Manipal: Stany emerges sole leader in TMA Pai Chess

Manipal: Stany GA, youngest of the International Masters in fray in the Dr TMA Pai Memorial FIDE Rated Open Chess Tournamentemerged as the sole leader with seven points after seven rounds. Running him close was another IM, Ravi Gopal Hegdewith six and half points.

 

Stany

At the Dr TMA Pai Hall here, Stany GA (2421) of Karnataka played kings pawn opening in the first board against Balkishan A of (1925) of Karnataka. Balkishan opted for French defense but was forced a check mate and resigned on the 29th move.

National Under-17 champion, FM Rajdeep Sarkar (2223) of west Bengal and Al Muthaiah (2297) of Indian Oil played on the second board and agreed for a draw on the 16th move.

 

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 IM Ravi Gopal Hegde and IM Thek Kumar

IM Ravi Gopal Hegde (2191), Retired Bank officer from Karnataka played Reti opening with IM Thejkumar (2439) of South Western Railway on the third board. IM Hegde exploited the King side weakness of IM Thejkumar and in time pressure Thejkumar resigned on the 51st move.

The fourth board had an interesting game between Vigneshwaran (1928) of Tamil Nadu and third seed International Master Devaki Prasad. Vigneswaran began with a Catalan opening but offered a draw on the 19th move. Prasad rejected the offer and as game the continued, Vigneshwaran got the upper hand and won in the 48th move.

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Vigneshwaran and IM Devaki Prasad V

In the National B Chess Championship for the Visually Impaired, KishanGangolli of Karnataka was leading with 6.5 points. Soundarya Kumar PradhanOdissa was just a half point behind while, DarpanInani, Makawana Ashwin, Kakade Atul and Samat Milind were in third spot with 5.5 points each.

Important results

Round 7 on 2015/12/29 at 09:00 am

Bo. Name IRtg Club Pts Res. Pts Name IRtg Club
1 IM Stany G.A. 2421 KAR 7 bt 6 Balkishan A. 1925 KAR
2 FM Rajdeep Sarkar 2223 WB 6 drew with 6 Muthaiah Al * 2297 Indian Oil
3 IM Hegde Ravi Gopal 2191 KAR 6½ bt 5 IM Thejkumar M. S. 2439 SWR
4 Vigneshwaran S 1928 TN 6 bt 5 IM Prasad Devaki V 2345 PSPB
5 IM Girinath P.D.S. 2317 SCR 6 bt 5 Raghavendra V. 1929 KAR
6 Gahan M.G. 2255 KAR 6 bt 5 Likhit Chilukuri 1867 KAR
7 Anant Prabhudesai 1818 GOA 5½ drew with 5½ Vijay Keerthi K. 2248 KAR
8 Bhogal Rupesh 1764 MAH 5 lost to 6 Arvind Shastry 2209 KAR
9 Nambiar Vivek 2149 KAR 6 bt 5 Akhil R M 1744 KAR
10 Ojas Kulkarni 2000 KAR 5½ drew with 5½ Vivekananda L 1741 KAR
11 Gavi Siddayya 1971 KAR 6 bt 5 CM Karthik Kumar Pradeep 1739 TEL
12 Arjun Adappa 1960 KAR 6 bt 5 Vasishta S 1568 KAR
13 Thyagaraj M T 1623 KAR 5½ drew with 5½ Sameer Ghotane 1938 KAR
14 Sharath 0 KAR-UDP 5 lost to 5½ Anilkumar O.T. * 2060 KER
15 Chirag Hirinja G J 1647 KAR 5½ bt 4½ Stanley Samson P. 1989 TN
16 Chandar Raju 1950 KER 5 drew with 5 Hari Suresh 1647 KER
17 Raahul V S 1934 TN 5½ bt 4½ Sudarshan Bhat 1635 KAR
18 Kumthekar Shubham 1923 MAH 5 drew with 5 Avi Jaiswal 1532 KAR
19 Nithin S Shetty 1647 KAR-UDP 5 drew with 5 Selvabharathy T 1800 TN
20 Sawant Akshay 1761 KAR 5½ bt 4½ Harish Kumar 1586 KAR-UDP

