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GM Thipsay Praveen and GM Neelotpal Das lead Asia Zonal Chess 3,2

IM Tania Sachdev sole leader of the women section

Grandmaster Praveen Thipsay, who celebrated his fiftieth birthday today made it more memorable one as he defeated Surbir Lama of Nepal in the sixth round of the Asian Zone 3.2 Chess Championship and now leads the table along with Neelotpal Das with five points. Playing black side of four knights game, Thipsay overcame his Nepali rival in 58 moves while Neelotpal Das defeated Ahmed Ashraf without much struggle in just 27 moves.

In another sixth round encounters, overnight joint leader and local hope International Master Sriram Jha and second seed Grandmaster Deepan Chakkravarthy split the point after 20 moves while top seed Ziaur Rahman of Bangladesh defeated Amir Karim of Pakistan. Another Indian International Master in the fray K Rathnakaran had easy against Kesav Malla of Bhutan in the sixth round. After a fine run in the championship, Tunveer Gillani of Pakistan succumbed to his second straight defeat as he lost his sixth round match against Hapuarachchi HLM of Sri Lanka. Earlier in the fifth round, Gillani was beaten by Ziaur Rahman.

In the women’s section, top seed International Master Tania Sachdev taken the sole with 3.5 points after settling for half points against Women Grand Master Nisha Mohota in the fifth round. Tania had the scares of defeat in the fifth round but managed to secure half point after 40 moves as Nisha made some crucial mistakes towards the end. In another fourth round matches, Kruttika Nadig beat Sachini Ranasinghe of Sri Lanka while Sultana Sharmin Shirin of Bangladesh made major upset by beating Women Grandmaster Swathi Ghate in 46 moves.

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Tania Sachdev sole leader of the women section of the Asian Zonal 3.2 Chess Championship

Standings

1 GM Thipsay Praveen M IND 2446 5

2 GM Neelotpal Das IND 2474 5

3 IM Sriram Jha IND 2459 4.5

4 GM Rahman Ziaur BAN 2538 4.5

5 GM Deepan Chakkravarthy J IND 2506 4

6 IM Rathnakaran K IND 2428 4

7 Gillani Tunveer M D PAK 2276 2.5

8 Lama Surbir NEP 2047 2.5

9 Hapuarachchi H L M SRI 2001 1

10 GM Reefat Bin-Sattar BAN 2486 1

11 Ahmed Ashraf MDV 1818 1

12 Amir Karim PAK 2248 1

13 Malla Kesav BHU 0 0

Results

1 2 Lama Surbir 0 – 1 IM Sriram Jha

2 3 IM Rathnakaran K 1 – 0 Amir Karim

3 4 Malla Kesav 0 – 1 Gillani Tunveer M D

4 5 GM Thipsay Praveen M 1 – 0 GM Reefat Bin-Sattar

5 6 GM Neelotpal Das 1 – 0 Hapuarachchi H L M

6 7 GM Deepan Chakkravarthy J ½ – ½ GM Rahman Ziaur

7 1 Ahmed Ashraf 0 spielfrei

1 9 Hapuarachchi H L M 0 – 1 GM Deepan Chakkravarthy J

2 10 GM Reefat Bin-Sattar 0 – 1 GM Neelotpal Das

3 11 Gillani Tunveer M D 0 – 1 GM Thipsay Praveen M

4 12 Amir Karim 1 – 0 Malla Kesav

5 13 IM Sriram Jha ½ – ½ IM Rathnakaran K

6 1 Ahmed Ashraf 0 – 1 Lama Surbir

7 8 GM Rahman Ziaur 0 spielfrei

1 3 IM Rathnakaran K 1 – 0 Ahmed Ashraf

2 4 Malla Kesav 0 – 1 IM Sriram Jha

3 5 GM Thipsay Praveen M 1 – 0 Amir Karim

4 6 GM Neelotpal Das ½ – ½ Gillani Tunveer M D

5 7 GM Deepan Chakkravarthy J 1 – 0 GM Reefat Bin-Sattar

6 8 GM Rahman Ziaur 1 – 0 Hapuarachchi H L M

7 2 Lama Surbir 0 spielfrei

1 10 GM Reefat Bin-Sattar 0 – 1 GM Rahman Ziaur

2 11 Gillani Tunveer M D 1 – 0 GM Deepan Chakkravarthy J

3 12 Amir Karim 0 – 1 GM Neelotpal Das

4 13 IM Sriram Jha 1 – 0 GM Thipsay Praveen M

5 1 Ahmed Ashraf 1 – 0 Malla Kesav

6 2 Lama Surbir ½ – ½ IM Rathnakaran K

7 9 Hapuarachchi H L M 0 spielfrei

1 4 Malla Kesav 0 – 1 Lama Surbir

2 5 GM Thipsay Praveen M 1 – 0 Ahmed Ashraf

3 6 GM Neelotpal Das ½ – ½ IM Sriram Jha

4 7 GM Deepan Chakkravarthy J 1 – 0 Amir Karim

5 8 GM Rahman Ziaur 1 – 0 Gillani Tunveer M D

6 9 Hapuarachchi H L M 0 – 1 GM Reefat Bin-Sattar

7 3 IM Rathnakaran K 0 spielfrei

1 11 Gillani Tunveer M D 0 – 1 Hapuarachchi H L M

2 12 Amir Karim 0 – 1 GM Rahman Ziaur

3 13 IM Sriram Jha ½ – ½ GM Deepan Chakkravarthy J

4 1 Ahmed Ashraf 0 – 1 GM Neelotpal Das

5 2 Lama Surbir 0 – 1 GM Thipsay Praveen M

6 3 IM Rathnakaran K 1 – 0 Malla Kesav

7 10 GM Reefat Bin-Sattar 0 spielfrei

Standings women

1 IM Tania Sachdev IND 2410 3.5

2 WGM Nadig Kruttika IND 2268 2.5

3 Sultana Sharmin Shirin BAN 1974 2.5

4 WGM Mohota Nisha IND 2315 2

5 Ranasinghe S D SRI 1852 1

6 WGM Swathi Ghate IND 2344 0.5

7 Khamboo Monalisa NEP 0 0

Results women

1 WGM Swathi Ghate 0 – 1 WGM Nadig Kruttika

2 Sultana Sharmin Shirin 1 – 0 Khamboo Monalisa

3 IM Tania Sachdev 1 – 0 Ranasinghe S D

4 WGM Mohota Nisha 0 spielfrei

1 Khamboo Monalisa 0 – 1 IM Tania Sachdev

2 WGM Nadig Kruttika ½ – ½ Sultana Sharmin Shirin

3 WGM Mohota Nisha ½ – ½ WGM Swathi Ghate

4 Ranasinghe S D 0 spielfrei

1 Sultana Sharmin Shirin 0 – 1 WGM Mohota Nisha

2 IM Tania Sachdev 1 – 0 WGM Nadig Kruttika

3 Ranasinghe S D 1 – 0 Khamboo Monalisa

4 WGM Swathi Ghate 0 spielfrei

1 WGM Nadig Kruttika 1 – 0 Ranasinghe S D

2 WGM Mohota Nisha ½ – ½ IM Tania Sachdev

3 WGM Swathi Ghate 0 – 1 Sultana Sharmin Shirin

4 Khamboo Monalisa 0 spielfrei

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