Dubai: Kazakh Rinat Jamabayev topped the Dubai Open Chess Championship by winning a meeting with India’s Ramchabu Bragananda at the top of the fifth round of the Dubai Open Chess Championship, which will continue until the fourth of this month.
In the rest of the matches of the fifth round and on the second table, the first seed in the Russian championship, Alexander Pridke, continued to put pressure on the competitors after sweeping his Serbian opponent, Alexander Engig, in a charming show of the Russian foot, as he sacrificed the horse in the opening stage in exchange for a crushing attack in which he succeeded in defeating his opponent in 21 moves, and on The third table, the Indian Arjun Erigesi defeated his Azerbaijani opponent, Muhammad Maradli, in an easy match, in which the Indian excelled in strong preparation.
On the fifth table, the black horse, the International Federation professor, Indian Ayush Sharma, continued his surprises and strong performances in the championship, as he managed to overthrow the German international grandmaster Liviu Dieter Nesipino, despite the large classification difference between them.
In the most prominent Arab results, the Egyptian Ahmed Adly defeated the Indian professor Priyanka, while the Syrian junior Rami Talab lost to the Indian Jakio Samad.
In the results of the national players, Hamad Badr of the Indian Ramesh lost, Saeed Ishaq lost from Abed Majour, and Imran Al Hosani tied with Omani Amer Al-Ma’ashani.
At the end of the fifth round, the Kazakh Rinat Gumabayev was alone in the lead with 5 points, and with 4.5 points, four players were equal to the Russian Alexander Pridke, the American Vladimir Akopian, the Indians Erigesi and Ayush Sharma.
In the sixth round, a strong confrontation is expected between the Kazakh Rinat Jamabayev and the Indian Arjun Erigesi, and at the second table, the Indian Ayush Sharma will meet with the Russian Alexander Pridke, while the Iranian Muhammad Amin Tabatabai will meet with the American Vladimir Akopian, and the Indian Bragananda will meet with his compatriot Chardol Ghagari.