Aakanksha inches closer to title, Surprise loss for Karthik

FM Wagh Suyog

National Junior ( U-19 ) Open & Girls Chess Championship 2018

Report by I.A Manjunatha Murthy

Top seed and sole-leader GM Karthik Venkatraman went down to FM Wagh Suyog in the tenth and penultimate round of the National Juniors Chess Championship, organized by Delhi Chess Association, on behalf of All India Chess Federation at KD Jadhav Hall Indira Gandhi Stadium, New Delhi yesterday.

Karthik Venkataraman of Andhra Pradesh played against FM Wagh Suyog of Maharashtra on the top board. Karthik played Larsen attack, he had a better position but unfortunately enough he had overlooked 32. Ne2+ which forced him to exchange his queen for Rook and Bishop. Wagh Suyogh continued a long game accurately and succeeded to defeat the leader. This loss of Karthik opened a chance for four more players to wear the crown of the championship.

FM Nitesh Belurkar

On second board FM Nitesh Belurkar of Goa played against Sammed Jaykumar Shete of Maharashtra. Sammed played Grunfeld defence from the beginning both the players played safely and on 50th move there was no chance of win and both settle to share the points.

Arpita vs. Aakanksha

In the Girls section Aakanksha Hagawane of Maharastra emerged as a sole leader by leading half point. Aakanksha played with black pieces against WFM Arpita Mukherjee of West Bengal Arpita had slight advantage in French defence and she fought hard to get the win. But Aakanksha defended the game very calmly on 48th move both signed for peace.

WIM Aakanksha Hagawane of Maharashtra is in lead with 8.5 points.

Pairings

Open

Round 11 on 2018/12/06 at 10.00AM

Bo. No. Name Rtg Club/City Pts. Result Pts. Name Rtg Club/City No.
1 2 IM Rakesh Kumar Jena 2394 Odi 8 8 Sammed Jaykumar Shete 2368 Mah 6
2 20 FM Wagh Suyog 2240 Mah 8 8 FM Nitish Belurkar 2310 Goa 15
3 5 IM Raghunandan Kaumandur Srihari 2378 Kar 8 GM Karthik Venkataraman 2527 A P 1
4 35 Panda Sambit 2132 Odi FM Rajdeep Sarkar 2362 W B 7
5 8 FM Anuj Shrivatri 2357 M P Saurabh Anand 2246 Bih 19
6 16 Ritviz Parab 2309 Goa CM Aronyak Ghosh 2343 W B 12
7 14 Pranav V 2311 T N Aaryan Varshney 2200 Del 27
8 4 Raahul V S 2381 T N 7 7 FM Pranav Anand 2274 Kar 17
9 34 Mahindrakar Indrajeet 2141 Mah 7 7 FM Rathanvel V S 2349 T N 10
10 46 AGM Rathneesh R 2017 T N 7 7 FM Audi Ameya 2347 Goa 11

Girls

Round 11 on 2018/12/06 at 10.00AM

Bo. No. Name Rtg Club/City Pts. Result Pts. Name Rtg Club/City No.
1 2 WIM Aakanksha Hagawane 2264 Mah WFM Meghna C H 1879 Ker 21
2 5 Priyanka K 2207 T N 8 WIM Chitlange Sakshi 2237 Mah 3
3 4 WIM Vantika Agrawal 2210 Del WFM Arpita Mukherjee 2090 W B 8
4 6 WFM Makhija Aashna 2197 Mah 7 WCM Jyothsna L 2060 T N 10
5 1 WIM Priyanka Nutakki 2293 A P 7 7 Pandey Srishti 1825 Mah 29
6 17 WIM Chandreyee Hajra 1963 W B 7 7 WCM Mrudul Dehankar 2136 Mah 7
7 15 Bakshi Rutuja 1981 Mah 7 7 Ghosh Samriddhaa 1870 W B 22
8 28 Eesha Ajay Sarda 1832 Mah 7 7 WFM Tanishka Kotia 1951 Har 19
9 12 WFM Dhyana Patel 2002 Guj 7 Toshali V 1859 A P 26
10 30 WFM Potluri Supreetha 1814 A P WFM Harshini A 1986 T N 14

Photos Courtesy: I.A Jitendra Choudhary