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Mumbai Movers Storm Past Volga Stormbringers

Mumbai Movers Storm Past Volga Stormbringers

PROChessLeague
Feb 14, 2018, 2:06 PM 3

Led by GM Viswanathan Anand, the Mumbai Movers took down the Volga Stormbringers 9-7. This was an interesting match that paired the 48-year-old World Rapid Champion against Volga's 13-year-old phenom GM Nodirbek Abdusattorov in a game that lasted only two moves more than their difference in age. Anand won the game quite handily despite playing what looked like a dubious knight and bishop for rook trade on f7. In reality, Anand had other ideas that justified the sacrifice, which led to some interesting trades and a solid win.

Meanwhile, GM Vidit Gujrathi played an excellent match, winning 3.5/4 and taking down Volga's board-one GM Dmitry Andreikin in a third round "Clash Of The Titans." Gujrathi blew open Andreikin's kingside on move 17 and wasted no time storming the castle to go up a clean piece for a great victory. While Mumbai sits atop the Eastern Division, Volga is flirting with relegation. 

2018 PRO Chess League | Week 6 | Mumbai Movers vs Volga Stormbringers

Movers Stormbringers Dmitry Andreikin Mikhail Demidov Nodirbek Abdusattorov Aleksey Ivlev 7
Viswanathan Anand 3.5
Vidit Gujrathi 3.5
Kulkarni Rakesh 1.5
Kathmale Sameer 0.5
9 2 2.5 1.5 1

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