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49th India National Premier Chess Championship

The 49th India National Premier Chess Championship is taking place from 9th to 21st October at the MIT Engineering College in Aurangabad.

49 players including 18 Grandmasters and 21 International Masters are competing in the 13-rounds Swiss event. This tournament is organised by Marathwada Chess Association.

GM S P Sethuraman has taken the sole lead having won all games in the first four rounds. GM Abhijeet Gupta, former World Junior Champion and winner of the prestigious 2011 Dubai Open, is clear second with 3.5 points.

Sethuraman S P

Sethuraman S P

The defending champion GM Negi Parimarjan is experiencing a slow start, and after the loss against former Asian Junior Champion IM Ashwin Jayaram, stays in the middle of the crosstable with 2.0 points. Full standings bellow.

Venkatesh M R

Venkatesh M R

Ashwin Jayaram

Ashwin Jayaram

B Adhiban

B Adhiban

Abhijit Kunte

Abhijit Kunte

Round 4 standings:
1 GM Sethuraman S P 2529 – 4
2 GM Gupta Abhijeet 2625 – 3.5
3 GM Deepan Chakkravarthy J 2470 – 3
4 IM Venkatesh M R 2479 – 3
5 IM Ashwin Jayaram 2473 – 3
6 GM Gopal G N 2572 – 3
7 IM Koshy Varugeese 2279 – 3
8 GM Bakre Tejas 2507 – 3
9 IM Shyam Sundar M 2457 – 2.5
10 GM Laxman R R 2451 – 2.5
11 IM Vidit Santosh Gujrathi 2508 – 2.5
12 GM Sengupta Deep 2572 – 2.5
13 GM Adhiban B 2551 – 2.5
14 GM Sriram Jha 2410 – 2.5
15 IM Swapnil S Dhopade 2411 – 2.5
16 GM Arun Prasad S 2522 – 2.5
17 GM Kunte Abhijit 2528 – 2.5
18 IM Lalith Babu M R 2495 – 2.5
19 GM Sundararajan Kidambi 2474 – 2.5
20 IM Satyapragyan Swayangsu 2415 – 2.5
21 GM Neelotpal Das 2458 – 2
22 IM Shyam Nikil P 2418 – 2
23 IM Kulkarni Vikramaditya 2449 – 2
24 IM Saptarshi Roy 2385 – 2
25 IM Murali Krishnan B T 2366 – 2
26 GM Negi Parimarjan 2631 – 2
27 WGM Padmini Rout 2356 – 2
28 FM Ghosh Diptayan 2288 – 2
29 IM Narayanan Srinath 2336 – 2
30 WGM Swathi Ghate 2278 – 2
31 G Akash 2239 – 2
32 IM Deshmukh Anup 2312 – 2
33 IM Karthikeyan P 2408 – 2
34 GM Thipsay Praveen M 2433 – 2
35 FM Girish A Koushik 2379 – 1.5
36 IM Suvrajit Saha 2384 – 1.5
37 IM Himanshu Sharma 2421 – 1.5
38 Udeshi Aditya 2379 – 1.5
39 IM Lahiri Atanu 2361 – 1
40 IM Rathnakaran K 2386 – 1
41 IM Konguvel Ponnuswamy 2384 – 1
42 Ravi Teja S 2300 – 1
43 IM Sangma Rahul 2385 – 1
44 WGM Soumya Swaminathan 2318 – 1
45 IM Babu N Sudhakar 2319 – 1
46 Tiwari Arjun 2324 – 1
47 Shashikant Kutwal 2300 – 1
48 IM Sharma Dinesh K 2361 – 1
49 Krishna C R G 2317 – 0.5

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