GM Saptarshi Roy tames ‘blackdog’ in Round 8

Sports Reporter
Thursday, 10 May 2018

Pune: Saptarshi Roy finally reached the place he deserved which is on top as he ended with a clear lead of half a point over the rest of the field in the Late Bharatbai Halkude Memorial 1st All India Open FIDE Rating Chess Tournament at Ganesh Kala Krida Manch on Wednesday. 

In the eighth round, Roy brought down overnight leader Gaurav Zagade in an almost one sided game.

Pune: Saptarshi Roy finally reached the place he deserved which is on top as he ended with a clear lead of half a point over the rest of the field in the Late Bharatbai Halkude Memorial 1st All India Open FIDE Rating Chess Tournament at Ganesh Kala Krida Manch on Wednesday. 

In the eighth round, Roy brought down overnight leader Gaurav Zagade in an almost one sided game.

Results:
Round 8: Gaurav  Zagade (6½) lost to GM Saptarshi Roy Chowdhury (7.5); IM Vikramaditya Kulkarni (7) bt IM Ravi Hegde (6); IM Shashikant Kutwal (6) lost to IM Rajesh VAV (7); FM Gajwa Ankit (6.5) drew with Vedant Pimpalkhare (6.5); Pratik Patil (7) bt AIM Komal Srivatsav Sajja (6); Deota Snehil S (6) lost to FM Phadke Sohan (7); Prakash Ram (6.5) drew with Swaraj Palit (6.5); Shelke Sankarsha (6) lost to IM Ramnathan Balasubramaniam (6.5); Jain Kashish (6.5) bt FM Joshi S G (5.5); Gaikwad Siddhant (6.5) bt Aswin.P.G (5.5); Kiran Panditrao (6.5) bt Pate Machindra (5.5); Rahul Bharadwaj B (5.5) lost to Nagare Akhilesh (6.5); Nair Sanjeev (6.5) bt Lund Rachit (5.5); Gaurav Das (6) drew with Tanvi Hadkonkar (6); Sathya Naarayanan S (6.5) bt Kulkarni Saurabh (5.5).

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