2016 Saint Louis Autumn Invitational

Chandra, Kavutskiy, Hua Earn Title Norms at Autumn Invitational

No longer International Master, but for the first time, Grandmaster-Elect Akshat Chandra earned his final GM norm at the 2016 Saint Louis Autumn Invitational. Chandra shares the limelight with FIDE Masters Konstantin Kautskiy and Lefong Hua.

Replay Round 9

[Event "CCSCSL Autum Invitational"] [Site "?"] [Date "2016.11.22"] [Round "9.1"] [White "Hambleton, Aman"] [Black "Finegold, Ben"] [Result "1/2-1/2"] [BlackElo "2493"] [WhiteElo "2445"] [LiveChessVersion "1.4.8"] [ECO "A48"] 1. d4 {[%clk 1:30:58]} Nf6 {[%clk 1:30:56]} 2. Nf3 {[%clk 1:31:23]} g6 {[%clk 1:31:21]} 3. Bf4 {[%clk 1:31:47]} Bg7 {[%clk 1:31:47]} 4. e3 {[%clk 1:32:11]} O-O {[%clk 1:32:13]} 5. Be2 {[%clk 1:32:31]} d6 {[%clk 1:32:31]} 1/2-1/2 [Event "CCSCSL Autum Invitational"] [Site "?"] [Date "2016.11.22"] [Round "9.2"] [White "Paikidze, Nazi"]

Replay Round 8

[Event "CCSCSL Autum Invitational"] [Site "?"] [Date "2016.11.21"] [Round "8.1"] [White "Finegold, Ben"] [Black "Jayaram, Ashwin"] [Result "1/2-1/2"] [BlackElo "2477"] [WhiteElo "2493"] [LiveChessVersion "1.4.8"] [ECO "D14"] 1. d4 {[%clk 1:30:57]} d5 {[%clk 1:30:55]} 2. c4 {[%clk 1:31:23]} c6 {[%clk 1:31:20]} 3. Nf3 {[%clk 1:31:51]} Nf6 {[%clk 1:31:42]} 4. cxd5 {[%clk 1:32:19]} cxd5 {[%clk 1:32:05]} 5. Nc3 {[%clk 1:32:47]} Nc6 {[%clk 1:32:26]} 6. Bf4 {[%clk 1:33:13]} Bf5 {[%clk 1:32:46]} 7. e3 {[%clk 1:33:40]} e6 {[%clk 1:33:08]} 8. Bd3 {[%clk 1:34:07]} Bxd3

Replay Round 7

[Event "CCSCSL Autum Invitational"] [Site "?"] [Date "2016.11.20"] [Round "7.1"] [White "Ponizil, Cyril"] [Black "Finegold, Ben"] [Result "1/2-1/2"] [BlackElo "2493"] [WhiteElo "2504"] [LiveChessVersion "1.4.8"] [ECO "C10"] 1. e4 {[%clk 1:30:59]} e6 {[%clk 1:30:48]} 2. d4 {[%clk 1:31:26]} d5 {[%clk 1:31:12]} 3. Nd2 {[%clk 1:31:53]} dxe4 {[%clk 1:31:29]} 4. Nxe4 {[%clk 1:32:20]} Bd7 {[%clk 1:31:51]} 5. Nf3 {[%clk 1:32:37]} Bc6 {[%clk 1:32:14]} 6. Bd3 {[%clk 1:32:46]} Nd7 {[%clk 1:32:30]} 7. Qe2 {[%clk 1:33:05]} Ngf6 {[%clk 1:32:24]} 8. Nxf6+ {[%clk 1:32:33]} Nxf6

Replay Round 6

[Event "CCSCSL Autum Invitational"] [Site "?"] [Date "2016.11.20"] [Round "6.1"] [White "Finegold, Ben"] [Black "Paikidze, Nazi"] [Result "1/2-1/2"] [BlackElo "2368"] [WhiteElo "2493"] [LiveChessVersion "1.4.8"] [ECO "B13"] 1. e4 {[%clk 1:30:57]} c6 {[%clk 1:30:54]} 2. d4 {[%clk 1:31:13]} d5 {[%clk 1:31:17]} 3. exd5 {[%clk 1:31:19]} cxd5 {[%clk 1:31:41]} 4. c4 {[%clk 1:31:43]} Nf6 {[%clk 1:31:15]} 5. Nc3 {[%clk 1:32:05]} Nc6 {[%clk 1:30:57]} 6. Nf3 {[%clk 1:31:40]} Bg4 {[%clk 1:28:43]} 7. cxd5 {[%clk 1:31:07]} Nxd5 {[%clk 1:29:09]} 8. Qb3 {[%clk 1:28:41]} Bxf3

