Pranav in Open and Velpula Sarayu and Kriti Mayur Patel in Girls are the leaders after seven rounds

33rd VMRDA National under 13 Open and Girls Championship, 2019, Visakhapatnam

Report by IA S.PAUL AROKIA RAJ, Chief Arbiter

V. Pranav (Tamil Nadu) has emerged as the sole leader with 7 points after he registered his seventh straight victory in the 33rd VMRDA National under 13 Open chess championship now half way through at VMRDA Children’s arena, Visakhapatnam. Nine others are behind the leaders with 6 points apiece.

In a clash between two leaders on the top table namely Jubin Jimmy (Kerala) and Pranav the latter prevailed over the former in Nimzo Indian defense of d4 opening. Pranav handled his black side so meticulously to overcome the stiff resistance offered by his opponent in a long drawn battle of 60 moves.

In the girl’s section, Velpula Sarayu (Telangana) and WCM Kriti Mayur Patel (Maharashtra) are sharing the lead with 6.5 points each. Renganayaki (Karnataka) is behind the joint leaders with 6 points. With four more rounds remaining the players are all set to sweat out over the sixty-four squares to earn a creditable placing in this important national championship.

Top seed Velpula Sarayu was simply impressive in today’s match in taming her opponent Yash Jyoti Bir using Sicilian defense on black pieces.

Playing white Kriti Mayur Patel proved her mettle against Yashavishree M in a game involving Sicilian defense. The ended in checkmate on white’s 54th move.

Important Results of Round 7

Open

Bo. No. Name Rtg Club/City Pts. Result Pts. Name Rtg Club/City No.
1 3 FM Jubin Jimmy 2214 KER 6 0 – 1 6 Pranav V 2315 TN 2
2 32 Jain Adi 1593 GUJ ½ – ½ Harshad S 1917 TN 7
3 1 FM Pranesh M 2333 TN 5 1 – 0 5 Adireddy Tarun 1738 TEL 18
4 19 Shaik Sumer Arsh 1737 TEL 5 0 – 1 5 CM Nikhil Magizhnan 2175 TN 4
5 6 Manish Kumar (2006) 1953 Orissa 5 1 – 0 5 Sreekar J S S 1728 TEL 20
6 11 Aaditya Dhingra 1867 HAR 5 1 – 0 5 Bharadia Yash 1643 RAJ 27
7 33 Prithvvi Singh 1593 UP 5 0 – 1 5 Aditya Varun Gampa 1826 TEL 12
8 13 Aditya Bikram Paul 1807 WB 5 0 – 1 5 Koustuv Dash 1591 Orissa 34
9 5 Ilamparthi A R 2074 TN 1 – 0 Mayank Chakraborty 1684 Assam 25
10 31 Rohith Yadav B R 1607 TEL 0 – 1 Shah Jeet 1905 MAH 8

Girls

Bo. No. Name Rtg Club/City Pts. Result Pts. Name Rtg Club/City No.
1 13 Yash Jyoti Bir 1507 WB 0 – 1 Velpula Sarayu 1768 TEL 1
2 17 WCM Kriti Mayur Patel 1449 MAH 1 – 0 5 Yashavishree N 1422 TN 20
3 3 Boramanikar Tanisha S 1694 MAH 5 ½ – ½ 5 Panda Miracle 1379 Orissa 23
4 6 AIM Renganayaki V 1610 KAR 5 1 – 0 5 Agrawal Aanya 1356 GUJ 25
5 4 WCM Wankhade Sanskruti 1630 MAH ½ – ½ Cera Dagaria 1433 MP 19
6 22 Hemakshi Chauhan 1385 Haryana ½ – ½ Harshavardhini M.S. 1554 PON 7
7 24 Tejaswini G 1374 TN ½ – ½ Ananya Arumbakkam 1550 KAR 9
8 35 Prasiddhi Bhat 1316 KAR 0 – 1 Kheerthi Ganta 1545 TEL 11
9 42 Tejaswi R 1284 TN 0 – 1 Anushka Gupta 1456 WB 16
10 5 Akshaya Rajaraman 1617 TN 4 1 – 0 Mohitha V 1355 AP 26