Mahalakshmi stuns Grover in Commonwealth Chess

Published: 24th November 2012 10:15 AM  |   Last Updated: 24th November 2012 10:15 AM   |  A+A-


Top seed Sergei Ti­viakov of The Netherlands go­t off to a flying start winning bo­th his games on the first day of the Apollo Engineering College Commonwealth Chess Ch­ampionships at Multipurp­o­se Indoor Stadium here on Fr­iday. Sharing the lead with Ti­viakov on two points were Mi­khailo Oleksienko (Uk­r­a­i­n­e), Marat Dzhumaev (Uzbe­k­istan), Daniil Lintchevski (R­ussia), S P Sethuraman, M R Venkatesh, MR Lalith Ba­b­u, S Arun Prasad, RR Laxm­an (all India), Oliver Dimakiling (Philippines) and M Mah­a­lakshmi.

In the second round, WFM Mahalakshmi caused the biggest upset bringing down GM Sa­haj Grover in an exciting Ni­mzo Indian game.

Results (Round 2) (Indians unless specified): S Tiviakov (Ned) 2 bt B Harsha 1, V Pranavananda 1 lost to Adly Ahmed (Egy) 2, Adhiban 2 bt Sumit Grover 1, S Harini 1.5 drew with D Lintchevski (Rus) 1.5, M Oleksienko lo (Ukr) 2 bt S R Harikrishna 1, M Dzhumaev (Uzb) 2 bt A Gajwa 1, P Mulay 1 lost to Lalith Babu 2, Sethuraman 2 bt Sai Vishwesh 1, Gopalakrishnan 1 lost to Venkatesh 2, Arun Prasad 2 bt Rohan Ahuja 1, Laxman 2 bt Yogit 1, Ram Aravind 1 lost to O Dimakiling (Phi) 2, M Mahalakshmi 2 bt Sahaj Grover 1, G Akash 1 lost to S Madhurima 2.

Round 1: Raja Daniel lost to Tiviakov, Adly Ahmed bt S Jayakumar, Vikash Kumarlost to Adhiban, Linthevski bt Teh De Juan (Mal), Aparna Raja lost to M Oleksienko (Ukr), M Paragua (Phi) drew with Rohit Vassan, Ding Tze  (Mal) lost to Dzhumaev, Lalith Babu bt Dave, K Rajaryan lost to Sethuraman, Venkatesh bt Prathish.

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