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Slovakia Open Piestany 2022 R1: Isha Sharma scores a big win

by Shahid Ahmed - 12/07/2022

WIM Isha Sharma scored the biggest win of the first round at Slovakia Open Piestany 2022. She defeated IM Martin Neugebauer (SVK) by launching a clinical attack on the kingside. IM Raahil Mullick had GM Michal Krasenkow (POL) on the ropes. Despite having an advantage for the better part part of the game, the Polish legend managed to escape his opponent's grasp and get away with a draw. FM Shantanu Bhambure and WIM Savitha Shri B were the other victors of the round among Indians. The total prize fund of the tournament is €7000. Top three prizes in the Category A are €1500, €800 and €600. Round 2 starts today 10 a.m. local time (1:30 p.m. IST). Photo: Rupali Mullick

Raahil misses against Krasenkow

WIM Isha Sharma made a good start | Photo: Rupali Mullick

Krasenkow - Raahil: 0.5-0.5

The legendary GM Michal Krasenkow (POL, 2569) was in deep trouble against IM Raahil Mullick (2237).

Position after 32.Qf3

Black needed to continue the attack 32...Bg4 33.Qe3 Nd5 and White would succumbed sooner than later. After a few more missed opportunities, White eventually managed to salvage a draw.

IM Raahil Mullick got himself very close to winning against GM Michal Krasenkow | Photo: Rupali Mullick

Isha - Neugebauer: 1-0

WIM Isha Sharma (2236) scored a win by launching an attack on his opponent, IM Martin Neugebauer's (SVK, 2528) kingside.

Position after 32.Ne6+!

32.Ne6+! is a nice punctuation to White's attack. 32...fxe6 33.Rf1+ Nf7 34.dxe6 Rxe6 35.Bh3 eventually White gained an exchange which was enough for a win.

The tournament hall at Piestany, Slovakia | Photo: Rupali Mullick

Arbiters (L to R) - NA Ema Romanova, FM IA Tomas Danada (Chief Arbiter) and NA Martin Kuna | Photo: Rupali Mullick

For more Round 1 photos, please click here.

 

A total of 64 players including 7 GMs, 10 IMs and 3 WIMs are taking part from 13 countries across the world in the Category A (>2100) this eight-day nine round Swiss League Classical Rating tournament. The event is being organized by SK Modra and JAVES in Piestany from 11th to 18th July 2022. The time control of the event was 90 minutes/40 moves + 30 minutes + 30 seconds increment.

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Round 1 results

Bo.No. NameRtgPts.ResultPts.NameRtg No.
133
FMPalchuk Andrii224800 - 10GMDemchenko Anton2653
1
22
GMDonchenko Alexander264001 - 00Domalchuk-Jonasson Aleksandr2244
34
335
FMLeszko Bence224100 - 10GMMoroni Luca Jr2584
3
44
GMKrasenkow Michal25690½ - ½0IMMullick Raahil2237
36
537
WIMSharma Isha223601 - 00IMNeugebauer Martin2528
5
66
IMSchitco Ivan249001 - 00Chlpik Martin2236
38
739
FMAradhya Garg222900 - 10GMOmelja Artem2478
7
88
Kozak Antoni247501 - 00FMMatras Ondrej2229
40
941
FMZvarik Martin221300 - 10GMGretarsson Helgi Ass2472
9
1010
IMSahidi Samir246201 - 00Holly Andrej2213
42

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Round 2 pairings

Bo.No. NameRtgPts.ResultPts.NameRtg No.
11
GMDemchenko Anton265311FMNiedbala Bartlomiej2381
20
219
FMCzerw Dawid239111GMDonchenko Alexander2640
2
33
GMMoroni Luca Jr258411IMMarek Matyas2354
22
421
FMFavaloro Andrea236111IMSchitco Ivan2490
6
57
GMOmelja Artem247811FMStraka Jozef2300
28
625
FMBhambure Shantanu232011Kozak Antoni2475
8
79
GMGretarsson Helgi Ass247211Svana Peter2280
30
827
FMTurcan Richard230411IMSahidi Samir2462
10
911
IMStefansson Vignir Vatnar246111FMHrbek Stepan2272
32
1029
FMBochnicka Vladimir229511FMHaring Filip2451
12

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