2016

14th Delhi International Chess Open Day 1

Delhi_Tournament HallUnheralded 12-year-old Sankalp Gupta of Nagpur, Maharashtra created a major flutter in the very first round of the 14th Delhi Open as he beat Italian Grandmaster David Alberto. The game was flowing along normal lines until Alberto lost a pawn, slipped into time-pressure as his clock ticked down, and eventually conceded defeat to the Maharashtra youngster.

Vinayak Kulkarni of Karnataka started the tournament on a positive note as he held Grandmaster Artur Gabrielian of Russia. Adhithya S of Tamil Nadu also held Hungarian Grandmaster Attila Czebe as Indians proved a solid match to the foreign grandmasters.

There were numerous instances of lower rated Indian youngsters holding their higher rated counterparts Gujarat’s Manush Shah, Karnataka’s Ojas Kulkarni held International Masters Shyaamnikhil P. and S. Nitin of Tamil Nadu respectively.

A total number of 200 players from 13 countries, which include 21 Grandmasters, 21 International Masters are taking part in the premier section of this 35 lakh prize money event while in the Category ‘B’ for the players below 1999 international rating which is underway simultaneously with the premier section attracted a total number of 602 players. The third category for the players below 1599 elo rating will start on Wednesday and this section already crossed the barrier 800 and entries are pouring day by day.

Delhi_Inaugural MoveEarlier, in the opening ceremony, Mrs. Rashmi Singh, Patron Delhi Chess Association and Group Captain J Rajendra VSM, Chief Administrative Officer Air Force Station New Delhi formally inaugurated the tournament by making the customary first move in presence of Shri. Bharat Singh, CEO All India Chess Federation, Shri. Atul Gupta, Shri. Kapil Saxena, Joint Secretaries of All India Chess Federation, Shri. Dhiraj Raghuvanshi, President Chess Association Uttaranchal, Shri. AK Verma, Secretary Delhi Chess Association and Delhi’s Grandmaster Vaibhav Suri.

In the opening ceremony, Shri. Bharat Singh made a surprise move by announcing the next edition of this event with a record prize fund of Rs. 51 lakh (around 70 000 euro) in the year 2017.

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Result Highlights of Round 1

Anilkumar O T lost to GM Grachev Boris of Russia
GM Ivan Popov of Russia lost to Subhayan Kundu
Sankalp Gupta beat GM Alberto David of Italy
GM Anton Demchenko of Russia beat Choudhary Jitendra Kumar
Audi Ameya lost to GM Yuri Solodovnichenko of Ukraine
GM Vitaly Sivuk of Ukraine beat Suvradeepta Das
Pardeep Arora lost to GM Mikhail Mozharov of Russia
GM Vladimir Belous of Russia beat Sharang Sanjeev Kapoor
Chandreyee Hajra lost to GM Adam Tukhaev of Ukraine
GM Lalith Babu MR beat Vantika Agrawal
Sohan Phadke lost to Vaibhav Suri
Vitaliy Bernadskiy of Ukraine beat Kautil Kakumanu
Vinayak Kulkarni .5 drew with GM Artur Gabrielian of Russia .5
GM Ernst Sipke of Netherlands beat Gukesh D
Anish Gandhi lost to GM Esen Baris of Turkey

