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Four leaders at the 10th Mumbai Mayor's Cup 2017

by Niklesh Jain - 07/06/2017

Four rounds have been completed at the 10th Mumbai Mayor's Cup 2017. We have four leaders with a 100% score and three of them are Indians - GM Diptayan Ghosh, IM Sayantan Das, GM Deepan Chakravarthy and GM Niaz Murshed. We have some exclusive pictures sent to us from the venue and some very nicely played games by the players. Illustrated report from the financial capital of India!

The Mumbai Mayor's Cup is one of the best tournaments in India and is being held at Mount Litera School in Bandra Kurla Complex

The tournament will be played from 4th to the 11th of June 2017

The event in Mumbai was preceded by the Bhubaneshwar KIIT Open. Although the Bhubaneshwar tournament was really strong, it was a pity that no Indian players made a norm. In order to overcome this problem the first two rounds of the Mumbai Mayor's Cup witnesses accelerated pairing. 

 

Accelerated pairing simply means that the tournament is divided into two halves and the upper half players are paired against each other and the bottom half against themselves. In this way, the norm seekers get strong opponents right from the word go. Of course, after two rounds you usually see a skewed pairing in round three, but things were back to normal by the fourth round.

India's talent Diptayan Ghosh, who is looing at 2600 Elo pretty soon, played a nice positional game to outplay IM P. Iniyan in the fourth round 
[Event "10th Mumbai Mayors Cup 2017"]
[Site "Mumbai"]
[Date "2017.06.06"]
[Round "4"]
[White "Ghosh, Diptayan"]
[Black "Iniyan, P."]
[Result "1-0"]
[ECO "A49"]
[WhiteElo "2569"]
[BlackElo "2392"]
[Annotator "ChessBase"]
[PlyCount "181"]
[EventDate "2017.??.??"]
[TimeControl "5400+30"]

1. Nf3 Nf6 2. g3 g6 3. Bg2 Bg7 4. O-O O-O 5. d4 d6 6. b3 a5 7. c4 e5 8. dxe5
dxe5 9. Ba3 Re8 10. Qxd8 Rxd8 11. Nc3 Nc6 12. Rad1 Bf5 13. Nh4 Be6 14. Bxc6
bxc6 15. Nf3 Re8 16. Ng5 Bf5 17. e4 Bg4 18. f3 Bc8 19. Kg2 Nd7 20. Rf2 Bh6 21.
Bc1 Bf8 22. Be3 f6 23. Nh3 Bc5 24. Re2 Bb4 25. Na4 Rb8 26. Nf2 Nb6 27. Nc5 Bxc5
28. Bxc5 a4 29. Be3 Be6 30. Nd3 axb3 31. axb3 Nd7 32. Rb2 Rb7 33. Kf2 Kf7 34.
Ke2 Reb8 35. Rdb1 g5 36. Kd2 Kg6 37. Kc3 f5 38. Ra1 g4 39. fxg4 fxe4 40. Nf2
Nf6 41. Ra6 Nxg4 42. Nxg4 Bxg4 43. Rxc6+ Kg7 44. Bg5 Re8 45. b4 Re6 46. Rxe6
Bxe6 47. Ra2 Kg6 48. Be3 Rb8 49. Ra6 Kf6 50. h4 h5 51. b5 Kf5 52. Bg5 Rf8 53.
Rc6 Rf7 54. Rc5 Rd7 55. Bf4 Kg4 56. Rxe5 Bf5 57. Kb4 Rf7 58. Kc5 Kf3 59. Kc6
Bg4 60. c5 Kf2 61. Kb7 Bf3 62. c6 Rg7 63. Kb8 Rf7 64. Kb7 Rg7 65. Ka8 Rg8+ 66.
Ka7 Rg7 67. Kb7 Rf7 68. Kb8 Rg7 69. Re8 Be2 70. Re5 Bf3 71. b6 cxb6 72. c7 Bg4
73. Rxe4 Rg8+ 74. Ka7 b5 75. Rb4 Bd7 76. Rd4 Be6 77. Rd8 Rg7 78. Rb8 Bd7 79.
Rd8 Be6 80. Kb8 b4 81. c8=Q Bxc8 82. Kxc8 Rxg3 83. Bxg3+ Kxg3 84. Kd7 Kxh4 85.
Ke6 Kg4 86. Ke5 h4 87. Ke4 Kg3 88. Ke3 h3 89. Rg8+ Kh2 90. Kf2 b3 91. Rb8 1-0

Deepan Chakravarthy has won all his games and is on 4.0/4. In the fourth round he beat...

