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55th Biel MTO R6: Iniyan beats Yu Yangyi

by Shahid Ahmed - 20/07/2022

GM Visakh N R drew with GM Aryan Chopra and IM Pranav Anand lost to GM Kirill Alekseenko. GM Alexander Motylev also won his game to join the lead and make it four-way 5/6 at 55th Biel Chess Festival 2022 MTO. GM Iniyan P scored the biggest win of the round when he beat GM Yangyi Yu (CHN). Iniyan showed his intent to beat the World no.27. Despite having a very difficult position, he managed to survive and eventually capitalize on his opponent's mistake. Gukesh suffered his first loss in the Classical event of GMT against Andrey Esipenko. GMT Round 5 and MTO Round 7 starts today at 2 p.m. local time (5:30 p.m. IST). Photo: Aditya Sur Roy

Gukesh loses against Esipenko

IM Pranav Anand, GM Surya Sekhar Ganguly, GM Iniyan P, GM Sethuraman S P and GM Leon Luke Mendonca are the five Indians among nine pursuers at 4.5/6 each.

A positive mindset can help one to travel the distance | Photo: Aditya Sur Roy

GMT Round 4: Gukesh - Esipenko: 0-1

Gukesh got a pleasant position out of the Semi-Tarrasch opening against Andrey Esipenko. Somewhere in the middlegame Gukesh got discombobulated and made a few positional inaccuracies and allowed his opponent to invade his pieces.

Position after 35.Kf2

Black wants to maximize his battery of rooks on the c-file. 35...Nd7 would have cleared the path for the rooks. However, he opted for 35...Bd7 36.Rd1 Qf4 37.d6 Rc6 38.Kg2 Na4 slowly the position completely turned into Black's favor and he went on to win the game.

Gukesh suffered his first loss in Classical game since 22nd May 2022 | Photo: Biel Chess Festival

MTO: Yangyi - Iniyan: 0-1

Sometimes the intention to play for a win can have an impact on the game. A positive mindset always helps. GM Iniyan P (2533) was playing with the sole intetion to defeat China no.4 and World no.27 GM Yangyi Yu (2720).

Position after 20...g5

Black wants to make a break on the kingside. 20...g5 is apt in this position. White managed to defend the position quite well and had a decisive advantage too. However, an eventual tactical mistake cost him material and the game.

Replay 55th Biel Chess Festival GMT Round 4 Live commentary by GM Arturs Neiksans and IM Kassa Korley | Video: Biel Chess Festival

A total of 114 players including 26 GMs, 23 IMs and 3 WIMs are taking part from 31 countries across the world. The nine-round Swiss League tournament is organized by Biel-Bienne Chess at Biel Congress House, Biel, Switzerland from 13th to 22nd July. The sole rest day is Sunday 17th July. The time control is 90 minutes/40 moves with 30 seconds increment + 30 minutes.

Replay GMT Round 4 games

Round 4 results

182684GMGukesh D0 - 1GMEsipenko Andrey26826
272655GMKamsky Gata½ - ½GMNaiditsch Arkadij26645
312688GMAbdusattorov Nodirbek1 - 0GMSalem A.R. Saleh26844
422722GMLe Quang Liem1 - 0GMKeymer Vincent26863

Round 5 pairings

132686GMKeymer VincentGMGukesh D26848
242684GMSalem A.R. SalehGMLe Quang Liem27222
352664GMNaiditsch ArkadijGMAbdusattorov Nodirbek26881
462682GMEsipenko AndreyGMKamsky Gata26557


Replay MTO Round 6 games

Round 6 results

123GMVisakh N R2503½ - ½GMAryan Chopra261013
22GMAlekseenko Kirill270841 - 0IMPranav Anand246327
33GMFedoseev Vladimir26864½ - ½4GMIturrizaga Bonelli Eduardo261910
45GMSargsyan Shant26614½ - ½4GMGanguly Surya Shekhar260815
57GMMotylev Alexander263241 - 04GMHuschenbeth Niclas261014
61GMYu Yangyi27200 - 1GMIniyan P253320
719GMPetrov Martin2534½ - ½GMLagarde Maxime26318
89GMSethuraman S.P.26231 - 0GMGagare Shardul251422
911GMPuranik Abhimanyu2612½ - ½GMBharath Subramaniyam H247924
1021GMMuradli Mahammad25231 - 0GMBanusz Tamas261112


Round 7 pairings

113GMAryan Chopra261055GMAlekseenko Kirill27082
27GMMotylev Alexander263255GMVisakh N R250323
315GMGanguly Surya Shekhar2608GMFedoseev Vladimir26863
427IMPranav Anand2463GMSargsyan Shant26615
520GMIniyan P2533GMSethuraman S.P.26239
610GMIturrizaga Bonelli Eduardo2619GMMendonca Leon Luke256717
714GMHuschenbeth Niclas26104GMMuradli Mahammad252321
84GMMartirosyan Haik M.267244IMLicznerski Lukasz245130
98GMLagarde Maxime263144IMMohammad Nubairshah Shaikh244532
1034IMKrishna C R G243044GMPuranik Abhimanyu261211



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