India Dominate Both Under-8 Sections

India Dominate Both Under-8 Sections
By Arvind Aaron

The free day offered some renewed energy for the Indians in the World Youth Chess Championship at Porto Carras in Greece on Oct 31, 2015.

Indians are occupying the 1-2 places in the Under-8 section. Dev Shah is leading with six maximum points while Bharath Subramaniyam H is in second place with 5.5 points. Seventh round brings them to face each other.

Two Indians, FIDE Master R Praggnanandhaa and Raunak Sadhwani are jointly leading with two others on 5.5/6.

In the Under-12 section, last year’s Under-10 champion Nihal Sarin is sharing the third place with five points.

In the Under-16 section, Al Muthaiah is on 4.5 points and shares the sixth place with a large number of players.

Lead changed hands in the Girls Under-18 section. But it went from one Indian to another! Mahalakshmi won against Varshini to wrest the lead with 5.5 points. Varshini shares the second spot with two others.

Top seed R Vaishali jointly leads the Girls Under-14 section with 5.5 points.

In the girls under-12 section, two Indians, Saina Salonika and C Lakshmi are in second spot with five points and are slated to face each other in the next round.

Divya Deshmukh was held to a draw in the sixth round and shares the lead with a Mongolian on 5.5/6. Divya is defending her title she won in 2014.

Savitha Shri B leads the Girls Under-8 section with full points and is followed by Prathivya Gupta on 5.5 points. Rest of the players are behind these two Indians!

Bo. Name Rtg Pts. Result Pts. Name Rtg
14 GM Vaibhav Suri 2561 3 1 – 0 3 FM Lai Hing Ting 2334
24 FM Di Giannantonio Nino 2349 3 ½ – ½ 3 Aradhya Garg 2180
29 Yogit S 2119 1 – 0 Blandon Luis Guillermo 2353
32 Papadopoulos Georgios 2264 0 – 1 Pranavananda V 2174
19 Graif William 1917 0 – 1 Muthaiah Al 2316
32 Ritviz Parab 2267 3 1 – 0 3 Ranaldi Lucas 2029
18 Keinanen Toivo 2115 ½ – ½ FM Rajdeep Sarkar 2233
20 Raja Harshit 2110 1 – 0 Gantsooj Ganzorig 2208
39 Kaluarachchi Achinthya Shamen 1736 3 0 – 1 3 Hirthickkesh Pr 2090
51 Manu David Suthandram R 1748 0 – 1 Attard Leopold 2045
7 CM Nihal Sarin 2096 4 1 – 0 4 FM Ngo Duc Tri 1880
55 Scherbak Yaroslav 1877 ½ – ½ Shah Rishab 1659
1 Wang Justin 2046 5 ½ – ½ 5 FM Praggnanandhaa R 2077
3 CM Sadhwani Raunak 1981 1 – 0 Krallis Christos 1859
35 Musiolik David 1728 3 0 – 1 3 Manthan Kashyap Datta 1494
37 Lumala Tendo William 0 3 0 – 1 3 CM Mendonca Leon Luke 1687
62 Sai Pranav Siddamshetty 1503 2 1 – 0 2 Iliopoulos Dimitris 41293 1273
1 CM Ansat Aldiyar 1714 5 0 – 1 5 CM Dev Shah 1521
2 Bharath Subramaniyam H 1602 1 – 0 Piliposyan Robert 1746
7 Thrish Karthik 1477 4 0 – 1 4 James Y Oh 0
11 CM Mullick Raahil 1412 1 – 0 Lystsov Leonid 1633
13 Gizunov Stepan 1324 0 – 1 CM Shahil Dey 1511
32 Medhansh Saxena 0 1 – 0 Clarke Kishan 1431
40 CM Prraneeth Vuppala 1394 2 1 – 0 2 Mardov Dimitar 0
1 WFM Mahalakshmi M 2019 1 – 0 5 WFM Varshini V 2105
8 WFM Srija Seshadri 1911 1 – 0 WIM Gholami Orimi Anahita 2058
14 WIM Parnali S Dharia 2130 3 1 – 0 3 Head Louise 1955
7 Harshita Guddanti 2181 ½ – ½ Olde Margareth 2019
17 WCM Chung Mathilde 2087 3 1 – 0 3 WCM Chandreyee Hajra 1928
18 Aakanksha Hagawane 2061 3 1 – 0 3 Muratova Saltanat 1837
19 WCM Sapale Saloni 1927 3 1 – 0 3 Salah Nadezhda 2015
2 WFM Vaishali R 2314 1 – 0 4 Kalaiyalahan Akshaya 2233
17 Priyanka Nutakki 2042 3 ½ – ½ 3 WCM Trakru Priya 1780
18 WCM Hoshino Karen 1785 3 0 – 1 3 Vantika Agrawal 2039
33 Louka Magdalini 1758 ½ – ½ Archi Agrawal 1298
40 Priyanka K 1891 2 1 – 0 2 Garcia Megan Alyssa 1479
2 WCM Salonika Saina 1858 ½ – ½ WFM Salimova Nurgyul 2144
7 Ning Kaiyu 1768 4 0 – 1 4 WFM Lakshmi C 1733
13 Vanduyfhuys Daria 1623 3 0 – 1 3 WCM Mrudul Dehankar 1890
18 Manya Bagla 1594 3 0 – 1 3 Dejanovic Tereza 1703
36 Covrig Larisa-Raluca 1644 2 1 – 0 Ananya Rishi Gupta 1489
1 WCM Mironenko Galina 1792 ½ – ½ 5 WFM Divya Deshmukh 1772
17 Rakshitta Ravi 1516 3 1 – 0 3 Pavalachandran Ashvini 1252
22 Bhagyashree Patil 1468 3 1 – 0 3 AFM Kartsidima Aikaterini 1162
1 Savitha Shri B 1294 5 1 – 0 Ivanova Dilyana 1369
2 WCM Prathivya Gupta 1312 1 – 0 Contreras Fiorella 1240
15 Sri Vidya Sambhavi R 1083 3 0 – 1 3 Jonkman Inza Amelia Marry 0
16 Guo Yu Han 0 3 0 – 1 3 Aarna Chugh 1047
20 Anishka Vikram 1132 0 – 1 3 Rui Yueyue 0