...IM Raghunandan K.S.
[Event "10th Mumbai Mayors Cup 2017"]
[Site "Mumbai"]
[Date "2017.06.06"]
[Round "4"]
[White "Raghunandan, Kaumandur Srihari"]
[Black "Deepan Chakkravarthy, J."]
[Result "0-1"]
[ECO "E61"]
[WhiteElo "2410"]
[BlackElo "2480"]
[Annotator "ChessBase"]
[PlyCount "106"]
[EventDate "2017.??.??"]
[TimeControl "5400+30"]

1. d4 d6 2. Nf3 Nf6 3. c4 g6 4. Nc3 Bf5 5. Qb3 b6 6. g3 Bg7 7. Bg2 Nc6 8. Qd1
O-O 9. Nh4 Bd7 10. O-O Rb8 11. b3 Na5 12. Bb2 c5 13. Nf3 a6 14. Rc1 cxd4 15.
Nxd4 b5 16. cxb5 axb5 17. e4 e6 18. Nc2 b4 19. Ne2 Bc6 20. Ne3 e5 21. Nc4 Nxc4
22. Rxc4 Rb6 23. Qd2 Qa8 24. Qxd6 Ra6 25. Qxb4 Rb8 26. Qd2 Nxe4 27. Qc2 Nxg3
28. Rxc6 Rxc6 29. Bxc6 Nxe2+ 30. Qxe2 Qxc6 31. f4 Rb4 32. Bxe5 Bxe5 33. Qxe5
Re4 34. Qb2 Qe6 35. Qf2 Re2 36. Qg3 Qb6+ 37. Kh1 Rxa2 38. f5 Qc6+ 39. Kg1 Qb6+
40. Kh1 Rb2 41. fxg6 hxg6 42. Qf3 Qxb3 43. Qxb3 Rxb3 44. Kg2 Kg7 45. Ra1 Kh6
46. Ra7 f5 47. Ra6 Kh5 48. Rc6 g5 49. Rc2 Kg4 50. Rc5 Rb2+ 51. Kg1 f4 52. Rc8
Re2 53. Rf8 Kf3 0-1

The game between two state mates IM Sayantan Das (white) and GM Neelotpal Das ended in a win for the youngster. Sayantan is now on 4.0/4. 
[Event "10th Mumbai Mayors Cup 2017"]
[Site "Mumbai"]
[Date "2017.06.06"]
[Round "4"]
[White "Das, Sayantan"]
[Black "Neelotpal, Das"]
[Result "1-0"]
[ECO "C18"]
[WhiteElo "2401"]
[BlackElo "2438"]
[Annotator "NA"]
[PlyCount "165"]
[EventDate "2017.??.??"]
[TimeControl "5400+30"]

