National U-9 Round 4: Leaders emerge

Preparing for the duel.

32nd National U-9 Open and Girls Chess Championship 2018, Ranchi

Report by IA Paul Arokia Raj

An army of eight boys commanded by the top seed Illamparthi A.R. of Tamil Nadu are sharing the joint lead with four points each at the end of the fourth round of the 32nd National under 9 Open chess championship now underway in Ranchi, Jharkhand.

Odisha’s Priansh Das.

Playing white Suhaas A of Telangana opted for the dynamic Samisch variation against the top seed’s King’s Indian defence. However, he slipped on move no. 26 when he allowed black’s Queen to intrude his territory causing loss of rook by double attack. Illamparthi went all out for the king hunt to announce a checkmate on his 35th move.

The dark horse—Debapriya Manna.

In the under 9 Girls category, 38th seed Debapriya Manna (Bengal) trounced the Commonwealth Gold medalist in under 8 category and the top seed WCM Shriyana S Mallya (Karnataka) by executing a checkmate in 71 moves. With white Manna employed London system and totally dominated the game. In the ensuing endgame Manna demonstrated a great skill in winning a minor piece ending to cause a major upset of the championship.

Manna is now sitting pretty on the top with four points along with five more players at the end of the fourth round.

Results

Open: Round 4

Bo. No. Name Rtg Club/City Pts. Result Pts. Name Rtg Club/City No.
1 28 Suhaas A 1327 Telengana 3 0 – 1 3 Ilamparthi A R 1926 Tamil Nadu 1
2 4 Mayank Chakraborty 1655 Assam 3 1 – 0 3 Daakshin Arun 1326 Tamil Nadu 29
3 6 Priansh Das 1594 Odisha 3 1 – 0 3 Aaryan Pandey 1204 Uttar Pradesh 55
4 16 Abhyuday Santhosh 1393 Karnataka 3 1 – 0 3 Rajdeep Dutta 1106 Bengal 101
5 30 Nirnay Garg 1325 Haryana 3 1 – 0 3 Barnil Kumar Das 1379 Assam 17
6 20 Adireddy Arjun 1372 Telengana 3 0 – 1 3 Agarwal Mukund H 1095 Gujrat 105
7 42 Mummana Venkata Ruthvik 1251 Andhra Pradesh 3 1 – 0 3 Mrinmoy Rajkhowa 1347 Assam 23
8 52 Ghadge Harsh 1215 Maharashtra 3 1 – 0 3 Velavaa Ragavesh 1336 Tamil Nadu 25
9 88 Gadhavi Veerbhadrasinh 1130 Gujrat 3 ½ – ½ 3 Rajveer Pinkesh Nahar 1330 Maharashtra 27
10 48 Shlok Sivanarayan 1227 Gujrat 0 – 1 Aakash G 1673 Tamil Nadu 2

Girls

Bo. No. Name Rtg Club/City Pts. Result Pts. Name Rtg Club/City No.
1 38 Debapriya Manna 1036 Bengal 3 1 – 0 3 WCM Shriyana S Mallya 1278 Karnataka 1
2 39 Mukherjee Shreya 1036 Maharashtra 3 ½ – ½ 3 WCM Shefali A N 1224 Karnataka 7
3 10 Indira Priyadharshini Subbu 1178 Tamil Nadu 3 1 – 0 3 Nuka Laasya 1047 Andhra Pradesh 35
4 12 Sanikommu Manasvi 1164 Karnataka 3 1 – 0 3 Dhaaniya T 1018 Pondicherry 43
5 16 Arushi Srichandan 1132 Odisha 3 1 – 0 3 Sanjana Nagarajan 0 Tamil Nadu 121
6 18 Jayashri M 1124 Tamil Nadu 3 1 – 0 3 Tirtha Shah 0 Gujrat 141
7 104 Patil Disha 0 Maharashtra 3 1 – 0 3 Srishanthi G 1090 Telangana 25
8 68 Bhat Sannidhi Ramakrishna 0 Maharashtra 0 – 1 Pournami S 1126 Kerala 17
9 32 Shivika Saraogi 1063 Rajasthan 1 – 0 Sachi Jain 0 Delhi 116
10 96 Naga Sahithi 0 Andhra Pradesh ½ – ½ Mehak Mathur 1056 Chhattisgarh 33