Round 6 on 2015/12/28 at 03:00 pm

Bo. Name IRtg Club Pts Res. Pts Name IRtg Club
1 Vijay Keerthi K. 2248 KAR 5 lost to 6 IM Stany G.A. 2421 KAR
2 Balkishan A. 1925 KAR 6 bt 5 IM Girinath P.D.S. 2317 SCR
3 Muthaiah Al * 2297 Indian Oil 5½ drew with 5½ IM Hegde Ravi Gopal 2191 KAR
4 IM Thejkumar M. S. 2439 SWR 5 drew with 5 Nambiar Vivek 2149 KAR
5 IM Prasad Devaki V 2345 PSPB 5 drew with 5 Ojas Kulkarni 2000 KAR
6 Stanley Samson P. 1989 TN 4½ lost to 5½ FM Rajdeep Sarkar 2223 WB
7 Shreyash A Kulkarni 1692 KAR 4½ lost to 5 Gahan M.G. 2255 KAR
8 Arvind Shastry 2209 KAR 5 bt 4 Sathya Prasad K. 1709 KAR
9 Kulkarni Vinayak 2043 KAR 4 lost to 5 CM Karthik Kumar Pradeep 1739 TEL
10 Ithal H L Rajath 1678 KAR 4 lost to 5 Gavi Siddayya 1971 KAR
11 Pranav Anand 1652 KAR 4 lost to 5 Arjun Adappa 1960 KAR
12 Sudarshan Bhat 1635 KAR 4½ drew with 4½ Chandar Raju 1950 KER
13 Sameer Ghotane 1938 KAR 5 bt 4 Sushrutha Reddy 1659 KAR
14 Raghavendra V. 1929 KAR 5 bt 4 Banjan Priyadarshan 1679 KAR
15 Aravinda B R 1628 KAR 4 lost to 5 Vigneshwaran S 1928 TN
16 Harish Kumar 1586 KAR-UDP 4½ drew with 4½ Kumthekar Shubham 1923 MAH
17 Reetish Padhi 1884 KAR 4 lost to 5 Thyagaraj M T 1623 KAR
18 Likhit Chilukuri 1867 KAR 5 bt 4 Vathan P H 1599 KAR
19 Siva Swamy V. 1575 GOA 4 lost to 5 Anant Prabhudesai 1818 GOA
20 Vasishta S 1568 KAR 5 bt 4 Abhijit Chutia 1781 ASM

Dr T M A Pai Memorial, National B Chess Championship for the Visually Impaired – 2015

Kishan Gangolli of Karnataka is leading with 6.5 points followed by Soundarya Kumar Pradhan from Odissa. Darpan Inani, Makawana Ashvin, Kakade Atul and Samat Milind are in third spot with 5.5 points each.

Dr T M A Pai Memorial, National B Chess Championship for The Blind – 2015

Round 7 on 2015/12/29 at 09.00 Am

Bo. Name IRtg Club Pts Res. Pts Name IRtg Club
1 Kishan Gangolli 2044 KAR 6½ bt 5 Krishna Udupa 1829 KAR
2 Makwana Ashvin K 1756 GUJ 5½ drew with 5½ Kakade Atul 1574 MAH
3 Soundarya Kumar Pradhan 1591 ODI 6 bt 5 Yudhajeet D E 1620 W B
4 Darpan Inani 1995 GUJ 5½ drew with 5 Gaurav Gadodia 1784 MAH
5 Samant Milind 1686 MAH 5½ bt 4½ Balaraman P 1590 KER
6 Waghmare Sachin Lahu 1612 MAH 5 drew with 5 Venkat Reddy S 1575 A P
7 Patil Shirish 1823 MAH 5 bt 4 Sujit J Chudasama (blind) 1506 GUJ
8 Rajesh Kumar Sahu Blind 1490 U P 4 lost to 5 Swapanil Shah 1755 MAH
9 Amol Sakpal 1474 MAH 4 lost to 5 Deshpande Amit 1700 MAH
10 Aryan B Joshi 1639 MAH 5 bt 4 Deeptyajeet De 1549 W B
11 Rajkumar B 1579 T N 4½ drew with 4½ Vijay Karia 1387 GUJ
12 Shashidhar K M (blind) 1570 KAR 5 bt 4 Suryakant Raut 1371 MAH
13 Sujith M Unni 0 KER 4 lost to 5 Prachurya Kumar Pradhan 1566 ODI
14 Noushad E P Blind 1626 KER 4½ bt 3½ Mahadev Jana 1426 W B
15 Shambhu Kumar Roy(vc) 1437 BIH 4½ bt 3½ Vaishali Nrendra Salavkar 1524 MAH
16 Muthuraman K. 1415 T N 3½ lost to 4½ Shidad M 1523 KER
17 Mohammed Salih Pk 1404 KER 3½ lost to 4½ Kartik Damle 1511 MAH
18 Marimuthu K 1302 T N 4½ bt 3½ Satish Punjaram Wahule (blind) 1500 MAH
19 Shashank Gupta Blind 1259 DEL 3½ lost to 4½ Akhilesh K. Srivastava 1460 DEL
20 Jay Sureshbhai Mehta 0 MAH 3½ lost to 4½ Naveen H J 1440 KAR

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