Pentamedia GM Tournament

The Pentamedia Grand Master Tournament is on from August 13-27 at Kelambaakam, 29 Km. from Chennai. It is a 13-player category 11 tournament. There will be a bye every round and one free day in all. IM Manuel Aaron is the chief arbiter. The tournament is organised by Mr. D.V.Sundar, (also Vice President of AICF) of Sports Promotion Foundation.

E.Vladimirov who won the Hyderabad GM Tournament last month by a mile should be the favourite. Indian challenge for the norms should come from P.Harikrishna, S.S.Ganguly and Madras-born Devaki Prasad and G.B.Prakash. Seasoned GMs Abhijit Kunte, K.Sashikiran and D.Barua should be vying for the title along with Fominyh who is having a fine run in India. Iranian IM Maghami is expected to arrive only on Monday morning during the first round and has been given a bye for that round. Follow our brief daily coverage:

Round One Report: Sashikiran Defeats Barua
Round Two Report: Drawn Games, Order Of The Day
Round Three Report: Decisive Wednesday, Harikrishna, Kunte Score First Win
Round Four Report: Sashikiran, Vladimirov Score With Black
Round Five Report: Sashikiran Wrests Sole Lead
Round Six: Vladimirov Beats Kunte
Round Seven Report: Sashikiran Holds Vladimirov
Round Eight Report: Kunte Ends Sashikiran's Run; Vladimirov Leads
Prakash Beats Vladimirov For Nine Game GM Norm.
Round Nine: Prakash Does It
Round Ten: Sashikiran Joins Leaders After A Predictable Day


Pic of G.B.Prakash, who made a GM result from this event.
Round 11: Sashikiran Darts Ahead
Round 12: Sashikiran In Sight Of Victory
Round 13: Sashikiran Triumphs By 1.5 Point Margin


 GM.K.Sashikiran

The Crosstable in contestant draw order:

                 Pentamedia Grandmaster Tournament
                  Kelambaakam, Near Chennai Aug 13-27

  Ranking list: state after round 13

  No.   Contestant     Rank.   1  2  3  4  5  6  7  8  9 10 11 12 13 14   Sco.
  1. Ghaem Maghami   Iri( 1)   *  =  0  =  =  =  =  =  0  0  =  1  =  -   5.0
  2. Sandipan Chanda Ind( 1)   =  *  0  =  0  =  0  =  =  0  =  0  =  -   3.5
  3. E.Vladimirov    Kaz( 1)   1  1  *  1  =  1  0  =  0  1  =  1  =  -   8.0
  4. Abhijit Kunte   Ind( 1)   =  =  0  *  1  0  =  1  0  =  =  =  1  -   6.0
  5. K.Sashikiran    Ind( 1)   =  1  =  0  *  1  1  1  1  1  =  1  1  -   9.5
  6. P.Harikrishna   Ind( 1)   =  =  0  1  0  *  =  =  =  =  1  =  =  -   6.0
  7. G.B.Prakash     Ind( 1)   =  1  1  =  0  =  *  =  =  =  =  1  =  -   7.0
  8. A.Fominyh       Rus( 1)   =  =  =  0  0  =  =  *  =  =  1  0  1  -   5.5
  9. S.Yuldachev     Uzb( 1)   1  =  1  1  0  =  =  =  *  0  =  0  =  -   6.0
 10. Dibyendu Barua  Ind( 1)   1  1  0  =  0  =  =  =  1  *  1  0  1  -   7.0
 11. D.V.Prasad      Ind( 1)   =  =  =  =  =  0  =  0  =  0  *  0  =  -   4.0
 12. R.B.Sattar      Ban( 1)   0  1  0  =  0  =  0  1  1  1  1  *  =  -   6.5
 13. S.S.Ganguly     Ind( 1)   =  =  =  0  0  =  =  0  =  0  =  =  *  -   4.0
 14. Bye                ( 1)   -  -  -  -  -  -  -  -  -  -  -  -  -  *   0.0
 

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