Indians Dominate Abu Dhabi Juniors – FM Pranesh is the Champion

Report by IA Praful Zaveri

The Abu Dhabi Juniors, which is a part of Abu Dhabi Chess Festival – witnessed a complete Indian domination as the first five places were clinched by Indian players.

FM Pranesh won the championship with a whopping 8/9 and became richer by US $ 1500. There was a 3-way tie for the 2nd place but CM Kushagra Mohan became the runner-up with a better tie-break to win US $ 1000. FM Srihari L R & Aaryan Varshney secured 3rd and 4th position to win US $ 700 and US $ 500 respectively. All these players had scored 7.5 points.

The top-seeded Indian for this event, IM Leon Mendonca did not have a good event by his standards and finished 5th with a score of 7 points to win US $ 400.

Asylos Miras from Kazakhstan was the only player outside India to figure in the main prize list. He secured 6th position to bag US $ 300.

The Indian contingent is here as a part of ‘Exposure Tour’.

Final Ranking after 9 Rounds

Rk. SNo Name Typ sex FED Rtg Pts.  TB1  TB2  TB3
1 3
FM Pranesh M U14 IND 2296 8,0 0,0 53,0 45,50
2 5
CM Kushagra Mohan U16 IND 2252 7,5 0,0 56,5 45,50
3 6
FM Srihari L R U14 IND 2227 7,5 0,0 56,5 45,25
4 4
FM Aaryan Varshney U14 IND 2272 7,5 0,0 56,0 45,25
5 1
IM Mendonca Leon Luke U14 IND 2401 7,0 0,0 57,0 42,00
6 25
Assylov Miras U12 KAZ 1535 7,0 0,0 45,5 35,00
7 26
Gu Xianghan U14 CHN 1523 7,0 0,0 44,5 33,75
8 9
Hamad Essam U16 UAE 1906 6,5 0,0 57,5 38,25
9 2
Pranav V U14 IND 2316 6,5 0,0 55,5 37,75
10 10
CM Sindarov Islombek U12 UZB 1830 6,5 0,0 54,0 35,00
11 20
Mukumov Arjin U14 UZB 1617 6,5 0,0 51,5 34,50
12 24
Satybaldy Adil U10 KAZ 1542 6,5 0,0 49,5 31,75
13 21
Singh Gurmeher U14 IND 1605 6,5 0,0 49,0 32,75
14 19
Aditya Ramanathan U12 IND 1619 6,5 0,0 47,5 33,25
15 27
Raji Sayel Abu Azizah U14 PLE 1499 6,5 0,0 47,5 32,50
16 22
Hamad Bader U16 UAE 1581 6,5 0,0 43,5 29,50
17 18
Krishnan Ritvik U12 IND 1653 6,0 0,0 53,0 33,00
18 16
Sabirov Rasul U16 KAZ 1669 6,0 0,0 52,0 31,00
19 12
Al Darmaky Sultan U16 UAE 1776 6,0 0,0 52,0 30,00
20 11
Satybaldy Amir U16 KAZ 1781 6,0 0,0 51,0 32,00