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Kevin Bonham
23-11-2012, 08:00 PM
http://www.tamilchess.com/Tournamentpage.aspx?tourid=9

Junta Ikeda is Australia's official representative and Karthik Gurunathan is representing us in a junior age group.

Over 440 players, mostly Indian. Ikeda defeated a 1600s rated player in round 1 and Gurunathan (who is rated 1671) lost to an IM.

Kevin Bonham
28-11-2012, 02:17 AM
Junta has defeated Deepan Chakkravarthy J. (GM 2500) and is on 5.5/7!

Karthik is on 3.5/7.

Kevin Bonham
28-11-2012, 03:11 AM
Junta's win against the GM according to the Monroi, but the final position is drawn so I am not quite sure what the story is there.

1.d4 Nf6 2.Nf3 g6 3.g3 Bg7 4.Bg2 O-O 5.O-O d5 6.c4 c6 7.Qb3 Qb6 8.Qa3 Bg4 9.e3 e6 10.Ne5 Nbd7 11.Nxg4 Nxg4 12.Nc3 a5 13.Qa4 Qb4 14.Qd1 Ngf6 15.c5 a4 16.Bd2 Qc4 17.Re1 Qa6 18.Bf1 Qa7 19.b3 b6 20.b4 Rfc8 21.a3 h5 22.Rc1 Nh7 23.h3 bxc5 24.bxc5 e5 25.Ne2 Ng5 26.Bg2 Ne6 27.Bb4 f5 28.g4 h4 29.gxf5 gxf5 30.dxe5 Nxe5 31.f4 Ng6 32.Bf3 Kh7 33.Kh1 Rg8 34.Rg1 Kh6 35.Qd3 Qf7 36.Rg2 Ne7 37.Rcg1 Bh8 38.Qd1 Rxg2 39.Rxg2 Bf6 40.Qc2 Ng7 41.Bc3 Ne6 42.Qb2 Bxc3 43.Qxc3 Kh7 44.Qe5 Rg8 45.Rxg8 Nxg8 46.Nd4 Nxc5 47.Nxc6 Ne4 48.Bxe4 dxe4 49.Nd4 Nh6 50.Ne6 Qb7 51.Ng5 Kg6 52.Qd6 Kh5 53.Qd1 Kg6 54.Qxa4 1-0

Kevin Bonham
29-11-2012, 12:42 AM
Another good result for Junta, drawing with IM Sharma Himanshu (2417) with black in round 8. He plays a 2400-rated IM in round 9. No 9 game norm chances even if he wins since average opponent rating so far is too low. However a good result this round may give him chances in future rounds (event is 11 rounds.)

Egyptian GM Ahmed Adly forfeited on top board to Indian IM Karthikeyan citing illness.

ER
29-11-2012, 04:30 PM
Another good result for Junta, drawing with IM Sharma Himanshu (2417) with black in round 8. He plays a 2400-rated IM in round 9. No 9 game norm chances even if he wins since average opponent rating so far is too low. However a good result this round may give him chances in future rounds (event is 11 rounds.) ...

Very good news! Good on you Junta!

Adamski
30-11-2012, 12:17 AM
Very good news! Good on you Junta!And so say all of us! Keep it up, Junta!

MichaelBaron
30-11-2012, 11:40 AM
Good to see an Australian player doing so wel and bringing rating points back home! :clap:

Kevin Bonham
30-11-2012, 12:30 PM
Junta drew with his 2400-rated opponent and now plays GM Sahaj Grover (2509).

peter_parr
03-12-2012, 12:35 PM
The following article was published in the Sydney Morning Herald Monday 3rd December 2012.

The Commonwealth Championship in Chennai, India resulted in a tie for first place between GM S.Tiviakov (NED 2659,ineligible for the title) and GM B.Lalith (IND 2528 the new champion) each scoring 9.5/11 in the 455 player event.
FM J.Ikeda (AUS 2304) scored 7.5 and K.Gurunathan (AUS 1671) 4.5 points. Ikeda achieved 3/6 against higher rated opponents (average 2463) and 4.5/5 versus lower rated opposition and will gain valuable rating points.