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Vergani Cup 2022 R5: Prraneeth Vuppala beats Hans Niemann

by Shahid Ahmed - 06/01/2022

Vitaliy Bernadskiy (UKR) has taken sole lead 4.5/5 at the conclusion of the fifth round of the Vergani Cup January 2022. Ten players including three Indians are in the chase at 4.0/5 each. They are - GM Lalit Rohit, IM Bharath Subramaniyam and CM Prraneeth Vuppala. 14-year-old Prraneeth is in terrific form as he drew the morning round on the fourth day against GM Arjun Kalyan and defeated GM Hans Niemann (USA) by punishing his minute mistake correctly in the fifth round. He will face the legend Nigel Short in Round 6. Both Soumya Swaminathan and Nandhidhaa drew against a Croatian GM each in the previous round. Round 6 starts today at 7:30 p.m. IST. Photo: Rupali Mullick

Bernadskiy in sole lead

In Round 4, IM Moksh Amit Doshi, FM Mohamed Anees M and Ojas Kulkarni drew with GM Zdenko Kozul (CRO), IM Pranesh M and IM Hampus Sorensen (SWE) respectively. In Round 5, Anees drew with GM Ivajlo Enchev (BUL).

CM Prraneeth Vuppala 4.0/5 | Photo: Rupali Mullick

Round 5: Prraneeth - Hans: 1-0

CM Prraneeth Vuppal drew the morning round 4 game against GM Arjun Kalyan. In the fifth round, he was paired against GM Hans Niemann (USA).

Position after 23...a5

23...a5 may seem like an unassuming move at a first glance. Only after a careful observation, one might realize why it is a big positional mistake. Try to think like Prraneeth and find the best continuation for White.

Position after 32...Qe8

Find out the nice finish for White after 32...Qe8.

CM Prraneeth Vuppala drew with GM Arjun Kalyan in Round 4 | Photo: Rupali Mullick

Round 4: GM Zdenko Kozul (CRO) - IM Moksh Amit Doshi: 0.5-0.5 | Photo: Rupali Mullick

Round 4: IM Pranesh M - FM Mohamed Anees M: 0.5-0.5 | Photo: Rupali Mullick

Round 5: IM Soumya Swaminathan - GM Zdenko Kozul (CRO): 0.5-0.5 | Photo: Niklesh Jain

Round 5: GM Robert Zelcic (CRO) - WGM Nandhidhaa P V: 0.5-0.5 | Photo: Rupali Mullick

For more photos, click here.

 

The tournament is taking place at Hotel Kursaal, Cattolica in Italy from 2nd to 9th January 2021. Time control is 90 mins + 30 seconds increment and 15 minutes each will be added after 40th move in Group A which is for above 1800 FIDE rating.

Replay Round 4-5 games

Round 4 results

Bo.No. NameRtgPts.ResultPts.NameRtg No.
113
GMLodici Lorenzo25243½ - ½3GMKorobov Anton2699
1
218
GMKotronias Vasilios24853½ - ½3GMTabatabaei M. Amin2643
3
38
GMBernadskiy Vitaliy258931 - 03IMIoannidis Evgenios2466
22
424
IMPantzar Milton24343½ - ½3GMLalith Babu M R2548
9
517
GMDvirnyy Danyyil2492½ - ½GMThybo Jesper Sondergaard2592
7
611
GMArjun Kalyan2532½ - ½CMPrraneeth Vuppala2417
25
715
GMAlsina Leal Daniel2507½ - ½FMPasti Aron2411
27
82
GMNiemann Hans Moke264521 - 0IMSalimova Nurgyul2353
44
94
GMKozul Zdenko26392½ - ½2IMMoksh Amit Doshi2368
37
106
GMLagarde Maxime263221 - 02WGMGomes Mary Ann2354
43
1110
GMIniyan P254021 - 02FMSiddharth Jagadeesh2344
47
1236
FMCosta Leonardo23732½ - ½2GMZelcic Robert2531
12
1340
FMCumming Rhys23582½ - ½2GMNikolov Momchil2508
14
1451
WGMFataliyeva Ulviyya23242½ - ½2GMBrunello Sabino2503
16
1519
GMEnchev Ivajlo24772½ - ½2WIMBeydullayeva Govhar2290
57

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Round 5 results

Bo.No. NameRtgPts.ResultPts.NameRtg No.
11
GMKorobov Anton2699½ - ½4GMBernadskiy Vitaliy2589
8
23
GMTabatabaei M. Amin2643½ - ½GMLodici Lorenzo2524
13
39
GMLalith Babu M R2548½ - ½GMKotronias Vasilios2485
18
47
GMThybo Jesper Sondergaard259231 - 0IMPantzar Milton2434
24
525
CMPrraneeth Vuppala241731 - 03GMNiemann Hans Moke2645
2
622
IMIoannidis Evgenios24663½ - ½3GMShort Nigel D2633
5
727
FMPasti Aron241130 - 13GMLagarde Maxime2632
6
828
GMNeelotpal Das24103½ - ½3GMIniyan P2540
10
929
IMGilevych Artem24073½ - ½3GMArjun Kalyan2532
11
1030
FMHess Max240430 - 13GMAlsina Leal Daniel2507
15
1131
FMMartinovici Ilia23983½ - ½3GMDvirnyy Danyyil2492
17
1265
FMSreyas Payyappat225030 - 13IMBharath Subramaniyam H2476
21
1345
IMSoumya Swaminathan2351½ - ½GMKozul Zdenko2639
4
1412
GMZelcic Robert2531½ - ½WGMNandhidhaa P V2336
48
1514
GMNikolov Momchil25081 - 0FMPasztor Balazs2335
49

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Round 6 pairings

Bo.No. NameRtgPts.ResultPts.NameRtg No.
18
GMBernadskiy Vitaliy25894GMTabatabaei M. Amin2643
3
215
GMAlsina Leal Daniel250744GMKorobov Anton2699
1
36
GMLagarde Maxime263244GMKotronias Vasilios2485
18
413
GMLodici Lorenzo252444GMThybo Jesper Sondergaard2592
7
521
IMBharath Subramaniyam H247644GMLalith Babu M R2548
9
65
GMShort Nigel D26334CMPrraneeth Vuppala2417
25
710
GMIniyan P2540IMGilevych Artem2407
29
811
GMArjun Kalyan2532GMNeelotpal Das2410
28
931
FMMartinovici Ilia2398GMNikolov Momchil2508
14
1032
IMBarp Alberto2388GMBrunello Sabino2503
16
1117
GMDvirnyy Danyyil2492IMSorensen Hampus2379
34
1241
FMKlabis Rokas2356IMIoannidis Evgenios2466
22
1323
IMPranesh M2437IMSalimova Nurgyul2353
44
1451
WGMFataliyeva Ulviyya2324IMPantzar Milton2434
24
154
GMKozul Zdenko26393Piangerelli Michele2065
90

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Prizes

Total Prize fund - €10000.

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