Y. Grahesh wins National Under-25 title in Bhopal

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Y. Grahesh of Andhra Pradesh won the gold medal in 27th National Youth Under 25 Chess Championship which was held at Hotel Kanta Shravan Palace, Bhel, Bhopal from 21 to 27th August 2018. The championship was organised by Madhya Pradesh Chess Association on behalf of the All India Chess Federation. A total of 86 chess players from across India participated in the event.

Niranjan Navalgund from Belagavi emerged as runners-up. He won seven games, drew one game and lost one to Grahesh.  Both scored 7.5 points, with Grahesh winning six and drawing three of the nine-round event. While  Baivab Mishra of Odisha seized the third spot with 7.0/9 points.

Y. Grahesh is currently pursuing Electronics Communication Engineering at St. Joseph’s College of Engineering, Chennai.

Final Ranking

Rk. SNo Name Typ FED RtgI Club/City Pts.  TB1  TB2  TB3  TB4  TB5
1 13 Grahesh Y U25 IND 1950 AP 7,5 1,0 45,5 49,0 40,50 6
2 1 FM Navalgund Niranjan U25 IND 2255 KAR 7,5 0,0 48,5 52,5 42,50 7
3 4 Baivab Mishra U25 IND 2118 ORI 7,0 0,0 46,0 50,0 36,50 7
4 3 Subhayan Kundu U25 IND 2130 WB 7,0 0,0 45,5 49,5 37,75 6
5 9 Parthasarathy R U25 IND 1956 KAR 7,0 0,0 45,0 49,5 38,25 6
6 19 Sanjay D G U25 IND 1897 TN 6,5 0,0 46,5 50,0 33,75 5
7 7 Aishwin Daniel U25 IND 2009 MP 6,0 0,0 48,5 53,0 32,25 5
8 5 Balkishan A. U25 IND 2040 KAR 6,0 0,0 48,5 52,5 30,50 6
9 29 Dere Pushkar U25 IND 1777 MAH 6,0 0,0 47,5 50,5 32,00 5
10 17 Elancheralathan P U25 IND 1916 TN 6,0 0,0 44,5 48,5 30,50 5
11 21 AGM Yuvan Bharathi K S U25 IND 1848 TN 6,0 0,0 43,0 47,0 30,50 5
12 14 Dubey Sanchay U25 IND 1937 UP 6,0 0,0 42,5 46,5 28,50 4
13 11 Sanjeet Manohar U25 IND 1953 GUJ 6,0 0,0 42,5 45,5 28,50 5
14 16 Das Susobhit U25 IND 1928 ORI 6,0 0,0 40,5 43,5 26,50 5
15 31 Sudarshan Bhat U25 IND 1768 KAR 6,0 0,0 39,5 42,5 26,00 5
16 30 Deodhar Vrushali Umesh U25 w IND 1775 MAH 6,0 0,0 38,0 40,5 23,00 6
17 32 Gugan G U25 IND 1750 TN 6,0 0,0 37,0 40,0 24,75 5
18 27 Chudasama Ankit U25 IND 1807 GUJ 6,0 0,0 36,0 39,0 24,00 6
19 22 Chaitanya Sairam Mogili U25 IND 1847 AP 5,5 0,0 46,5 50,5 29,75 3
20 8 Mushini Ajay U25 IND 1970 AP 5,5 0,0 43,5 48,0 28,25 4