National U-13 Rd.2-4: Nine Players with Full Score

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, the top-seeds had a smooth sailing in the second round.  Pranav Anand (KAR), Pranav V. (TN) and Aaryan Varshney (DEL) registered easy wins. Unheralded Bhavesh Mahajan (PUN) drew against higher-rated CM Aditya Mittal (MAH) on board 4. Similarly, Samant Aditya S (MAH) was held to draw by local talent Adi Jain (GUJ).

Round 3 saw Pranav Anand signing the peace treaty with Srikrishnan P. (TN) on board 1. While, Pranav V.  and Aaryan Varshney defeated their respective opponents.

Battles went full throttle in round 4. Drupad Kashyap (Assm) fought tooth and nail to gain advantage against Pranav V. but a blunder on move 46 proved too costly. Barde Om (Goa) scored an upset win over Aaryan Varshney on board 2. He outplayed Aaryan in rook vs. rook endgame.

 

At the end of four rounds, Pranav V, Manish Anto Cristiano, AGM Srihari L, Barde Om, Kothari Pranit, Manish Kumar, Jain Kashish Manoj, Samip Roy, Ayush Sharma are on full score with 4.0/4 points.

AFM Advaita Sharma K, Akshaya Rajaraman, and WCM Kriti Mayur Patel are leading in the Girls Category. They amassed 4.0/4 points respectively.

Open Pairings

Round 5 on 2018/06/17 at 9:30 AM

Bo. No. Name Rtg Club/City Pts. Result Pts. Name Rtg Club/City No.
1 2 Pranav V 2265 Tamil Nadu 4 4 Jain Kashish Manoj 1834 Maharashtra 20
2 10 Manish Anto Cristiano F 2008 Tamil Nadu 4 4 Ayush Sharma 1783 Madhya Pradesh 27
3 24 Samip Roy 1789 West Bengal 4 4 AGM Srihari L R 1990 Tamil Nadu 13
4 30 Barde Om 1735 Goa 4 4 Manish Kumar (2006) 1879 Odisha 15
5 32 Kothari Pranit 1706 Maharashtra 4 AGM Jubin Jimmy 2113 Kerala 7
6 40 Ayan Pal 1663 West Bengal Pranav Anand 2336 Karnataka 1
7 4 CM Aditya Mittal 2208 Maharashtra Karthik Sai Ch 1789 Telangana 23
8 8 CM Nikhil Magizhnan 2098 Tamil Nadu Mihir Godawat 1668 Haryana 37
9 12 CM Rohith Krishna S 1992 Tamil Nadu Abinandhan R 1665 Tamil Nadu 39
10 16 Hari R Chandran 1871 Kerala Nirmal L 1614 Tamil Nadu 50

Girls Pairings

Round 5 on 2018/06/17 at 9:30 AM

Bo. No. Name Rtg Club/City Pts. Result Pts. Name Rtg Club/City No.
1 44 WCM Kriti Mayur Patel 1340 Maharashtra 4 4 Akshaya Rajaraman 1343 Tamil Nadu 43
2 18 Rebecca Jesumarian 1466 Tamil Nadu 4 AFM Advaita Sharma K 1399 Telangana 27
3 20 Dalal Aashi 1450 Maharashtra Bhagyashree Patil 1905 Maharashtra 1
4 59 Dalli Shriya Reddy 1289 Telangana Meenatchi Rajam V 1613 Tamil Nadu 9
5 62 Jesica 1254 Delhi Boramanikar Tanisha S 1579 Maharashta 11
6 2 WCM Vishwa Vasnawala 1758 Gujarat 3 Ananya D 1460 Andhra Pradesh 19
7 28 Agrawal Aanya 1390 Gujarat 3 3 WFM Dhyana Patel 1752 Gujarat 3
8 30 Sinthia Sarkar 1385 West Bengal 3 3 Savitha Shri B 1721 Tamil Nadu 4
9 40 Choudki Khushi 1353 Maharashtra 3 3 Tanvi Vasudev Hadkonkar 1698 Goa 5
10 50 WCM Patel Riddhi R 1325 Gujarat 3 3 Shrija K M 1651 Tamil Nadu 7