Standings after Round 1

Rk.   Name FED Rtg Pts.
1 GM Grachev Boris RUS 2652 1.0
GM Popov Ivan RUS 2650 1.0
GM Demchenko Anton RUS 2596 1.0
GM Solodovnichenko Yuri UKR 2581 1.0
GM Sivuk Vitaly UKR 2566 1.0
GM Mozharov Mikhail RUS 2559 1.0
GM Belous Vladimir RUS 2557 1.0
GM Tukhaev Adam UKR 2556 1.0
GM Lalith Babu M R IND 2553 1.0
GM Vaibhav Suri IND 2552 1.0
GM Bernadskiy Vitaliy UKR 2546 1.0
GM Ernst Sipke NED 2536 1.0
GM Esen Baris TUR 2530 1.0
GM Neverov Valeriy UKR 2506 1.0
GM Dzhumaev Marat UZB 2495 1.0
GM Nguyen Duc Hoa VIE 2494 1.0
IM Narayanan Srinath IND 2478 1.0
IM Rathnakaran K. IND 2457 1.0
IM Vignesh N R IND 2448 1.0
FM K. Praneeth Surya IND 2429 1.0
GM Sriram Jha IND 2416 1.0
IM Ramnath Bhuvanesh.R IND 2414 1.0
IM Das Sayantan IND 2411 1.0
IM Visakh N R IND 2388 1.0
IM Krishna C R G IND 2387 1.0
IM Himanshu Sharma IND 2385 1.0
IM Ravi Teja S. IND 2385 1.0
Harsha Bharathakoti IND 2362 1.0
IM Palit Somak IND 2357 1.0
Kulkarni Rakesh IND 2349 1.0
IM Rajesh V A V IND 2338 1.0
FM Gajwa Ankit IND 2335 1.0
Gusain Himal IND 2335 1.0
Aradhya Garg IND 2316 1.0
Sammed Jaykumar Shete IND 2307 1.0
IM Sangma Rahul IND 2303 1.0
Sahoo Utkal Ranjan IND 2297 1.0
FM Mehar Chinna Reddy C.H. IND 2293 1.0
FM Mohammad Fahad Rahman BAN 2278 1.0
Iniyan P IND 2275 1.0
Patil Pratik IND 2270 1.0
FM Rajdeep Sarkar IND 2267 1.0
IM Murali Krishnan B T IND 2260 1.0
Deshpande Aniruddha IND 2257 1.0
Lokesh N. IND 2255 1.0
FM Raghunandan Kaumandur Srihari IND 2252 1.0
Dhulipalla Bala Chandra Prasad IND 2248 1.0
Vijay Keerthi K. IND 2248 1.0
IM Krishna Teja N IND 2246 1.0
Hemant Sharma (del) IND 2242 1.0
Debarshi Mukherjee IND 2233 1.0
Shailesh Dravid IND 2230 1.0
FM Nihal Sarin IND 2217 1.0
Ram S. Krishnan IND 2212 1.0
AGM Lakshmi Narayanan M V IND 2205 1.0
Hirthickkesh Pr IND 2187 1.0
IM Chakravarthi Reddy M IND 2176 1.0
FM Praggnanandhaa R IND 2174 1.0
Singh S. Vikramjit IND 2155 1.0
Snehal Bhosale IND 2155 1.0
Tiwari Arjun IND 2125 1.0
Bhambure Shantanu IND 2120 1.0
Jain Naveen IND 2113 1.0
Joshi Govind Ballabh IND 2113 1.0
WIM Nandhidhaa Pv IND 2111 1.0
Arjun Kalyan IND 2107 1.0
Deepak Katiyar IND 2107 1.0
CM Rathanvel V S IND 2099 1.0
Nishant Malhotra IND 2099 1.0
Saurabh Anand IND 2097 1.0
Dahale Atul IND 2088 1.0
Rahul Srivatshav P IND 2086 1.0
Sankalp Gupta IND 2068 1.0
Ovezdurdiyeva Jemal TKM 1998 1.0
CM Aditya Mittal IND 1960 1.0
Elancheralathan P IND 1876 1.0
Bhanot Stuti IND 1767 1.0
Dushyant Sharma IND 1732 1.0
79 GM Gabrielian Artur RUS 2545 0.5
GM Nguyen Huynh Minh Huy VIE 2489 0.5
GM Czebe Attila HUN 2466 0.5
IM Das Arghyadip IND 2463 0.5
IM Shyaamnikhil P IND 2428 0.5
IM Akash G IND 2408 0.5
IM Nitin S. IND 2400 0.5
FM Thakur Akash IND 2341 0.5
Pradeep Kumar R A IND 2302 0.5
WIM Ivana Maria Furtado IND 2277 0.5
CM Prince Bajaj IND 2268 0.5
Srijit Paul IND 2259 0.5
Erigaisi Arjun IND 2238 0.5
Navalgund Niranjan IND 2223 0.5
WIM Michelle Catherina P IND 2216 0.5
Harikrishnan.A.Ra IND 2172 0.5
FM Matta Vinay Kumar IND 2163 0.5
Debashish Dutta IND 2111 0.5
