Aaryan Varshney, Dhyana Patel emerge champs in National Under-13

Photos: Gujarat State Chess Association

Delhi’s Aaryan Varshney and Gujarat’s Dhyana Patel emerged as champions in the Open and Girls sections respectively in the 32nd National Under-13 Chess Championship 2018 that concluded at Rajpath Club, Ahmedabad, Gujarat yesterday.

Aaryan defeated overnight leader Pranav V. in the 9th round, thereby grabbing the joint lead with Aditya Mittal and Samant Aditya S at 7.5/9 points.

Before the penultimate round clash among co-leaders, Aditya Mittal suffered an injury during a temple visit. Aaryan Varshney received a walkover point against Aditya while Pranav V. successfully bounced back with a victory over Samant Aditya on board 1.

Interestingly, Sreeshwan Maralakshikari managed to take home the point against AGM Jubin Jimmy on board 3. Sreeshwan emerged as co-leader with Aaryan and Pranav.

The final round saw two decisive results on top boards. Pranav V. lost to Sreeshwan Maralakshikari whereas, Rohith Krishna S lost to tournament’s winner Aaryan Varshney.

In the girls’ section, WFM Dhyana Patel had a smooth sailing to capture the title. She scored two consecutive victories against  WCM Vishwa Vasnawala and Savitha Shri B in the 9th and penultimate round respectively. Dhyana split the point in the final round to emerge as champion with 9.5/11 points. Followed by WCM Kriti Mayur Patel, who settled for second place with 9.0/11 points

A total of 471 players from 25 states participated in the championship. In the closing ceremony, Mr. Ajay H. Patel, President, GSCA and Mr. Bhavesh Patel, Hon. Secretary, GSCA presented the trophies to the winners.

 

Open: Final Ranking after 11 Rounds

Rk. SNo Name Typ sex FED Rtg Club/City Pts.  TB1  TB2  TB3  TB4  TB5 K rtg+/-
1 3 Aaryan Varshney U13 IND 2209 Delhi 9,5 0,0 74,0 79,0 68,00 9 40 5,2
2 9 Sreeshwan Maralakshikari U13 IND 2063 Telangana 9,5 0,0 71,0 75,5 65,00 9 40 54,0
3 33 Aditya Varun Gampa U13 IND 1704 Telangana 9,0 0,0 65,5 71,0 58,75 7 40 92,0
4 2 Pranav V U13 IND 2265 Tamil Nadu 8,5 0,0 76,0 81,0 58,50 8 20 -13,8
5 1 Pranav Anand U13 IND 2336 Karnataka 8,5 0,0 73,5 79,0 61,00 8 20 -30,8
6 8 CM Nikhil Magizhnan U13 IND 2098 Tamil Nadu 8,5 0,0 71,5 76,5 57,50 6 40 -41,6
7 27 Ayush Sharma U13 IND 1783 Madhya Pradesh 8,5 0,0 68,5 73,5 54,25 8 40 64,0
8 13 AGM Srihari L R U13 IND 1990 Tamil Nadu 8,0 0,0 79,0 83,5 57,25 6 40 31,6
9 12 CM Rohith Krishna S U13 IND 1992 Tamil Nadu 8,0 0,0 74,5 79,5 56,00 6 40 5,2
10 11 Arya Bhakta U13 IND 2004 West Bengal 8,0 0,0 73,5 79,0 55,25 7 40 -20,8

Girls: Final Ranking after 11 Rounds

Rk. SNo Name Typ sex FED Rtg Club/City Pts.  TB1  TB2  TB3  TB4  TB5 K rtg+/-
1 3 WFM Dhyana Patel F13 w IND 1752 Gujarat 9,5 0,0 77,5 83,0 71,75 8 40 53,2
2 44 WCM Kriti Mayur Patel F13 w IND 1340 Maharashtra 9,0 0,0 73,0 76,0 58,50 9 40 208,8
3 5 Tanvi Vasudev Hadkonkar F13 w IND 1698 Goa 8,5 0,0 71,0 76,0 57,00 8 40 -23,6
4 8 WCM Chopdekar Gunjal F13 w IND 1633 Goa 8,5 0,0 69,5 74,5 56,25 7 40 23,6
5 1 Bhagyashree Patil F13 w IND 1905 Maharashtra 8,0 0,0 74,0 79,0 53,75 7 40 -70,8
6 4 Savitha Shri B F13 w IND 1721 Tamil Nadu 8,0 0,0 72,5 76,5 53,50 7 40 -30,8
7 2 WCM Vishwa Vasnawala U13 w IND 1758 Gujarat 8,0 0,0 72,0 77,5 53,50 7 40 -36,0
8 12 Velpula Sarayu U13 w IND 1567 Telangana 8,0 0,0 71,0 77,0 54,25 6 40 61,6
9 11 Boramanikar Tanisha S F13 w IND 1579 Maharashta 8,0 0,0 70,5 75,5 49,25 7 40 -12,0
10 62 Jesica U13 w IND 1254 Delhi 8,0 0,0 68,0 72,5 51,50 7 40 200,8