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AICCF Championship T-1509

The first result in AICCF T-1509 has appeared: Shivdasani, Vijay A. = Jayaraman, Mohan.

A "GM" draw after 19 moves. I hope Mr Jayaraman will not regret his decision later.

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The second result: Shivdasani, Vijay A. wins Akkaraju, Sailesh Chandra - http://www.aiccf-chess.com/server/pgn_game.php?TNo=1509&White=94&Black=455&BdSz=40&Turned=No

Looks like the withdrawal disease has started!

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Mr Vijay Shivdasani leads, after 10 games are over. But no more decisive results. Here is the crosstable:

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The interest in 1509 is now heating up. Shivdasani's win was on time limit against Sailesh Chandra (sending moves close to midnight!). The rest are draws. We can expect some decisive games soon.
A.Chatterjee

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The AICCF 1508 championship has thrown up new players in the top-5 positions except for Mr. Dhanish who has retained his No. 1 position for the third time in a row. The championship is still in progress with 2 games remaining as of date. It is indeed a great achievement for Mr. Dhanish! I hope that he has not retired from AICCF championships for good! However, he has a fair chance to make a GM norm in ICCF!

I would appreciate if he gives us the real reason for withdrawal from AICCF 1509 championship. I hope that in the new AICCF 1509 championship a similar trend of new players emerging at top continues & we have a surprise winner!

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The AICCF 1508 championship has thrown up new players in the top-5 positions except for Mr. Dhanish who has retained his No. 1 position for the third time in a row. The championship is still in progress with 2 games remaining as of date. It is indeed a great achievement for Mr. Dhanish! I hope that he has not retired from AICCF championships for good! I would appreciate if he gives us the real reason for withdrawal from AICCF 1509 championship.

I hope that in the new AICCF 1509 championship a similar trend of new players emerging at top continues & we have a surprise winner!

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Quote: Anil Kumar Anand
I would appreciate if he gives us the real reason for withdrawal from AICCF 1509 championship.
Well, no need to speculate, I decided not to join (it is not withdrawal) AICCF T-1509 to concentrate on ICCF events. And as Fritz Baumbach said about C J S Purdy, "Once is Enough", see http://www.chesscafe.com/text/skittles384.pdf. So I thought "Thrice is more than enough".

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Quote: Ambar Chatterjee
Shivdasani's win was on time limit against Sailesh Chandra (sending moves close to midnight!).
A.Chatterjee
It's not fair on unsuspecting players, that's why I wanted the time increment at midnight to be changed.

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Mr Vijay Shivdasani is leading the tournament, followed by Mr T. Pavan Kumar. Dr A Chatterjee went down without a fight, see http://www.aiccf-chess.com/server/pgn_game.php?TNo=1509&White=94&Black=12&BdSz=40&Turned=No. When playing the weak 29. ... Kc7, he might not have noticed the study like move 31. Qg7 winning by force! Here is the crosstable:

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Re: 1509, Dr A Chatterjee went down without a fight. The position is difficult. Black's king is exposed and his pawns are weak. I doubt if Black can survive in this position.
Another decisive recent game is Alok Saxena's win against R.K.Chauhan in 35 moves.
Please can you tell me how to include pictures in posts to this forum.

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Quote: Ambar Chatterjee
Re: 1509, Dr A Chatterjee went down without a fight. The position is difficult. Black's king is exposed and his pawns are weak. I doubt if Black can survive in this position.
The French defence is like that, you just keep defending and hardly get a chance to fight.
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Please can you tell me how to include pictures in posts to this forum.
1. Store the pictures at any website, I use www.photobucket.com, which is meant for such hotlinking. Some sites do not permit hotlinking to images.
2. Then, obtain the url to the image.
3. In your Forum post, insert the URL to the image between tags. Note, IMG should be in small letters and not capital.
4. Post your message, and lo, the image appears in your post.

Shivdasani continues to lead

Just had a look at the crosstable http://www.aiccf-chess.com/server/cross_table.php?T=1509&Order=Total: Photobucket

Mr Vijay Shivdasani continues to lead, followed by Mr T Pavan Kumar. Dr A Chatterjee has lost two more games and seems to be out of the race. Among the leaders, Dr Alok Saxena has lost to Mr K Prabhanandan. There are a few more decisive reults, but they do not seem important now.

