New Delhi (24 Nov 16) :- Fide Master Mitrabha Guha of West Bengal taken sole lead with six and half points after defeating defending champion P Iniyan of Tamilnadu in the seventh round of the ongoing National Sub-Junior Chess Championship here at Indira Gandhi Stadium on Thursday.
Second seed Rathanvel VS of Tamilnadu, fourth seed Rahul Srivatshav of Telangana, Sixth seed Harikrishnan A Ra of Tamilnadu and Rajdeep Sarkar of West Bengal closely following the leader with a drift of half point. Rathanvel signed the peace treaty with Rahul while Harikrishnan and Rajdeep got better off Neelash Saha of West Bengal Naitik Mehta of Gujarat respectively in seventh round matches.
In the girl’s category, top seed Arpita Mukherjee of West Bengal defeated fifth seed Harshita Guddanti of Andhra Pradesh to take sole lead with six and half points. Overnight joint leader Sankriti Goyal drew her game with Vantika Agrawal of Delhi to be at joint second position with six points along with Toshali V of Andhra Pradesh, who defeated state mater Bommini Mounika Akshaya in the seventh round encounter.
Earlier in the sixth round, Rathavel defeated Iniyan P in Open Section while Arpita Mukherjee and Sanskriti Goyal signed the peace treaty on top board of Girls category.
Open :- Rathanvel VS of TN (6) drew with Rahul Srivatshav P of TEL (6); Mitrabha Guha (6.5) beat Iniyan P (5); Pruthu Deshpande of MAH (5.5) drew with Rakesh Kumar Jena of ODI (5.5); Harikrishnan A Ra (6) beat Neelash Saha of WB (5); Rajdeep Sarkar of WB (6) beat Naitik Mehta of GUJ (5); Jayakumaar S of TN (5.5) drew with Shakthi Vishal J of TN (5.5); Dileep Kumar R of TN (5) drew with IM Raghunandan K S (5); Nitish Belurkar of GOA (5) drew with Bharath Subramanyam H of TN (5); Abhishek TM of KER (5) drew with Arjun Erigaisi of TEL (5); Gukesh D of AP (5.5) beat Vedant Panesar of MAH (4.5).
Girls :- Harshita Guddanti of AP (5) lost to Arpita Mukherjee of WB (6.5); Sanskriti Goyal of UP (6) drew with Vantika Agrawal of DEL (5.5); Toshali V of AP (6) beat Bommini Mounika Akshaya of AP (4.5); Priyanka K of TN (5.5) beat Archi Agrawal of DEL (4.5); Lakshmi C of TN (5.5) beat Garima Gaurav of BIH (4.5); Sneha GPS of TN (5) drew with Khushi Dharewa of WB (5); Rutvi Shah of GUJ (5.5) beat Shalaka Pagay of MAH (4.5); Priyanka Nutakki of AP (4.5) drew with Sudipa Haldar of WB (4.5); Tejasvi M of TN (5) beat Palkin Kaur of DEL (4); Samriddhaa Ghosh of WB (5) beat Srimathi R of TN(4)
Open :- Iniyan P lost to Rathanvel V S; Gukesh D lost to Rahul Srivatshav; Arjun Erigaisi lost to Mitrabha Guha; Shakthi Vishal drew with Rajdeep Sarkar; Rakesh Kumar Jena beat Kushagra Mohan; Umashankar lost to Harikrishnan A Ra; Arjun Kalyan lost to Naitik Mehta; Vedant Panesar drew with Nitish Belurkar; Dheekshith Kumar lost Jayakumaar S; Vatsal Singhania drew with Sankalp Gupta
Girls :- Arpita Mukherjee drew with Sanskriti Goyal; Vantika Agrawal drew with Harshita Guddanti; Shanya Mishra lost to Toshali V; Garima Gaurav drew with Sneha GPS; Arushi Kotwal drew with Priyanka Nutakki; Narayani Adane lost to Priyanka K; Tanya Pandey lost to Lakshmi C; Shalaka Pagay beat Meenal Gupta; Archi Agrawal beat Abhirami Madabushi.