Asian Chess Championship - 2016

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Asian Chess Championship - 2016

Post by prashanthm » Thu Jun 02, 2016 10:48 am

Some of the top Indian players - Adhiban, Vidit, SS Ganguly and Sethuraman are playing the open event...

Adhiban is the joint leader with two others on 5.5 points after 7 rounds...
Ganguly and Sethu are joint 4th with 6 others, half-a-point behind..
Vidit is another half-a-point behind...

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Post by prashanthm » Thu Jun 02, 2016 10:48 am

Padmini, Soumya, Pratyusha and a few others are playing the women's event...

Bhakti Kulkarni is the sole leader with 5.5 points after 7 rounds...
Soumya is half-a-point adrift, tied 2nd with 3 others
Padmini, the rating favorite is outside Top-10 with 4 points..

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Re: Asian Chess Championship - 2016

Post by prashanthm » Fri Jun 03, 2016 5:34 pm

R8

Adhiban with white pieces lost to co-leader Le Quang....
Sethu, Vidit, Aravindh and Deep Sengupta won their games...
Ganguly drew with

Which takes Adhiban out of the lead and gets Sethu to within .5 points of the joint leaders Le and Wei...


On the Women's side, Bhakti gets a win and retains her sole lead by half-a-point...
Soumya wins too and gets a little closer to the top of the leaderboard

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Re: Asian Chess Championship - 2016

Post by prashanthm » Fri Jun 03, 2016 8:25 pm

Final Round

As luck would have it, all the top-4 boards featured Indians with Sethu having a shot at winning the title if Sethu and Ganguly win against the joint leaders...

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1 GM Wei, Yi (6½) 2694 - GM Sethuraman, S.P. (6) 2647
2 GM Le, Quang L. (6½) 2718 - GM Ganguly, S. (5½) 2654
3 GM Ghaem Maghami (5½) 2551 - GM Adhiban, B. (5½) 2665
4 GM Kazhgaleyev (5½) 2582 - GM Vidit, S. G. (5½) 2658
Last time Sethu played the top board in this tournament, he lost to the other co-leader Le in the 6th round while having white pieces... Today, Sethu has black pieces against the other co-leader Wei...

Adhiban drew, Vidit lost badly....
BUT both Ganguly and Sethu won their games helping Sethu to the top and Ganguly to joint 2nd alongside the overnight leaders... :bounce:

Sethu will also book a ticket to next year's Chess world cup with this win... Ganguly might have a chance as well...

This has been a very good performance by Sethu, except for that loss to Le in the 6th round, netting him 13.6 ELO and bumping him to 2666.6 and to #77
Ganguly also gains 7.9 ELO and jumps to 2661.9..

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Re: Asian Chess Championship - 2016

Post by prashanthm » Fri Jun 03, 2016 8:36 pm

Here's the Top-20 from the open section...

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1 Sethuraman, S.P. 7/9	2647
2 Le, Quang Liem 6½/9	2718
3 Wei, Yi 6½/9	2694
4 Ganguly, Surya Shekhar 6½/9	2654
5 Kazhgaleyev, Murtas 6½/9	2582
6 Sengupta, Deep 6½/9	2543
7 Lu, Shanglei 6½/9	2614
8 Nguyen, Ngoc Truong Son 6½/9	2636
9 Batchuluun, Tsegmed 6½/9	2489
10 Ghaem Maghami, Ehsan 6/9	2551
11 Vakhidov, Jahongir 6/9	2578
12 Adhiban, B. 6/9	2665
13 Begmuratov, Alisher 6/9	2371
14 Wen, Yang 5½/9	2611
15 Kasimdzhanov, Rustam 5½/9	2703
16 Fang, Yan 5½/9	2354
17 Vidit, Santosh Gujrathi 5½/9	2658
18 Aravindh,Chithambaram VR. 5½/9	2528
19 Kostenko, Petr 5½/9	2457
20 Tin, Jingyao 5½/9	2427

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Re: Asian Chess Championship - 2016

Post by sameerph » Sun Jun 05, 2016 6:50 am

Bhakti also won the title and qualified for the Women's world championship. This is the related article -

Grandmasters Bhakti and Sethuraman clinch the gold for India

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Re: Asian Chess Championship - 2016

Post by ajay » Mon Jun 06, 2016 7:37 am

Congratulations to Sethuraman for a great performance and winning the tournament. Good to see him back in top 100. He is #4 among Indians.

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Re: Asian Chess Championship - 2016

Post by prashanthm » Mon Jun 06, 2016 5:57 pm

sameerph wrote:Bhakti also won the title and qualified for the Women's world championship. This is the related article -

Grandmasters Bhakti and Sethuraman clinch the gold for India
Thanks Sameer, couldn't get time to post the Women's results..... :-(

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