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Group Aronian, Group Anand Prevail In Picture End Matchups

Group Aronian, Group Anand Prevail In Picture End Matchups


Day eight of the Tech Mahindra International Chess League 2023 featured two combative matchups that got here right down to photograph finishes.

In a match of just about all decisive video games, GM Levon Aronian defeated fellow icon, GM Jan-Krzysztof Duda, main the Triveni Continental Kings to victory over the Chingari Gulf Titans. The American grandmaster had assist from teammates GM Wei Yi, who gained an unlimited materials benefit vs. GM Daniil Dubov, and IM Sara Khadem, who got here by means of for her staff in a must-win final recreation to complete. 

The Ganges Grandmasters gained by a nostril vs. the Balan Alaskan Knights, carried by GM Andrey Esipenko‘s energetic victory over GM Raunak Sadhwani.

The motion will proceed on June 30, beginning at 3:00 a.m. ET/12:00 CEST.

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Spherical Seven

Spherical Eight

Chingari Gulf Titans 9-10 Triveni Continental Kings

In spherical two, the Kings edged forward of the Titans, successful an in depth match because of the increased rating for successful a recreation with Black. Switching colours, the Kings once more gained by inches on this practically all-decisive matchup. 

On the icon board, Aronian scored the primary victory with a tactical shot from the blue vs. Duda. How did the 40-year-old grandmaster reap the benefits of Black’s misplaced military?

The artistic Aronian catches techniques in seemingly calm positions. Picture: Maria Emelianova/Chess.com.

On board two, GM Yu Yangyi gave the impression to be riled up by GM Shakhriyar Mamedyarov‘s daring selection of the Scandinavian Protection. The Chinese language grandmaster went on a sacrifice spree, throwing every bit at his opponent’s open king. Mamedyarov accepted the fabric and efficiently fended off White’s threats, rising from the chaos with an additional bishop.

Yu went all-out with the white items, however Mamedyarov survived his onslaught. Picture: Maria Emelianova/Chess.com.

Wei was a ‘pawn-grubbing’ legend in his recreation vs. Dubov, accumulating six further pawns by the queen ending.

GM Yasser Seirawan could be proud.

In the one draw of the spherical, GM Alexandra Kosteniuk neutralized GM Kateryna Lagno‘s first transfer benefit with energetic play that incited heaps of exchanges. 

GM Nihal Sarin stored his staff within the match by doubling his rooks on GM Jonas Bjerre‘s second rank and establishing a picturesque checkmate within the time scramble. 

With two wins for every staff, Khadem vs. IM Polina Shuvalova turned the deciding recreation. Khadem, the Kings’ latest competitor, discovered herself in a must-win place.

With eager tactical consciousness, the 26-year-old worldwide grasp snagged an additional pawn early within the middlegame and pressed her materials benefit into the ending. Shuvalova defended actively and appeared to have good drawing probabilities with the alternate of rooks. But, ultimately, Khadem was in a position to make the most of the tactical nature of queen and bishop endgames, establishing a back-rank mate menace solely preventable by lack of materials. 

Her victory edged the Kings forward on the scoreboard by only one level, sealing the match victory. 

Khadem was delighted to contribute to her staff’s win. Picture: Maria Emelianova/Chess.com.

Ganges Grandmasters 8-7 Balan Alaskan Knights

The Ganges Grandmasters defeated the Balan Alaskan Knights after they first confronted one another in spherical three. Now with the white items, might the Knights even the rating?

One other epic battle between icons: two-time challenger faces the fifteenth world champion. Picture: Maria Emelianova/Chess.com.

On the highest board, GM Ian Nepomniachtchi pressed within the ending with an additional pawn and two related passers, however GM Viswanathan Anand‘s energetic king and knights held with out an excessive amount of bother. 

GM Teimour Radjabov gained an additional pawn vs. GM Leinier Dominguez, however the drawish nature of rook and opposite-color bishop endings stored the sport degree.

In a dynamic rumble on the prodigy board, Esipenko gave his staff the sting vs. Raunak, recognizing a decisive tactical bolt on the queenside. Esipenko’s riveting victory is our Sport of the Day, analyzed by GM Dejan Bojkov

GM Nodirbek Abdusattorov struck again for the Knights with a win over GM Richard Rapport, capitalizing on an oversight by the Romanian grandmaster to win a pawn.

Place after 20.Nxe6!

Recognizing a double assault within the middlegame, GM Tan Zhongyi gained a pawn vs. the ladies’s world primary.

Place after 13.Bxh7

Tan pressed into the endgame, however GM Hou Yifan defended perceptively, saving a troublesome recreation. 

Regardless of her mistake within the opening, Hou fought again, saving her staff from defeat. Picture: Maria Emelianova/Chess.com.

This was a important draw for the Ganges Grandmasters, who now led by a degree with one recreation nonetheless going: GM Nino Batsiashvili vs. GM Bela Khotenashvili. The duty for Khotenashvili appeared comparatively easy. She was up a pawn in an ending, and a win or draw would safe the staff victory. Regardless of this, the sport raged on boundlessly as the remainder of her staff watched with their destiny in her fingers.

With Batsiashvili in a must-win place for her staff and Khotenashvili forward in materials, it was unclear which participant was nonetheless taking part in for a win. But, the opponents fought for 114 strikes with your complete match at stake earlier than lastly accepting a peaceable consequence a number of strikes previous the 50-move rule. 

After the match, Hou shared what helped the Ganges Grandmasters finish their dropping streak: “That’s a secret from the staff! Properly, truly, yesterday, the entire staff went for a present. So subsequently our coach stated: Possibly each night after the match, we must always go someplace for particular preparation.”

International Chess League Standings After Day 8

# Group Performed Wins Losses Attracts Sport Pts Match Pts
1 Ganges Grandmasters 8 5 3 0 75 15
2 SG Alpine Warriors 7 5 2 0 61 15
3 UpGrad Mumba Masters 7 3 3 1 52 10
4 Balan Alaskan Knights 8 3 5 0 63 9
5 Triveni Continental Kings 7 3 3 1 48 9
6 Chingari Gulf Titans 7 2 4 1 56 7

Tech Mahindra International Chess League 2023 consists of a preliminary group stage and a ultimate contested by the highest two groups. In every match, members of the identical staff play with the identical coloration. All video games are within the 15+10 time management.

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