The percentage of white wins becomes even higher in round 5 as 5 games ended in whites favour. In the 35 games played so far in the tournament there have been 15 draws, 15 wins for white and only 5 wins for black!! Just shows that at such a high level its very difficult to score with the black pieces!!
DEEPAN vs STANY 1-0
THEJKUMAR vs VISHNU 0.5-0.5
ADHIBAN vs AKASH 1-0
RATHNAKARAN vs SHYAM NIKHIL 0.5-0.5
LALITH BABU vs NEGI 1-0
ASHWIN vs DEBASHIS 1-0
RITUALS or SUPERSITIONS OF THE PLAYERSChess is a mental game. Your mind should be in the best state if you want to calculate well during the game. Now for that the players often have certain rituals before the game to get into a good frame of mind. For me it has always been a little walk before the game that helps me focus better. But I think we all are curious as to what exactly do these top players do before the game? Here's their daily ritual:
Lalith also mentioned that he was superstitious before. Like he would wear the same shirt or use the same bottle if he had won the game. So much was his belief in such things that if he lost his lucky bottle, he would think that he would lose the game! But now all that is past. He has realised there are only 2 ways to be successful, Hardwork and self belief! Superstitions is just a hoax!
Finally a player is doing something that chess players are usually thought of doing before the round. Before the game Akash likes to close his eyes and meditate for sometime. just to clear his mind of the random thoughts.
Thejkumar always speaks with his wife before the game. If she is not in person then he will speak to her on the phone. His wife gives him crucial tips like maintaining his calm, not getting excited or give your best for the round. Hearing them before the game helps him remember the tips which he is able to apply it in his games! What a wonderful couple!!
PAIRINGS FOR ROUND 6
PAIRINGS FOR ROUND 6
|1||14||2507||IM||Debashis Das||IM||Shyam Nikil P.||2420||10|
|2||11||2523||GM||Vishnu Prasanna. V||IM||Rathnakaran K.||2411||9|
|3||12||2671||GM||Negi Parimarjan||IM||Thejkumar M. S.||2452||8|
|4||13||2343||IM||G. Akash||GM||Lalith Babu M.R.||2569||7|
|5||1||2397||IM||Stany G.A.||GM||Adhiban B.||2569||6|
|6||2||2409||IM||Akshat Khamparia||GM||Deepan Chakkravarthy J.||2462||5|
|7||3||2487||IM||Ashwin Jayaram||GM||Sasikiran Krishnan||2666||4|
The man to beat in this tournament really is Sasikiran and after yesterdays scintillating win against Debashis I think Ashwin is well qualified for this job?!! Will he be able to beat Sasi with the white pieces?!! Lets wait and watch!
You can download the games of the tournament from this link:
Tomorrow is a rest day and I have a special proposition for you:
You can send me the questions that you would like to ask any player.
You can either send it to my email(firstname.lastname@example.org) or to facebook message or on my facebook wall or to twitter.
I will ask the question to the respective players and my report on the rest day will consist on the answers to your questions!! :)
Its a golden opportunity to know what you always wanted to about the stars of Indian chess.