Asian Continental Hybrid Chess Championship 2021

Sri Lankan Players do the best performance ever!
FIDE Masters Susal De Silva(Nalanda College) and Minul Doluweera (University of Colombo) scored 4 ½ points each out of possible 9 games at the end of the above event scoring the highest performance of a Sri Lankan player made in an Asian Continental Chess Championship ever. Being initially ranked 63rd and 61st according to their current FIDE Ratings, Susal managed to placed 36th while Minul 42nd in the final Ranking. Susal played with 1 Grand Master, 4 International Masters and 2 FMS and all 9 players are more than 150 ELO Points above him and scored a point with an FM and took 3 draws with International Masters. Minul also played with 1WGM, 1Im and 3 FMs in his 9 games where the average ratings of the opponents are more than 2200.
Theekshana Denuwan of Ananda College finish just ½ a point behind the above two which included a quick win against an International Master from Kyrgyzstan. He also beat the Women Grandmaster, Gulmira Dauletova of Kazakhstan. The National Chess Champion is the most unluckiest throughout the event. After winning his first game with the Grandmaster from Iran he got most progressive opponents round by round even he was at the lower stage of points. He met 4 grand masters and two IMS where he got 1 ½ points out of 4 GMS. Ranindu has already selected to play the FIDE Chess World Cup 2021 in this July at Russia. This event is a great experience for them and it will result great support when they play in the Asian Zonal Chess Championship 2021 in Early June 2021.
Grand Master from Uzbekistan Vokihidov Shamsiddin tied with and Singapore International Master Tin Jingyao in the first place with 7 points out of 9 games but former won the Gold medal with the better tie breaker. Another five players Australian Grand Master Kuybukarov Temur, Iran Grandmaster, Amin Tabtabei, Grand Masters from Uzbekistan Nodirbek Yukubboev and Sindarov Javokin and Indonesian International Master Ervan Mohamad tied for the 3rd place with 6 ½ points each. Australian Master won the Bronze medal according to the better tie breaker, The 8th and 9t places went to Gan-Erdene Sugar of Mongolia and Lu Shanglie of China and Both of them also qualified for the FIDE World Cup since two of above players are already selected from earlier events.
A total of USD 16000 was awarded to the winners as cash prizes by the Asian Chess Federation giving 5,000 USD for the winner. Also the top 7 players of the event were qualified to play the FIDE World Chess Cup to be held in Russia from July 2021.
A total of USD 16000 was awarded to the winners as cash prizes by the Asian Chess Federation giving 5,000 USD for the winner. Also the top 7 players of the event were qualified to play the FIDE World Chess Cup to be held in Russia from July 2021.
