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GM Viktor Laznicka and GM Nguyen leading in India

3rd Kolkata Open rounds 3 and 4

The strong gandmasters – GM Viktor Laznicka and GM Nguyen – are leading the 3rd Kolkata open that is taking place in India 23 March to 2nd April. Laznicka and Nguyen are with full points 4,0/4 and are paired in the next round on board 1.

They are closely followed by GM Lputian, GM Sandipan, and GM Rahman with 3,5/4, and a larger group of players with 3,0/4. Among them are local heroes GM Sasikiran, GM Koneru, and IM Sundararajan, as well as U20 world chess champion GM Ahmed Adly. Here are the results, pairings, and photos from Kolkata Open.

Kolkata Open round 3 results

GM Lputian Smbat G 2616 ARM 2 ½ – ½ 2 GM Bakre Tejas 2459 IND

GM Laznicka Viktor 2595 CZE 2 1 – 0 2 IM Venkatesh M R 2444 IND
IM Rathnakaran K 2437 IND 2 0 – 1 2 GM Nguyen Anh Dung 2525 VIE

GM Dobrov Vladimir 2501 RUS 2 ½ – ½ 2 IM Laxman R R 2440 IND
IM Arun Prasad S 2423 IND 2 1 – 0 2 GM Safin Shukhrat 2493 UZB
IM Konguvel Ponnuswamy 2394 IND 2 1 – 0 2 GM Barua Dibyendu 2491 IND

GM Neelotpal Das 2486 IND 2 ½ – ½ 2 Nolte Rolando 2412 PHI
Thejkumar M S 2382 IND 2 1 – 0 2 IM Ashwin Jayaram 2478 IND

Das Arghyadip 2404 IND 1½ ½ – ½ 1½ GM Sasikiran Krishnan 2677 IND
IM Akshayraj Kore 2399 IND 1½ 0 – 1 1½ GM Koneru Humpy 2612 IND
IM Kobese Watu 2389 RSA 1½ 0 – 1 1½ GM Sandipan Chanda 2593 IND

GM Adly Ahmed 2551 EGY 1½ 1 – 0 1½ IM Garma Chito 2383 PHI
GM Rahman Ziaur 2492 BAN 1½ 1 – 0 1½ IM Frhat Ali 2379 EGY
GM Ramesh R B 2473 IND 1½ 1 – 0 1½ IM Prakash G B 2341 IND
IM Sriram Jha 2457 IND 1½ 0 – 1 1½ IM Babu N Sudhakar 2333 IND

Kolkata open round 4 results

IM Arun Prasad S 2423 IND 3 0 – 1 3 GM Laznicka Viktor 2595 CZE

GM Nguyen Anh Dung 2525 VIE 3 1 – 0 3 IM Konguvel Ponnuswamy 2394 IND

GM Lputian Smbat G 2616 ARM 2½ 1 – 0 3 Thejkumar M S 2382 IND
GM Koneru Humpy 2612 IND 2½ ½ – ½ 2½ GM Ramesh R B 2473 IND
GM Sandipan Chanda 2593 IND 2½ 1 – 0 2½ Barbosa Oliver 2410 PHI

GM Bakre Tejas 2459 IND 2½ ½ – ½ 2½ GM Adly Ahmed 2551 EGY
Nolte Rolando 2412 PHI 2½ ½ – ½ 2½ GM Dobrov Vladimir 2501 RUS
IM Laxman R R 2440 IND 2½ 0 – 1 2½ GM Rahman Ziaur 2492 BAN
IM Babu N Sudhakar 2333 IND 2½ ½ – ½ 2½ GM Neelotpal Das 2486 IND

GM Sasikiran Krishnan 2677 IND 2 1 – 0 2½ IM Satyapragyan Swayangsu 2406 IND

IM Suvrajit Saha 2363 IND 2 0 – 1 2 GM Ghaem Maghami Ehsan 2589 IRI
GM David Alberto 2557 LUX 2 1 – 0 2 Palit Somak 2340 IND
GM Safin Shukhrat 2493 UZB 2 1 – 0 2 IM Solomon Kenny 2332 RSA

GM Barua Dibyendu 2491 IND 2 1 – 0 2 IM Singh D P 2326 IND
IM Ashwin Jayaram 2478 IND 2 1 – 0 2 FM Hasan Mehdi 2320 BAN

Pairings round 5

GM Laznicka Viktor GM Nguyen Anh Dung
GM Rahman Ziaur – GM Lputian Smbat G
GM Koneru Humpy – GM Sandipan Chanda
IM Sundararajan Kidambi – GM Sasikiran Krishnan

GM Ghaem Maghami Ehsan – IM Venkatesh M R
Das Arghyadip – GM David Alberto
GM Adly Ahmed – IM Arun Prasad S
GM Dobrov Vladimir – IM Saptarshi Roy
IM Konguvel Ponnuswamy – GM Safin Shukhrat
IM Kamble Vikramaditya – GM Barua Dibyendu

More info on the official site


kolkata open 1

GM Viktor Laznicka continues with full points after important victory with black over IM Arun

kolkata open nguyen

GM Nguyen defeated IM Konguvel in round 4 to join GM Laznicka on top of the table

kolkata open koneru

Indian derby in round 4 – GM Koneru vs. GM Ramesh draw

kolkata open sandipan

Another local hero, GM Sandipan, defeated Oliver Barbosa to stay only half a point away from the leaders

kolkata open dobrov

GM Vladimir Dobrov will play with IM Saptarshi in round 5

kolkata open shukharat

GM Safin Shukhrat moving up the standings

kolkata open sasikiran

Top seeded GM Sasikiran is with 3,0/4. He has an important game aganist IM Sundararajan in round 5

kolkata open lputian

GM Smbut Lputian representing Armenia

kolkata open ahmed adly

GM Ahmed Adly, the world junior chess champion, with 3,0/4

kolkata open laznicka

GM Laznicka, top of the table and with difficult match in round 5

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GM David Alberto, one of the strong European participants at Kalkota open

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GM Sasikiran, the top seeded player and local hero

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