Vardhaman Cup: Minor Flutter in the Second and Third Round

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.

Spencer Masango of Zimbabwe

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.

B. Sekar

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.

Ajay Mushini
Krishna Karthik N.

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.

Pairings/Results

Round 3 on 2017/12/06 at 10.00 am

Bo. No. Name Typ Rtg Club/City Pts. Result Pts. Name Typ Rtg Club/City No.
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

 

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