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I think Gautam De is still the favourite to win.

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1509 is more exciting than previous edition - except it missed the champion. This time the new champion will be a surprise one. May be Prabh or Pavan or even Rakesh!

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New leader: T. Pavan Kumar

We now have a new leader for T-1509 (http://www.aiccf-chess.com/server/cross_table.php?T=1509&Order=Total), Mr T Pavan Kumar with 6.5 points. He is closely followed by Mr R. K. Chauhan and Mr Mohan Jayaraman. The crosstable:Photobucket

Re: Mr Jayaraman in the lead!

Mr Mohan Jayaraman has taken the lead (http://www.aiccf-chess.com/server/cross_table.php?T=1509&Order=Total) with wins over Mr Gautam De, No 2 in the last championship and Mr Sunil Somani, former AICCF champion.

Mr De chose some bad opening lines and Mr Jayaraman played brilliantly without giving any opportunity to defend, http://www.aiccf-chess.com/server/pgn_game.php?TNo=1509&White=405&Black=69&BdSz=40&Turned=No.

10.Rb1 (N) ChessOK opening Tree gives two games, 10. Qd2 1-0, Sebban Jean-Paul (FRA) - Vasquez Rodrigo (CHI), Internet, 2000 and 10. Nh3 0-1, Qi Jingxuan (CHN) - Quinteros Miguel A (ARG), Bled/Portoroz (Slovenia), 1979. I could also locate a game in my database, 10.Nh3 g5 11.Be3 Ne5 12.Nf2 Nh5 13.Be2 Bd7 14.g3 Qb4 15.Ncd1 Qa4 {1-0(52) Rogetzer, Klaus (2390) - Runarsson, Gunnar Freyr (2240) / 7. European Team Championship - Semifinal, ICCF 2005}

25...Qe8? 25...b5 seems to be better.

After 34...Ndf6? 35.Rb3, Black is defenceless, but whether Black has any viable alternatives, I doubt. The Black pieces, though huddled around the king, are blocked by pawns to be of any assistance. 34...Kh8 35.Rxd4 cxd4 36.Qxd4 f6 seems possible, though perhaps Mr Jayaraman may be having a better alternative.

Mr Somani played a dubious novelty, and Black was left with an advantage, which he slowly but surely converted into a win http://www.aiccf-chess.com/server/pgn_game.php?TNo=1509&White=246&Black=405&BdSz=40&Turned=No.

8.Qe2 8. Qf3 is the common move, for example, 8.Qf3 g6 9.O-O-O Bg7 10.Be2 h6 1-0(25) Spassky, Boris V - Vladimirov, Boris T / (1), Baku ch-URS 1961

14.Qe4 Looks like a new move. 14.Re1 Qd7 15.Nd4 Be7 16.Kb1 Bf6 17.Qf2 Re8 18.Bd3 Be5 19.Ne2 Qa4 20.Qb6+ Ke7 {0-1(43) Duran Vega, S (2156) - Berbatov, K (2461) / 39th Olympiad Men (3), Khanty-Mansiysk RUS 2010}


26...Rxg3! After this sacrifice, the black pawn mass becomes unstoppable.

Here is the crosstable:Photobucket

Chauhan catches up with Jayaraman!

Mr R K Chauhan has caught up with Mr Mohan Jayaraman(http://www.aiccf-chess.com/server/cross_table.php?T=1509&Order=Total).

He defeated Gautam De in an interesting Sicilian. 12. e5 is not a common move, 12.f5 Bc4 13.Bd3 a6 14.Qe1 Bxd3 15.cxd3 Nxb3 16.axb3 d5 is recommended in books. 13...Nc6 appears to be a novelty, but of the dubious type. The ChessOK opening tree (http://www.chessok.com/?page_id=352) gives a) 13...Nxb3 0-1, Fluvia Poyatos Joan (ESP) - Romero Holmes Alfonso (ESP), Banyoles (Spain), 2001, b) 13...Nc4 1/2-1/2, Fernandez Garcia Jose Luis (ESP) - Felgaer Ruben (ARG), La Palma (Spain), 2005, and c) 13...Bc4 0-1, Walek Milan (CZE) - Vesselovsky Serguei (CZE), Pardubice (Czech Republic), 1994.

