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FM ANURAG DEFEATS THE 3rd GRAND MASTER TO GET HIS MAIDEN GRAND MASTER NORM

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The Dempo Goodwill Ambassador  FM Mast Anurag Mhamal has in attacking game outplayed GM Sahaj Grover(2516)  in 9th Round of the National Premier league being played at Kolkatta as expected by his Chess well wishers back home in Goa. He was playing on third board in Catalan opening dominated  his superior opponent throughout the game and forced him to resign on 49th move.

 

 

 With this win, he obtained his first Grand Master Norm. Earlier in this tournament after seventh round he competed  IM norm performance.  He is the first Goan  to obtain these norms in Chess.

 

In this Tournament he defeated  three best of the Grand Masters and also drew with three other Grand Masters.

It was Dempo Group of Companies sponsorship helped  him to take chess as Profession and his first appearance post Dempos Sponsorship he has shown best of his performance.

 

Presently he is on 6 points at the end of ninth  round and still four rounds to go and looking at his performance and style of playing in so far played matches, he has  good chances of securing one of the top rank.

 

The President Mr. Ashesh Keni, Secretary Mr. Arvind Mhamal (joyful father of Anurag), Kishor Bandekar- Treasurer, Mr. Balakrishna Jt. Secretary and entire Executive Committee of Goa Chess Association Congratulated Anurag on his excellent performance and wished him all the best in remaining round of the tournament.

               

Rd.

Bo.

SNo

 

Name

Rtg

FED

Club/City

Pts.

Res.

1

5

5

GM

Sengupta Deep

2539

IND

PSPB

5.5

w 1

2

6

16

IM

Debashis Das

2454

IND

ORI

4.5

s ½

3

5

9

IM

Venkatesh M.R.

2511

IND

PSPB

6.5

w 0

4

12

18

GM

Barua Dibyendu

2429

IND

WB

4

s ½

5

12

20

GM

Thipsay Praveen

2418

IND

MAH

4.5

w ½

6

12

19

IM

Saptarshi Roy

2419

IND

Rlys

4

w 1

7

6

2

GM

Sethuraman S.P.

2553

IND

PSPB

4.5

s 1

8

4

7

GM

Kunte Abhijit

2518

IND

PSPB

5

s ½

9

3

8

GM

Grover Sahaj

2516

IND

DEL

5.5

W 1