Delhi Dynamite loses to Volga Stormbringers 9-7

Delhi Dynamite loses to Volga Stormbringers 9-7

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DelhiDynamite
Mar 7, 2018, 11:24 PM |
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Yesterday's match was a thrilling ride for all Chess.com fans. Delhi Dynamite had already qualified for the playoffs and tied for first in the Eastern Division. The team was in pursuit to win the Eastern Division. Meanwhile, Volga Stormbringers were fighting to escape relegation in PRO Chess League. In the end, Volga beat Delhi with 9-7 match score. 

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Delhi Dynamite's Captain Cool GM Abhijeet Gupta scored 2.5/4 for the team. He began his campaign with two victories against FM Ivlev Aleksey and IM Azat Sharafiev. 

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Can you guess what Abhijeet played here?

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Nf6!! Mate followed. 

Do not miss this interesting game against Volga's IM Mikhail Demidov. The game ended in a tricky draw.

GM Srinath Narayanan, the new debutant for Delhi Dynamite made his mark with a decent score. He outwitted Volga's board one player GM Dmitry Andreikrin in round two. 

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 The following position arose after 36. g6. Black moved his Queen to 36..Qe2, all his pieces were tied up for defence. After 37. Qh6, Srinath won the game in a crushing manner. 

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IM Tania Sachdev and IM Hemant Sharma had their chances in most games. Nevertheless, they fought until the end and gave a hard time for their opponents. 

Here's a funny moment from Tania's game against Dmitry Andreikin which left the chess.com commentators in confusion. White played 20.Rc6 here and offered a draw, the real question is can Black take the rook?

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Turns out Black can safely take the rook because the knight on d5 is pinned. But Tania chose 20..Bxb2 and settled for a draw.

 

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Aradhya Garg brought the team spirit alive by commenting live from the studio. You can replay the videos here. While you're at it, like us on Facebook for latest updates! 

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Delhi Dynamite congratulates Armenia Eagles for their victory in the Eastern Division.

All's well that end's well. Following this motto, Delhi Dynamite is eagerly looking forward to playoffs starting from 13th of March. Stay tuned for more action.