Tepe Sigeman Chess: Arjun Erigaisi within the lead

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Persevering with his irrepressible kind, Arjun Erigaisi (two factors) outplayed higher-rated Saleh Salem (UAE) to open a one-point lead after two rounds of the Tepe Sigeman round-robin event in Malmo, Sweden, on Wednesday.

On a day when the opposite three boards ended as attracts, Arjun gained the battle involving two first-round winners in 58 strikes to guide the eight-man subject.

As soon as Salem, taking part in black, faltered with a queenside pawn-push on the nineteenth transfer, Arjun pressured his rival on the defensive and loved large area benefit. By the twenty eighth transfer, all of Salem’s items – queen, rooks, knights and a bishop – joined the king on the back-rank.

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After Arjun gained a pawn, Salem traded his rook for a bishop however he couldn’t loosen {the teenager}’s grip. Earlier than lengthy, the Indian tightened the noose and Salem resigned on the 58th transfer.

The outcomes

  • Arjun Erigaisi (2) bt Saleh Salem (UAE, 1); Alexei Shirov (Esp, 0.5) drew with Jorden van Foreest (Ned, 1); Michael Adams (Eng, 1) drew with Nils Grandelius (Swe, 1); David Navara (Cze, 0.5) drew with Hans Moke Niemann (USA, 1).

Gukesh in joint lead

D. Gukesh (5 factors) escaped with a draw towards Spain’s Ruiz Santos in 29 strikes to remain within the lead the place Jaime Latasa Santos and Jimenez Jose Fernando Cuenca joined him after beating Ok. Sasikiran and Soham Das within the sixth spherical of the Chessables Sunway Worldwide chess event at Punta Prima, Spain, on Thursday.

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Chief after 5 rounds, Gukesh bumped into hassle towards Ruiz however discovered a solution to escape following a three-fold repetition of strikes.

Enjoying black, Ruiz capitalised on Sasikiran’s doubtful transfer on the twenty fifth flip and saved up the strain. Up a pawn, Ruiz promptly provided the alternate of queens on the thirty second transfer. At this stage, Sasikiran resigned.

In yet one more battle involving an Indian and a Spaniard, Soham saved tempo with Cuenca earlier than dropping his manner on the twenty ninth transfer. Cuenca learn the place nicely and launched a fierce kingside assault. Soham resigned on the fortieth transfer.

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