Games of the Sri Lankan Players in Round 9 are given below:
Liyanage,Ranindu Dilshan (2203) - Lei,Tingjie (2505)
1.e4 e5 2.Nf3 Nc6 3.d4 exd4 4.Nxd4 Nf6 5.Nxc6 bxc6 6.e5 Qe7 7.Qe2 Nd5 8.h4 Qe6 9.h5 d6 10.c4 Nb6 11.exd6 cxd6 12.Be3 Be7 13.Bd4 Nxc4 14.Bxg7 Rg8 15.Qxe6 Bxe6 16.h6 Kd7 17.Bd3 f5 18.g4 fxg4 19.Nd2 Rxg7 20.hxg7 Nxb2 21.Bxh7 Bf6 22.Rc1 Re8 23.Kf1 Bxg7 24.Be4 d5 25.Bg6 Re7 26.Nb3 Kd6 27.Rh7 d4 28.Nd2 Na4 29.Ne4+ Kc7 30.a3 Bd5 31.Re1 Bg8 32.Rh4 Bc4+ 33.Kg2 Nb2 34.Rxg4 Nd3 35.Rd1 Ne5 36.Rg3 Nxg6 37.Rxg6 Bd5 38.f3 Be5 39.Re1 Rg7 40.Rxg7+ Bxg7 41.Nc5 Kb6 42.Ne6 Bf6 43.Rb1+ Ka5 44.Nc7 Bf7 45.Rb7 d3 46.Kf2 Bd4+ 47.Ke1 Bc3+ 48.Kf2 Bd4+ 49.Ke1 Be3 50.Ne8 d2+ 51.Ke2 Bc4+ 52.Kd1 Bd5 53.Kc2 Ka4 54.Nd6 Bxf3 55.Rb4+ Kxa3 56.Rb1 d1Q+ 57.Rxd1 Bxd1+ 58.Kxd1 Kb3 59.Nb7 Bb6 0-1
Doluweera,Minul Sanjula (2129) - Gholami Orimi,Mahdi (2430)
1.c4 g6 2.d4 Bg7 3.e4 Nc6 4.d5 Nd4 5.Be3 c5 6.Nc3 e5 7.dxe6 dxe6 8.Nge2 Ne7 9.f4 Nec6 10.e5 f6 11.exf6 Qxf6 12.g3 Qf5 13.Rc1 Nf3+ 14.Kf2 Nfe5 15.Kg2 Nxc4 16.Bf2 0-0 17.Qc2 Qxc2 18.Rxc2 Nb4 19.Rc1 b6 20.Kg1 Bb7 21.Bg2 Bxg2 22.Kxg2 Nxb2 23.Ne4 Nxa2 24.Ra1 Nb4 25.Nxc5 bxc5 26.Bxc5 Rfb8 27.Bxa7 N2d3 28.Bd4 Nc2 29.Bxg7 Kxg7 30.Rxa8 Rxa8 31.Rb1 Ra2 32.Kf3 Ncb4 33.h3 e5 34.Nc1 Rf2+ 35.Ke4 Rf1 0-1
De Silva,L M S T (2085) - Asuela,Ellan (2248)
Clock started by Arbiter. 1.e4 e6 2.d4 d5 3.Nc3 Bb4 4.e5 c5 5.a3 Bxc3+ 6.bxc3 Qa5 7.Bd2 Qa4 8.h4 Ne7 9.h5 h6 10.Rh4 c4 11.Nf3 Nbc6 12.Rg4 Rg8 13.g3 Bd7 14.Rf4 Rf8 15.Rg4 Rg8 16.Rf4 Rf8 17.g4 0-0-0 18.g5 Nf5 19.Bh3 hxg5 20.Nxg5 Nce7 21.Nf3 Rh8 22.Bxf5 Nxf5 23.Nh4 Rdg8 24.Nxf5 exf5 25.Rh4 g5 26.Rh2 f4 27.Qf3 Qxc2 28.Qxd5 Bc6 29.Qxc4 g4 30.d5 g3 31.fxg3 fxg3 32.Rg2 Rxh5 33.dxc6 Rh1+ 34.Ke2 Rxa1 35.Qd5 Qf5 36.cxb7+ Kb8 37.Qd6+ Kxb7 38.Qd5+ Kc7 39.Qa5+ Kc8 40.Qa6+ Kd8 41.Qa5+ Ke8 42.Qb5+ Qd7 43.Qb8+ Qd8 44.Qb5+ Qd7 45.Qb8+ Qd8 46.Qb5+ Qd7 1/2-1/2
Aditya Bagus,Arfan (2274) - Theekshana,H G Denuwan (2045)
Clock started by Arbiter. 1.e4 d6 2.d4 g6 3.Bc4 Bg7 4.Nf3 e6 5.Bb3 Ne7 6.0-0 0-0 7.Re1 a6 8.a4 b6 9.Nbd2 Bb7 10.Nf1 Nd7 11.Ng3 c5 12.c3 Qc7 13.Bg5 Rfe8 14.Qd2 e5 15.h4 c4 16.Bc2 d5 17.Bh6 dxe4 18.Bxe4 Bxe4 19.Nxe4 Bxh6 20.Qxh6 Nf5 21.Qd2 exd4 22.Nxd4 Rxe4 23.Rxe4 Nc5 24.Re2 Nxd4 25.Qxd4 Nb3 26.Qe4 Rd8 27.Rae1 Nd2 28.Qe7 Qxe7 29.Rxe7 Rd6 30.Rb7 Nb3 31.Ree7 Rf6 32.g4 h6 33.Kg2 Kg7 34.Kg3 Nc5 35.Rb8 g5 36.hxg5 hxg5 37.Re5 Rg6 38.Rxb6 Rxb6 39.Rxg5+ Kf6 40.Rxc5 Rxb2 41.Rxc4 Ke5 42.Rc7 Rb3 43.Rxf7 Rxc3+ 44.Rf3 Rc4 45.a5 Ra4 46.Rf5+ Ke6 47.f4 Ra1 48.Kh4 Ke7 49.Kg5 Rg1 50.Re5+ Kf7 51.Kf5 Rc1 52.g5 Rc6 53.g6+ Kg7 54.Re7+ Kg8 55.Kg5 Rc1 56.f5 Rc5 57.Kh6 Rxf5 58.Re8+ Rf8 59.Rxf8+ Kxf8 60.Kh7 1-0
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