BhavarlalKhantabai Jain Multipurpose Foundation 51st National Indian Premier Chess Championship Print
Tuesday, 31 December 2013 06:27
All the seven games in action
All the seven games in action

A rest day after the sixth round had changed the entire status of theBhavarlalKhantabai Jain Multipurpose Foundation 51st Indian Premier Chess Championship, being held at Jain Hills, Jalgoan. With both co leaders GM Sasikiran Krishnan and GM LalithBabu(both from Petroleum Sports Board) losing one game each in either eighth or ninth round, things turned topsyturvy. At the end of the ninth round.LalithBabu snatched the lead with 7.5 points. Sasikiran is trailing by half a point and former under 16 world champion B Adhibanof PSPB hangs on to third place with 6.5 points.

In the eighth round, IM AkshatKamparia of Railways stunned LalithBabu and the spectators by sacrificing his pieces at will, including his queen. In the Bogo Indian defence by Lalith, Akshat’s queen sacrifice was unexpected, but Lalith accepted it, not visualising the moves turning up later. Akshat offered a knight sacrifice, which was also accepted by his opponent. Only when Akshat came forward to donate his bishop, Lalith realised the danger of getting checkmated and resigned. Third placedAdhiban was also shocked by IM AshwinJayaram of Tamil Nadu, making matters complicated.

Loss by LalithBabu helped Sasikiran to emerge leader, after eight rounds, as he drew with his game against DeepanChakravarthy of Tamil Nadu. But, in the ninth round, more surprises showered in, when Adhiban defeated Sasikiran in 37 moves. Sasikiran’s rook exchange for a bishop on the 15th move did not bear any fruitful result. Top seeded ParimarjanNegi of PSPB suffered another loss at the hands of GM Vishnu Prasanna of Tamil Nadu, in the ninth round.LalithBabu earned a full point by beating AswinJayaram to wrest the lead. With four more rounds remaining, the tournament is interestingly poised for a good finish.

Ranking after 9 rounds

Rank

 

Name

IRtg

Pts

Wins

Res.

SB

vict

Rtg+/-

Ra

Rp

1

GM

LalithBabu M.R.

2569



7

0

27.00

7

17

2457

2730

2

GM

Sasikiran Krishnan

2666

7

6

0

25.75

6

5

2485

2705

3

GM

Adhiban B.

2569



5

0

23.75

5

10

2481

2647

4

GM

DeepanChakkravarthy J.

2462

6

3

0

22.25

3

18

2491

2616

5

IM

Thejkumar M. S.

2452

6

4

0

18.00

4

17

2472

2597

6

IM

AshwinJayaram

2487

5

3

0

20.75

3

8

2510

2553

7

IM

Debashis Das

2507

4

2

1

13.75

2

-10

2470

2427

8

GM

Vishnu Prasanna. V

2523

4

2

0

17.00

2

-5

2525

2482

9

GM

NegiParimarjan

2671



1

½

15.75

1

-29

2507

2427

10

IM

ShyamNikil P.

2420



0

½

14.00

0

-1

2501

2421

11

IM

Stany G.A.

2397

3

1

1

11.50

1

-2

2504

2379

12

IM

AkshatKhamparia

2409

3

2

0

14.75

2

-5

2495

2370

13

IM

G. Akash

2343

2

0

½

8.25

0

-8

2494

2274

14

IM

Rathnakaran K.

2411

2

0

½

7.50

0

-15

2495

2275


Former Under 16 world champion GM Adhiban shocked second seeded GM K Sasikiran in the ninth round
Former Under 16 world champion GM Adhiban shocked second seeded GM K Sasikiran in the ninth round
 
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