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Vizag GM International Open Chess Championship – Round Nine

Vizag GM International Open Chess Championship is taking place from from 23rd November to 1st December, 2011 at Swarnabharathi Indoor Stadium in Resapuvanipalem, Visakhapatnam, AP, India.

The 11-round Swiss tournament with 198 participants is organized by the All Vizag District Chess Association together with Andhra Pradesh Chess Association and under the aegis of All India Chess Federation.

After nine rounds of play the reigning India champion Abhijeet Gupta is holding a convincing lead with 8 points, a full point ahead of the nearest opposition.

Indian juniors Vaibhav Suri, Grover Sahaj and Lalith Babu have all scored victories and joined the group of foreign Grandmasters on the shared second place.

Abhijeet Gupta

Abhijeet Gupta (photo by Georgios Souleidis)

The total prize fund amounts to INR 1020000 ($1 equals to INR 45 approximately). First place is 200000 INR worth.

Round 9 standings:

1. GM Gupta Abhijeet IND 2640 – 8.0

2-9. GM Dzhumaev Marat UZB 2485, GM Gleizerov Evgeny RUS 2566, IM Vaibhav Suri IND 2448, IM Grover Sahaj IND 2515, GM Andriasian Zaven ARM 2619, GM Petrosian Tigran L ARM 2636, GM Danielsen Henrik ISL 2542 and IM Lalith Babu M R IND 2484 – 7.0

10-21. Krishna C R G IND 2305, IM Shyam Sundar M IND 2462, GM Sumets Andrey UKR 2569, IM Anwesh Upadhyaya IND 2413, Navin Kanna T U IND 2377, Swayams Mishra IND 2386, IM Nolte Rolando PHI 2455, IM Swapnil S Dhopade IND 2435, GM Deepan Chakkravarthy J IND 2492, IM Satyapragyan Swayangsu IND 2436, FM Rajesh V A V IND 2338 and IM Sangma Rahul IND 2357 – 6.5 etc

Round 10 top pairings:

GM Gupta Abhijeet IND 2640 – IM Grover Sahaj IND 2515
GM Danielsen Henrik ISL 2542 – GM Petrosian Tigran L ARM 2636
GM Andriasian Zaven ARM 2619 – GM Gleizerov Evgeny RUS 2566
IM Vaibhav Suri IND 2448 – GM Dzhumaev Marat UZB 2485
IM Nolte Rolando PHI 2455 – IM Lalith Babu M R IND 2484
GM Sumets Andrey UKR 2569 – Krishna C R G IND 2305
FM Rajesh V A V IND 2338 – GM Deepan Chakkravarthy J IND 2492
IM Sangma Rahul IND 2357 – IM Shyam Sundar M IND 2462
Swayams Mishra IND 2386 – IM Satyapragyan Swayangsu IND 2436
IM Swapnil S Dhopade IND 2435 – IM Anwesh Upadhyaya IND 2413
Navin Kanna T U IND 2377 – IM Venkatesh M R IND 2499

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