Mumbai Movers Draw Even With Riga Magicians, Qualify For Playoffs

Mumbai Movers Draw Even With Riga Magicians, Qualify For Playoffs

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Feb 28, 2018, 12:54 PM |
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The Eastern Division leading Mumbai Movers drew today with the Riga Magicians and clenched a 2018 playoff spot. As for Riga, to entertain any notion of a playoff birth they were on a mission to win their final two matches, starting today.

Round one went just according to plan for the Magicians as they shocked Mumbai with a perfect 4/4! Match victory already seemed somewhat like a foregone conclusion. However, in round two Mumbai scrapped their way back into contention with a strong 3/4 performance. It was clear that match victory would not come without a fight.

Riga's board-one GM Igor Kovalenko had a terrible day, scoring only 1/4. However, his board-three and board-four teammates rallied scoring 3/4 and 2/4 respectively. Sadly, it was a half-point too little.

Check out a fine win by Mumbai's board one, GM B. Adhiban, sealing the deal in round four.

2018 PRO Chess League | Week 8 | Mumbai Movers vs Riga Magicians

Magicians Movers B. Adhiban Surya Shekhar Ganguly Swapnil Dhopade Dharia Parnali 8
Igor Kovalenko 1
Arturs Neiksans 2
Arturs Bernotas 3
Ritvars Reimanis 2
8 3 3 2 0

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