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Anand Leads High-Scoring Indian Contingent In PRO Chess Round 6

Anand scored 3.5/4 this round of the PRO Chess League.

Anand Leads High-Scoring Indian Contingent In PRO Chess Round 6

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What do GMs Avital Boruchovsky, Yaroslav ZherebukhOleksandr Bortnyk, and Alexey Dreev have in common? They all scored 4/4 in round six of the PRO Chess League and led their teams to victory.

Both Boruchovsky and Bortnyk, by virtue of the fact that this was their first week competing, are also undefeated. They are the only two undefeated players in the league. In fact, each also picked up game of the week nominations below for their inspired play.

Cast your vote in the game and move of the week polls!

PRO Chess League Round 6 Highlights: Indians Crushing PRO Chess League

This week, the top three players in India—Viswanathan Anand, Pentala Harikrishna, and Santosh Vidit Gujrathi—all played for Indian teams in the PRO Chess League. Collectively, they were undefeated with a score of 10/12. Anand and Vidit both scored 3.5/4 for the Mumbai Movers, who bested a seemingly strong Volga Stormbringers team.

Here's an interesting pawn endgame Anand won, while Vidit got multiple game and move of the week nominations.

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Live Chess | Chess.com | 14 Feb 2018 | ECO: B01 | 1-0
 
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Even more impressive were the Delhi Dynamite who defeated the Riga Magicians by a score of 11-5, even getting 3/4 on board four from a player new to this author, Srija Seshadri. Here's one of her two wins in an undefeated day.

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Live Chess | Chess.com | 14 Feb 2018 | ECO: D11 | 0-1
 
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