Chess: Michelle surprises Anastasia

August 4th, 2011 - 10:54 pm ICT by IANS  

Chennai, Aug 4 (IANS) Woman International Master norm holder Michelle Catherina, a student of Good Shephard Convent here, defeated Woman Grandmaster Savina Ananstasia of Russia in the third round of the SDAT-RAMCO 50th World Junior and Junior Girls Chess Championships Thursday.

Michelle, who was involved in a Sicilian Classic variation, said: “I was a bit lucky today as Savina blundered in a position that tilted the game in my favour.”

Third seed Grandmaster Ivan Salgado Lopez of Spain, along with Italian Rombaldoni Axel and Polish Grandmaster Piorun Kacper led the field with 3.0 points after as many rounds.

The girls section saw WGM Paikidze Nazi (Georgia), Cori T. Deysi (Peru), Padmini Rout (India), Girya Olga (Russia), Bulmaga Irina (Romania) and Kazimova Narmin Nizami Qizi (Azerbaijan) sharing the lead with 3.0 points.

Among other Indians, the results were mixed. Maharashtra boy Vidit Santosh Gujrathi, playing in the top board, went down to Lopez, while Delhi-based International Master Sahaj Grover was held to a draw by FIDE Master Nicolai Getz of Norway.

Orissa lad Debashis Das held top seed Grandmaster Maxim Matlakov, snatching a second draw in three rounds from the Russian.

Round 3 Results (Open, Indians unless specified): Vidit Santosh Gujrathi (2) lost to Ivan Salgado Lopez (Spain) 3, Aleksey Goganov (Russia) 2.5 drew Tamir Nabaty (Israel) 2.5, Rombaldoni Axel (Italy) 3 bt Grandelius Nils (Sweden) 2, G A Stany (2.5) drew Rasulov Vugar Ural Oglu (Azerbaijan) 2.5, Nicolai Getz (Norway) 2.5 drew Sahaj Grover 2.5, Ray Robson (USA) 2.5 bt Aditya Udeshi (2.5), Debashis Das (2) drew Maxim Matlakov (Russia) 2, S P Sethuraman (2) drew Narayanan Srinath (2), M R Lalith Babu (2.5) bt S L Narayanan (1.5), Patil Pratik (1.5) lost to Roganovic Milos (Serbia) 2.5, Kovalev Vladislav (Belarus) 2.5 bt Thavindaran Shiyam (Canada) 1.5.

Girls: Paikidze Nazi (Georgia) 3 bt Ozturk Kubra (Turkey) 2, Cori T Deysi (Peru) 3 bt Semenova Elena (Russia) 2, Padmini Rout (3) bt Terao Juliana Sayumi (Brazil) 2, Forestier Carole (France) 2 lost to Bulmaga Irina (Romania) 3, Kazimova Narmin Nizami Qizi (Azerbaijan) 3 bt G Lasya 2, Lkhamsuren Uuganbayar (Mongolia) 2 drew Bhakti Kulkarni (2), Romero Echeverria Abigail (Ecuador) 2.5 lost to Nakhbayeva Guliskhan (Kazakhastan) 2.5, Inna Agrest (Sweden) 2 drew Ani Krumova (Bulgaria) 2, P Michelle Catherina (2) bt Anastasia Savina (Russia) 1.

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