AAI Grandmaster Chess Tournament

Round five photos, courtesy of Delhi Chess Association

Krishnan Sasikiran scored a third successive win and in the process avenged his recent loss at the hands of Parimarjan Negi in the inaugural AAI Grandmasters Chess Championships that is now halfway through.

In another game, Women’s World champion Hou Yifan got her first points through a draw against Filipino Wesley So in 52 moves. A little later the third game between Fabiano Caruana and Viktor Laznicka, which began in the Caro-Kann Advanced Variation, also ended in a draw in 59 moves. It was the first time a round had produced two draws. Full round five report.

Replay the games with computer analysis

AAI r5 Caruana and Laznicka

Caruana and Laznicka waiting to start the match

AAI r5 Mrs. Archna Agrawal

Mrs. Archna Agrawal inaugurating the fifth round proceedings

AAI r5 So & Hou

Hou Yifan and Wesley So

AAI r5 Laznicka

Viktor Laznicka

AAI r5 Sasikiran

Krishnan Sasikiran

AAI r5 Mr. Bharat Singh

Tournament Director & President Commonwealth Chess Association Mr. Bharat Singh celebrating his 51st Birthday by cutting the cake with players, officials and spectators

AAI r5 Tournament Hall

Tournament Hall