SREI International Grandmasters Chess Tournament, Kolkata Print
Monday, 09 December 2013 12:14

Popov-Visakh Rd1
Popov - Visakh

The SREI International Grandmasters Chess Tournament, comprising 22 grandmasters and 24 international masters and two WGMs (in a field of 96 players) kicked off at Kolkata, India today, with an upset galore. In the tournament organised by Dibyendu Barua Chess Academy, headed by Dubyendu Barua, the second grandmaster from India (after Anand), fifteen year old NR Vignesh from Chennai upset the third seeded GM Levan Pantsulaia of Georgia and top seeded Surya Sekhar Ganguly from the host city had to concede half a point to RA Pradeep Kumar, also from Chennai.

In the Benoni opening, Levan sacrificed a pawn on the queen side to create an attack. Vignesh defended well and his resultant passed pawn was helpful to him to pocket a point in 56 moves. Though Ganguly, a former second to Vishy Anand had an extra pawn in the end game, his opponent Pradeep extricated half a point from him, playing with precision. Sixteen year old girl G. Lasya of India caused another upset by defeating veteran grandmaster Praveen Thipsay and former Indian women champion IM Nisha Mohota held GM Merab Gagunashvili of Georgia. Vignesh’s brother NR Visakh was outplayed in the end game by second seeded Ivan Popov of Russia.


Pradeep - Ganguly Rd1
Prandeep - Ganguly

Results of Round 1

  Pradeep Kumar R.A. 2325 IND 0.5 drew with GM Ganguly Surya Shekhar 2646 IND 0.5
GM Popov Ivan 2644 RUS 1 beat   Visakh Nr 2303 IND 0.5
  Vignesh Nr 2293 IND 1 beat GM Pantsulaia Levan 2605 GEO 0.5
GM Sengupta Deep 2570 IND 1 beat   Kunal M. 2277 IND 0.5
FM Chatterjee Debaraj 2273 BAN 0 lost to GM Ter-Sahakyan Samvel 2562 ARM 0.5
GM Borovikov Vladislav 2557 UKR 1 beat   Roy Prantik 2272 IND 0.5
  Ram S. Krishnan 2267 IND 0 lost to GM Dzhumaev Marat 2557 UZB 0.5
GM Sanikidze Tornike 2553 GEO 1 beat   Patil Pratik 2265 IND 0.5
IM Mohota Nisha 2257 IND 0.5 drew with GM Gagunashvili Merab 2546 GEO 0.5
IM Mozharov Mikhail 2535 RUS 1 beat   Kumaran B 2255 IND 0.5
  Chatterjee K.K. 2250 IND 0.5 drew with GM Mirzoev Azer 2518 AZE 0.5
GM Neverov Valeriy 2514 UKR 1 beat   Akash Pc Iyer 2248 IND 0
  Lokesh P. 2241 IND 0 lost to GM Babujian Levon 2512 ARM 1
IM Stopa Jacek 2488 POL 1 beat WGM Kiran Manisha Mohanty 2240 IND 0
  Arindam Mukherjee 2224 IND 0 lost to IM Das Arghyadip 2472 IND 1
GM Murshed Niaz 2465 BAN 1 beat   Dhulipala Bala Chandra Prasad 2213 IND 0
  Mithil Ajgaonkar 2212 IND 0.5 drew with IM Rzayev Bahruz 2465 AZE 0.5
GM Hayrapetyan Hovik 2458 ARM 1 beat   Harsha Bharathakoti 2208 IND 0
  Singh S. Vikramjit 2208 IND 0.5 drew with IM Swapnil S. Dhopade 2458 IND 0.5
GM Bakre Tejas 2455 IND 0.5 drew with FM Matta Vinay Kumar 2199 IND 0.5
  Krishna Teja N 2178 IND 0 lost to GM Neelotpal Das 2445 IND 1
IM Udeshi Aditya 2444 IND 0 lost to WFM Gevorgyan Maria 2177 ARM 1
GM Drazic Sinisa 2441 SRB 0.5 drew with   Phadke Sohan 2160 IND 0.5
  Linda Rangarajan 2142 IND 1 beat IM Swayams Mishra 2440 IND 0
  Yohan J. 2130 IND 1 beat GM Sundararajan Kidambi 2435 IND 0
IM Karthikeyan Murali 2431 IND 1 beat   Md. Sharif Hossain 2128 BAN 0
  Lakshmi Narayanan Mv 2110 IND 1 beat GM Yagupov Igor 2427 RUS 0
WGM Gomes Mary Ann 2423 IND 0.5 drew with   Karthik V.   Ap 2097 IND 0.5
  Lasya.G 2069 IND 1 beat GM Thipsay Praveen M 2419 IND 0
IM Anurag Mhamal 2416 IND 1 beat FM Hamal Manish 2068 NEP 0
  Arjun K. 2055 IND 0.5 drew with IM Baghdasaryan Vahe 2395 ARM 0.5
IM Ravichandran Siddharth 2395 IND 1 beat   Ganesh Babu S. 2051 IND 0
  Harini S. 2046 IND 0 lost to IM Ramnath Bhuvanesh.R 2393 IND 1
IM Prasanna Raghuram Rao 2392 IND 1 beat   Thapa Krishna 2046 NEP 0
  Arpan Das 2038 IND 0 lost to IM Prathamesh Sunil Mokal 2392 IND 1
IM Sharma Dinesh K. 2386 IND 1 beat FM Harshal Shahi 2034 IND 0
FM Mitrabha Guha 2024 IND 0 lost to FM Petrosyan Tigran S. 2383 ARM 1
  Sardana Rishi 2373 AUS 1 beat   Siva Mahadevan 2017 IND 0
IM Konguvel Ponnuswamy 2358 IND 1 beat   Saidul Islam 1999 BAN 0
  Godbole Atharva 1980 IND 0 lost to IM Sangma Rahul 2358 IND 1
  Rajdeep Sarkar 1960 IND 0.5 drew with IM Saravanan V. 2352 IND 0.5
  Sagar Shah 2346 IND 1 beat   Anshuman K 1954 IND 0
  Shetye Siddhali 1945 IND 0 lost to IM Karthikeyan P. 2343 IND 1
IM Shivananda B.S. 2337 IND 1 beat   Kishor Shazzad 1917 BAN 0
  Zoar Haque Prodhan 1909 BAN 0 lost to   Ravi Teja S. 2335 IND 1
IM Suvrajit Saha 2326 IND 1 beat   Rahman Saimon Siddiqur 1860 BAN 0
 
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