1. e4 e6 2. d4 d5 3. Nc3 Bb4 4. e5 Ne7 5. a3 Bxc3+ 6. bxc3 c5 7. Nf3 b6 8. Bb5+
Bd7 9. Bd3 Ba4 10. h4 Qc7 11. O-O h6 12. h5 Nd7 (12... c4 $5 13. Be2 Qd8 $11)
13. Bf4 {7 LiveBook: 4 Games C18: French: 3 Nc3 Bb4: Main line: h4 and 7 Qg4}
O-O-O 14. Qd2 {[#]} Kb8 $146 ({Predecessor:} 14... Kb7 15. Nh2 Rc8 16. Ng4 cxd4
17. cxd4 Qc3 18. Qxc3 Rxc3 19. Bd2 {1-0 (55) Bologan,V (2585) -Hertneck,G
(2615) Germany 1994}) 15. Rfb1 Nc6 16. Ra2 Ka8 17. Bg3 c4 18. Be2 Ndb8 19. Nh2
Ne7 20. Bg4 $11 Qd7 21. Bh4 Nbc6 22. Nf1 Rdf8 23. Ne3 Rhg8 24. f4 g5 25. hxg6
fxg6 26. Bf6 Nf5 27. Bxf5 gxf5 28. Kf2 Qe8 29. Qe2 Na5 30. Bh4 Rg6 31. Rh1 Rfg8
32. Raa1 Qf8 33. Rh2 Nb7 34. Qd1 Na5 35. Qb1 Nc6 36. Qb2 Qg7 37. Rah1 h5 38.
Qc1 Qh6 39. g3 Qg7 40. Rh3 Nd8 41. Qd1 Nf7 42. Qxh5 Qf8 43. Ra1 Rh6 44. Qf3 Kb8
45. Rhh1 Rgh8 46. Ke2 R8h7 47. Kd2 Nh8 48. Qg2 Ng6 49. Bg5 Rxh1 50. Rxh1 Qh8
51. Bf6 Qg8 52. Rh2 Nf8 53. Rh3 Be8 54. Qh2 Qg6 55. Rxh7 Qxh7 56. Qxh7 Nxh7 57.
Be7 Kc8 58. Ke2 Kd7 59. Bd6 Bh5+ 60. g4 fxg4 61. Kf2 g3+ 62. Kxg3 Be2 63. Kh4
Bf3 64. Bb8 a6 65. Bd6 b5 66. Bb4 Ke8 67. Kg3 Be2 68. f5 Kf7 69. Ng2 Ng5 70.
Nf4 Bd1 71. fxe6+ Nxe6 72. Nxd5 Bxc2 73. Ne3 Be4 74. Bd6 Ng7 75. Kf4 Bh1 76. d5
a5 77. e6+ Nxe6+ 78. dxe6+ Kxe6 79. Bc7 a4 80. Ba5 Kd6 81. Kf5 Bf3 82. Bb4+ Kc6
83. Ke5 1-0

Saravana Krishnan held Khusenkhojaev Muhammad to a draw

After a not so successful tournament in Orissa, Niaz Murshed has been doing well in Mumbai. With a win over Badrinath he has a 100% score after four rounds.
[Event "10th Mumbai Mayors Cup 2017"]
[Site "Mumbai"]
[Date "2017.06.06"]
[Round "4"]
[White "Murshed, Niaz"]
[Black "Badrinath, S."]
[Result "1-0"]
[ECO "E60"]
[WhiteElo "2423"]
[BlackElo "1977"]
[Annotator "ChessBase"]
[PlyCount "81"]
[EventDate "2017.??.??"]
[TimeControl "5400+30"]

1. Nf3 Nf6 2. c4 g6 3. b3 Bg7 4. Bb2 d6 5. g3 O-O 6. d4 a6 7. Bg2 Nc6 8. d5 Na5
9. Nbd2 c5 10. O-O b5 11. e4 Rb8 12. Bc3 Nd7 13. Bxg7 Kxg7 14. Qc2 Kg8 15. Qc3
f6 16. Ne1 Ne5 17. f4 Nf7 18. Nd3 Qc7 19. Rf2 bxc4 20. bxc4 Nh6 21. h3 e5 22.
dxe6 Bxe6 23. f5 Bf7 24. fxg6 Bxg6 25. Nf4 Nc6 26. Qe3 Nf7 27. Ne6 Qe7 28. Nxf8
Rxf8 29. e5 Ncxe5 30. Bd5 Kg7 31. Kg2 Ng5 32. h4 Ne6 33. Nf3 Nc7 34. Nxe5 dxe5
35. Rd1 Rd8 36. Rfd2 Kh8 37. Be4 Rxd2+ 38. Rxd2 f5 39. Bc6 f4 40. gxf4 e4 41.
Qc3+ 1-0

Top seed Farrukh Amonatov defeated Akash P.C. Iyer in the fourth round and is now on 3.5/4
[Event "10th Mumbai Mayors Cup 2017"]
[Site "Mumbai"]
[Date "2017.06.06"]
[Round "4"]
[White "Akash Pc, Iyer"]
[Black "Amonatov, Farrukh"]
[Result "0-1"]
[ECO "E60"]
[WhiteElo "2282"]
[BlackElo "2635"]
[Annotator "ChessBase"]
[PlyCount "106"]
[EventDate "2017.??.??"]
[TimeControl "5400+30"]

