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Russia Slips; India, Iran Move Ahead
Top seed India and Iran moved ahead after eight rounds in the World Youth Chess Olympiad that is taking place at Gyor, Hungary on December 19, 2014. Three Indians, including B Kumaran won against fourth seed Ukraine to help India win by a wide 3.5-0.5 margin. Iran blanked Serbia 4-0 with higher rated players on all four boards. Jolted, Russia were held to a 2-2 draw by eleventh seed Turkey. Russia slid from joint lead to third place with 13 points. India and Iran are leading with 14 match points. Two rounds remain to be played. This event concludes on December 21, 2014. Karthikeyan Murali who had just become a Grand Master, played a draw with the black pieces. Diptayan Ghosh, Aravindh Chitambaram and B Kumaran won. G.K. Monnisha was rested. Aravindh is India’s best performer after eight rounds with 6/7. He is playing at a huge rating performance of 2672. India’s concerns are the bottom board and the contribution from this board is just 2/8. Extraordinary performances on other boards is covering this lapse. There will be mild pressure on coach Grand Master R.B. Ramesh until India retains the title.
Karthikeyan Murali Becomes Grand Master
On December 18, 2014, former world under-16 champion Karthikeyan Murali won two games in a row for the Indian Youth Olympiad team to cross the 2500 rating mark and complete the Grand Master requirement at Gyor, Hungary. These victories were so eventful that India won 2.5-1.5 against Georgia and Canada to catch up leaders Russia on 12 match points. Iran shocked Russia 2.5-1.5 to open up the title chances in the World Youth Chess Olympiad. The title race will be close as India, Iran and Russia have beaten each other and they will face other nations in the last three rounds. Karthikeyan Murali crossed over to 2501 and obtained the required rating certificate from the chief arbiter and has become a Grand Master. “I was on night shift but he called me and gave the good news, about becoming a Grand Master,” said Karthikeyan Murali’s father who is an Engineer with the Tamil Nadu Electricity Board.
Sethuraman Wins National Premier
S.P. Sethuraman of Chennai won the South Indian Bank – CMS College National Premier Chess Championship that oncluded at Kottayam in Kerala on December 18, 2014. Sethuraman remained undefeated won his maiden title. He had been our best performer in the Tromso Olympiad helping us win the team bronze medal for the first time. Sethuraman won five games and it included wins against Deep, Sahaj and drew seven games. He gains 8.5 Elo. He has chess in his entire family and his father, S Panaiappan is a chess trainer in Chennai. His mother and brother have all played tournaments. Sethuraman will also represent Zone 3.7 in the FIDE events in the coming years. He became the ninth player from Chennai to win the National Premier after M Aaron, R Ravisekhar, T.N. Parameswaran, V. Anand, P Konguvel, K Sasikiran, B Adhiban and G Akash.
India Defeat Georgia 2.5-1.5
Top seed India struggled to defeat seed 16 Georgia in the sixth round of the World Youth Chess Olympiad at Gyor, Hungary on December 18, 2014. For India, wins came in the middle boards of Karthikeyan Murali and Aravindh Chithambaram. Diptayan Ghosh drew on the top board and B Kumaran suffered yet another defeat. Russia leads with full 12 match points and they are followed on ten match points by India and Iran. Russia also scored a narrow 2.5-1.5 win over hosts Hungary-1 while Iran had an easy 3-1 win over Romania. Iran faces Russia and if they are able to upset the Russians it will open up the event. Three rounds remain to be played and there is another round later on December 18, 2014.
Sethuraman Maintains Half Point Lead
S.P. Sethuraman drew with Vidit Gujrathi in the eleventh round of the South Indian Bank – CMMS College National Premier Chess Championship that is taking place at Kottayam, Kerala on December 16, 2014. Sethuraman leads by half a point and a close finish is expected. With two rounds still to be played, one thing is certain. A new champion is going to emerge either way. Sethuraman leads with 7.5, and is followed by Deep Sengupta and Sahaj Grover on seven points. Further below in the fourth place is Vidit Gujrathi on 6.5 points. All four of them have won world age group titles but not yet the National Premier!
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Open Chess Tmt
21-Dec-2014 to 21-Dec-2014
Shri Kannigha Parameshwari Amman Chathiram,
South Avani Moola Vedhi, Madurai.

Kamaraj Memorial CC FIDE Rating Chess Tmt-1800
25-Dec-2014 to 28-Dec-2014
Naradhagana Sabha,
Karur.

2nd Arrvindurga Open FIDE Rating Chess Tmt
25-Dec-2014 to 29-Dec-2014
Valluvar Gurukulam,
Tambaram,
Chennai.

Children Chess Festival
27-Dec-2014 to 28-Dec-2014
Kailash Maanasarovar School, (CBSE), Salem.

Chennai Open International GM Chess Tournament
30-Dec-2014 to 06-Jan-2015
Chennai.

Open FIDE Rating - no Rating restriction
30-Dec-2014 to 03-Jan-2015
Chennai.

Chennai Open FIDE Rating for 1599 & below
04-Jan-2015 to 06-Jan-2015
Chennai.

3rd SVVV TN State Level Children Tmt -2015
10-Jan-2015 to 11-Jan-2015
Sreevatsa Viswanathan Vivekananda Vidyalaya, Chitlapakkam, Chennai-64

VEL's Vidhyashram Children Chess Tmt
17-Jan-2015 to 18-Jan-2015
Vel's Vidhashram,
Jamin Pallavaram, Chennai.

6th AIM All India FIDE Rated Chess Tmt
22-Jan-2015 to 26-Jan-2015
King College of Technology, Namakkal.

21st State Level Children Chess Tmt
24-Jan-2015 to 26-Jan-2015
PSBB School,
K.K. Nagar, Chennai.

Rotary Chess King 2015-All India Open-1600
30-Jan-2015 to 01-Feb-2015
JN Stadium, Chennai.

AIM State Level Children's Chess Tmt
31-Jan-2015 to 01-Feb-2015
The Navodhaya Academy,
Namakkal.

5th RMT International School Junior Chess Tmt
31-Jan-2015 to 31-Jan-2015
RMT International School,
Thiruvallur Salai, Kumaran Nagar, Semmanacherry Village,
Sholinganallur, Chennai 600119

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