National U-17 Championship Begins

Sonipat: The 29th National Under-17 Open & Girls Chess Championships-2018” is currently being held at Gateway Education Campus, Sonipat, Haryana from September 3 to 11. The championship is being organized by Haryana Chess Association under the aegis of All India Chess Federation. About 200 players are in the fray, which carries a total cash prize of ₹2,50,000.

The top seeds for this year are West Bengal’s FM Mitrabha Guha and WFM Arpita Mukherjee in the Open and girls category respectively. The Open section has one FIDE Master, while the girls category features five Women FIDE Masters, and four women Candidate Masters.

Top-seed FM Mitrabha Guha (WB) is having a smooth run in the Open section. He has amassed 4.0/4 points to jointly share the lead with Paesar Vedant (MAH) and Vinay Thomas Abraham (KER) who also scored 4 points respectively.

Second round proved to be a shocker for third-seed Krishnater Kushager (MAH) when he went down to Soham Dey (WB). Whereas, second-seed Srijit Paul had to be content with a draw against lower rated Aditya Melani (GUJ).

In the girls section, WFM Harishini A (TN) emerged sole leader after four rounds. Trailing behind by half-point are K Priyanka (TN) and WCM Jyothsna L (TN).

Top-seed WFM Arpita Mukherjee started the championship on a high note after winning first and second rounds. However, Toshali V. (AP) put a pause on the winning streak and held Arpita to a draw. Followed by another draw against Srishti Pandey (MAH) in the fourth round.

The Fifth round is currently underway.

Pairings

Open: Round 5

Bo. No. Name Rtg Pts. Result Pts. Name Rtg No.
1 16 Vinay Thomas Abraham 1953 4 4 FM Mitrabha Guha 2376 1
2 6 Gaurav Rajesh Zagade 2177 4 Panesar Vedant 2124 8
3 54 Tuhin Kashyap 1616 Harshita Guddanti 1972 14
4 17 Aakash Sharadchandra Dalvi 1947 Sreekar J S S 1538 64
5 22 Arjun C Krishnamachari 1901 Cheela Naga Sampath 1935 18
6 4 Tarun V Kanth 2258 3 3 Manish Anto Cristiano F 1995 13
7 21 Punit Indora 1902 3 3 Vatsal Singhania 2225 5
8 7 Shyam Prasad Reddy K 2148 3 3 Dubey Sanchay 1862 25
9 9 Pruthu Deshpande 2068 3 3 Deota Snehil S 1851 27
10 29 Rupam Mukherjee 1837 3 3 Manu David Suthandram R 2044 10

Pairings

Girls: Round 5

Bo. No. Name Rtg Pts. Result Pts. Name Rtg No.
1 3 WFM Harshini A 2160 4 Priyanka K 2163 2
2 7 WCM Jyothsna L 1964 3 WFM Tarini Goyal 2072 4
3 1 WFM Arpita Mukherjee 2207 3 3 WCM Jain Nityata 1807 14
4 5 WCM Mrudul Dehankar 2065 3 3 Adane Narayani 1755 16
5 17 Tejasvi M 1747 3 3 Sanskriti Goyal 1965 6
6 18 Benasir M 1736 3 3 Pandey Srishti 1958 8
7 32 Mistry Tinaz Dinkoo 1478 3 3 Ghosh Samriddhaa 1904 10
8 11 Bhagyashree Patil 1885 3 3 Kaur Palkin 1697 19
9 22 Kalyani B 1656 3 3 Toshali V 1875 12
10 9 WFM Tanishka Kotia 1918 3 Garima Gaurav 1615 23