Three Indians Lead with full score in World Youth Chess Championship

World Youth Chess Championships 2018—Greece

Report by IM Chandrashekhar Gokhale 

There were two rounds scheduled on 22nd October at the 2018 World Youth Chess Championships. The 2nd round was at 10 AM and 3rd round began at 5 PM. It was a mixed day for all Indians in all categories.

Sankalp Gupta, playing Under 16 Open group, won all three games and leading with other 4 players from Belarus, Uzbekistan, Norway and Armenia. Sankalp with white pieces played against Gavrilescu David Romania third seed of the group played a combinational game and won a pawn in early stage of the game. He later converted with a fluent technique to pocket the full point.

Saina Salonika made a quick win over higher-rated WFM Getman Tatyana of Russia in just 2 hours. She now shares the lead with five other players.

Sakshi Chitlange won both games of the day against Nass Haraof Norway and Hng Mei-En Emmanuelle of Singapore respectively. In the fourth round,  Sakshi will be fighting against the top seed of the event WIM Shuvalova Polina (2421) of Russia.

In other groups, FM Kushagra Mohan held the top seed to a draw. In Under 14 girls section lone WIM Divya Deshmukh of India suffered a defeat in hands of WFM Kamalidenova Meruert of Kazaksthan.

Results Round-3

 

Under-14 Open

1 26 CM Kushagra Mohan 2283 2 ½ – ½ 2 FM Kacharava Nikolozi 2373 5
6 40 AGM Srihari L R 2170 2 0 – 1 2 FM Nogerbek Kazybek 2316 13
15 77 Egorov Mikhail 1941 ½ – ½ IM Raja Rithvik R 2421 3

 

Under-14 Girls

1 1 WFM Nurgali Nazerke 2263 2 ½ – ½ 2 WFM Dhyana Patel 2002 16
3 18 WFM Kamalidenova Meruert 1999 2 1 – 0 2 WIM Divya Deshmukh 2180 4
4 5 WCM Song Yuxin 2178 2 1 – 0 2 WCM Mrudul Dehankar 1996 20
7 11 WCM Jyothsna L 2060 2 1 – 0 2 Hrebenshchykova Yelyzaveta 1968 26

 

Under-16 Open

3 28 Sankalp Gupta 2352 2 1 – 0 2 FM Gavrilescu David 2481 3
5 30 Koustav Chatterjee 2344 2 0 – 1 2 IM Sargsyan Shant 2463 5
28 36 FM Golikov Daniil 2319 1 1 – 0 1 Vatsal Singhania 2128 73
48 83 Triantos Konstantinos 2002 ½ 1 – 0 ½ Garvit Kumar Kalra 1620 110

 

Under-16 Girls

3 21 WFM Salonika Saina 2093 2 1 – 0 2 WFM Getman Tatyana 2195 6
7 1 WGM Maltsevskaya Aleksandra 2290 1 – 0 2 Shanya Mishra 1924 44
8 5 WFM Makhija Aashna 2197 1 – 0 Nestorovic Katarina 2015 34
18 11 WFM Serikbay Assel 2166 1 1 – 0 1 Tejasvi M 1869 52
22 59 Zhang Cindy 1790 1 0 – 1 1 Meenal Gupta 2065 26
29 69 Ge Eva 1701 1 0 – 1 1 Sanskriti Goyal 1971 40
42 67 Plaza Reino Mercedes 1727 0 1 – 0 0 Sagar Siya 1310 86

 

Under-18 Open

22 30 FM Mitrabha Guha 2352 1 ½ – ½ 1 Lindbol Aleksander 2166 62
33 48 FM Martinez Fernandez Adrian 2277 1 1 – 0 1 Manu David Suthandram R 1970 83

Under-18 Girls

1 1 WIM Shuvalova Polina 2421 2 1 – 0 2 WFM Arpita Mukherjee 2147 20
4 9 WIM Kiolbasa Oliwia 2254 2 1 – 0 2 WIM Tejaswini Sagar 2139 22
5 31 Hng Mei-En Emmanuelle 2020 2 0 – 1 2 WIM Chitlange Sakshi 2237 12
6 41 Prakapuk Vera 1949 2 0 – 1 2 Priyanka K 2207 14
12 11 WFM Antolak Julia 2240 ½ – ½ WFM Tarini Goyal 2026 30