National Under-11: Shreyash and Savitha Shri share lead

Shreyash Shuvam Patnaik of Odisha emerged on top with 7.5 points after eight rounds of the Chettinad Public School 32nd National Under 11 Chess Championships, organised by the CP School, Karaikudi.

Ananmay Sharma of Gujarat and Shahil Day, the second seed from Assam are closely on the heels with 7 points to their credit. In the girls’ category, Tejaswi of Tamil Nadu was brought down to earth by her teammate and the top seed Savitha Shri. The duo, along with Sinthia Sarkar of West Bengal, who defeated another Tamil Nadu girl K Sinthusree. B Rianna Netta of Tamil Nadu is on the second spot with 6.5 points, because of her win over MS Harshavardhini of Pudhucherry.

Against Colaco Reuben of Goa, Shreyash built up a good position right from the beginning. Once he won an exchange, Shreyas was unstoppable and went on to win the game comfortably in 47 moves. In the Taimanov variation of Sicilian defence, Shahil Dey was not comfortable with the position during the middle game. But, once when the queens were exchanged, Shahil gained the upper hand and grabbed a point. In the Slav defence, Ananmay Sharma of Gujarat, the co-leader in the earlier round had to satisfy with half a point against Mahendra Teja Mekala of AP.

Savitha committed a few mistakes in the opening of the four pawns variation of the Kings Indian Defence game with the leader Tejaswi, which gave a clear advantage to the latter. But after a series of mistakes from both players, Savitha managed to get a better position. Savitha’s two connected pawns raced to the eighth rank, paving a win for her. In a similar fashion, fortune fluctuated between Sindhusree and Sinthia Sarkar due to their errors and the latter had the last laugh after thirty-three moves, to subdue Sindhusree.

Open: Results

Round 8 on 2018/08/02 at 09.30 AM

Bo. No. Name Rtg Club/City Pts. Result Pts. Name Rtg Club/City No.
1 21 Shreyash Shuvam Patnaik 1561 ODI 1 – 0 6 Colaco Reuben 1530 GOA 30
2 13 Mahendra Teja Mekala 1664 AP 6 ½ – ½ Ananmay Sharma 1523 GUJ 32
3 7 Chilukuri Sai Varshith 1816 AP 6 ½ – ½ 6 Dev Shah 2184 MAH 1
4 8 Souhardo Basak 1765 WB 0 – 1 6 Shahil Dey 1978 ASM 2
5 3 Ilamparthi A R 1965 TN ½ – ½ Swayham P Das 1425 GUJ 54
6 17 Arhan Chethan Anand 1599 KAR 1 – 0 Bharadia Yash 1421 RAJ 56
7 37 Adithya A Chullikkad 1499 KER 1 – 0 Arora Honi 1596 RAJ 18
8 27 Akshit Jha 1543 MAH 1 – 0 Ayush J Yajaman 1355 KAR 73
9 25 Jain Adi 1556 GUJ 5 0 – 1 5 Tanmay Jain 1868 PUN 5
10 31 Mayank Chakraborty 1529 ASM 5 ½ – ½ 5 Arnav Maheshwari 1860 TN 6

Girls: Results

Round 8 on 2018/08/02 at 09.30 AM

Bo. No. Name Rtg Club/City Pts. Result Pts. Name Rtg Club/City No.
1 7 Tejaswi R 1393 TN 7 0 – 1 6 Savitha Shri B 1742 TN 1
2 15 Sindhusree K 1305 TN 6 0 – 1 6 Sinthia Sarkar 1315 WB 14
3 16 Rout Yashita 1303 ODI ½ – ½ Anupam M Sreekumar 1417 KER 6
4 29 Rianna Netta B 1236 TN 1 – 0 Harshavardhini M.S. 1276 PUD 18
5 37 Arushi Srichandan 1185 ODI 5 0 – 1 5 Sagar Siya 1522 GUJ 2
6 38 Pasapula Teja Sree 1183 AP 5 0 – 1 5 Ratnapriya K 1465 TN 3
7 45 Harsha Y 1157 TN 5 ½ – ½ 5 WCM Patel Riddhi R 1439 GUJ 4
8 67 Roy Aanya 1078 MAH 5 1 – 0 5 Mohitha V 1322 AP 12
9 19 Naik Sayuri 1263 GOA 5 1 – 0 5 Tejasvee Naresh Singh 1137 RAJ 52
10 25 Cera Dagaria 1245 MP 5 0 – 1 5 WCM Shriyana S Mallya 0 KAR 92