chennai open 2016
8th Chennai Open International Grandmaster Chess Tournament 2016 for Sakthi Group Dr. N. Mahalingam Trophy
AFTER 9TH ROUND Grandmasters Solodovnichenko Yuri (Ukraine) & Belous Vladimir (Russia) shared the lead with 7.5 points after the ninth and penultimate round of the 8th Chennai Open International Grandmaster Chess tournament 2016 for Sakthi Group Dr N Mahalingam trophy, held at Nehru Stadium, Chennai here today.
Four players closed in on the leaders at 7.0 points viz., Mozharov Mikhail (Russia), Dzhumaev Marat (Uzbekistan), Grachev Boris (Russia) and Vijayalakshmi Subbaraman (India) respectively.vijayalakshmi-demchenko,mozharov-solodovnichenko
Earlier, 15-year-old Bihar lad Kumar Gaurav did himself and country proud, snatching the first Norm of the event. Holding International Master Ramnath Bhuvanesh to a draw, Kumar Gaurav made his maiden International Master Norm scoring 6.0 points from nine rounds.
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Going into the final round, three players are holding Norm chances viz., Vijayalakshmi Subbaraman (GM Norm), Rathanvel V S and Erigaisi Arjun (both IM Norm). All three need to win their final round game to achieve the subject Norm. Vijayalakshmi faces GM Mozharov Mikhail of Russia and Rathanvel V S takes on GM Nguyen Duc Hoa of Vietnam, while Erigaisi Arjun squares off against fellow Indian International Master N R Visakh.
In a day of twin upsets, Vijayalakshmi scored over GM Demchenko Anton of Russia while International Master Ramanathan Balasubramaniam defeated GM Czebe Attila of Hungary. The exciting final round is scheduled for tomorrow, with cash prizes worth Rs.1100000 (Rupees Eleven Lakhs only) waiting to be won.
Round 9 results (Indians unless specified) Mozharov Mikhail (Rus) 7 drew with Solodovnichenko Yuri (Ukr) 7.5, Deepan Chakkravarthy J (6.5) lost to Belous Vladimir (Rus) 7.5, Grachev Boris (Rus) 7 bt Bernadskiy Vitaliy (Ukr) 6, Dzhumaev Marat (Uzb) 7 bt Popov Ivan (Rus) 6, Ernst Sipke (Ned) 6.5 drew with David Alberto (Ita) 6.5, Vijayalakshmi Subbaraman (7) bt Demchenko Anton (Rus) 6, Sivuk Vitaly (Ukr) 6.5 bt Rathanvel V S (6), Tukhaev Adam (Ukr) 6.5 bt Thakur Akash (5.5), Gabrielian Artur (Rus) 6.5 bt Srinath Rao S V (5.5), Neverov Valeriy (Ukr) 6.5 Muthaiah A L (5.5), Czebe Attila (Hun) 5.5 lost to Ramanathan Balasubramaniam (6.5)
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