Iniyan takes sole lead; Sanskriti stuns Priyanka
New Delhi (23 Nov 16) :- Defending champion and third seed Iniyan P of Tamilnadu taken the sole lead after defeating Jayakumaar S in the fifth round of the ongoing National Sub-Junior Chess Championship at Indira Gandhi Stadium on Wednesday. Playing with black pieces in Sicilian defence game, Iniyan maintained his perfect record in the championship and garnered victory after 75 moves against his state mate rival.
Meanwhile in the Girls section unheralded Sanskirti Goyal of Uttar Pradesh shocked second seed and former World Youth Gold Medalist Priyanka Nutakki to share the lead with top seed Arpita Mukherjee of West Bengal with perfect score of five points. Arpita defeated Toshali V of Andhra Pradesh in fifth round encounter.
Sixth round matches are in progress at the time of report and the round was inaugurated by Smt. Manjushree Roy, Administrator Indira Gandhi Stadium
Open :- Jayakumaar S of TN (4) lost to Iniyan P of TN (5); Shakthi Vishal J of TN (4.5) drew with Arjun Erigaisi of TEL (4.5); Rajdeep Sarkar of WB (4.5) drew with Gukesh D of AP (4.5); Rathanvel V S of TN (4.5) beat Aronyak Ghosh of WB (3.5); Rahul Srivatshav of TEL (4.5) beat Subhayan Kundu of WB (3.5); Sankalp Gupta of MAH (4) drew with Rakesh Kumar Jena of ODI (4); Harikrishnan A Ra of TN (4) drew with Dheekshith Kumar R of TN (4); Mitrabha Guha of WB (4.5) beat Bharath Subramaniyam of TN (3.5); Shashwat Chakraborty of CHAT (3) lost to Arjun Kalyan of TN (4); Nitish Belurkar of GOA (4) beat Rajarshi Dutta of WB (3); Naitik Mehta of GUJ (4) beat Hirthickkesh Pr of TN (3); Utsab Chatterjee of WB (3.5) drew with Vardan Nagpal of DEL (3.5); Bhavik Bharamabe of MAH (3.5) drew with Harshvardhan GB of TN (3.5); Karan J P of KER (3.5) drew with Tarini Goyal of CHAN (3.5); Neelash Saha of WB (4) beat Saksham Rautela of UTT (3).
Girls :- Toshali V of AP (4) lost to Arpita Mukherjee of WB (5); Priyanka Nutakki of AP (3.5) lost to Sankriti Goyal of UP (5); Lakshmi C of TN (3.5) lost to Vantika Agrawal of DEL (3.5); Tejasvi M of TN (3.5) lost to Harshita Guddanti of AP (4.5); Priyanka K of TN (3.5) drew with Khushi Dharewa of WB (4); Garima Gaurav of BIH (4) beat Aashna Makhija of MAH (3); Meenal Gupta of J&K (3.5) drew with Archi Agrawal of DEL (3.5); Benasir M of TN (3.5) drew with Bommini Mounika Akshaya of AP (3.5); Sneha GPS of TN (4) beat Abirama Srinithi G of TN (3); Rutvi Shah of GUJ (4) beat Srimathi R fo TN (3); Shanya Mishra of DEL (4) beat Nanditha V of TEL (3); Sovna Sonali Jena of ODI (3.5) drew with Palkin Kaur of TN (3); Samridhaa Ghosh of WB (3) drew with Nityata Jain of MP (3); Nandini Mudaliar of GUJ (2.5) lost to Abhirami Madabushi of AP (3.5); Sahithya G of TEL (3) drew with Rajashree Rajeev of KER (3).