1. d4 Nf6 2. c4 g6 3. f3 Bg7 4. e4 O-O 5. Ne2 d6 6. Nec3 e5 7. d5 a5 8. Be3 Na6
9. Qd2 Nh5 10. Nb5 b6 11. N1c3 f5 12. O-O-O Nc5 13. Bd3 Nf6 14. Bc2 f4 15. Bf2
g5 16. h3 h5 17. b3 Nh7 18. Kb2 Rf7 19. Ra1 g4 20. hxg4 hxg4 21. Bd1 g3 22. Bg1
Nf8 23. a3 Ng6 24. b4 Nb7 25. Be2 Bf6 26. Na4 Nh4 27. Bd3 Rh7 28. Qc2 Be7 29.
c5 bxc5 30. bxc5 dxc5 31. Nxc5 Nd6 32. Rb1 Rb8 33. Ka1 Nxb5 34. Bxb5 Bd6 35. a4
Qe7 36. Rc1 Qf8 37. Ka2 Qf7 38. Ka1 Rh5 39. Qa2 Nxf3 40. Rxh5 Qxh5 41. gxf3
Qxf3 42. Be2 Qg2 43. Bh5 Bh3 44. Qxg2 Bxg2 45. Bg4 Rb4 46. Be6+ Kg7 47. Bf5 f3
48. Nd3 Rxa4+ 49. Kb1 Ra3 50. Rd1 Kf6 51. Ne1 Bf1 52. Nc2 Rb3+ 53. Kc1 Be2 0-1

On 3.0/4 is GM Sahaj Grover

There are three categories at the Mayor's Cup. Above 2000 in the A-category (although there are more than 100 players below 2000 rating), 1600-2000 in the B category and Below 1600 in the C.

Mrudul Dehankar is now maturing into a very dangerous player. With draw against GM Abdulla-Al-Rakib and win against GM Raset ZIatdinov, she is on 3.5/4 and already gaining well over 70 Elo.
[Event "10th Mumbai Mayors Cup 2017"]
[Site "Mumbai"]
[Date "2017.06.06"]
[Round "4"]
[White "Mrudul Dehankar"]
[Black "Ziatdinov, Raset"]
[Result "1-0"]
[ECO "C90"]
[WhiteElo "1942"]
[BlackElo "2301"]
[Annotator "NA"]
[PlyCount "127"]
[EventDate "2017.??.??"]
[TimeControl "5400+30"]

1. e4 e5 2. Nf3 Nc6 3. Bb5 a6 4. Ba4 Nf6 5. O-O Be7 6. Re1 b5 7. Bb3 d6 8. c3
Bg4 9. d3 O-O 10. Nbd2 Na5 11. Bc2 c5 12. h3 Bh5 13. Nf1 Nd7 {C90: Closed Ruy
Lopez with 7...d6: Early deviations} (13... Bxf3 14. Qxf3 Ne8 15. a3 c4 16. a4
Nc7 17. axb5 axb5 18. Ne3 Bg5 19. dxc4 Bxe3 20. Qxe3 Nxc4 21. Rxa8 Qxa8 {
1/2-1/2 (68) Areshchenko,A (2664)-Nikolic,P (2669) Germany 2008}) 14. Ng3 Bxf3
15. Qxf3 Bg5 16. Nf5 Bxc1 17. Raxc1 Qf6 18. Qg4 $146 ({Predecessor:} 18. Qg3
Kh8 19. Rf1 g6 20. Ne3 Qf4 21. Qxf4 exf4 {1-0 (46) Sulc,D (2175)-Brunski,I
(2064) Zadar 2015}) 18... Rfd8 19. Re3 Nf8 20. Rg3 Ne6 21. Re1 Kh8 22. Rf3 Nf4
$14 (22... Qg5 $11 23. Qxg5 Nxg5) 23. g3 h5 24. Qxg7+ Qxg7 25. Nxg7 Nxd3 26.
Bxd3 Kxg7 27. Rf5 Rh8 28. h4 Rh6 29. Be2 Rah8 30. a4 c4 31. axb5 axb5 32. Ra1
Nc6 33. Ra6 Rc8 34. Rxh5 Rxh5 35. Bxh5 f5 36. exf5 d5 37. Bf3 e4 38. f6+ Kxf6
39. Bg4 Rc7 40. Bd7 Rxd7 41. Rxc6+ Kf5 42. Rb6 e3 43. fxe3 Ke4 44. Rxb5 Kxe3
45. Kg2 Ke4 46. Rb8 Re7 47. Rf8 Rb7 48. Rf2 Rg7 49. Re2+ Kd3 50. Re5 Kc2 51.
Re2+ Kd3 52. Rf2 Ke4 53. Kh3 Ke3 54. Rf5 Ke4 55. Rf4+ Ke5 56. h5 Rb7 57. Rf2
Ke4 58. g4 Ke3 59. Kg3 Re7 60. Rh2 Rf7 61. h6 Rf3+ 62. Kh4 Rf8 63. h7 Kf3 64.
Kg5 1-0