After 32. Nxb7, Photobucket White simply pushes his passed pawns to a win.

I was a little disappointed to see the last few moves, as after 72. Kxf4 we reach a tablebase position (See, for example, http://www.chessok.com/?page_id=361), and still the game was played out to move 88.

T. Pavan Kumar is only half a point behind, but has four games remaining. So he seems to have the highest potential (probability/possibility?) to win the Championship!

And finally, here is the crosstable:Photobucket

Pavan re-captures lead!

Mr T.Pavan Kumar has re-captured the lead by defeating Kum. Shalaka S. Somani! (http://www.aiccf-chess.com/server/pgn_game.php?TNo=1509&White=350&Black=422&BdSz=40&Turned=No)



16...Bb7 maybe a new move, but transposes. 16...Rd8 17.Qc2 cxd4 18.exd4 Qd6 19.Rc1 Nf6 20.Qa4 a5 1/2-1/2(41) Azmaiparashvili, Zurab (265 - Korneev, Oleg (2649) / 11. HIT Open A (7), Nova Gorica SLO 2006

20.Rb1 Novelty? The ChessOK opening tree (http://www.chessok.com/?page_id=352) gives a) 20.Rd1 1-0, Karpov Anatoly (RUS) - Jussupow Artur (GER), Dortmund (Germany), 1997
and b) 29.dxc5 1/2-1/2, Lysyj Igor (RUS) - Lputian Smbat G (ARM), Sochi (Russia), 2007

26...Nf6?Photobucket invites White to sacrifice the exchange with 27.Rxf6!, after which White seems to be clearly better. Necessary was 26...Rd7

After 32...e4?, it's curtains for Black. Perhaps 32...Red8 would have prolonged the agony.

And finally, here is the crosstable (http://www.aiccf-chess.com/server/cross_table.php?T=1509&Order=Total) :Photobucket

Pavan moves closer!

Mr T.Pavan Kumar has moved closer to winning the championship by defeating Mr Gautam De (http://www.aiccf-chess.com/server/pgn_game.php?TNo=1509&White=350&Black=69&BdSz=40&Turned=No) and Mr Alok Saxena (http://www.aiccf-chess.com/server/pgn_game.php?TNo=1509&White=350&Black=354&BdSz=40&Turned=No)

I request Mr Pavan Kumar to comment on the games.

Here is the crosstable (http://www.aiccf-chess.com/server/cross_table.php?T=1509&Order=Total) :Photobucket

Prabhanandan catches up!

Mr K. Prabhanandan has moved to joint second place along with Mr Mohan Jayaraman. At the end of the adjudication date, the remaining games were extended to finish. The cross table:
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Just wondering why the Bulletin published the cross-table in Start List order instead of Total points or percentage?

Prabhanandan leads jointly with Pavan Kumar

K. Prabhanandan and T Pavan Kumar jointly lead the Championship with 10.5 points! The crosstable:Photobucket
Now, all depends on the game between the two.

Congratulations to Pavan Kumar and Prabhanandan - 1509

Congratulations to Pavan Kumar for winning the 1509 Championship. Congrats also to Prabhanandan for runner up position.

Let us hope both of them decide to play 1511 !!.

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Congratulations to Mr Pavan Kumar, for winning the Championship! Here is the cross-table:
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Dear Mr. Dhanish,

ThanQ Very Much for your best wishes.
I come online very rarely - mainly to check emails & reply to games - apart from that, not much activity online.
I just happened to check the messages on our Forum today...

Hearty Congratulations to you for winning the "49th Israeli Championship" as well as becoming the 2nd SIM from India !!!

You are well poised to win the "MT-Šuštaršic, Andrej Šuštaršic Memorial" and thus become India's 1st CC GM !!
You have already earned your 1st GM Norm from the above said event.

I Wish You Good Luck & hope you reach your target soon - of becoming the 1st CC GM from India !!

Kind Regards & Best Wishes,
Tumuluri Pavan Kumar

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