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Stable day for most of high ranked players in ongoing LIC Kolkata Open Chess Tournament

Kolkata, May 16 (UNI) Eight players shot into the lead with a full score at the end of what
turned out to be a stable day for most of the high ranked players in the ongoing LIC 3rd
Kolkata Open Chess Tournament played here on Wednesday.
Bengal youngsters Srijit Paul and Koustav Chatterjee impressed by holding their
Grandmaster opponents to draws, while Indian prodigy Nihal Sarin was held to a draw
by his Bangladeshi sensation Mohammed Fahad Rahman.
One of the sharpest games of the tournament so far was played out on the second
board between K.Rathnakaran and Aravindh Chithambaram, two players known for their
creativity. In a wild battle from a Ruy Lopez opening, Rathnakaran played energetically
to sacrifice an exchange on the 18th move and looked to be holding an advantage as
Aravind’s kingside looked exposed and vulnerable.
However, the game ended in a draw in 62 moves after lots of twists and turns.
Teenaged Anand Nadar held Grandmaster Sandipan Chanda to a relatively sedate
draw from 46 moves, while Veteran D.V.Prasad continued his good run in the tournament
by holding Grandmaster Sundararajan Kidambi to an interesting draw.
It was also a day when many of the prominent Grandmasters in the field gave delightful
displays of their fine strategic technique, carving out wins playing flawless chess late into
the endgame.
Top seed Nigel Short revealed his creative side by developing his king-knight to the
h6 square on the 4th move itself from the black side of an irregular Queen-pawn opening
against IM Shyam Nikhil. Patiently maneuvering and improving his position throughout the middlegame, he entered a major pieces ending with a slight advantage, and converted
into a win in 47 moves by keeping his opponent in constant pressure throughout.
Ivan Rozum of Russia was another Grandmaster who showed his technical superiority
in a rook endgame over young Arjun Kalyan. Rated at 2581, Rozum won a pawn in the
middlegame and patiently converted his advantage in a Rook ending lasting 46 moves.
Similar method of play saw local Grandmaster Deep Sengupta scoring a facile win
over teenaged IM Siva Mahadevan in a Guico Piano game leading into a minor pieces
ending lasting 43 moves.
Important Results: Third Round
Shyam Nikhil (2) Lost to Nigel Short (3)
K.Rathnakaran (2.5) Drew Aravindh Chithambaram (2.5)
Ivan Rozum (3) Beat Arjun Kalyan (2)
Anand Nadar (2.5) Drew Sandipan Chanda (2.5)
Deep Sengupta (3) Beat Siva Mahadevan (2)
Koustav Chattarjee (2.5) Drew Vladimir Burmakin (2.5)
Narayanan Srinath (3) Beat Kaustuv Kundu (2)
Saravana Krishnan (2.5) Drew Shyam Sundar (2.5)
Srijit Paul (2.5) Drew Tran Tuan Minh (2.5)
Vantika Agrawal (2) Lost to Erigaisi Arjun (3)
N.R.Vignesh (3) Beat Rajdeep Sarkar (2)
Muhammad Khusenkhojaev (3) Beat Ravi Teja (2)
S.Kidambi (2.5) Drew D.V.Prasad (2.5)
Nikhil Dixit (2) Lost to S.Nitin (3)
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