India’s international master Nitin Senthilvel is in joint lead with Armenian GM Wahe Bagdasarayan on five points after the fifth round of the 13th Chennai Open International Grandmaster Chess Tournament 2022 here on Wednesday.
GM Boris Savchenko (Russia), the top seed, Tran Tuan Minh (Vietnam), Alexei Fedorov and Kirill Stupak (both Belarus) besides IM Sreejit Paul (India), IM Abdzapar Asil, are half a point behind the leaders with 4.5 points. (Kyrgyzstan) and B Vignesh.
Chennai’s Vignesh continued his stellar run with a win over Grandmaster RR Laxman in the fifth round today. Along with his third consecutive GM opponent, Vignesh has entered 2.5/3 after beating GM Nguyen Van Heu (Vietnam) in the last two rounds and a draw with GM Fedorov Alexei (Belarus).
The field of the 275-player 10-round Swiss tournament features 36 titled players including 11 Grandmasters and 14 International Masters. The total prize money of the tournament is Rs 15 lakh.
Result: Round 5 (Indians unless specified): Srijit Paul (4.5) with Boris Savchenko (Russia) 4.5, Kirill Stupak (Belarus) 4.5 with Abdijapar Asile (Kyrgyzstan) 4.5, Nitin S (5) with Zubin Jimmy (4) defeated. , Bagdasaryan Wahe (Armenia) beat LR Srihari (4), Alexey Fedorov (4.5) defeated Ravichandran Siddhartha (3.5), Aryan Varshney (3.5) defeated Tran Tuan Minh (Vietnam) by 4.5, Murali Krishnan BT (4.0) drew with Deepan. Chakraborty J (4), Harshit Pawar (4) with Ajay Karthikeyan (4), Rajesh VAV (4.0) with P Saravana Krishnan (4), RR Laxman lost to 3B Vignesh (4.5), Nguyen Duc Ho (Vietnam) Went. 4 defeated Jani Kushal R 3.
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