National Sub-Juniors 07-08: Koustav and Sanskriti lead

Going to the seventh round of ongoing National Sub-Juniors Championship, two players Koustav Chatterjee and FM Arjun Erigaisi emerged as leaders with 5.5 points. It was rather a peaceful round as games ended in a draw on top 3 boards with the leaders maintaining their positions.

In the eight round, CM Aronyak Ghosh (WES) was able to hold FM Arjun Erigaisi (TEL) to a draw.  
Koustav Chatterjee (ODI) beat his state-mate Neelash Saha (ODI) on board 2. This win made Koustav the sole leader of the tournament. Five players are trailing behind him at the second spot. 
IM Iniyan P. (TN) was held to a draw by Sankalp Gupta (MAH).

Pairings/Results

Bo. No. Name Rtg Pts. Result Pts. Name Rtg No.
1 8 Moksh Amit Doshi 2222 7 Koustav Chatterjee 2222 7
2 9 CM Kushagra Mohan 2215 FM Erigaisi Arjun 2354 2
3 10 CM Aronyak Ghosh 2185 Raahul V S 2153 12
4 19 Neelash Saha 2012 6 6 IM Iniyan P 2461 1
5 30 Saksham Rautela 1877 6 6 Saurabh Anand 2288 3
6 5 Sankalp Gupta 2244 6 6 Rahul S 2079 13
7 6 CM Raja Rithvik R 2237 6 6 Banerjee Ashutosh 1802 41
8 44 Manish Anto Cristiano F 1789 6 6 Dileep Kumar R 2182 11
9 4 Anuj Shrivatri 2244 Shyam Prasad Reddy K 1853 35
10 28 Dhanush Ragav 1884 Mehta Naitik R 2039 17

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Sanskriti Goyal had a dream-run in the Girls Championship. She scored 07/7 points, cruising over all her opponents. Until the 8th round where she was stopped by Nityata Jain (MP). However, Sanskriti’s standing remains unaffected by the loss as she continues to lead the tournament.

Sanskriti Goyal vs. Nityata Jain.
Closely behind Sanskriti is WFM Divya Deshmukh of Maharastra (right) on 6.5 points. She was held to a draw by Samriddha Ghosh (WES).
WFM Saina Salonika (ODI) beat Bhagyashree Patil (MAH) on board 3. Saina now shares the second spot with 3 others.

Pairings/Results

Bo. No. Name Rtg Pts. Result Pts. Name Rtg No.
1 1 Makhija Aashna 2137 6 7 Sanskriti Goyal 1819 10
2 2 WFM Divya Deshmukh 2051 WFM Salonika Saina 2041 3
3 8 Jain Nityata 1842 Ghosh Samriddhaa 1984 5
4 7 WFM Lakshmi C 1907 6 6 WFM Tanishka Kotia 1575 24
5 25 Garima Gaurav 1574 6 6 WFM Bommini Mounika Akshaya 1810 11
6 27 Sudipa Haldar 1560 6 6 Rajashree Rajeev 1676 17
7 4 Shanya Mishra 2000 Kaur Palkin 1791 13
8 21 Bhagyashree Patil 1619 Tejasvi M 1823 9
9 12 Srimathi R 1799 5 Mishra Riya 1543 29
10 14 Eesha Ajay Sarda 1747 5 5 Madhani Shilpee 1499 37