Friday, May 16, 2008

Mayor's Cup International Open (India)

Humpy, Humpy, goooooooo Humpy! I've been following GM Koneru Humpy's career since I first got online in 1999 and discovered the world of professional women chessplayers. Here's a report on the Mayor's Cup in India from The Hindu Online: Krasenkow, Humpy in lead MUMBAI: Top seed Michael Krasenkow and second seed K. Humpy won their seventh round games to share the lead with 6.5 points in the Mayor’s Cup International Open chess tournament at the Goregaon Sports Complex here on Thursday. The results (Indians unless stated): Seventh round: K. Humpy (6.5) bt Shukhrat Safin (Uzb 6); Reefan Bin Sattar (Ban, 5.5) lost to Michal Krasenkow (Pol, 6.5); Abhijit Kunte (6) drew with M. R. Venkatesh (6); Abdulla Al-Rakib (Ban, 6) bt Vikramaditya Kamble (5); Soumya Swaminathan (5) lost to Ziaur Rahman (Ban, 6); Akash Thakur (5.5) drew with Saidali Iuldachev (Uzb, 5.5); R.R. Laxman (5.5) drew with Swapnil Dhopade (5.5). R.B. Ramesh (6) bt Shyam Nikhil (5); Tejas Bakre (6) bt D.P. Singh (5); Ram Krishnan (5.5) drew with Deep Sengupta (5.5). G.B. Joshi (5) lost to B.Adhiban (6); M.S. Thejkumar (6) bt R. Arun Karthik (5); Arghyadip Das (5.5) drew with S. Mari Arul (5.5).

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