National Under-17: Raja Rithvik and Priyanka K. are champions

Coimbatore: The Dr. N. Mahalingam 28th National under-17 open and girls chess championship was held at the Kumaraguru College of Technology here October 24 to Nov. 1. Organised jointly by the Dr. N. Mahalingam Chess Academy and the Coimbatore District Chess Association (CDCA). About 200 players participated in this event, which carried a total cash prize of ₹2,50,000.

Raja Rithvik defeated Tarun Kanth of Tamil Nadu in the final round and emerged champion in the Open category event

Erigaisi Arjun of Telangana finished second while Mitrabha Guha of West Bengal took the third spot.

Coimbatore lass Priyanka topped in the girls section, followed by Arpita Mukherjee of West Bengal and Tarini Goyal of Chandigarh.

Choice selection of Game Analysis by Uma Maheshwaran and Ganesh Babu Sabapathy

Final Ranking of Girls Category

Rk. SNo Name sex Rtg Club/City Pts.  TB1  TB2  TB3  TB4  TB5
1 6 Priyanka K w 2046 AICF 8,5 0,0 70,5 76,0 57,25 7,0
2 2 WFM Arpita Mukherjee w 2210 West Bengal 8,0 1,5 74,0 79,5 56,50 5,0
3 5 WFM Tarini Goyal w 2062 Chandigarh 8,0 1,0 68,0 73,0 50,50 7,0
4 4 WIM Tejaswini Sagar w 2071 Gujarat 8,0 0,5 74,0 80,0 56,50 6,0
5 1 WIM Chitlange Sakshi w 2248 Maharashtra 7,5 0,0 72,0 77,5 49,50 6,0
6 11 Toshali V w 1803 Andhra Pradesh 7,5 0,0 69,0 74,0 47,75 6,0
7 17 Niharika Ch w 1578 Andhra Pradesh 7,5 0,0 67,5 72,0 46,75 6,0
8 18 Kavisha S Shah w 1575 Gujarat 7,5 0,0 67,5 71,0 46,75 6,0
9 9 WFM Bommini Mounika Akshaya w 1810 Andhra Pradesh 7,5 0,0 63,0 68,0 45,00 6,0
10 7 Harshita Guddanti w 2045 Andhra Pradesh 7,0 0,0 73,0 78,5 47,50 5,0

Final Ranking of Open Category

Rk. SNo Name sex Rtg Club/City Pts.  TB1  TB2  TB3  TB4  TB5
1 10 CM Raja Rithvik R 2237 Telangana 9,0 0,0 71,0 76,0 60,50 8,0
2 1 FM Erigaisi Arjun 2354 Telangana 8,5 1,0 72,5 78,0 61,00 7,0
3 2 FM Mitrabha Guha 2328 West Bengal 8,5 0,0 67,0 72,0 53,00 8,0
4 3 FM Rathanvel V S 2319 Tamil Nadu 8,0 0,0 76,0 81,5 56,50 6,0
5 4 Saurabh Anand 2288 Bihar 8,0 0,0 68,5 73,5 53,25 5,0
6 5 FM Nitish Belurkar 2285 Goa 8,0 0,0 67,5 71,5 50,75 6,0
7 31 Sibi Visal R 1848 Tamil Nadu 7,5 0,0 75,0 79,5 51,25 6,0
8 38 Manish Anto Cristiano F 1789 Tamil Nadu 7,5 0,0 71,5 76,5 52,50 5,0
9 26 Deota Snehil S 1877 Karnataka 7,5 0,0 71,5 76,5 47,75 7,0
10 6 FM Jeet Jain 2274 Gujarat 7,5 0,0 67,0 72,0 46,75 6,0