Calcutta: International Master Diptayan Ghosh began on a good note till he fell to Grandmaster B. Adhiban in the third round of the Moscow Open Chess meet, on Monday.
Continuing from where he had left off at The Telegraph Schools’ Chess Championship, where he won with a Perfect 10 score, Diptayan simply breezed past his rivals in the first two rounds.
According to information received here, he didn’t have to face any hassle in Round One where he faced unseeded Russian Maxim Marchuk.
The second round was certainly a tough one for Diptayan, with GM Volkov Sergey — Fide rating of 2593 — being his opponent.
But the higher-ranked Sergey, too, had to bow down to the might of Diptayan. The 15-year-old couldn’t have his way through in Round Three, though, losing to compatriot Adhiban.
Adhiban seems to be in superb form, having outplayed Russia’s Dmitry Egorov and Oleg Loskutov in the previous rounds.
After his fine show at the Gibraltar Open, Sandipan Chanda has also followed up with solid performances so far, beating Andrei Tregubov and Bogdan Belyakov. Sandipan faces IM Evgenij Kalegin in the third round.
Surya Sekhar Ganguly takes on compatriot M.R. Venkatesh, having beaten IM Narayanan Srinath in the previous round.
In the first round, Surya Sekhar won against Russian IM Vadim Karpov on Sunday.