#iiflwchess 01+02: Minor Upsets with Accelerated Pairings
Russian WFM Alfia Nasybullina shocked eleventh seed GM Andrei Deviatkin, also of Russia, with the black pieces. In the biggest upset of the tournament so far, Deviatkin played an Anti-Sicilian but later on misplayed his position to end up an exchange down and eventually lose. Nasybullina was rated close to 300 points below Deviatkin. There were a host of other minor upsets—strong Indian lower rated players holding grandmasters. But that is what the IIFL Wealth Mumbai International Open is about. The competition provides the Indian youngsters a platform to grow as players.
A curious feature of the tournament is the accelerated pairings that are in force here. This means that the Indian players rated in the 2100-2200 range got a chance to play the higher rated grandmasters and international masters in the first couple of rounds itself.
|Round 3 on 2016/12/28 at 04:00 pm|
|1||3||GM||Ghosh Diptayan||2570||IND||2.0||-||2.0||Dixit Nikhil||1919||IND||124|
|2||7||GM||Tukhaev Adam||2516||UKR||2.0||-||2.0||CM||Karthik Kumar Pradeep||1899||IND||128|
|3||123||WFM||Divya Deshmukh||F||1920||IND||2.0||-||2.0||GM||Neverov Valeriy||2478||UKR||14|
|4||15||IM||Shyaamnikhil P||2451||IND||2.0||-||2.0||Harshavardhan G B||1870||IND||136|
|5||125||Sanjeet Manohar||1914||IND||2.0||-||2.0||Gusain Himal||2448||IND||16|
|6||17||IM||Saptarshi Roy||2418||IND||2.0||-||2.0||Vigneshwaran S||1867||IND||138|
|7||129||Nair Sanjeev||1899||IND||2.0||-||2.0||GM||Hesham Abdelrahman||2408||EGY||19|
|8||23||IM||Das Sayantan||2371||IND||2.0||-||2.0||Sradhanjali Jena||F||1864||IND||140|
|9||31||WGM||Toma Katarzyna||F||2322||POL||2.0||-||2.0||Aakash Sharadchandra Dalvi||1818||IND||148|
|10||139||Jeet Jain||1866||IND||2.0||-||2.0||CM||Aditya Mittal||2068||IND||91|
Text and Visuals by Priyadarshan Banjan