World Chess Championship 2013 Parallel Events: GM International Open Begins
There are several parallel chess events being held along with the World Chess Championship 2013 between Magnus Carlsen and Viswanathan Anand. A chess open with Grandmasters has begun in Chennai.
Chennai boy N R Visakh stunned fellow Grandmaster S P Sethuraman, while fifth seeded Borovikov Vladislav of Ukraine was held to a draw by India's Arjun Tiwari in the first round of the Chennai Grand Master International Open Chess tournament held in celebration of the FIDE World Championship Match 2013 at Multipurpose Indoor Stadium, Chennai.
A total of 118 players, including 71 titled players, from 17 countries are playing the chess tournament. The 11 round Swiss event concludes on November 23.
Results Round 1 (Indians unless specified): Ivan Popov (Rus) bt Aniruddha Deshpande, Chinmay Kulkarni lost to Vidit Santosh Gujrathi, M R Lalith Babu bt C Praveen Kumar, Muminova Nafisa (Uzb) lost to Ter-Sahakyan Samvel (Arm), Borovikov Vladislav (Ukr) drew with Arjun Tiwari, N R Visakh bt S P Sethuraman, M Shyam Sundar bt Pratik Patil, G B Prakash drew with S Arun Prasad, Mirozev Azer (Aze) drew with Kathmale Sameer, Babu N Sudhakar lost to Levon Babujian (Arm).