Delhi Dynamite in third place in Eastern Division
The Prochess League began with a bang with hits and misses for all the teams playing the first of its kind tournament. Delhi Dynamite had a roller coaster start to the tournament with a tough draw against Ljubljana Direwolves who were the favourites going into the match. In fact, the match seemed to be in the Dynamites’ favour until a later reversal left the result in balance.
In the second match, Delhi was playing an Indian derby against a key rival — Mumbai Movers. The team had star players like Adhiban and Vidit in their line up but both could not make it to the games because of the TATA Steel tournament in Wijk aan Zee. Delhi managed to post a close but crucial victory.
In the third round, Delhi took on another Indian team — the Amravati Yodhas. Going into the match, Delhi was the firm favourite to win the event. And the result was no surprise, although it must be said that the Yodhas put up a fairly challenging fight before going down 9.5-6.5.
GM Tejas Bakre has been a front runner for the Dynamite, he scored 2 points.
In form GM Sahaj Grover has recently finished 11th in the strong Chennai Grandmaster Open 2017. He has been a dangerous rival for his opponents with a score of 2.5 points.
IM Tania Sachdev played some aggressive chess and brought home 1 point
The youngest Dynamite in the team, FM Nihal Sarin scored 1 point
The tactical Aradhya Garg scored 1 point
Nishanth Malotra fought until the end and couldn’t muster up a point. Nevertheless, the week three ended in a high note for Delhi Dynamite.
Week four will see the Delhi Dynamite take on Shymkent Nomads. The team expects to win with reasonable comfort, but the Dynamite know that no team can be taken lightly. Go Dynamite!