National Under-9 Round 6: Illamprathi and Indira in Sole lead

32nd National Under 9 Open and Girls 2018, Ranchi

Report by IA Paul Arokia Raj

The ongoing 32nd National under 9 open and girls chess championship at Ranchi has picked up a momentum after the sole leaders emerged in both sections. Illamprathi and Indira Priyadarshini Subbu (both Tamil Nadu) are the players leading the race with 6 points each in the open and girls section respectively at the end of the sixth round.

Abhyuday Santhosh

While four others namely Maya Chakraborthy (Assam), G.Akash (Tamil Nadu), Abhyuday Santhosh (Karnataka) and Bharadia Yash (Rajastan) are chasing the leader with 5.5 points each. In the girls section close on the heels of the sole leader is Sanikommu Manasvi (Karnataka) with 5.5 points.

Illamprathi who tied for first place in the recently concluded under 11 national open championship, continued his dream run in the sixth round by showing his expertise in Sicilian dragon variation. He punished Prinash Das for inappropriate handling of yugoslov attack by rolling down his pawns menacingly towards white’s king. Finding no respite for his King, White was forced to resign on his 29th move. In long drawn battle involving French defense G.Akash (Tamil Nadu) with black pieces checkmated his opponent Tanish Sai Kavuru (Andhra Pradesh) in 59 moves.

Unheralded Indira Priyadarshini Subbu is unstoppable.

In the girls section, Tenth seed Indira Priyadarshini Subbu (Tamil Nadu) proved her mettle on the white side in King pawn opening by inching her position to advantage and check mated Patil Disha (Maharastra) in 81 moves.

Pairings/Results

Round 6 on 2018/09/18 at 3.30 p.m.

Bo. No. Name Rtg Club/City Pts. Result Pts. Name Rtg Club/City No.
1 6 Priansh Das 1594 Odisha 5 0 – 1 5 Ilamparthi A R 1926 Tamil Nadu 1
2 4 Mayank Chakraborty 1655 Assam 5 ½ – ½ 5 Abhyuday Santhosh 1393 Karnataka 16
3 14 Tanish Sai Kavuru 1397 Andhra Pradesh 0 – 1 Aakash G 1673 Tamil Nadu 2
4 5 Daaevik Wadhawan 1620 Delhi 4 0 – 1 Bharadia Yash 1525 Rajasthan 9
5 30 Nirnay Garg 1325 Haryana 4 0 – 1 4 Sadbhav Rautela 1670 Uttaranchal 3
6 8 CM Bhagat Kush 1539 Maharashtra 4 ½ – ½ 4 Wanjari Krupal 1307 Maharashtra 35
7 10 Apoorv Kamble 1502 Karnataka 4 1 – 0 4 Mummana Venkata Ruthvik 1251 Andhra Pradesh 42
8 12 Raghu Ram Reddy Seelam 1445 Telengana 4 1 – 0 4 Sachith Katti 1250 Karnataka 43
9 40 Aarav Lakhani 1265 Maharashtra 4 0 – 1 4 Sparsh Bisht 1396 Haryana 15
10 20 Adireddy Arjun 1372 Telengana 4 0 – 1 4 Md Imran 1249 Andhra Pradesh 45

Pairings/Results

Round 6 on 2018/09/18 at 3.30 p.m.

Bo. No. Name Rtg Club/City Pts. Result Pts. Name Rtg Club/City No.
1 10 Indira Priyadharshini Subbu 1178 Tamil Nadu 5 1 – 0 5 Patil Disha 0 Maharashtra 104
2 12 Sanikommu Manasvi 1164 Karnataka 5 ½ – ½ WCM Shefali A N 1224 Karnataka 7
3 1 WCM Shriyana S Mallya 1278 Karnataka 4 ½ – ½ Pournami S 1126 Kerala 17
4 24 Sri Harini A 1090 Karnataka 4 0 – 1 4 Palak Mohapatra 1267 Odisha 2
5 26 Aswinika Mani R 1085 Tamil Nadu 4 0 – 1 4 Panchal Hiya 1267 Gujrat 3
6 28 Avantika Banujit Narayan 1077 Karnataka 4 0 – 1 4 Sneha Halder 1245 Bengal 5
7 6 WCM Suhaani Lohia 1235 Maharashtra 4 1 – 0 4 Aadya Gupta 1068 Delhi 31
8 33 Mehak Mathur 1056 Chhattisgarh 4 1 – 0 4 Kolagatla Alana Meenakshi 1162 Andhra Pradesh 13
9 16 Arushi Srichandan 1132 Odisha 4 0 – 1 4 Debapriya Manna 1036 Bengal 38
10 43 Dhaaniya T 1018 Pondicherry 4 1 – 0 4 Jayashri M 1124 Tamil Nadu 18