Brilliant Shanya stuns Thipsay

Brilliant Shanya stuns Thipsay

Delhi girl Shanya Mishra stunned veteran Grandmaster Pravin Thipsay in the second round of the Commonwealth Chess Championship at the Leela Convention center on Tuesday.

In a one-sided affair, Shanya was at the top of her game in a King’s Indian defence game. Thipsay is known to be an expert on the opening but on this day his form deserted him as the Delhi girl, rated more than 600 points below the Grandmaster gave no chances.

Top-seeded Grandmaster Abhijeet Gupta continued with his winning run defeating P V Nandhidhaa. Grandmaster Vaibhav Suri accounted for Srija Sheshadri in a clean game with white pieces. It was Semi Slav defence where Suri won a pawn and never looked back.

Gaurav plays out draw

Monday’s  giant killer Kumar Gaurav played out a draw with International Master C Praven Kumar to remain on course for what would be his second International Master norm.

Important second round results (Indian unless stated): Abhijeet Gupta (2) bt PV Nandhidhaa (1); Chakravarthi Reddy (1) lt to Aravindh Chithambaram (2); Vaibhav Suri (2) bt SrijaSeshadari (1); Swapnil Dhopade (2) bt Mrudul Dehankar (1); Ooi Zhi Yang (1) lt to Abhijit Kunte (2); Deepan Chakravarthy (2) bt D Jishitha; Rajesh Nayak (1.5) drew with Abdullah Al Rakib (Ban, 1.5); Ankita Rajpara (2) bt Parnali Dharia (1); Kiran Mohanty (1.5) drew with Shardul Gagare (1.5); GB Joshi (1.5) drew with Niaz Murshed (Ban, 1.5); K Priyanka (2) bt Padmini Rout (1); Shamima Akter (Ban, 1) lt to Soumya Swaminathan (2); Mary Ann Gomes (2) bt Tarini Goyal (1); Kumar Gaurav (1.5) drew with C Praveen Kumar (1.5); Swati Ghate (2) bt Rohit Vassan (1); Shanya Mishra (1.5) bt Praveen Thipsay (0.5).

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