Om Kadam and Anupam Sreekumar are National Under-09 Champion

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The National Under 9 Open & Girls Chess Championship  2017 was held at the Shri Ram Global School in Gurugram, Haryana. In the Open section, Om Kadam from Maharashtra emerged as the champion while Anupam Sreekumar from Kerala won the title in the Girls’ section.

In quite a dramatic finish, the leaders in both Open and Girls sections lost their respective games thus losing the title chances.

Kadam Om Manish (MAH) became National Under-09 Champion after defeating John Veny Akkarakarn (KER) in the eleventh and final round. John Veny and Kadam Om tied for the top spot, a better-tie break score made the latter to lift the trophy. John Veny settled for second place and Viswak Sen M (TEL) who defeated top-seeded  Ilamparthi A R (TN) secured third place.

Meanwhile, in the girls’ section, Anupam M Sreekumar (KER) clinched the title after drawing Aashi Upadhyay (RAJ) the n final round. Rajanya Datta (WB), the sole-leader of the tournament had a heart-breaking final round loss against WCM Shefali A N (KAR).  Three players tied for pole position with 9 points but better tie break score helped Anupam to finish first while Shefali and Rajanya satisfied for second and third position respectively.

Final Ranking after 11 Rounds [Open]

Rk. SNo Name Typ sex Gr RtgI Club/City Pts.  TB1  TB2  TB3  TB4  TB5 w-we
1 2 Kadam Om Manish U09 1651 Maharashtra 9,5 1,0 72,5 74,0 63,50 8,0 0,03
2 8 John Veny Akkarakarn U09 1477 Kerala 9,5 0,0 79,5 84,0 70,75 9,0 2,40
3 24 Viswak Sen M U09 1361 Telangana 9,0 1,0 75,5 79,5 62,00 8,0 3,17
4 37 Adireddy Arjun U09 1301 Telangana 9,0 0,0 72,0 75,0 59,00 8,0 3,23
5 17 Bharadia Yash U09 1413 Rajasthan 8,5 0,0 77,5 82,0 58,50 8,0 1,00
6 4 Shaik Sumer Arsh U09 1569 Telangana 8,5 0,0 71,0 73,0 53,25 8,0 -0,93
7 27 Sriansh Das U09 1352 Odisha 8,5 0,0 70,0 74,0 53,50 7,0 2,10
8 23 Jaidambareesh N R U09 1364 Tamilnadu 8,0 0,0 79,0 82,0 55,00 7,0 2,37
9 16 Rohith S U09 1416 Tamilnadu 8,0 0,0 78,5 83,0 56,75 7,0 1,30
10 1 Ilamparthi A R U09 1686 Tamilnadu 8,0 0,0 74,5 80,0 55,00 8,0 -2,23

Final Ranking after 11 Rounds [Girls]

Rk. SNo Name Typ sex Gr FED Rtg RtgI RtgN Bdld Club/City Pts.  TB1  TB2  TB3  TB4  TB5 Rp n w we w-we K rtg+/-
1 2 Anupam M Sreekumar U09 w IND 1300 1300 0 Kerala 9,0 2,0 76,0 81,0 66,00 8,0 1340 9 7 6,83 0,17 40 6,8
2 17 WCM Shefali A N U09 w IND 1134 1134 0 Karnataka 9,0 1,0 73,0 78,0 61,00 8,0 1345 6 4 2,85 1,15 40 46,0
3 6 Rajanya Datta U09 w IND 1182 1182 0 West Bengal 9,0 0,0 71,5 75,5 57,50 9,0 1379 8 6 4,23 1,77 40 70,8
4 50 Aashi Upadhyay U09 w IND 1010 1010 0 Rajasthan 8,5 0,0 75,0 80,0 59,00 7,0 1346 7 4,5 1,74 2,76 40 110,4
5 18 Rianna Netta B U09 w IND 1134 1134 0 Tamilnadu 8,5 0,0 67,0 71,0 52,50 8,0 1253 4 3 2,11 0,89 40 35,6
6 33 Anagha K G R U09 w IND 1069 1069 0 Karnataka 8,0 0,0 72,5 75,5 52,50 6,0 1298 8 5,5 2,93 2,57 40 102,8
7 23 Chavan Dakshayani Tushar U09 w IND 1114 1114 0 Maharashtra 8,0 0,0 71,5 76,5 52,25 7,0 1233 5 3 2,41 0,59 40 23,6
8 3 Netra P Savaikar U09 w IND 1208 1208 0 Goa 8,0 0,0 67,5 72,5 49,75 7,0 1206 5 2,5 3,44 -0,94 40 -37,6
9 4 Pragnya H G U09 w IND 1201 1201 0 Tamilnadu 8,0 0,0 67,0 70,5 49,00 7,0 1233 6 4 3,76 0,24 40 9,6
10 10 Kashthuri Bhai R U09 w IND 1157 1157 0 Andaman & Nicobar Islands 8,0 0,0 66,0 69,0 46,50 7,0 1204 4 1,5 2,42 -0,92 40 -36,8