Pranesh and Velpula Sarayu are the Champions

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

Report by IA S.PAUL AROKIA RAJ

FIDE Master M.Pranesh of Tamil Nadu and Velpula Sarayu of Telangana were adjudged as the champions of the national under 13 Open and Girls chess championship respectively which got concluded at the Children’s arena, Visakhapatnam, Andhra Pradesh on Sunday.

Curiously it was a three-way tie in the open and two-way tie in the girls’ section and the title issue was resolved in both sections by virtue of Direct encounter. In the open both Pranesh M and Pranav V settled for draw against their respective opponents in the eleventh and the final round to stay at 9 points each. This helped FM Jubin Jimmy of Kerala who outwitted A.R. Illamparthi of Tamil Nadu to join the others on 9 points.

In the first tie break system via Direct encounter since the top seed Pranesh has defeated both Pranav and Jubin Jimmy he emerged as the champion and carried home the winner’s purse of Rs. 27000/-. Pranav who handed over the defeat to Jubin Jimmy earlier was the runner up and the third place went to Jubin Jimmy.

In the girls section Velpula Sarayu playing on the top table split the point against WCM Wankhade Sanskruti of Maharashtra in the final round to stay at 9 points. WCM Kriti Mayur Patel who accounted for Panda Miracle of Orissa also joined Sarayu to tie for the first place. Here too the Direct encounter favored Velpula Sarayau to lift the winner’s trophy as well as the cash award of Rs.27000/-. Kriti Mayur Patel was second and in a nine way tie for the title V Renganayaki of Karnataka finished third on account of higher Buchholz score.

In a glittering prize award ceremony Smt. G.Srijana, I.A.S., Joint Collector, Visakhapatnam District felicitated the toppers in the presence of Shri. D.V.Sundar, Vice President, FIDE and Shri. Bharath Singh Chauhan, Secretary, All India Chess Federation.

Final Ranking

Open

Rk. SNo Name FED Rtg Club/City Pts.  TB1  TB2  TB3
1 1 FM Pranesh M IND 2333 TN 9,0 2,0 75,0 80,5
2 2 Pranav V IND 2315 TN 9,0 1,0 80,5 85,0
3 3 FM Jubin Jimmy IND 2214 KER 9,0 0,0 77,5 83,0
4 6 Manish Kumar (2006) IND 1953 Orissa 8,5 0,0 77,0 82,5
5 12 Aditya Varun Gampa IND 1826 TEL 8,5 0,0 75,0 80,5
6 24 Krishnan Ritvik IND 1685 MAH 8,5 0,0 71,0 75,5
7 20 Sreekar J S S IND 1728 TEL 8,5 0,0 70,5 73,5
8 4 CM Nikhil Magizhnan IND 2175 TN 8,0 0,0 76,0 81,0
9 7 Harshad S IND 1917 TN 8,0 0,0 74,5 79,5
10 5 Ilamparthi A R IND 2074 TN 8,0 0,0 73,0 78,5
11 34 Koustuv Dash IND 1591 Orissa 8,0 0,0 72,5 77,0
12 9 Chilukuri Sai Varshith IND 1888 AP 8,0 0,0 71,0 76,0
13 26 Dhanvij Ansh IND 1677 MAH 8,0 0,0 70,5 75,5
14 10 Shreyash Shuvam Patnaik IND 1868 Orissa 8,0 0,0 70,5 75,5
15 25 Mayank Chakraborty IND 1684 Assam 8,0 0,0 69,5 75,0
16 16 Vinay R Jumani IND 1765 TN 8,0 0,0 67,5 72,5
17 44 Shounak Mazumder IND 1545 WB 8,0 0,0 64,5 69,0
18 21 Mohanty Soyamsree IND 1723 Orissa 8,0 0,0 62,5 65,5
19 33 Prithvvi Singh IND 1593 UP 7,5 0,0 72,5 78,0
20 23 Bhavyay Gupta IND 1689 Delhi 7,5 0,0 69,0 74,5

Final Ranking

Girls

Rk. SNo Name FED Rtg Club/City Pts.  TB1  TB2  TB3
1 1 Velpula Sarayu IND 1768 TEL 9,0 1,0 77,5 83,0
2 17 WCM Kriti Mayur Patel IND 1449 MAH 9,0 0,0 73,5 78,5
3 6 AIM Renganayaki V IND 1610 KAR 8,0 0,0 75,0 79,5
4 3 Boramanikar Tanisha S IND 1694 MAH 8,0 0,0 74,5 79,5
5 11 Kheerthi Ganta IND 1545 TEL 8,0 0,0 74,0 76,5
6 23 Panda Miracle IND 1379 Orissa 8,0 0,0 73,0 75,5
7 4 WCM Wankhade Sanskruti IND 1630 MAH 8,0 0,0 70,5 75,0
8 2 Meenatchi Rajam V IND 1714 TN 8,0 0,0 69,5 74,5
9 5 Akshaya Rajaraman IND 1617 TN 8,0 0,0 67,5 72,0
10 31 Barik Bijayalaxmi IND 1344 Orissa 8,0 0,0 67,5 71,5
11 15 WCM Patel Riddhi R IND 1461 GUJ 8,0 0,0 66,5 72,0
12 13 Yash Jyoti Bir IND 1507 WB 7,5 0,0 70,5 75,5
13 18 Rout Yashita IND 1440 Orissa 7,5 0,0 67,5 72,5
14 10 Ratnapriya K IND 1548 TN 7,5 0,0 65,5 70,0
15 25 Agrawal Aanya IND 1356 GUJ 7,5 0,0 65,5 69,5
16 21 Swara Lakshmi S Nair IND 1390 KAR 7,5 0,0 62,0 66,5
17 37 Shah Kritee IND 1306 GUJ 7,5 0,0 62,0 65,0
18 16 Anushka Gupta IND 1456 WB 7,0 0,0 72,0 77,5
19 20 Yashavishree N IND 1422 TN 7,0 0,0 71,5 77,0
20 19 Cera Dagaria IND 1433 MP 7,0 0,0 70,0 75,5