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Abhimanyu Puranik has a performance of 2746 after seven rounds at the Sunway Sitges 2019

by Sagar Shah - 20/12/2019

The Indian flag at the Sunway Sitges is currently being held by Abhimanyu Puranik, who beat the strong Iranian GM Amin Tabatabaei and moved to 6.0/7. The 2580 rated youngster from Pune played some powerpacked chess to launch an attack out of the blue and checkmate his opponent's king. Abhimanyu now has a rating performance of 2746 and is very close to breaking into the 2600 zone. The top board clash between Ivanchuk and Korobov ended in a draw. Korobov is still the sole leader with 6.5/7. Behind him are Durarbayli from Azerbaijan and Puranik from India. Round seven report from Sunway Sitges with some amazing photos by Lennart Ootes!

Abhimanyu Puranik is the highest scoring Indian after seven rounds of Sunway Sitges. He beat the strong Iranian GM Amin Tabatabaei in the seventh round and moved to 6.0/7.| Photo: Lennart Ootes

From a position that looked slightly better for Black (Tabatabaei), Abhimanyu launched such a fierce attack, that the Iranian GM was not able to handle it and succumbed to a quick loss.

With a 2746 performance, 2580 rated Abhimanyu Puranik and slowly and steadily moving towards the 2600 mark! .| Photo: Lennart Ootes

He was also the World Junior silver medalist behind Parham Maghsoodloo in 2018 .| Photo: Lennart Ootes
GM Daniel King analyzes Abhimanyu's win over Amin Tabatabaei

What a beautiful photo of the great Chuky by Lennart Ootes

The clash of two Indian GMs - Nihal Sarin (right) against Girish Koushik. .| Photo: Lennart Ootes

Nihal Sarin tried really hard but couldn't convert his position into a win against GM Girish Koushik .| Photo: Lennart Ootes

After a couple of losses, Pragg struck back with a fine win over Ezra Kirk (2433) .| Photo: Lennart Ootes

One of the prodigies of Indian chess, Bharath Subramaniyam who became an IM at the age of 11 years and 8 months, is on four out of seven .| Photo: Lennart Ootes

Raunak Sadhwani is concentration personified even off the board! .| Photo: Lennart Ootes

The favourite place for Indian players after the round is the Foosball table! .| Photo: Lennart Ootes

How many hats will this guy wear? Oskar Stober takes pictures with his Nikon camera. By the way, he is also the interviewer in the following interview:
Abhimanyu speaks about his sixth round draw against Li Di

Results of round 7

Bo.No. NameRtgPts. ResultPts. NameRtg No.
GMIvanchuk Vassily 26905 ½ - ½6 GMKorobov Anton 2668
GMKovalenko Igor 26475 ½ - ½5 GMSantos Latasa Jaime 2585
GMPuranik Abhimanyu 25805 1 - 05 GMTabatabaei M.Amin 2635
GMNarayanan.S.L 26265 ½ - ½5 GMWagner Dennis 2578
GMDurarbayli Vasif 26095 1 - 05 GMLi Di 2543
GMNasuta Grzegorz 25455 ½ - ½5 GMGareyev Timur 2598
GMVocaturo Daniele 2627 ½ - ½5 GMErigaisi Arjun 2544
GMHarutyunian Tigran K. 2540 ½ - ½ GMSasikiran Krishnan 2656
GMSadzikowski Daniel 2504 ½ - ½ GMEdouard Romain 2653
GMDonchenko Alexander 2644 1 - 0 GMMoradiabadi Elshan 2539

Standings after round 7

Rk.SNo NameTypsexGrFEDRtgIRtgNClub/CityPts. TB1  TB2  TB3 
GMKorobov AntonUKR266806,530,033,530,75
GMDurarbayli VasifAZE260906,026,529,525,50
GMPuranik AbhimanyuIND258006,025,529,024,50
GMDonchenko AlexanderGER264405,528,532,024,50
GMNasuta GrzegorzPOL254505,528,531,524,25
GMIvanchuk VassilyUKR269005,528,531,024,00
GMSantos Latasa JaimeESP25852572Ext5,528,531,023,75
GMKovalenko IgorLAT264705,527,531,524,25
GMGareyev TimurUSA259805,527,531,023,75
GMWagner DennisGER257805,527,530,022,75
GMErigaisi ArjunH16IND254405,527,030,523,75
GMLiang Awonder16USA259305,525,528,522,00
GMHeimann AndreasGER261705,525,528,521,75
GMSalgado Lopez IvanHESP26052609Gal5,525,028,021,50
GMSvane RasmusGER259705,524,528,022,00
GMTabatabaei M.AminIRI263505,031,534,523,25
GMLi DiHCHN254305,029,031,519,75
GMPraggnanandhaa RH16IND258605,028,532,020,00
IMParvanyan AshotHGER24560SG Turm Kiel von 19105,028,531,020,75

Pairings of round 8

Bo.No. NameRtgPts. ResultPts. NameRtg No.
13GMKorobov Anton 2668 6 GMDurarbayli Vasif 260918
28GMKovalenko Igor 2647 6 GMPuranik Abhimanyu 258026
323GMLiang Awonder 2593 GMIvanchuk Vassily 26901
425GMSantos Latasa Jaime 2585 GMDonchenko Alexander 26449
513GMNarayanan.S.L 2626 GMSvane Rasmus 259722
627GMWagner Dennis 2578 GMHeimann Andreas 261714
733GMNasuta Grzegorz 2545 GMSalgado Lopez Ivan 260520
821GMGareyev Timur 2598 GMErigaisi Arjun 254434
92GMMaghsoodloo Parham 26905 5 GMSindarov Javokhir 252642
105GMSasikiran Krishnan 26565 5 IMSadhwani Raunak 250748


