2671"]
[BlackElo "2442"]
[PlyCount "167"]
[EventDate "2016.??.??"]
1. e4 c5 2. Nf3 d6 3. Bb5+ Nd7 4. O-O a6 5. Bd3 Ngf6 6. Re1 b6 7. c3 Bb7 8. Bc2
e5 9. d4 cxd4 10. cxd4 Be7 11. Nbd2 O-O 12. Nf1 Qc7 13. Ng3 Rfe8 14. Bd2 Rac8
15. Rc1 Qb8 16. Bc3 Bf8 17. Qd2 exd4 18. Nxd4 d5 19. Ndf5 dxe4 20. Qg5 Rxc3 21.
bxc3 g6 22. Nh6+ Bxh6 23. Qxh6 Qe5 24. Qd2 Nc5 25. h3 Kg7 26. Rcd1 h5 27. Nf1
Ne6 28. Qd6 Qxc3 29. Bb3 b5 30. Ne3 h4 31. Rc1 Qd4 32. Red1 Qxd6 33. Rxd6 Re7
34. Bxe6 fxe6 35. a3 Nd5 36. Nxd5 exd5 37. Kf1 Kh6 38. Ke2 Rf7 39. Ke3 Kg5 40.
Rb6 Rd7 41. Kd4 Re7 42. Rc3 Kf5 43. g3 hxg3 44. fxg3 Kg5 45. h4+ Kh5 46. Rc2 (
46. g4+ $1 {was winning. For example, after} Kxh4 {the g-pawn is free to run,
and Black's king is trapped on the h-file.} ({And if} 46... Kxg4 $2 {Black
gets mated!} 47. Rxg6+ Kxh4 48. Rc1 $1) 47. Rxg6) 46... e3 47. Re2 Re4+ 48. Kd3
Bc8 49. Rxe3 Ra4 50. Ke2 Bf5 51. Kf3 Be4+ 52. Kf2 Kg4 53. Rf6 Bf5 54. Rb3 Kh5
55. Rf8 Be4 56. Ra8 Kg4 57. Rf8 Kh5 58. Re8 Rc4 59. Re5+ Kh6 60. g4 Rc2+ 61.
Kg3 Rg2+ 62. Kh3 Rg1 (62... Re2 $3 {There is no way for White to escape the
draw! Black is threatening Bg2+ with a discovered check on the rook, and} 63.
Kg3 {just leads to a repetition.} (63. Rg5 d4 {Looks dangerous for White since
the rook may be safe on g5 but it is also inactive.}) 63... Rg2+ 64. Kh3 {etc.}
({Not} 64. Kf4 $2 Rf2+ 65. Ke3 Rf3+ {oops!})) 63. Re7 Rh1+ 64. Kg3 Rg1+ 65. Kf4
Rf1+ 66. Ke5 Rg1 67. h5 Rxg4 68. hxg6 Kxg6 69. Re6+ Kg5 70. Rxa6 Bc2 71. Rb4
Re4+ 72. Kxd5 Re3 73. Rxb5 Bd3 74. a4 Kf5 75. Rab6 Bxb5 76. axb5 Rd3+ 77. Kc4
Rd1 78. Rh6 Ke5 79. b6 Rc1+ 80. Kb5 Kd5 81. b7 Rb1+ 82. Ka6 Rb2 83. Ka7 Ra2+
84. Ra6 1-0

 

Isn't the playing hall pretty? (LO)
Tania Sachdev is in super solid mode in this event. She has scored three draws against Erwin l'Ami, Mihail Marin and Alexander Donchenko. Her only loss came to Sabino Brunello. (LO)
An FM, IM and a GM: Rakesh Kumar Jena, N.R. Visakh and Shardul Gagare! (HG)
Just like Tania, Eesha Karavade too has three draws against three GMs Abhijeet Gupta, Georg Meier and Aleksandr Lenderman (HG)
IM Arghyadip Das has three GM norms to his credit and needs to cross 2500 to become a GM. However, currently he is quite far away at 2400 Elo. (HG)
The highly efficient tournament director: Alan Ormsby (LO)

