33rd VMRDA National Under-13 Open & Girls chess championship flagged off at Visakhapatinam

by IA S.PAUL AROKIA RAJ , Chief Arbiter

            The threat posed by the cyclonic storm FANI did not deter 392 players from all over India in reaching Visakhapatinam on time to throw their lot in the ongoing 33rd  VMRDA national under 13 Open & Girls chess championship organized by Visakha district chess Association. Realising  the gravity of the situation due to rescheduling of flights and trains the All India Chess Federation postponed the commencement of first round by three hours to help all the players to report for the first round without any hiccup. In all, 245 boys and 147 girls representing 26 states and union territories have entered the fray in this eleven round swiss event which will conclude on May 12.   Earlier in a glittering ceremony Shri.K,Bhaskar, I.A.S.,district collector, Visakhapatinam formally inaugurated the event by moving the king pawn in the chess board.

            As expected the top seeds in both open and the girls category did not face any difficulty in taming their respective opponents in the first round. Commonwealth Silver medalist in the under 12 category FM M.Pranesh (Tamil Nadu)  the top seed in the open category outwitted Rithik Gandikota of Telengana in an enterprising game involving caro kann defense in 38 moves with white pieces. The second seed V.Pranav also from Tamil Nadu handling black side in Ruy Lopez opening scored a full point over Rewansh Vaidhya of Madhya Pradesh.

           In the girls category the national under 11 runner up and the top seed of the championship Velpula Sarayu (Telengana) came over the stiff resistance offered by Nungshithoi Ngairanbam (Manipu) after a prolonged battle of 60 moves. Playing black Boramanikar Tanisha (Maharastra) outmaneuvered Dhiriti Murgod  (Karnataka)   in an theoretical variaition in Sicilian defense.

Important Results of Round 1  
OPEN
1 Pranesh M TN 1 1  –  0 0 Rithwik Gandikota TEL
2 Rewansh Vaidya MP 0 0  –  1 1 Pranav V TN
3 Jubin Jimmy KER 1 1  –  0 0 Saravanan J TN
4 Naga Saketh Manukonda AP 0 0  –  1 1 Nikhil Magizhnan TN
5 Ilamparthi A R TN 1 1  –  0 0 Talla Nischal AP
6 Gagan P AP 0 0  –  1 1 Manish Kumar (2006) Orissa
7 Harshad S TN 1 +  –  – 0 Kakodkar Love Goa
8 Karthikeyan Sakthivel TN ½ ½  –  ½ ½ Shah Jeet MAH
9 Chilukuri Sai Varshith AP 1 1  –  0 0 Bhargava Sai S TEL
10 Abhisheak D Chandra MP 0 –  –  + 1 Shreyash Shuvam Patnaik Orissa
11 Aaditya Dhingra HAR 1 1  –  0 0 Debaryo Basu WB
12 Vabesh Kumar Bardhan Orissa 0 0  –  1 1 Aditya Varun Gampa TEL
13 Aditya Bikram Paul WB 1 1  –  0 0 Manish Gwra Basumatary Assam
14 Patnana Kishore Rajan AP 0 0  –  1 1 Arhan Chethan Anand KAR
15 Shah Moxit J GUJ 1 1  –  0 0 Sai Rithvik M M TEL

 

GIRLS

1 Nungshithoi Ngairangbam Manipur 0 0  – 1 1 Velpula Sarayu TEL
2 Meenatchi Rajam V TN 1 +  –  – 0 Nischala Y AP
3 Dhrithi Murgod KAR 0 0  –  1 1 Boramanikar Tanisha S MAH
4 Wankhade Sanskruti MAH ½ ½  –  ½ ½ Pate Prerana MAH
5 Sri Rashmika M AP 0 0  –  1 1 Akshaya Rajaraman TN
6 Renganayaki V KAR 1 1  –  0 0 Kolagatla Alana Meenakshi AP
7 Shah Jiya GUJ 0 0  –  1 1 Harshavardhini M.S. PON
8 Marium Fatima Bihar 0 –  –  + 1 Mishra Anjali Orissa
9 Tanishka Tripathi CHAT 0 0  –  1 1 Ananya Arumbakkam KAR
10 Ratnapriya K TN 1 1  –  0 0 Kadambinee Ghadai JHAR
11 Behera Snehayukta Orissa ½ ½  –  ½ ½ Kheerthi Ganta TEL
12 Mahi Amit Doshi GUJ 1 1  –  0 0 Aakanksha Patel GUJ
13 Adrika Mishra UP 0 0  –  1 1 Yash Jyoti Bir WB
14 Rajanya Datta WB 1 1  –  0 0 Jyothi Jeevani Kollipara TEL
15 Anishka Pandey Orissa 0 0  –  1 1 Patel Riddhi R GUJ