Ghaem Maghami and Lenic share lead at the 8th Parsvnath International Open Print
Thursday, 21 January 2010 17:01
New Delhi (21 Jan 2010):  Second seed Slovenian Grandmaster Lenic Luka defeated International Master Nikolay Tolstikh of Russia in the penultimate round to catch up with the overnight sole leader Grandmaster Ehsan Maghami Ghaem with eight and half points in the ongoing 8th Parsvnath International Open Chess Tournament at Modern School here on today.  Playing black side of Kings Indian Defence, Lenic outwitted Russian International Master in 44 moves. Meanwhile Maghami settled for another quick draw in the tournament as he signed the peace treaty against Kazakh Grandmaster Pavel Kostur in just nine moves.  

Meanwhile continuing his fine run in the tournament, Indian International Master Deep Sengupta held top seed Grandmaster Le Quang Liem in the tenth round. Sengupta, opted Dutch Defence with black pieces against his fancied rival and secured well deserved half point after 64 moves.  Five foreign Grandmasters Pavel Kostur of Kazakhstan, Dmitry Kryakvin of Russia, Ziaur Rahman of Bangladesh, Martyn Kravtsiv of Ukraine and Marat Dzhumaev of Uzbekistan giving company to Sengupta in the joint second spot with eight points.  Kryakvin overcame International Master P Konguvel in the tenth round encounter while Zia and Kravtsiv got better off P Karthikeyan and Ravi Hegde respectively.  Dzhumaev joined them after defeating another Indian International Master Saptarshi Roy in the penultimate round.   In other surprising results International Master Thejkumar and Arghyadip Das held Russian Grandmasters Maxim Turov and Andrey Gutov in the tenth round games.

Grandmaster Maghami Ehsan Ghaem

Important round 10 results:
GM Pavel Kotsur of Kazakhstan (8) drew with Maghami Ehsan Ghaem of Iran (8.5); IM Nikolay Tolstikh of Russia (7.5) lost to GM Lenic Luka of Slovenia (8.5); GM Le Quang Liem of Vietnam (7.5) drew with IM Deep Sengupta (8); IM P Konguvel (7) lost to GM Dmitry Kryakvin of Russia (8); IM P Karthikeyan (7) lost to GM Ziaur Rahman of Bangladesh (8); GM Martyn Kravtsiv of Ukraine (8) beat IM Ravi Gopal Hegde (7); IM Saptarshi Roy (7) lost to GM Marat Dzhumaev of Uzbekistan (8); IM Arghyadip Das (7.5) drew with GM Andrey Gutov (7.5); GM Maxim Turov (7) drew with IM MS Thejkumar (7); GM Arun Prasad (7.5) beat IM Lalith Babu (6.5); IM Swapnil D Dhopade (6.5) lost to GM Alexander Zubarev (7.5); GM Rinat Jumabayev of Kazakhstan (7.5) beat IM K Rathnakran (6.5); IM Tania Sachdev (6.5) lost to GM Saidali Iuldachev (7.5); IM BT Murali Krishanan (7) drew with GM R R Laxman (7); GM Deepan Chakkravarthy (7) drew with IM PDS Girinath (7).

For full results, pairings and live games please visit the official website

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