National Under-9 Round 7: Ilamparthi and Indira Priyadharshini maintain lead

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

Report by I.A Paul Arokia Raj

Tamil Nadu youngsters Illamparithi A R and Indira Priyadharshini Subbu scored a fluent victory in the seventh round and continued to lead with full points in the open and girls section respectively in the 32nd national under 9 Open and Girls chess championship which is half way through in Ranchi, the capital of Jharkhand.

In the Open section Abhyuday Santhosh (Karnataka) with 6.5 points is sitting pretty on the second spot while three others with 6 points are on the third spot. However in the girls section with the leadership being widened to one point four players namely Panchali Hiya (Gujarat), WCM Shefali A N (Karnataka), WCM Suhaani Lohia (Maharastra) and Palak Mohopatra (Odisha) are all placed in the second position with six points each.

Illampaithi- Akash

In a scintillating game between the two Tamil Nadu lads top seed llamparithi A R and G.Akash both players were following the well-analysed variation in Sicilian Dragon. With both the kings castled on the kingside Illamparithi took some initiative in the early middle game to win an exchange and the rest was only a matter of technique for him to fetch a full point.

Playing white Abhyuday Santhosh was simply impressive in his game against Priansh Das (Odisha). Challenging the King’s Indian defense Abhyuday applied a tremendous pressure on the kingside and cleverly trapped black’s rook at g7 square. This was sufficient enough for white to wind up the game in his favour.

In the girls category, Indira Priyadharshini maintained her dream run when she delivered a check mate in a miniature game with black pieces against Sanikommu Manasvi (Karnataka). Indira perfectly capitalized mishandling of Scotch game by white and pierced through on the king side to execute a checkmate on her 25th move.

Palak Mohapatra

Palak Mohapatra with black pieces played a masterly game against Pournima (Kerala) in a Queen pawn opening. After a brilliant queen sacrifice, Black saddled her rooks to force White king to run for the life. Palak’s three connected pawns on the king side backed by her king was sufficient enough to drag a mating net for the white king. When Black pushed her pawn to the g4 square exactly on her 50th move it turned out to be checkmate by a pawn!

Results

Open: Round 7

Bo. No. Name Rtg Club/City Pts. Result Pts. Name Rtg Club/City No.
1 1 Ilamparthi A R 1926 Tamil Nadu 6 1 – 0 Aakash G 1673 Tamil Nadu 2
2 9 Bharadia Yash 1525 Rajasthan ½ – ½ Mayank Chakraborty 1655 Assam 4
3 16 Abhyuday Santhosh 1393 Karnataka 1 – 0 5 Priansh Das 1594 Odisha 6
4 3 Sadbhav Rautela 1670 Uttaranchal 5 ½ – ½ 5 Jaiveer Mahendru 1365 Maharashtra 21
5 29 Daakshin Arun 1326 Tamil Nadu 5 0 – 1 5 Apoorv Kamble 1502 Karnataka 10
6 45 Md Imran 1249 Andhra Pradesh 5 ½ – ½ 5 Raghu Ram Reddy Seelam 1445 Telengana 12
7 15 Sparsh Bisht 1396 Haryana 5 ½ – ½ 5 Sriansh Das 1347 Odisha 24
8 7 Kshatriya Nitin Vekhande 1574 Maharashtra 1 – 0 Wanjari Krupal 1307 Maharashtra 35
9 39 Advait Prashant Patil 1278 Maharashtra ½ – ½ CM Bhagat Kush 1539 Maharashtra 8
10 11 Borgaonkar Akshay 1484 Maharashtra 0 – 1 Arshpreet Singh 1291 Haryana 36

Girls: Round 7

Bo. No. Name Rtg Club/City Pts. Result Pts. Name Rtg Club/City No.
1 12 Sanikommu Manasvi 1164 Karnataka 0 – 1 6 Indira Priyadharshini Subbu 1178 Tamil Nadu 10
2 17 Pournami S 1126 Kerala 5 0 – 1 5 Palak Mohapatra 1267 Odisha 2
3 3 Panchal Hiya 1267 Gujrat 5 1 – 0 5 Mehak Mathur 1056 Chhattisgarh 33
4 5 Sneha Halder 1245 Bengal 5 ½ – ½ 5 Debapriya Manna 1036 Bengal 38
5 104 Patil Disha 0 Maharashtra 5 0 – 1 5 WCM Suhaani Lohia 1235 Maharashtra 6
6 7 WCM Shefali A N 1224 Karnataka 5 1 – 0 5 Dhaaniya T 1018 Pondicherry 43
7 23 Sarvani Cheedella 1101 Andhra Pradesh 0 – 1 WCM Shriyana S Mallya 1278 Karnataka 1
8 67 Behera Snehayukta 0 Odisha 1 – 0 Sani Deshpande 1219 Maharashtra 8
9 25 Srishanthi G 1090 Telangana ½ – ½ Devaki Nandana 1110 Andhra Pradesh 20
10 11 Hasmitha Jt 1176 Tamil Nadu 4 ½ – ½ Mukherjee Shreya 1036 Maharashtra 39