14-year old Kerala boy S L Narayanan kept improving by the day scoring over Grandmaster M R Venkatesh in the tenth and penultimate round of the Apollo Engineering College Commonwealth Chess Championships 2012 at Multipurpose Indoor Stadium, Chennai here today.
Narayanan moves into the top of the table with 8.5 points sharing the lead with top seed Sergei Tiviakov (The Netherlands), M R Lalith Babu and P Karthikeyan (both India). Half a point behind the leaders at 8.0 points are Marat Dzhumaev (Uzbekistan), SP Sethuraman and M Shyam Sundar (both India).
Scoring his sixth win in a row, Narayanan has thus far scalped his third Grandmaster in this event viz., Adhiban, Oleksienko Mikhailo and Venkatesh.
Chandika Divyasree made her second Woman International Master Norm despite her loss to Grandmaster Deepan Chakkravarthy.
The title fight for the Championship is bound to be an interesting affair between youth and experience. The final round tomorrow promises interesting stuff with numerous prizes to be won.
IM P Karthikeyan – GM Sergei Tiviakov
1.d4 Nf6 2.c4 e6 3.Nc3 Bb4 4.e3 c5 5.Nge2 cxd4 6.exd4 O-O 7.a3 Be7 8.Nf4 d5 9.cxd5 Nxd5 10.Ncxd5 exd5 11.Bd3 Bf6 12.O-O Nc6 13.Be3 g6 14.Rc1 Bg7 15.Bb1 Qd6 16.Re1 Rd8 17.Qd2 Ne7 18.h3 Bf5 19.Bxf5 Nxf5 20.Rc5 Ne7 21.Nd3 Nc6 22.Nf4 Ne7 23.Nd3 Nc6 24.Nf4 1/2-1/2
S L Narayanan – GM M R Venkatesh
1.d4 Nf6 2.c4 g6 3.Nc3 Bg7 4.e4 d6 5.f3 O-O 6.Nge2 c5 7.d5 a6 8.a4 e6 9.Ng3 exd5 10.cxd5 Nbd7 11.Be2 h5 12.Bg5 Qe8 13.Qd2 Nh7 14.Bh6 Qe5 15.Bxg7 Qxg7 16.Nf1 f5 17.Ne3 f4 18.Nc4 Qe7 19.a5 Qh4 20.Kd1 Qe7 21.Na4 Rb8 22.b4 Ng5 23.bxc5 Nxc5 24.Nxc5 dxc5 25.h4 Ne6 26.dxe6 Rd8 27.Bd3 Bxe6 28.Kc2 Rd4 29.Qc3 Rbd8 30.Rad1 Qf7 31.Nb6 Rb4 32.Bc4 Re8 33.Bxe6 Qxe6 34.Nd5 1-0
V R Aravindh Chithambaram – GM Sundararajan Kidambi
1.e4 e5 2.Nf3 Nc6 3.Bc4 Nf6 4.Ng5 d5 5.exd5 Na5 6.Bb5 c6 7.dxc6 bxc6 8.Qf3 Be7 9.Bd3 O-O 10.Nc3 g6 11.h4 Bg4 12.Qe3 Nh5 13.b3 Nf4 14.Bf1 c5 15.Bb2 c4 16.f3 Bf5 17.O-O-O cxb3 18.axb3 Qc7 19.Nge4 Rfc8 20.h5 Rab8 21.Ba6 Nd5 22.Qe2 Rd8 23.g4 Bxe4 24.Qxe4 Nxc3 25.dxc3 Rxd1 26.Rxd1 Ba3 27.Qd3 Qc5 28.h6 Qf8 29.Bxa3 Qxa3 30.Kb1 Nc6 31.Bb5 Qc5 32.Bxc6 Qxc6 33.Qd8 Qe8 34.Qf6 Qf8 35.g5 a5 36.Qxe5 a4 37.Kb2 axb3 38.cxb3 Re8 39.Qd4 Re2 40.Rd2 Re8 41.b4 1-0
R R Vasudevan
Apollo Engineering College Commonwealth Chess Championships 2012