National U-13 Rd. 5-8: Pranav V and Dhyana Patel emerge leaders

Photos: Gujarat State Chess Association

The National Under-13 Chess Tournament for Open and Girls is underway at Rajpath Club (A.C Hall), Ahmedabad, Gujarat. The championship is being organized by the Gujarat State Chess Association under the aegis of the All India Chess Federation. As many as 471 players from 25 states are participating in the championship and the first two winners of the championship will represent India in the coming World and Asian Chess Championship.

In the Open section, Tamil Nadu’s Pranav V. emerged as the sole leader after defeating Manish Anto Cristiano F (TN) in the eight round. With a score of 7.5/8, Pranav enjoys a full point lead over his rivals.

Manish Anto Cristiano is showing terrific and was leading jointly before losing to Pranav Venkatesh. However, the biggest upset was when he defeated the top seed Pranav Anand thanks a blunder by the top seed.

WFM Dhyana Patel, rated 1752, is leading the Girls section with 7.0/8.

Dignitaries in the dais.

Pairings/Results

Round 9 on 2018/06/20 at 10:00 AM

Bo. No. Name Rtg Club/City Pts. Result Pts. Name Rtg Club/City No.
1 2 Pranav V 2265 Tamil Nadu Aaryan Varshney 2209 Delhi 3
2 4 CM Aditya Mittal 2208 Maharashtra Manish Anto Cristiano F 2008 Tamil Nadu 10
3 11 Arya Bhakta 2004 West Bengal Samant Aditya S 2121 Maharashtra 5
4 13 AGM Srihari L R 1990 Tamil Nadu AGM Jubin Jimmy 2113 Kerala 7
5 8 CM Nikhil Magizhnan 2098 Tamil Nadu CM Rohith Krishna S 1992 Tamil Nadu 12
6 14 Pranesh M 1983 Tamil Nadu Sreeshwan Maralakshikari 2063 Telangana 9
7 17 Adarsh Tripathi 1858 Delhi 6 6 Aditya Varun Gampa 1704 Telangana 33
8 30 Barde Om 1735 Goa 6 6 AGM Vignesh N 1839 Tamil Nadu 18
9 23 Karthik Sai Ch 1789 Telangana 6 6 Mihir Godawat 1668 Haryana 37
10 24 Samip Roy 1789 West Bengal 6 6 Srikrishnan P 1667 Tamil Nadu 38

Pairings/Results

Round 9 on 2018/06/20 at 10:00 AM

Bo. No. Name Rtg Club/City Pts. Result Pts. Name Rtg Club/City No.
1 2 WCM Vishwa Vasnawala 1758 Gujarat 7 WFM Dhyana Patel 1752 Gujarat 3
2 8 WCM Chopdekar Gunjal 1633 Goa Bhagyashree Patil 1905 Maharashtra 1
3 4 Savitha Shri B 1721 Tamil Nadu AFM Advaita Sharma K 1399 Telangana 27
4 5 Tanvi Vasudev Hadkonkar 1698 Goa 6 6 Shrija K M 1651 Tamil Nadu 7
5 12 Velpula Sarayu 1567 Telangana 6 6 Meenatchi Rajam V 1613 Tamil Nadu 9
6 44 WCM Kriti Mayur Patel 1340 Maharashtra 6 6 Boramanikar Tanisha S 1579 Maharashta 11
7 62 Jesica 1254 Delhi 6 Ahalya A 1383 Tamil Nadu 31
8 10 Mohana R 1613 Tamil Nadu Ananya Arumbakkam 1374 Karnataka 35
9 50 WCM Patel Riddhi R 1325 Gujarat WCM Chinnam Vyshnavi 1551 Andhra Pradesh 13
10 20 Dalal Aashi 1450 Maharashtra Parikh Urvi 1360 Gujarat 38