1st Maharashtra GM Open 2022 R5-6: Srihari L R shines
Srihari L R is the sole IM among seven players who is in the lead 5/6 at 1st Maharashtra GM Open 2022. He started the day with a victory over GM Aleksej Aleksandrov. In the sixth round, he was substantially better against GM Deep Sengupta in the endgame. However, it was not easy to convert, the game ended in a draw. GM Deep Sengupta and GM Arjun Kalyan are the remaining two Indians in the lead. IM Bhakti Kulkarni is the highest scorer among female participants so far 4.5/6, followed by WGM Divya Deshmukh 4/6 and WGM Priyanka Nutakki 3.5/6. Round 7 starts today at 10:0 a.m. IST. Photo: Aditya Sur Roy
Seven in the lead
Eleven players in pursuit of the leaders. They are trailing by a half point at 4.5/6 each. Out of them, only two untitled players are there - Utsab Chatterjee (2403) and Kaustuv Kundu (2327).
Round 5: Aleksandrov - Srihari L R: 1-0
IM Srihari L R (2404) made the most out of his opponent GM Aleksej Aleksandrov's (2492) inaccurate play in the middlegame.
A series of mistakes started with 14.dxe5 Qxe5 15.f4 Qc7 16.Qb1 Nb3 17.f5 Qb6. Precise play by Srihari earned him a full point and put him among the leaders.
Venkatesh - Ameya: 0-1
IM Ameya Audi (2389) got a pleasant position out of the Scotch opening against GM Venkatesh M R (2490).
While the computer might suggest 31...Qg6 to be the best continuation for Black, Ameya opted for the humane 31...Nxc3 which seems to be much better. However, after 32.bxc3 he made an error of playing Rc4. 32...Rdg4 and things would have been fine. Find out what did both players miss after 32...Rc4, the sole winning opportunity for White.
A total of 141 players including 20 GMs, 29 IMs, 6 WGM and 9 WIMs are taking part from 13 countries across the world including India. The tournament is organized by Maharashtra Chess Association from 31st May to 8th June 2022 at Balewadi Sports Complex, Pune, Maharashtra. The eleven-round Swiss league tournament has a time control of 90 minutes + 30 seconds increment from move no.1.
Replay Round 5-6 games
Round 6 results
|1||2||GM||Paichadze Luka||2567||4½||½ - ½||4½||GM||Arjun Kalyan||2477||13|
|2||24||IM||Srihari L R||2404||4½||½ - ½||4½||GM||Sengupta Deep||2526||5|
|3||6||GM||Savchenko Boris||2524||4||1 - 0||4½||GM||Nguyen Duc Hoa||2398||26|
|4||18||IM||Neelash Saha||2439||4||0 - 1||4||GM||Amonatov Farrukh||2622||1|
|5||19||GM||Vishnu Prasanna. V||2437||4||½ - ½||4||GM||Lalith Babu M R||2563||3|
|6||31||IM||Kulkarni Bhakti||2370||4||½ - ½||4||IM||Aditya Mittal||2490||9|
|7||28||IM||Audi Ameya||2389||4||0 - 1||4||GM||Nikitenko Mihail||2479||11|
|8||40||CM||Kushagra Mohan||2343||3½||0 - 1||3½||GM||Aleksandrov Aleksej||2492||7|
|9||10||GM||Karthik Venkataraman||2480||3½||1 - 0||3½||IM||Gusain Himal||2396||27|
|10||16||IM||Mohammad Nubairshah Shaikh||2443||3½||½ - ½||3½||IM||Anuj Shrivatri||2356||35|
|11||56||FM||Jubin Jimmy||2259||3½||0 - 1||3½||GM||Stupak Kirill||2440||17|
|12||20||FM||Samant Aditya S||2433||3½||0 - 1||3½||Kaustuv Kundu||2327||45|
|13||70||IM||Deshmukh Anup||2178||3½||0 - 1||3½||GM||Nguyen Van Huy||2405||23|
|14||81||Phatak Aanjaneya||2145||3½||0 - 1||3½||Utsab Chatterjee||2403||25|
|15||8||GM||Venkatesh M.R.||2490||3||½ - ½||3||WIM||Priyanka Nutakki||2303||52|
Round 7 pairings
|1||1||GM||Amonatov Farrukh||2622||5||5||IM||Srihari L R||2404||24|
|2||11||GM||Nikitenko Mihail||2479||5||5||GM||Paichadze Luka||2567||2|
|3||5||GM||Sengupta Deep||2526||5||5||GM||Savchenko Boris||2524||6|
|4||13||GM||Arjun Kalyan||2477||5||4½||GM||Aleksandrov Aleksej||2492||7|
|5||3||GM||Lalith Babu M R||2563||4½||4½||GM||Nguyen Van Huy||2405||23|
|6||9||IM||Aditya Mittal||2490||4½||4½||Utsab Chatterjee||2403||25|
|7||45||Kaustuv Kundu||2327||4½||4½||GM||Karthik Venkataraman||2480||10|
|8||17||GM||Stupak Kirill||2440||4½||4½||IM||Kulkarni Bhakti||2370||31|
|9||26||GM||Nguyen Duc Hoa||2398||4½||4½||GM||Vishnu Prasanna. V||2437||19|
|10||41||FM||Panesar Vedant||2337||4||4||GM||Deepan Chakkravarthy J.||2478||12|
|11||47||WGM||Divya Deshmukh||2317||4||4||GM||Mirzoev Azer||2476||14|
|12||50||FM||Aaryan Varshney||2308||4||4||IM||Mohammad Nubairshah Shaikh||2443||16|
|13||54||FM||Jain Kashish Manoj||2271||4||4||IM||Neelash Saha||2439||18|
|14||53||FM||Sharan Rao||2274||4||4||GM||Hossain Enamul||2413||22|
|15||103||Aakash Sharadchandra Dalvi||2074||4||4||IM||Audi Ameya||2389||28|