Vardhaman Cup FIDE Rated Open 2017
At the end of three rounds, ten players are leading the tournament with the perfect score. The second and the third rounds of the Vardhaman Cup FIDE Rating Chess Tournament witnessed minor flutters on the top tables.
In the second round, Hyderabadi youngster Sai Varshith Chilukuri, rated 1672, managed to hold the competition’s second seed Spencer Masango of Zimbabwe, who is rated 2253. Experienced FIDE Master J. Ramakrishna, rated 2149, was beaten with the black pieces by Andhra boy Krishna Karthik N., rated 1649.
In the third round, it was the turn of the top seed to be surprised. B. Sekar, rated 2274, played the black pieces and attacked Andhra Pradesh’s Ajay Mushini, rated 1770, in a Sicilain Defence game. Just when it seemed like he would coast to yet another victory, Sekar fumbled and the game was drawn.
Meanwhile, 1649 rated Krishna Karthik N. continued his giant killing spree with a clinical demolition of the 14th seeded Tamil Nadu player Sa Kannan, rated 1935. Karthik thus moved into the lead with nine others with 3.0/3 points.
Round 3 on 2017/12/06 at 10.00 am
|1||21||Mushini Ajay||1770||AP||2||½ – ½||2||Sekar B||2274||TN||1|
|2||4||Lokesh N.||2228||TN||2||1 – 0||2||Abhirami Madabushi||F13||1718||AP||24|
|3||25||Duvvala Suresh||1713||Tel||2||0 – 1||2||Bharat Kumar Reddy Poluri||2141||AP||7|
|4||26||Ruban Sanjay M||U13||1713||TN||2||0 – 1||2||Balkishan A.||2043||Kar||10|
|5||11||Badrinath S.||2025||PON||2||1 – 0||2||Samal Aditya Ranjan||U13||1697||Orissa||30|
|6||27||Karthik Sai Ch||U13||1707||AP||2||0 – 1||2||Sibi Visal R||U15||1984||TN||12|
|7||31||AIM||Mohammed Shamil A||1690||TN||2||0 – 1||2||Selvabharathy T||1963||TN||14|
|8||15||AGM||Sa Kannan||1935||TN||2||0 – 1||2||Krishna Karthik N||1649||AP||36|
|9||42||Nanditha V||F15||1599||Tel||2||0 – 1||2||Nikhil M||1883||AP||16|
|10||17||Sri Sai Baswanth P||1846||Tel||2||1 – 0||2||Suhaib Ahmad||1503||UP||50|