Ilamparthi inches closer to the title in Open; Panchal Hiya takes up sole lead in girls

32nd National Under 9 Open and Girls, 2018, Ranchi

Report by IA Paul Arokia Raj

Ilamparthi A R (Tamil Nadu) recorded his ninth straight victory and moved closer to the title in the open section of the 32nd national under 9 open chess championship which will conclude on Sunday. On the second spot is Bharadia Yash ( Rajasthan) who is one point behind the leader. Additionally, an 11 member group is on the third spot with 7 points each.

Disha Patil

In the girl’s section Panchal Hiya (Gujarat) emerged as the sole leader with 8 points by inflicting a defeat over WCM Shriyana S Mallya (Karnataka). Close on the heels of the leader is Sneha Halder (Bengal) and WCM Shefali AN also from Karnataka with 7.5 points each. Four other players are half a point behind them.

Mayank Chakraborty of Assam.

In the classical variation of Sicilian dragon, Mayank Chakroborty’s queen enacted the story of Mahabaratha’s hero Veera Abimanyu. Mayank made premature Queen moves and got it trapped by himself on the white side. This technical flaw by white was more than enough for Illamparthi—the Asian under 8 Gold medalist to wind up the game in his favour.

Panchali Hiya

Panchal Hiya (Gujarat) with white piece emerged a piece up when she trapped Karnataka’s Shreneya’s bishop by a brilliant en passant move in a game involving e4 opening. She maintained the extra bishop to get a full point in the end game Playing white Sneha Halder after becoming pawn down demonstrated a great skill in taming the black king by saddling all her pieces on the kingside. Although Palak Mohopatra tried her best to counter attack the white king, Panchal superseded her opponent in checkmating her King first.

Karnataka’s Shefali Ali was too good in showing her theoretical knowledge in the minor piece end game. After emerging one pawn up in the knight versus bishop end game Shefali made cautious moves to net a winner.

Results

Open: Round 9

Bo. No. Name Rtg Club/City Pts. Result Pts. Name Rtg Club/City No.
1 1 Ilamparthi A R 1926 Tamil Nadu 8 1 – 0 7 Mayank Chakraborty 1655 Assam 4
2 7 Kshatriya Nitin Vekhande 1574 Maharashtra 0 – 1 7 Bharadia Yash 1525 Rajasthan 9
3 105 Agarwal Mukund H 1095 Gujrat ½ – ½ Aakash G 1673 Tamil Nadu 2
4 15 Sparsh Bisht 1396 Haryana ½ – ½ Suhaas A 1327 Telengana 28
5 45 Md Imran 1249 Andhra Pradesh ½ – ½ Abhyuday Santhosh 1393 Karnataka 16
6 31 Arnav Pradhan 1322 Telengana 6 0 – 1 6 CM Bhagat Kush 1539 Maharashtra 8
7 51 Panda Hrishikesh 1223 Odisha 6 0 – 1 6 Apoorv Kamble 1502 Karnataka 10
8 39 Advait Prashant Patil 1278 Maharashtra 6 ½ – ½ 6 Raghu Ram Reddy Seelam 1445 Telengana 12
9 17 Barnil Kumar Das 1379 Assam 6 ½ – ½ 6 Pranav K P 1312 Tamil Nadu 34
10 19 Aryan Mohapatra 1374 Odisha 6 1 – 0 6 Nirnay Garg 1325 Haryana 30

Girls: Round 9

Bo. No. Name Rtg Club/City Pts. Result Pts. Name Rtg Club/City No.
1 3 Panchal Hiya 1267 Gujrat 7 1 – 0 WCM Shriyana S Mallya 1278 Karnataka 1
2 7 WCM Shefali A N 1224 Karnataka 1 – 0 7 Indira Priyadharshini Subbu 1178 Tamil Nadu 10
3 5 Sneha Halder 1245 Bengal 1 – 0 Palak Mohapatra 1267 Odisha 2
4 38 Debapriya Manna 1036 Bengal 0 – 1 6 WCM Suhaani Lohia 1235 Maharashtra 6
5 39 Mukherjee Shreya 1036 Maharashtra 6 ½ – ½ 6 Arushi Srichandan 1132 Odisha 16
6 17 Pournami S 1126 Kerala 6 1 – 0 6 Patil Divya 1107 Maharashtra 22
7 104 Patil Disha 0 Maharashtra 6 1 – 0 6 Devaki Nandana 1110 Andhra Pradesh 20
8 18 Jayashri M 1124 Tamil Nadu ½ – ½ 6 Lakshana Subramanian 1024 Tamil Nadu 42
9 44 Saara Jain 1016 Jharkhand ½ – ½ Sani Deshpande 1219 Maharashtra 8
10 12 Sanikommu Manasvi 1164 Karnataka 1 – 0 Jasmaira Gumber 1012 Uttaranchal 46