Panchai Hiya joins the leader in girls; Ilamparthi stretches his lead in Open at National U-9

32nd National Under 9 Open and Girls, 2018, Ranchi

Report by IA Paul Arokia Raj

Tamil Nadu lad Ilamparthi A R won all his games so far to remain on the top with 8 points at the eighth round of the ongoing 32nd National Under 9 open and girls chess championship at Ranchi. One point behind the leader are Mayank Chakroborthy (Assam) and Bharadia Yash (Rajasthan) both with 7 points each. A battery of seven other players are on the third spot with 6.5 points each.

Mayank C. of Assam

In the girl’s section, Panchai Hia (Gujarat) outmanoeuvred overnight leader Indira Priyadharshini (TamilNadu ) to jointly lead the table with 7 points each after eight rounds. Five others, namely Debapriya Manna, Sneha Hailder (Bengal), Shreyana S Mallaya , Shefali (both Karnataka) and Palak Mohapatra (Odisha) are one point behind the leaders with 6 points each.

Tournament Hall view

The pleasant climate in Ranchi due to intermittent rain did not deter the tiny tots from producing heat and dust over the chess board. Top seed Illamparithi was simply impressive in his game with black pieces against Abuday Santosh (Karnataka) in a game of Sicilian Moscow variation. He made error-free moves to pin an advantage in the latter part of the middle game. When Black emerged full rook up his opponent resigned in vain on his 75th move.

Apoorv Kamble (Karnataka ) opened up the game with e4 against Bharadia Yash but as the game continued white slowly lost the grip and the game ended with a checkmate on move no.75.

Mayank Chakroborthy prevented his opponent Sadhbav Rautela (Uttranchal) from castling by making surprise moves in the opening with white. Building up a strong centre he won an exchange in the course of the game and delivered a checkmate on move 79.

Panchali Hiya

Indira Priyadarshini met her waterloo today at the hands of Panchal Hiya in a king pawn opening game. In simple combination, Indira lost her knight on her 41st move when Panchal made a deadly double attack. Playing piece down Indira after a prolonged battle gave up the fight after 90 moves.

Playing black Sneha Halder dominated the game from beginning to end in a centre counter game against Suhani Lohia. At the end of her 45 th move Sneha was ahead with too many pieces to checkmate.

Results

Open: Round 8

Bo. No. Name Rtg Club/City Pts. Result Pts. Name Rtg Club/City No.
1 16 Abhyuday Santhosh 1393 Karnataka 0 – 1 7 Ilamparthi A R 1926 Tamil Nadu 1
2 10 Apoorv Kamble 1502 Karnataka 6 0 – 1 6 Bharadia Yash 1525 Rajasthan 9
3 4 Mayank Chakraborty 1655 Assam 6 1 – 0 Sadbhav Rautela 1670 Uttaranchal 3
4 2 Aakash G 1673 Tamil Nadu 1 – 0 Shankhodip De 1315 Bengal 33
5 36 Arshpreet Singh 1291 Haryana 0 – 1 Kshatriya Nitin Vekhande 1574 Maharashtra 7
6 12 Raghu Ram Reddy Seelam 1445 Telengana ½ – ½ Panda Hrishikesh 1223 Odisha 51
7 60 Sawalakhe Jay 1195 Maharashtra 0 – 1 Sparsh Bisht 1396 Haryana 15
8 21 Jaiveer Mahendru 1365 Maharashtra 0 – 1 Md Imran 1249 Andhra Pradesh 45
9 24 Sriansh Das 1347 Odisha 0 – 1 Agarwal Mukund H 1095 Gujrat 105
10 28 Suhaas A 1327 Telengana 1 – 0 Dhyey Agarwal 1187 Gujrat 61

Girls: Round 8

Bo. No. Name Rtg Club/City Pts. Result Pts. Name Rtg Club/City No.
1 10 Indira Priyadharshini Subbu 1178 Tamil Nadu 7 0 – 1 6 Panchal Hiya 1267 Gujrat 3
2 2 Palak Mohapatra 1267 Odisha 6 ½ – ½ 6 WCM Shefali A N 1224 Karnataka 7
3 6 WCM Suhaani Lohia 1235 Maharashtra 6 0 – 1 Sneha Halder 1245 Bengal 5
4 1 WCM Shriyana S Mallya 1278 Karnataka 1 – 0 Sanikommu Manasvi 1164 Karnataka 12
5 38 Debapriya Manna 1036 Bengal 1 – 0 Behera Snehayukta 0 Odisha 67
6 16 Arushi Srichandan 1132 Odisha 5 1 – 0 5 Mehak Mathur 1056 Chhattisgarh 33
7 34 Asmita Avijit Ray 1048 Goa 5 0 – 1 5 Pournami S 1126 Kerala 17
8 20 Devaki Nandana 1110 Andhra Pradesh 5 1 – 0 5 Kukreja Suguna 1026 Delhi 41
9 22 Patil Divya 1107 Maharashtra 5 1 – 0 5 Dhaaniya T 1018 Pondicherry 43
10 24 Sri Harini A 1090 Karnataka 5 ½ – ½ 5 Saara Jain 1016 Jharkhand 44