Bhopal 2017 Round 4: Four GMs to take on four IMs
Eight players have managed to stay on a 100% score with 4.0/4 at the Bhopal International GM Chess Tournament 2017. The day saw some very exciting games being play. Timur Gareyev played a nice game in the Trompowsky to beat Anup Deshmukh. Ivan Rozum outplayed his opponent from an endgame that was most probably just even. Alberto David sacrificed his rook in nice style and Atalik won the pretty easy game. We bring you exclusive pictures, videos and game analysis from the event.
After four rounds have been completed at the Bhopal International Grandmasters tournament 2017 let's just have a look at the top ten standings:
Rankings after round 4
|2||14||IM||Wohl Aleksandar H.||AUS||2370||4,0||0,0||9,0||11,0||11,00||4,0|
|13||IM||Ravi Teja S.||IND||2378||AP||4,0||0,0||8,0||9,5||9,50||4,0|
|9||134||Sri Sai Baswanth P||IND||1846||3,5||0,0||9,0||9,0||7,25||3,0|
|10||8||IM||Yeoh Li Tian||MAS||2480||3,5||0,0||8,5||11,0||9,75||3,0|
Eight players have a perfect 4.0/4 score. It includes four GMs and four IMs, and the funny thing is that these four GMs are playing against these four IMs. It would be interesting to note how Wohl, Ravi Teja, Ratnakaran and Sangma fare against Gareyev, Rozum, Alberto and Atalik.
|1||14||IM||Wohl Aleksandar H.||S50||AUS||2370||4||4||GM||Gareyev Timur||USA||2606||1|
|2||2||GM||Rozum Ivan||RUS||2595||4||4||IM||Ravi Teja S.||IND||2378||13|
|3||4||GM||David Alberto||ITA||2571||4||4||IM||Rathnakaran K.||IND||2307||25|
|4||24||IM||Sangma Rahul||IND||2311||4||4||GM||Atalik Suat||S50||TUR||2545||5|
Round four was a very exciting one with a lot of decisive games. Let's begin from board one:
Sekar even repeated the position twice, but later decided to deviate in order to play for a win. It was a typical case of Indian youngsters not being able to match the Russian experience in the final phase of the game. Ivan Rozum took advantage of this fact and brought home the full point.