Mumbai Movers Deliver Clutch Victory Over Delhi Dynamite

Mumbai Movers Deliver Clutch Victory Over Delhi Dynamite

Mar 13, 2018, 11:47 AM |

One could not ask for more playoff drama than an all-India match featuring India's three 2700+ players! The Mumbai Movers featured both GMs Viswanathan Anand and Santosh Vidit Gujrathi in their lineup while the Dynamite had GM Pentala Harikrishna in theirs.

Although on paper and according to our stats department, the Movers were favored, the Dynamite had the better regular season record and draw odds in the case of an 8-8 match tie.

The Movers pulled ahead 6-4, but it was just then that the Dynamite scored a key win from IM Hemant Sharma over GM Diptayan Ghosh.

With the match tied entering the final round, the odds were in the Dynamite's favor, but after early draws on boards three and four, the high-rated Movers were in a position to press. Vidit proved to be the champion for his team as he won a stylish game, defeating GM Abhijeet Gupta with a great exchange sacrifice.

2018 PRO Chess League | Playoffs Round 1 | Delhi Dynamite vs Mumbai Movers

Dynamite Movers Viswanathan Anand Vidit Gujrathi Diptayan Ghosh Dharia Parnali 8.5
Harikrishna Pentala 3
Abhijeet Gupta 2
Tania Sachdev 1
Hemant Sharma 1.5
7.5 3 3 1.5 1

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