Nakhchivan Chess: GM Safarli & GM Guseinov tie for first place

The Nakhchivan Chess Tournament at Azerbaijan witnessed a thrilling finish at the top boards. GM Gadir Guseinov (2612) and GM Eltaj Safarali (2640), both of Azerbaijan, won their respective games at the top boards to tie for first place at 7.0/9.

Among the Indians, GM Abhijeet Gupta (2603) settled for a draw to move to 6.0/9. Remarkably, GM Adhiban (2636), despite a bad start, won his final round game to tie for third place with GM Gupta and seven others at 6.0/9.

Check the final rankings here.

Nakhchivan Chess 08: Five leaders after the penultimate round

The Nakhchivan Chess Tournament in Azerbaijan is headed off to an exciting finish in the last round with five players tied for lead at 6.0/8.

Among the Indians, GM Abhijeet Gupta (2603) is in close contention with 5.5/6. He will be playing one of the leaders GM Levan Pantsulaia (2603) in the final round. GM Adhiban had been staging a remarkable comeback after a bad start with four consecutive wins. He however settled for a draw in the eighth round to stand at 5.0/8.

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Nakhchivan Chess 05: GM Pantsulaia wins again, leads with 5.0/5.

GM Levan Pantsulaia (2603) of Gerogia won his fifth straight game at the Nakhchivan Chess Open 2015 to maintain his sole lead.

Among the Indians, GM Abhijeet Gupta (2603) settled for a draw to move to 3.5/5. After a disastrous start, GM Adhiban (2636) won his second game in a row to move to fifty percent with 2.5/5.

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Nakhchivan Chess 04: GM Pantsulaia leads

GM Levan Pantsulaia (2603) of Georgia has emerged as the sole leader in the A- group of the Nakhchivan Open, 2015 in Azerbaijan. He leads with a score of 4.0/4.

Among the Indians, GM Abhijeet Gupta (2603) drew with GM Etienne Bacrot (2704) to stay in the hunt with 3.0/4. The only other Indian in the field GM B. Adhiban managed to register a victory over lower rated WGM Narmin Kazimova (2259) to reach 1.5/4.

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Nakhchivan Chess 02: Adhiban and Gupta in fray

The city of Nakchivan in Azerbaijan is playing host to a very strong international tournament with two Indians participating – GM B. Adhiban (2636) and GM Abhijeet Gupta (2603).

At the end of two rounds of play, five player lead the table with 2.0/2. GM Adhiban is having a tough time with only 0.5/2 meanwhile, GM Gupta stands at 1.5/2.

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