The inaugural Airports Authority of India Grandmaster chess tournament got off to a rousing start, as all three games ended in a decisive manner at the AAI Officer’s Institute on Wednesday.
The Indian duo, however, had a disappointing start with both Krishnan Saskiran and Parimarjan Negi losing their games. Sasi lost to Wesley So in 38 moves before the time control while Negi went down to top seed and World Junior No. 1, Fabiano Caruana in 47 moves.
In the third game Viktor Laznicka (Cze) with black pieces got the better of Hou Yifan (China) in a Caro-Kann Classical. After more than six hours, Laznicka won in 65 moves in a tough battle. Laznicka said he could have won much earlier when he was two pawns up but he missed many winning lines.
Games with computer analysis