32nd National Under-13 Chess Championship Begins

Photos: Gujarat State Chess Association 

Opening Ceremony

Viral Patel, Paresh Patel (Chief Coach, Sports Authority of Gujarat), GM Tejas Bakre (Vice President, GSCA), Jayesh Modi (Vice President, GSCA), Mishal Patel (Secretary, Rajpath Club), Dr. Jaimin Vasa (President, GCCI), Dinesh Kapadia (Secretary, Sports Authority of Gujarat), Bhavesh Patel (Secretary, GSCA), Sekhar Chandra Sahu (VP, AICF), Swapnil Bensod (Chief Arbiter), Mayur Patel (Vice President, GSCA)
The Chief Guest makes the first move.

The National Under-13 Chess Tournament for Open and Girls started in Rajpath Club (A.C Hall), Ahmedabad, Gujarat yesterday. It will continue till June 22. The championship is being organized by the Gujarat State Chess Association under the aegis of the All India Chess Federation. As many as 471 players from 25 states are participating in the championship and the first two winners of the championship will represent India in the coming World and Asian Chess Championship.

Pranav Anand of Karnataka is the top seed with a rating of 2336. He is followed by Pranav V. (TN) Elo 2265 and Bhagyashree Patil (MAH) with Elo 1905 is the top seeded player in the girls section.

Easy start for the top seeded players

Pranav Anand had a smooth start in the tournament. He demolished his opponent in 42 moves in the first round.

Tamil Nadu’s Pranav V. followed the same pursuit. He kickstarted the tournament with a win against Keshav Padmanabhan. The game lasted for 45 moves.

In the girls section, Bhagyashree Patil had a shaky start in the opening. Nevertheless, she emerged victorious after a 63-move battle.

Pairings/Results

Round 1

Bo. No. Name Rtg Club/City Pts. Result Pts. Name Rtg Club/City No.
1 158 Garg Shivam 1287 Rajasthan 0 0 – 1 0 Pranav Anand 2336 Karnataka 1
2 2 Pranav V 2265 Tamil Nadu 0 1 – 0 0 Keshav Padmanabhan 1282 Tamil Nadu 159
3 160 Borkhetariya Devarsh M 1279 Gujarat 0 0 – 1 0 Aaryan Varshney 2209 Delhi 3
4 4 CM Aditya Mittal 2208 Maharashtra 0 1 – 0 0 Kabir Singh Ahuja 1277 Haryana 161
5 162 Vishvajeet Singh 1277 Chhattisgarh 0 0 – 1 0 Samant Aditya S 2121 Maharashtra 5
6 6 Mahitosh Dey 2115 Odisha 0 1 – 0 0 Jeeva K 1275 Tamil Nadu 163
7 164 Daakshin Arun 1268 Tamil Nadu 0 0 – 1 0 AGM Jubin Jimmy 2113 Kerala 7
8 8 CM Nikhil Magizhnan 2098 Tamil Nadu 0 1 – 0 0 AFM Mir Maahir Ali 1263 Telangana 165
9 166 Vivek Rajkumar 1263 Assam 0 0 – 1 0 Sreeshwan Maralakshikari 2063 Telangana 9
10 10 Manish Anto Cristiano F 2008 Tamil Nadu 0 1 – 0 0 Armaan Sinha 1261 Delhi 167

Pairings/Results

Round 1

Bo. No. Name Rtg Club/City Pts. Result Pts. Name Rtg Club/City No.
1 79 Dhanyatha Corry 1159 Karnataka 0 0 – 1 0 Bhagyashree Patil 1905 Maharashtra 1
2 2 WCM Vishwa Vasnawala 1758 Gujarat 0 1 – 0 0 Sritama Sen 1154 West Bengal 80
3 81 Nungshithoi Ngairangbam 1153 Manipur 0 0 – 1 0 WFM Dhyana Patel 1752 Gujarat 3
4 4 Savitha Shri B 1721 Tamil Nadu 0 1 – 0 0 Stuti Aishwary 1150 Delhi 82
5 83 Dhrithi Murgod 1145 Karnataka 0 0 – 1 0 Tanvi Vasudev Hadkonkar 1698 Goa 5
6 6 Sagar Siya 1660 Gujarat 0 ½ – ½ 0 Dyuti Chakraborty 1132 Jharkhand 84
7 85 Elan Thendral A S 1114 Tamil Nadu 0 0 – 1 0 Shrija K M 1651 Tamil Nadu 7
8 8 WCM Chopdekar Gunjal 1633 Goa 0 ½ – ½ 0 Shah Viha 1109 Maharashtra 86
9 87 Yadnya Rahul Chaudhari 1109 Maharashtra 0 0 – 1 0 Meenatchi Rajam V 1613 Tamil Nadu 9
10 10 Mohana R 1613 Tamil Nadu 0 1 – 0 0 Aakanksha Patel 1106 Gujarat 88