Pairings of the next round for IND

Rd. Bo. No.     Name Rtg Pts. Result Pts.   Name Rtg   No.
7 1 9   GM Vidit Santosh Gujrathi 2686 5   GM Eljanov Pavel 2741   5
7 8 32   GM Aravindh Chithambaram Vr. 2564 4   4 GM Leko Peter 2709   6
7 9 35   GM Sunilduth Lyna Narayanan 2536 4   4 GM Movsesian Sergei 2677   12
7 13 36   GM Harika Dronavalli 2528 4   4 GM Hou Yifan 2649   17
7 15 24   GM Van Foreest Jorden 2615 4   4   Hemant Sharma (del) 2371   71
7 18 19   GM Meier Georg 2648   IM Visakh N R 2456   52
7 19 23   GM Gupta Abhijeet 2626   IM Praggnanandhaa R 2442   54
7 20 25   GM L'ami Erwin 2605   GM Sundararajan Kidambi 2429   55
7 21 27   GM Lenderman Aleksandr 2593   IM Tania Sachdev 2414   62
7 22 48   GM Ushenina Anna 2459   GM Shyam Sundar M. 2552   33
7 23 53   IM Kiewra Keaton F 2454   GM Vishnu Prasanna. V 2522   37
7 26 42   IM Zumsande Martin 2490   IM Karavade Eesha 2421   60
7 27 44   IM Batsiashvili Nino 2480   IM Das Arghyadip 2400   64
7 28 92     Hill Alistair 2249   IM Puranik Abhimanyu 2471   45
7 29 103   FM Lyell Mark 2190   3 GM Lalith Babu M R 2586   28
7 32 90   FM Von Meijenfeldt Bart 2265 3   3 GM Gagare Shardul 2480   43
7 39 7   GM Wang Hao 2701   FM Rakesh Kumar Jena 2247   93
7 44 72     Harsha Bharathakoti 2363   WGM Rodshtein Tereza 2207   101
7 45 77   FM Kavutskiy Konstantin 2332   WIM Parnali S Dharia 2228   97
7 49 82   FM Karthik Venkataraman 2317   WFM Kotepalli Sai Nirupama 1944   128
7 51 85   IM Zozulia Anna 2303   WIM Gagare Shalmali 1989   126
7 52 70   FM Tate Alan 2376 2   2 FM Tiwari Ashwani 2090   115
7 57 127   WFM Swati Mohota 1948 2   2 CM Herbold Manfred 2155   107
7 59 110   AGM Vardan Nagpal 2117 2   2   Dahl Baard 1921   130

Player overview for IND

SNo   Name Rtg FED 1 2 3 4 5 6 Pts. Rk. K rtg+/- Group
9 GM Vidit Santosh Gujrathi 2686 IND 1 1 1 0 1 1 5,0 4 10 7,90 Master
23 GM Gupta Abhijeet 2626 IND 1 ½ 1 0 1 0 3,5 35 10 -4,30 Master
28 GM Lalith Babu M R 2586 IND 1 ½ ½ 1 0 0 3,0 58 10 -12,40 Master
32 GM Aravindh Chithambaram Vr. 2564 IND 1 0 1 ½ ½ 1 4,0 24 10 -6,40 Master
33 GM Shyam Sundar M. 2552 IND 0 1 ½ 1 ½ ½ 3,5 38 10 -11,80 Master
35 GM Sunilduth Lyna Narayanan 2536 IND 1 0 1 1 ½ ½ 4,0 26 10 8,50 Master
36 GM Harika Dronavalli 2528 IND 1 ½ 0 1 1 ½ 4,0 27 10 9,80 Master
37 GM Vishnu Prasanna. V 2522 IND 1 0 ½ 0 1 1 3,5 39 10 -3,00 Master
43 GM Gagare Shardul 2480 IND ½ 1 0 0 1 ½ 3,0 62 10 -9,80 Master
45 IM Puranik Abhimanyu 2471 IND 1 0 1 ½ 1 0 3,5 44 10 -0,80 Master
52 IM Visakh N R 2456 IND 0 0 1 ½ 1 1 3,5 47 10 -9,00 Master
54 IM Praggnanandhaa R 2442 IND 1 0 1 ½ 0 1 3,5 49 10 3,70 Master
55 GM Sundararajan Kidambi 2429 IND 1 0 ½ 1 1 0 3,5 50 10 3,50 Master
60 IM Karavade Eesha 2421 IND 1 ½ 0 1 ½ ½ 3,5 51 10 8,60 Master
62 IM Tania Sachdev 2414 IND 1 ½ ½ ½ 0 1 3,5 52 10 6,00 Master
64 IM Das Arghyadip 2400 IND 1 0 1 ½ ½ ½ 3,5 54 10 5,10 Master
71   Hemant Sharma (del) 2371 IND 0 1 1 1 0 1 4,0 30 20 28,80 Master
72   Harsha Bharathakoti 2363 IND ½ 0 1 0 1 0 2,5 83 20 2,40 Master
82 FM Karthik Venkataraman 2317 IND ½ 0 1 1 0 0 2,5 88 20 14,40 Master
93 FM Rakesh Kumar Jena 2247 IND 0 1 0 1 ½ 0 2,5 92 20 -1,60 Master
97 WIM Parnali S Dharia 2228 IND ½ 0 0 1 1 0 2,5 94 20 11,80 Master
110 AGM Vardan Nagpal 2117 IND 0 1 0 0 0 1 2,0 111 40 -2,40 Master
115 FM Tiwari Ashwani 2090 IND 0 0 ½ 0 ½ 1 2,0 113 20 -4,80 Master
126 WIM Gagare Shalmali 1989 IND ½ 0 ½ 0 1 ½ 2,5 102 20 30,40 Master
127 WFM Swati Mohota 1948 IND 0 0 ½ 0 1 ½ 2,0 117 20 19,20 Master
128 WFM Kotepalli Sai Nirupama 1944 IND 0 ½ 0 ½ 1 ½ 2,5 103 20 26,80 Master

 

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