RTU Open in Riga: Donchenko joins the leaders

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8/14/2021 – Alexander Donchenko won a fifth game in a row on Saturday to join Igor Kovalenko and Narayanan in the shared lead on 6½ points at the Riga Techinal University Open. The German grandmaster will have the black pieces against Kovalenko in Sunday’s final round. The action begins at 10:00 CEST (4:00 ET, 10:00 UTC).

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RTU Open 2021

The RTU Open 2021 is a nine round Swiss with a time limit of 90 minutes for the entire game and an increment of 30 seconds for each move.

Standings after round 8

Rk. Name Pts.  TB1 
1 Kovalenko Igor 6,5 40,0
2 Narayanan.S.L 6,5 38,5
3 Donchenko Alexander 6,5 33,5
4 Hakobyan Aram 6,0 39,5
5 Erigaisi Arjun 6,0 39,0
6 Smirin Ilia 6,0 37,5
7 Laurusas Tomas 6,0 37,0
8 Arjun Kalyan 6,0 36,0
9 Kantor Gergely 6,0 36,0
10 Meshkovs Nikita 6,0 35,5
11 Gukesh D 6,0 35,5
12 Ivic Velimir 6,0 35,0
13 Karthikeyan Murali 6,0 34,0
14 Nihal Sarin 5,5 39,0
15 Aravindh Chithambaram Vr. 5,5 37,5
16 Budisavljevic Luka 5,5 36,0
17 Grigorov Grigor 5,5 35,5
18 Sanal Vahap 5,5 35,0
19 Pranav Anand 5,5 35,0
20 Roshka Yevgeniy 5,5 35,0
21 Praggnanandhaa R 5,5 34,5
22 Yuffa Daniil 5,5 34,5
23 Visakh N R 5,5 34,0
24 Chukavin Kirill 5,5 33,0
25 Gokerkan Cem Kaan 5,5 33,0
26 Raja Harshit 5,5 32,5
27 Miezis Normunds 5,5 32,0
28 Dudin Gleb 5,5 30,0
29 Sethuraman S.P. 5,5 29,5
30 Pultinevicius Paulius 5,0 38,5

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he-man he-man 8/14/2021 03:33
The game from round 6 between Dudin and Laurusas was hilarious. The black player found out during the broadcast that he castled illegally:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ddk3nrxtIos
Alexandru27 Alexandru27 8/10/2021 04:37
Sorry, previous comment was meant for the EIWCC in Iasi
Alexandru27 Alexandru27 8/10/2021 04:35
Good luck for the Romanian players!
ulyssesganesh ulyssesganesh 8/9/2021 05:37
Nice to see so many young Indian Masters ....
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