Report by IA R. Srivatsan
The Classical leg of Asian Youth Chess Championship 2019 concluded today at Waskaduwa Citrus hotel premises with the best players all over 23 Asian countries. India finished the tournament with 2 Golds, 4 Silver, and 2 Bronze medals. Sreeshwan M. of Under 14 boys bagged Gold with 8 points. Moksh Amit Doshi with 8 points & Sankalp Gupta with 7 points bagged Gold & Silver medals respectively in Under 16 boys category.
Other Indian players points and position are given below.
Under 8 girls
Lakshna Subramanian, Advika Sarupria, Daksha Rudra , Kolagatla Alana Meenakshi, Aishani Pathak and Anjana A with 6 points finished from 6th to 11 position respectively and Anaisha Pinkesh Nahar with 5.5 points finished 12th position.
Under 10 girls
Debapriya Manna with 6.5 finished 4th position. Aswinika Mani, Shriyana S Mallya and Sneha Halder with 6 points finished 5th, 9th & 10th position respectively. Indira Priyadharshini Subbu with 5.5 points finished 12th. Shefali, and Arushi Srichandran with 5 points came 17th & 19th respectively.
Under 12 girls
Ratnapriya and Rajanya Dutta are with 6.5 points finished 5th & 6th respectively. Sinthia Sarkar with 6 came 10th . Anupam Sreekumar and Sai Mahati with 5 points finished 20th & 21st respectivey and Tejaswi R with 4.5 points finished 17th.
Under 14 girls
Dhyana Patel with 6 points concluded 6th position. Kirti Mayur Patel with 5 points finished 14th and Tanvi Vasudev Hadkonkar with 4.5 points came 19th.
Under 16 girls
Niyata Jain and Bommini Mounika Akshaya with 6 points finished 5th & 7th position respectively. Meenatchi Rajam and Bristy Mukherjee with 5.5 points came 9th & 11th respectively. C Lakshmi with 5 points finished 14th. Nayanika Muralidharan with 4 points came 24th.
Under 18 girls
Harshini A with 6.5 points lost finished 2nd got silver medal. Priyanka with 5.5 points came 5th. Jyotsna, Yuti Mayur Patel and Makhija Aashna are with 5 points finished 12th. 16th & 17th respectively.
Under 8 boys
Jaivardhan Raj with 7 points got bronze medal. Amogh Bisht, Rosh Jain, Ethan Vaz and Vivaan Vijay Sarogi 6 points finished 8th, 10th, 11th & 12th respectively. Ayushman Mohanty and Aman George Thomas with 5.5 points came 13th & 14th in that order. Satvik Adiga with 5 points came 24th and Shan Purvan with 4 points came 35th.
Under 10 boys
Mayank Chakraborty with 7 points got silver medal. Daakshin Arun also with 7 points finished 4th. , Illamparithi A R and Bharadia Yash with 6.5 points came 5th & 6th respectively. Adireddy Arjun with 6 points finished 9th. Raghu Ram Reddy Seelam and Rajveer Pinkesh Nahar with 5 points finished 20th & 21st in that order.
Under 12 boys
Mahendra Teja Mekala with 7 points got Silver medal. Sahil Dey with 6.5 points finished 5th. Bagwe Gaurang with 6 points came 7th. Dev Shah with 5.5 points came 13th. Sahib Singh and Ayush Bhattacharjee are with 5 points came 22nd & 24th in that order.
Under 14 Boys
Sreeshwan Maralakshikari with 8 points got Gold medal. Aditya Varun Gampa with 6 points finished 8th. Adireddy Tarun with 5.5 points came 12th and Srikrishnan 5 points came 19th.
Under 16 Boys
Moksh Amit Doshi with 8 points and Sankalp Gupta with 7 points bagged Gold & Silver medal respectively. Ajay Karthikeyan and Usthab Chatterjee with 5.5 points came 6th & 8th respectively. Kushagra Mohan, with 5 points came 11th.
Under 18 Boys
Mitrabha Guha with 6.5 points won bronze medal. Krishnater Kushager with 6 points finished 4th. Vatsal Singhania. Omkar Karola and Panesar Vedant with 5.5 points finished 7th,8th & 10th respectively. Vaibhav Jayant Raut with 5 points came 15th and Manish Anto Christiano with 4.5 points finished 18th.