THEJKUMAR vs AKSHAT 1-0
SHYAM NIKHIL vs AKASH 0.5-0.5
VISHNU vs NEGI 1-0
After this game we can officially call Vishnu as the Grunfeld slayer! After beating Ivan Popov just a few days back in the Grunfeld, Vishnu killed another 2600+ player with some phenomenal play. The variation chosen by Negi leads to a slightly inferior endgame for black. But the endgame soon turned into a vicious position as Vishnu launches a fierce attack against the black king. Negi simply didnt realize what hit him as his king was attacked by two rooks knight and bishop. It was a brilliant attacking game by Vishnu for which he earned the game of the day prize! Simply outstanding stuff by the Chennai GM.
DEEPAN vs DEBASHIS 0.5-0.5
A save from the lions mouth for Deepan.
RATHNAKARAN vs STANY 0.5-0.5
ADHIBAN vs SASIKIRAN 1-0
LALITH vs ASHWIN 1-0
After a wonderful win yesterday against Adhiban, Ashwin couldnt keep up his momentum and lost to Lalith. But a huge salute to Lalith who inspite of losing to Akshat yesterday came all guns blazing today. Now Lalith has been extremely shrewd in his preparations for his opponents. Against Negi he chose the rare a3 move and now against Ashwin he played the move Bf4. In all the manuals of Grunfeld it must be given that black must sacrifice the c7 pawn and the resulting piece activity compensates for the missing pawn! Now this is true but who can play with accuracy against an opponent who has come all prepared. Ashwin tried his best but white always had a slight pull. Finally it seems as if the compensation proved a little too short as Lalith garnered that extra pawn and won the game! A nice win for Lalith who is now back on top!!
TOMORROW WILL BE A GREAT ROUND TO WITNESS AS LALITH WHO IS THE LEADER TAKES ON SASIKIRAN WHO WILL TRY HIS BEST TO BEAT LALITH AND TAKE THE POLE POSITION.
There is a famous proverb in Hindi when someone does something extraordinary, please say: Arey yaar tu Khaata kya hai!!( My friend, what do you eat!!)
Well here at the National Premier in Jalgaon where the players are playing some amazing games, we must know as to what they are eating right before the round!! Here is what they usually eat!! :)
The salad is always a good start!
Some pickle and salt to add some spice!
Cauliflower vegetable which hot and fresh!
dudhi i.e bottle gourd! which is not the favourite amongst youngsters!!
Rajma i.e Beans
Always tastes nice = Rice!
Papad which is eaten with rice.
Curd! Always good to neutralise the spice!
Dal to be eaten with rice!