National Sub-Juniors 01-06: Arjun, Koustav share lead; Sankriti stays undefeated


October 1st – 9th 2017 in Ahmedabad, Gujarat

The 43rd National Under-15 Open & 34th National Under-15 Girls Chess Championship-2017 is currently underway in Rajpath Club, Ahmedabad. A total number of 176 players are taking part in the Open and 110 players are in the Girls fray.

Second-seeded FM Arjun Erigaisi (TEL) and Koustav Chatterjee (WB) share join lead at the end of six rounds. While eight players are closely trailing behind the leaders with 5 points.

FM Arjun Erigaisi (left) of Telangana shares lead with West Bengal’s Koustav Chatterjee.
Koustav Chatterjee (WB) defeated Tarun V Kanth (TN)
On the third board, Dileep Kumar R (TN) and CM Aronyak Ghosh (WB) drew their games.

Pairings/Results

Bo. No. Name Rtg Pts. Result Pts. Name Rtg No.
1 2 FM Erigaisi Arjun 2354 5 Moksh Amit Doshi 2222 8
2 7 Koustav Chatterjee 2222 Tarun V Kanth 1992 20
3 11 Dileep Kumar R 2182 CM Aronyak Ghosh 2185 10
4 1 IM Iniyan P 2461 4 CM Raja Rithvik R 2237 6
5 3 Saurabh Anand 2288 4 4 Panda Sambit 1979 22
6 25 Alok Sinha 1924 4 4 Anuj Shrivatri 2244 4
7 31 Cheela Naga Sampath 1873 4 4 Sankalp Gupta 2244 5
8 13 Rahul S 2079 4 4 Aditya B Kalyani 1860 32
9 37 Sibi Visal R 1848 4 4 Vatsal Singhania 2071 14
10 45 Debanga Kalita 1784 4 4 Neelash Saha 2012 19

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In the Girls Championship, Sankriti Goyal (UP) emerged sole leader by scoring 06/6 points! She is the only undefeated player in the tournament. Her notable victories include a win over top-seeds WFM Salonika Saina (ODI) and WFM Divya Deshmukh (MAH).

After six rounds, eight players are behind the leader with 5 points.

Round six witnessed a clash among the leaders on board 1, Sankriti caused upset by defeating WFM Divya Deshmukh (MAH).
WFM Salonika Saina (ODI) got better of WFM Bommini Mounika Akshaya (AP).
Samriddhaa Ghosh (WB) scored a victory over Eesha Ajay Sarda (MAH) on board 3.

Pairings/Results

Bo. No. Name Rtg Pts. Result Pts. Name Rtg No.
1 6 Meenal Gupta 1940 5 6 Sanskriti Goyal 1819 10
2 2 WFM Divya Deshmukh 2051 5 5 WFM Lakshmi C 1907 7
3 8 Jain Nityata 1842 5 5 WFM Salonika Saina 2041 3
4 20 WCM Dhyana Patel 1640 5 5 Ghosh Samriddhaa 1984 5
5 19 Rindhiya V 1641 Makhija Aashna 2137 1
6 21 Bhagyashree Patil 1619 Kaur Palkin 1791 13
7 9 Tejasvi M 1823 4 WFM Tanishka Kotia 1575 24
8 11 WFM Bommini Mounika Akshaya 1810 4 4 Routray Priyanka 1587 23
9 12 Srimathi R 1799 4 4 Garima Gaurav 1574 25
10 14 Eesha Ajay Sarda 1747 4 4 Diya Chowdhury 1567 26

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All Photos by I.A Vasanth BH