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.
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.
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.
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.
Open: Round 8
|1||16||Abhyuday Santhosh||1393||Karnataka||6½||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||5½||Sadbhav Rautela||1670||Uttaranchal||3|
|4||2||Aakash G||1673||Tamil Nadu||5½||1 – 0||5½||Shankhodip De||1315||Bengal||33|
|5||36||Arshpreet Singh||1291||Haryana||5½||0 – 1||5½||Kshatriya Nitin Vekhande||1574||Maharashtra||7|
|6||12||Raghu Ram Reddy Seelam||1445||Telengana||5½||½ – ½||5½||Panda Hrishikesh||1223||Odisha||51|
|7||60||Sawalakhe Jay||1195||Maharashtra||5½||0 – 1||5½||Sparsh Bisht||1396||Haryana||15|
|8||21||Jaiveer Mahendru||1365||Maharashtra||5½||0 – 1||5½||Md Imran||1249||Andhra Pradesh||45|
|9||24||Sriansh Das||1347||Odisha||5½||0 – 1||5½||Agarwal Mukund H||1095||Gujrat||105|
|10||28||Suhaas A||1327||Telengana||5½||1 – 0||5½||Dhyey Agarwal||1187||Gujrat||61|
Girls: Round 8
|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||5½||Sneha Halder||1245||Bengal||5|
|4||1||WCM||Shriyana S Mallya||1278||Karnataka||5½||1 – 0||5½||Sanikommu Manasvi||1164||Karnataka||12|
|5||38||Debapriya Manna||1036||Bengal||5½||1 – 0||5½||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|