25th Asian Juniors 2002, Sri Lanka


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Round 3 Deepan Chakravarthy shocks GM Maghami, leads

Round 2 |Round 1

Top seed GM Ghaem Maghami Ehsan of Iran suffered a stunning defeat in the hands of talented Indian Junior Deepan Chakravarthy, when he over pressed a drawish Sicilian game in the third round, here today. Half a point behind Deepan are IM Mark Paragua, IM Sundararajan Kidambi, Peyman Mohajerin, Preetam Sharma and Megaranto Susanto at 2.5 points each. 

In the girls Section, the top board game between Y Prathiba and Dronavalli Harika was a hard fought game that ended without result when Harika couldnt convert her extra pawn in an opposite color bishop ending. The draw enabled defending Champion Kasturi to take sole lead with a comfortable victory over Samanthi Wettasinghe of Srilanka. Eight more rounds remain in the USD 5000 prize money cum qualifying event, which is scheduled to conclude on July 5th, 2002.

Round 3 Results (Men)

Deepan Chakravarthy(3) beat Ghaem Maghami(2)
Paragua Mark(2.5) drew Sundararajan Kidambi(2.5)
Satyapragyan S (2.0) drew Megaranto Susanto (2.5)
M K Athula Russell (1.5) lost to Preetham Sharma (2.5)
Vu Dinh Hung (1.5) lost to Peyman Mohajerin (2.5)
Smerdon David Craig (2.0) beat Hasan Mehdi (1.5)

Round 3 Results  (Women)

Y Prathiba (2.5) drew Dronavalli Harika (2.5)
M Kasturi (3.0) beat Samanthi Wettasinghe (2.0)
P Priya (2.5) drew Tania Sachdev (2.5)
Siti Zuleikha (2.0) beat Eesha Karavade (2.0)
Sajani Andavattege (1.0) lost to J E Kavitha (2.0)
Huynh Mai Phuong Dun (2.0) beat Aketaeva Dana (1.0)


1.e4 c5 2.Nc3 Nc6 3.f4 g6 4.Nf3 Bg7 5.Bb5 Nd4 6.a4 Nxb5 7.axb5 e6 8.d4 cxd4 9.Nxd4 Ne7 10.Be3 b6 11.0-0 d6 12.Qd3 d5 13.Nc6 Nxc6 14.bxc6 dxe4 15.Qxe4 0-0 16.Rfd1 Qc7 17.Nb5 Qe7 18.Bxb6 Bxb2 19.Rxa7 Rxa7 20.Nxa7 Qa3 21.Qe3 Qa6 22.Nxc8 Rxc8 23.c7 Kg7 24.Rd8 Bf6 25.Bd4 1-0


1.e4 c5 2.c3 d5 3.exd5 Qxd5 4.d4 Nf6 5.Nf3 Bg4 6.Be2 e6 7.h3 Bh5 8.0-0 Nc6 9.Be3 cxd4 10.cxd4 Bb4 11.Nc3 Qd6 12.Nb5 Qb8 13.Nd2 Bxe2 14.Qxe2 a6 15.Nc3 0-0 16.Nde4 Nxe4 17.Nxe4 Ne7 18.Qh5 Nd5 19.Ng5 Nf6 20.Qf3 Qc7 21.Bf4 Bd6 22.Rac1 Qb8 23.Bxd6 Qxd6 24.Rfd1 Qd5 25.Qxd5 Nxd5 26.Ne4 Rfd8