Press Esc to close

Venkatesh penalised for arriving late

Kolkata, Oct 12, 2012, PTI: 1:04 IST
MR Venkatesh, who was the sole overnight leader, lost his match in an unprecedented manner against G Akash as he was penalised for arriving late by three minutes in the 11th round of the National Premier Chess Championship at Kshudiram Anushiram Kendra here on Friday.

With the result, the PSPB player lost his one point lead and he now shares the pole position with three others — Vidit Gujrathi, Deep Sengupta and Akash who was gifted one point by Venkatesh.

Venkatesh said he was “stuck in traffic” as he arrived at 2.33 pm but with zero tolerance rule, chief arbiter R Anantharam gave walkover to Akash. Akash of Tamil Nadu, who was paired against Venkatesh, took his tally to 7.5 points after winning the game by default.
After the completion of 11th round, Venkatesh, Akash, Gujrathi and Sengupta were in the lead with 7.5 points apiece.

Results (Round XI): G Akash (7.5) w/o GM MR Venkatesh (7.5); IM Vidit Gujarathi (7.5) bt GM GN Gopal (6); GM Deep Sengupta (7.5) drew GM Neelotpal Das (6.5); IM Swapnil Dhopade (6.5) drew GM B Adhiban (6.5); GM Deepan Chakraborthy (6.5) drew GM Abhijit Kunte (6.5); GM S Arun Prasad (7) bt Sagar Shah (6); FM Anurag Mhamal (6) lt to IM Swayams Mishra (6.5); GM SP Sethuraman (6) drew GM Sahaj Grover (6); GM MR Lalith Babu (6.5) bt GM Praveen Thipsay (5.5); IM S Satyapragyan (6) drew WGM Mary Ann Gomes (5.5); IM Debashis Das (6) bt SL Narayanan (5); Diptayan Ghosh (5.5) drew K Praneeth Surya (5.5); Murali Kartikeyan (6) w/o P Kartiyeyan (5); ML Abhilash Reddy (4.5) lt to Dibyendu Barua (5.5); Bitan Banerjee (5) drew Suvrajit Saha (5); Pratik Patil (4.5) lt to IM C Praveen Kumar (5.5); IM BT Murali Krishnan (5) drew Shashikant Kutwal (5); Arindam Mukherjee (3.5) lt to GM S Kidambi (5); Ram S Krishnan (3.5) lt to S Ravi Teja (4.5); CRG. Krishna (4) drew Sohan Phadke (3); FM VAV Rajesh (4.5) got a bye.

Go to Top

More from this section
Most trending stories
Photo Gallery
Hundreds of vehicles stranded at Jammu-Srinagar national highway as it remained closed...

Hundreds of vehicles stranded at Jammu-Srinagar national highway as it remained closed...

Prime Minister Narendra Modi receiving a memento from FICCI president Pankaj Patel at the 90th...

Prime Minister Narendra Modi receiving a memento from FICCI president Pankaj Patel at the 90th...

Tourists enjoy the weather after a fresh snowfall at Mahasu peak in Kufri near Shimla on Wednesday..

Tourists enjoy the weather after a fresh snowfall at Mahasu peak in Kufri near Shimla on Wednesday..

Prince William, Duke of Cambridge, left, and Prince Harry on the red carpet as they attend...

Prince William, Duke of Cambridge, left, and Prince Harry on the red carpet as they attend...

India's captain Rohit Sharma celebrates his double-century during the second ODI cricket match...

India's captain Rohit Sharma celebrates his double-century during the second ODI cricket match...

A leopard after it fell into a well at Bamungaon in Guwahati on Wednesday....

A leopard after it fell into a well at Bamungaon in Guwahati on Wednesday....

Prime Minister Narendra Modi, former Prime Minister Manmohan Singh, senior BJP leader LK Advani...

Prime Minister Narendra Modi, former Prime Minister Manmohan Singh, senior BJP leader LK Advani...

India's Prime Minister Narendra Modi (C) pays homage to the victims of the December 2001 parliament.

India's Prime Minister Narendra Modi (C) pays homage to the victims of the December 2001 parliament.

Bollywood actress Soha Ali Khan with mother Sharmila Tagore and sister Saba Ali Khan at the launch..

Bollywood actress Soha Ali Khan with mother Sharmila Tagore and sister Saba Ali Khan at the launch..

Sunset in Bengaluru on Wednesday...

Sunset in Bengaluru on Wednesday...

Like us on Facebook

Copyright 2017, The Printers (Mysore) Private Ltd., 75, M.G Road, Post Box 5331, Bengaluru - 560001
Tel: +91 (80) 25880000 Fax No. +91 (80) 25880523
Powered by Yodasoft Technologies Pvt. Ltd.