GM Nihal Sarin received the 2022 Tata Metal Chess India Open Speedy with a spherical to spare, whereas GM Anna Ushenina tied for first and received the tiebreak match to win the 2022 Tata Metal Chess India Girls’s Speedy.
Within the Open part, whereas Nihal scored 6.5 factors, GM Arjun Erigaisi completed second, half a degree behind. GM Vidit Santosh Gujrathi featured in a tie for locations 3-7 with 4.5 factors and completed third on a greater tiebreak rating. The trio thus swept the rostrum end for India.
Within the ladies’s part, Ushenina and in a single day chief GM Nana Dzagnidze completed with 6.5 factors on the finish of the ninth and ultimate spherical to tie for the highest place. Ushenina received the blitz tiebreak match with a 2-0 rating and thus wins the trophy, however the prize cash might be shared equally between them. GM Harika Dronavalli completed third with 5.5 factors.
The blitz part of the occasion continues on Dec 2 at 22:30 p.m. PT/Dec 03 at 07:30 CET after a relaxation day.
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Commenting on the seventh-round encounter between GM Shakhriyar Mamedyarov and Nihal, GM Viswanathan Anand heaped reward on the smoothness of Nihal’s play. He notably pointed to Nihal’s 21…Rd7 as “majestic”:
There’s a sure lack of function to White’s piece placement, whereas Black can effortlessly improve stress with seemingly easy however purposeful strikes. After the sport continuation, Nihal was on the best way to a easy win.
The fluency of his play carried on to the following spherical too, when he saved the place balanced and outwitted GM Parham Maghsoodloo when the latter bought slightly too formidable:
After I requested him on the press convention if such smoothness of play is the results of taking part in an incredible variety of on-line blitz video games, Nihal answered: “I do not know. However I suppose it undoubtedly works. Taking part in in easy positions, making fast strikes right here and there. I feel on-line blitz undoubtedly helps”.
A very contrasting efficiency got here from Erigaisi, who defeated GM Hikaru Nakamura within the penultimate spherical. The sport was a tactical melee, and it’s our Recreation Of The Day:
After his win in opposition to Nakamura within the penultimate spherical, Erigaisi confronted Nihal within the final spherical and defeated him in an interesting encounter. The viewers witnessed only a difficult battle, however the jaw-dropping second got here up in the course of the press convention after the match.
Analyzing the place at 28…Rxd4, Anand remarked: ” [I] can’t recall the same place the place you’re a piece down for thus lengthy, and Black additionally has this a-passed pawn. However but, in some way it simply does not work out [for Black].” And that’s when Erigaisi revealed the depth of his preparation for the viewers:
As Erigaisi rattled out the variations, Anand exclaimed: “That’s merely probably the most stunning traces I’ve heard. I assume most of you’ll get house and get the transcript achieved seeing the board! [Chuckles.] …To play (35.)f3 on the finish is solely spectacular. … I’ve by no means seen prep like that far. Normally, it finishes slightly bit earlier than—that is superb.”
That’s merely probably the most stunning traces I’ve heard … I’ve by no means seen prep like that far.
All Video games Open – Day 2
|1||GM Nihal Sarin||2616||0||1||½||1||1||½||1||½||1||6.5|
|2||GM Erigaisi Arjun||2628||1||½||1||½||1||1||½||½||0||6|
|3||GM Vidit Santosh Gujrathi||2662||0||½||½||½||½||1||½||½||½||4.5|
|4||GM Nakamura Hikaru||2789||½||0||½||½||1||0||1||0||1||4.5|
|5||GM Gukesh D||2632||0||½||½||½||0||1||1||0||1||4.5|
|6||GM Mamedyarov Shakhriyar||2747||0||0||½||0||1||½||½||1||1||4.5|
|7||GM Abdusattorov Nodirbek||2676||½||0||0||1||0||½||½||1||1||4.5|
|8||GM Maghsoodloo Parham||2656||0||½||½||0||0||½||½||1||1||4|
|9||GM So Wesley||2784||½||½||½||1||1||0||0||0||½||4|
|10||GM Sethuraman S.P.||2545||0||1||½||0||0||0||0||0||½||2|
Comparatively, the ladies’s part rapidly became a two-horse race. Ushenina started the day briskly defeating a heavyweight and one other title aspirant, GM Mariya Muzychuk, who blundered in a tough place:
Dzagnidze nonetheless maintained her half-point lead, profitable in opposition to WIM Savitha Shri.
The eighth spherical proved to be essentially the most dramatic one. Whereas Ushenina might defeat Savitha, Dzagnidze was left taking a look at a sure defeat in opposition to GM Anna Muzyuchuk proper out of the opening. In a topsy-turvy encounter, Dzagnidze lastly saved herself from defeat:
Within the ultimate spherical, each the contenders drew their video games, thus paving manner for the blitz tiebreak, which proved to be an anti-climax. Talking on the press convention after the sport, Dzagnidze confessed that each one the defending all through the match left her utterly drained, and he or she collapsed dramatically to lose each the blitz video games, thus giving the title to Ushenina.
All Video games Girls’s – Day 2
|1||GM Ushenina Anna||2371||½||½||1||½||½||1||1||½||1||6.5|
|2||GM Dzagnidze Nana||2475||½||½||½||½||1||1||1||½||1||6.5|
|3||GM Harika Dronavalli||2475||½||½||½||½||½||1||½||½||1||5.5|
|4||GM Muzychuk Mariya||2476||0||½||½||½||½||1||1||½||½||5|
|5||GM Koneru Humpy||2474||½||½||½||½||½||0||½||1||1||5|
|6||IM Vaishali Rameshbabu||2351||½||0||½||½||½||0||1||1||1||5|
|7||IM Kiolbasa Oliwia||2304||0||0||0||0||1||1||1||½||1||4.5|
|8||WGM Vantika Agrawal||2262||0||0||½||0||½||0||0||1||1||3|
|9||GM Muzychuk Anna||2458||½||½||½||½||0||0||½||0||½||3|
|10||WIM Savitha Shri B||2311||0||0||0||½||0||0||0||0||½||1|
The 2022 Tata Metal Chess India Speedy and Girls’s Speedy are two of India’s most prestigious speedy chess occasions. Gamers compete in a 10-player round-robin in speedy video games with a 15+10 time management. The prize fund for every occasion is $24,000.