CM Sadhwani Raunak IND 2104 0.5
WFM Srija Seshadri IND 2092 0.5
Kulkarni Vinayak IND 2043 0.5
Nayak Rajesh IND 2023 0.5
Adhithya S IND 2018 0.5
Didwania Vishal IND 2014 0.5
Manush Shah IND 2003 0.5
Negi Virender Singh IND 2000 0.5
Ojas Kulkarni IND 2000 0.5
Alahakoon Isuru SRI 1979 0.5
Aditya Basu IND 1959 0.5
WFM Arpita Mukherjee IND 1934 0.5
WCM Salonika Saina IND 1926 0.5
Srikanth K. IND 1918 0.5
Barath Kalyan M IND 1903 0.5
Joshi Abhijeet IND 1895 0.5
Sahil Tickoo IND 1889 0.5
CM Mendonca Leon Luke IND 1859 0.5
Vijay Anand M. IND 1858 0.5
Anant Prabhudesai IND 1818 0.5
Subba Raju S. IND 1789 0.5
Jadhav Vaibhavi IND 1676 0.5
119 GM David Alberto ITA 2597 0.0
IM Kathmale Sameer IND 2306 0.0
Shreyansh Daklia IND 2212 0.0
Santu Mondal IND 2195 0.0
Shrutarshi Ray IND 2103 0.0
Koustav Chatterjee IND 2097 0.0
Anilkumar O.T. IND 2070 0.0
Subhayan Kundu IND 2069 0.0
Choudhary Jitendra Kumar IND 2066 0.0
Audi Ameya IND 2061 0.0
Suvradeepta Das IND 2060 0.0
Pardeep Arora IND 2054 0.0
CM Sharang Sanjeev Kapoor IND 2053 0.0
WCM Chandreyee Hajra IND 2050 0.0
Vantika Agrawal IND 2048 0.0
Phadke Sohan IND 2045 0.0
Kakumanu Kautil IND 2044 0.0
CM Gukesh D IND 2041 0.0
Nath Rupankar IND 2038 0.0
Gandhi Anish IND 2037 0.0
Aansh Gupta IND 2033 0.0
Kumar Gaurav IND 2030 0.0
Sumit Grover IND 2028 0.0
Bala Kannamma P IND 2020 0.0
Pradip Tiwari IND 2013 0.0
Lakshmi Sandeep Naidu V IND 2011 0.0
Sanjeet Manohar IND 2008 0.0
WIM Parnali S Dharia IND 2002 0.0
Cholleti Sahajasri IND 2002 0.0
Sa Kannan IND 2002 0.0
Ritam Nag IND 2000 0.0
Darpan Inani IND 1995 0.0
Harshita Guddanti IND 1994 0.0
Harshavardhan G B IND 1993 0.0
FM Tiwari Ashwani IND 1992 0.0
Gurung Rakesh IND 1981 0.0
Supriya Joshi IND 1981 0.0
Raahul V S IND 1975 0.0
Gavi Siddayya IND 1971 0.0
Naveen S Hegde IND 1966 0.0
Madhurima Shekhar IND 1963 0.0
Priyanka K IND 1961 0.0
Arjun Adappa IND 1960 0.0
Purushothaman T IND 1955 0.0
Balkishan A. IND 1947 0.0
Ganguly Ritabroto IND 1946 0.0
Vardan Nagpal IND 1930 0.0
WCM Isha Sharma IND 1927 0.0
Mulay Pratik IND 1926 0.0
Kunal Kakumanu IND 1924 0.0
Shweta Gole IND 1915 0.0
FM Shrestha Sujendra Prasad NEP 1913 0.0
Roop Saurav IND 1911 0.0
WFM Tarini Goyal IND 1908 0.0
Kavinda Akila SRI 1908 0.0
IM Wazeer Ahmad Khan IND 1907 0.0
Ashutosh Kumar IND 1907 0.0
Doshi Moksh Amitbhai IND 1899 0.0
Yalkanova Maya TKM 1896 0.0
WCM Sapale Saloni IND 1892 0.0
CM Raja Rithvik R IND 1887 0.0
Shuban Saha IND 1885 0.0
Sharma Manoj IND 1881 0.0
Joy Antony IND 1872 0.0
Tarun V Kanth IND 1871 0.0
Negi D.S. IND 1869 0.0
Ambarish Sharma IND 1861 0.0
Mishra Anwesha IND 1855 0.0
Vakil Akhtara IND 1853 0.0
Devansh Ratti IND 1846 0.0
Panesar Vedant IND 1842 0.0
Deepak Rai IND 1829 0.0
Saksham Rautela IND 1826 0.0
Diwan Rajesh IND 1820 0.0
Rajesh Kumar Nath IND 1806 0.0
Prithu Gupta IND 1803 0.0
Prasant N Nayagam IND 1747 0.0
Dave Sneh IND 1739 0.0
Sanjit Dutta IND 1738 0.0
Chaudhary Sushil NEP 1722 0.0
Archi Agrawal IND 1633 0.0
CM Nikhil Magizhnan IND 1601 0.0

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