Replay Round 5

[Event "CCSCSL Autum Invitational"] [Site "?"] [Date "2016.11.19"] [Round "5.1"] [White "Shetty, Atulya"] [Black "Finegold, Ben"] [Result "1-0"] [BlackElo "2493"] [WhiteElo "2413"] [LiveChessVersion "1.4.8"] [ECO "A11"] 1. c4 {[%clk 1:30:56]} c6 {[%clk 1:30:54]} 2. g3 {[%clk 1:31:13]} d5 {[%clk 1:31:18]} 3. Bg2 {[%clk 1:31:36]} Nf6 {[%clk 1:31:19]} 4. Nf3 {[%clk 1:31:55]} g6 {[%clk 1:31:38]} 5. b3 {[%clk 1:32:16]} Bg7 {[%clk 1:32:02]} 6. Bb2 {[%clk 1:32:38]} O-O {[%clk 1:32:23]} 7. O-O {[%clk 1:32:53]} Bg4

Replay Round 4

[Event "CCSCSL Autum Invitational"] [Site "?"] [Date "2016.11.19"] [Round "4.1"] [White "Finegold, Ben"] [Black "Kannappan, Priyadharshan"] [Result "1/2-1/2"] [BlackElo "2520"] [WhiteElo "2493"] [LiveChessVersion "1.4.8"] [ECO "D20"] 1. d4 {[%clk 1:30:57]} d5 {[%clk 1:30:50]} 2. c4 {[%clk 1:31:05]} dxc4 {[%clk 1:31:07]} 3. e3 {[%clk 1:30:48]} Nf6 {[%clk 1:31:29]} 4. Bxc4 {[%clk 1:31:11]} e6 {[%clk 1:31:55]} 5. Nf3 {[%clk 1:31:26]} a6 {[%clk 1:32:19]} 6. O-O {[%clk 1:31:23]} c5 {[%clk 1:32:46]} 7. Bd3 {[%clk 1:31:01]} b6

Replay Round 3

[Event "CCSCSL Autum Invitational"] [Site "?"] [Date "2016.11.18"] [Round "3.1"] [White "Chandra, Akshat"] [Black "Finegold, Ben"] [Result "1-0"] [BlackElo "2493"] [WhiteElo "2509"] [LiveChessVersion "1.4.8"] [ECO "A56"] 1. d4 {[%clk 1:30:56]} Nf6 {[%clk 1:30:09]} 2. c4 {[%clk 1:31:18]} c5 {[%clk 1:30:21]} 3. Nf3 {[%clk 1:31:17]} cxd4 {[%clk 1:29:47]} 4. Nxd4 {[%clk 1:31:36]} Nc6 {[%clk 1:26:26]} 5. Nc3 {[%clk 1:31:26]} g6 {[%clk 1:26:11]} 6. e4 {[%clk 1:31:34]} d6 {[%clk 1:26:08]} 7. f3 {[%clk 1:29:39]} Bg7

Replay Round 2

[Event "CCSCSL Autum Invitational"] [Site "?"] [Date "2016.11.18"] [Round "2.1"] [White "Finegold, Ben"] [Black "Sachdev, Tania"] [Result "1/2-1/2"] [BlackElo "2431"] [WhiteElo "2493"] [LiveChessVersion "1.4.8"] [ECO "A46"] 1. d4 {[%clk 1:30:55]} Nf6 {[%clk 1:30:22]} 2. Nf3 {[%clk 1:31:17]} e6 {[%clk 1:30:23]} 3. e3 {[%clk 1:31:38]} c5 {[%clk 1:30:18]} 4. Bd3 {[%clk 1:31:26]} b6 {[%clk 1:29:42]} 5. O-O {[%clk 1:30:48]} Bb7 {[%clk 1:30:06]} 6. c4 {[%clk 1:30:19]} d6 {[%clk 1:29:13]} 7. Nc3 {[%clk 1:08:51]} Nbd7

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