A huge talent in Indian chess Savitha Shri thinking about her move in the fourth round. Expect a huge profile story on this young prodigy!
Mumbai's famous coach and player Amardeep Bartakke

Rank after round four

Rk. SNo     Name sex FED Rtg Club/City Pts.  TB1   TB2   TB3   TB4   TB5 
1 2   GM Ghosh Diptayan   IND 2569 WB 4,0 0,0 8,5 10,5 10,50 4,0
2 9   GM Deepan Chakkravarthy J.   IND 2480 TN 4,0 0,0 8,5 9,5 9,50 4,0
3 16   GM Murshed Niaz   BAN 2423 BAN 4,0 0,0 8,0 9,0 9,00 4,0
4 20   IM Das Sayantan   IND 2401 WB 4,0 0,0 6,5 7,0 7,00 4,0
5 1   GM Amonatov Farrukh   TJK 2635 TJK 3,5 0,0 8,5 10,5 9,00 3,0
6 7   GM Mollah Abdullah Al Rakib   BAN 2484 BAN 3,5 0,0 8,5 10,0 8,25 3,0
7 12   GM Babujian Levon   ARM 2438 ARM 3,5 0,0 8,0 10,0 8,75 3,0
8 15   IM Khusenkhojaev Muhammad   TJK 2424 TJK 3,5 0,0 8,0 9,5 7,75 3,0
9 3   GM Tukhaev Adam   UKR 2567 UKR 3,5 0,0 7,5 9,5 8,25 3,0
10 26   FM Sai Krishna G V   IND 2339 AP 3,5 0,0 7,5 9,0 7,75 3,0

Pairing for round 5

Bo. No.     Name Rtg Club/City Pts. Result Pts.   Name Rtg Club/City   No.
1 16   GM Murshed Niaz 2423 BAN 4   4 GM Ghosh Diptayan 2569 WB   2
2 9   GM Deepan Chakkravarthy J. 2480 TN 4   4 IM Das Sayantan 2401 WB   20
3 1   GM Amonatov Farrukh 2635 TJK     Saravana Krishnan P. 2353 TN   24
4 3   GM Tukhaev Adam 2567 UKR   FM Sai Krishna G V 2339 AP   26
5 7   GM Mollah Abdullah Al Rakib 2484 BAN   IM Sangma Rahul 2337 DEL   27
6 31   FM Mohammad Fahad Rahman 2305 BAN   GM Babujian Levon 2438 ARM   12
7 15   IM Khusenkhojaev Muhammad 2424 TJK   WCM Mrudul Dehankar 1942 MAH   117
8 49     Mithil Ajgaonkar 2203 MAH 3   3 GM Rahman Ziaur 2526 BAN   4
9 5   IM Karthikeyan P. 2502 TN 3   3   Sekar B 2252 TN   42
10 47   CM Aditya Mittal 2211 MAH 3   3 GM Grover Sahaj 2485 DEL   6

The complete list

Watch live games of the 10th Mumbai Mayor's Cup

The fifth round begins at 9.30 a.m. on 7th of June. You can also download the games analyzed by the tactical analysis feature from the above link. 


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