Overview of Indian players:

5GMSasikiran Krishnan26560IND11011½½5,021Group A
10GMSethuraman S.P.26380IND111100½4,555Group A
13GMNarayanan.S.L26260IND111110½5,58Group A
16GMNihal Sarin26120IND1½1½1½½5,029Group A
17GMKarthikeyan Murali26110IND11½01½15,038Group A
24GMPraggnanandhaa R25860IND11110015,019Group A
26GMPuranik Abhimanyu25800IND1½111½16,03Group A
31GMGukesh D25470IND11½1½015,033Group A
34GMErigaisi Arjun25440IND1½11½1½5,512Group A
40GMNarayanan Srinath25290IND111½½015,024Group A
44GMHarsha Bharathakoti25230IND1½½11½04,558Group A
48IMSadhwani Raunak25070IND11010115,041Group A
49GMGirish A. Koushik25060IND1011½1½5,050Group A
55GMIniyan P24970IND1½½½½½03,5150Group A
65GMKarthik Venkataraman24700IND10110115,046Group A
77IMRaja Harshit24470IND11½01½½4,556Group A
85IMBharath Subramaniyam H24200IND½10½1104,091Group A
87IMKulkarni Bhakti24180IND½101½014,0108Group A
90IMAkash Pc Iyer24150IND10½½0103,0185Group A
92IMDhulipalla Bala Chandra Prasad24140IND1011½½04,0103Group A
94FMRathanvel V S24100IND½1011½04,098Group A
98IMMendonca Leon Luke23980IND1½½01014,082Group A
102IMKrishna Teja N23830IND1010½½14,0112Group A
108IMRaja Rithvik R23810IND1010½1½4,094Group A
109WGMVaishali R23760IND1010½½14,0119Group A
113FMManu David Suthandram R23690IND10½1½0½3,5137Group A
115IMSankalp Gupta23650IND1½½01014,096Group A
125IMSidhant Mohapatra23380IND10101½03,5147Group A
128WIMDivya Deshmukh23320IND101½0½03,0186Group A
133Samant Aditya S23090IND1½010½14,0101Group A
134FMKrishnater Kushager23080IND1½½10014,090Group A
139Ajay Krishna S23020IND11010014,086Group A
140FMMatta Vinay Kumar23000IND10101014,0123Group A
153WIMRakshitta Ravi22600IND1½01½104,085Group A
159WIMPratyusha Bodda22530IND01101014,0114Group A
163FMDushyant Sharma22470IND0½101013,5155Group A
164Panesar Vedant22470IND010101½3,5162Group A
168Rohit S22340IND01010103,0190Group A
169WIMPriyanka Nutakki22290IND½0½1½1½4,0109Group A
172CMPrraneeth Vuppala22210IND½0½101½3,5152Group A
174WFMCholleti Sahajasri22160IND001½01½0003,0198Group A
175Karthik Rajaa22120IND010½½1½3,5139Group A
177FMAjay Karthikeyan22030IND½01½1104,092Group A
183CMTanmay Jain21930IND01010½½3,0194Group A
185IMMohota Nisha21910IND01½01½½3,5149Group A
187Bartakke Amardeep S.21900IND010½10½3,0192Group A
189Sibi Visal R21850IND01001½02,5233Group A
191Sekar B21760IND011½11½5,047Group A
198Natarajan C21570IND00000000000,0306Group A
200Godbole Atharva21480IND0½110½½3,5159Group A
204CMShahil Dey21350IND01010013,0196Group A
206WIMTejaswini Sagar21282095IND0110½½½3,5163Group A
210Darpan Inani21170IND010½1002,5238Group A
211Arjun C Krishnamachari21130IND½0101½½3,5141Group A
219Tanmay Chopra21000IND01½½½½½3,5165Group A
220WCMSharma Isha20990IND01001½13,5174Group A
223CMRajarishi Karthi20930IND001½01½3,0215Group A
225Toshali V20830IND01000113,0223Group A
227Kishan Gangolli20780IND0½½½½½½3,0221Group A
229Dhrupad Kashyap20730IND0½0½1013,0224Group A
231CMMohamed Anees M20560IND01½1½104,0105Group A
246Jijo Joy20190IND0½½½½½½3,0210Group A
248Potluri Saye Srreezza20130IND00110½½3,0216Group A
255Ayushh Ravikumar19820IND½0½½½½13,5164Group A
260WFMSavitha Shri B19680IND0½½01013,0211Group A
267Manukonda Arun19230IND0½½11003,0202Group A
273AIMKomal Srivatsav Sajja19070IND0½100001,5284Group A
274Nawin J J19070IND001101½3,5170Group A
281Gugan G18430IND100½10½3,0195Group A
282Srimathi R18420IND00½½1½½3,0212Group A
283CMGopal K.N.18400IND00½1½103,0219Group A
284Devnani Kush18290IND00½100½2,0277Group A
289Krithigga K18120IND00001½01,5292Group A
291Niharika Ch18030IND00011013,0214Group A
292Sawant Akshay17930IND0000½112,5262Group A
293Kabhilan S17890IND0½0½1002,0269Group A
295Morvekar Kedar17770IND010½½½02,5240Group A
298Aryan B Joshi17700IND001½0001,5285Group A
300Sagar Siya17541408IND000½00000,5305Group A
301Shivika Rohilla17440IND00½01012,5261Group A
302Mrithyunjay Mahadevan17350IND00½00112,5260Group A
304Ankitha Goud Palle17240IND010½0½½2,5236Group A
305Raghu Ram Reddy Seelam17170IND½01000½2,0265Group A
308Rosh Jain16970IND0½010012,5256Group A
309Varsha Ramesh16690IND00½011½3,0204Group A

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