Volga Stormbringers Shock Delhi Dynamite, Escape Relegation

Volga Stormbringers Shock Delhi Dynamite, Escape Relegation

Mar 7, 2018, 1:57 PM |

The Volga Stormbringers shocked the Delhi Dynamite today with a match score 9-7 and escaped the greedy jaws of relegation; a consolation prize for sure, but consolation nonetheless!

Coming into today's match, Delhi had already safely qualified for the playoffs, tied for first in the Eastern Division. At the same time, Volga found themselves in dire straights. With no hope of playoff qualification, their only fight was to escape relegation with a win or a draw, and hope that the performance of higher seeds Norway and Riga turned in their favor.

With a break-even final score, GM Dmitry Andreikin has had better days, but his round four game against GM Abhijeet Gupta was a pleasure to watch.

2018 PRO Chess League | Week 9 | Volga Stormbringers vs Delhi Dynamite

Dynamite Stormbringers Dmitry Andreikin Mikhail Demidov Azat Sharafiev Aleksey Ivlev 9
Abhijeet Gupta 2.5
Srinath Narayanan 2.5
Tania Sachdev 1.5
Hemant Sharma 0.5
7 2 2.5 2.5 2

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