Good show by Indian players

IM Raja Rithvik R

World Youth Chess Championships 2018

Report by Puneet Jaiswal

In the fifth round of World Youth Chess Championship 2018 at Greece many Indians players performed well against their formidable opponents.

WIM Tejaswini Sagar

U-18 Girls

WIM Tejaswini Sagar won with black pieces in the Italian opening against FM Garcia Martin Marta of Spain to remain at the top. Russian girls WIM Shuvalova Polina and WGM Obolentseva Alexandra are on first and second spot with 5 and 4.5 respectively. Tejaswini is sharing the third spot along with three others with 4 points each.

U-18 Open

FM Mitrabha Guha with 3.5 is on 19th spot and other Indian Manu David Suthandram R has managed 2.5 points at the end of this round

U-16 Open

Sankalp Gupta moved to joint second spot by defeating Netherlands IM Vrolijk Liamin in the Vienna Opening: Mieses Variation. In this section he Armenian IM Sargsyan Shant emerged as sole leader with cent percent score ahead of group of 15 players.

U-16 Girls

WFM Saina Salonika mishandled the winning minor piece ending against Yurasova Daria of Russia in the Modern Attack in Petroff Defence. She remain at joint third spot with three others with 4 points whereas the leader WFM Srdanovic Jovana of Serbia with 5 points maintained her half point lead over WFM Beydullayeva Govehar of Azerbaijan.

U-14 open

AGM Srihari L.R defeated Turkish FM Tanriverdi Enes with white pieces in the King’s Knight variation of the English opening he has 4 points whereas IM Raja Rithvik conceded third draw Czopor Maciej of Poland to take his tally to 3.5 points.

WIM Divya Deshmukh

U-14 girls

WIM Divya Deshmukh had a comfortable win against Guillo Longares Cecilia of Spain in Nimzowitch Variation of Bogo-Indian Defence, after 13th move Divya trapped her opponent’s knight. She emerged victorious in a resulting endgame.

WCM Mrudul Dehankar [Photo: Niki Riga]
WCM Jyothsna L drew with white pieces against WCM Garifullina Leya of Russia in the Colle System.WCM Mridul Dehankar defeated WFM Galvan Cipriani Viviana of Spain in Larsen Opening all three has four points each and shairing joint third position behind Ning Kaiyu of China (5pts) and WFM Nurgali Nazerke of Kazakistan (4.5pts)

Results

Under-14 Open

7 32 Czopor Maciej 2219 3 ½ – ½ 3 IM Raja Rithvik R 2421 3
11 40 AGM Srihari L R 2170 3 1 – 0 3 FM Tanriverdi Enes 2317 11
15 26 CM Kushagra Mohan 2283 3 ½ – ½ 3 Lopez Varela Pablo 2172 39

Under-14 Girls

4 11 WCM Jyothsna L 2060 ½ – ½ WCM Garifullina Leya 2106 8
5 19 Guillo Longares Cecilia 1998 3 0 – 1 3 WIM Divya Deshmukh 2180 4
6 7 WFM Galvan Cipriani Viviana 2109 3 0 – 1 3 WCM Mrudul Dehankar 1996 20
13 39 Moracchini Margaux 1838 0 – 1 WFM Dhyana Patel 2002 16

Under-16 Open

8 28 Sankalp Gupta 2352 3 1 – 0 3 IM Vrolijk Liam 2437 9
28 30 Koustav Chatterjee 2344 2 ½ – ½ 2 FM Beukes Dante M 2155 69
30 34 FM Morgunov Daniel 2328 2 ½ – ½ 2 Vatsal Singhania 2128 73
45 81 Rodriguez Izquierdo Luis 2038 ½ – ½ Garvit Kumar Kalra 1620 110

Under-16 Girls

4 21 WFM Salonika Saina 2093 ½ – ½ 3 Yurasova Daria 2193 7
8 11 WFM Serikbay Assel 2166 3 1 – 0 3 Meenal Gupta 2065 26
11 5 WFM Makhija Aashna 2197 1 – 0 Sosa Suarez Carla Cristina 2025 31
15 18 WFM Grigorieva Yulia 2112 1 – 0 Shanya Mishra 1924 44
17 29 Gombocz Zsofia 2038 1 – 0 Sanskriti Goyal 1971 40
21 27 Aubert Estee 2064 2 1 – 0 2 Tejasvi M 1869 52
42 77 Servin-Demarrais Helena 1540 ½ 0 – 1 1 Sagar Siya 1310 86

Under-18 Open

17 30 FM Mitrabha Guha 2352 1 – 0 Kadianis Georgios 1928 85
31 50 FM Alexiadis Hristos 2263 2 ½ – ½ 2 Manu David Suthandram R 1970 83

Under-18 Girls

2 5 WGM Obolentseva Alexandra 2298 1 – 0 Priyanka K 2207 14
3 3 FM Garcia Martin Marta 2329 3 0 – 1 3 WIM Tejaswini Sagar 2139 22
6 9 WIM Kiolbasa Oliwia 2254 3 ½ – ½ 3 WFM Tarini Goyal 2026 30
7 27 WFM Redondo Benavente Ana 2055 3 ½ – ½ 3 WIM Chitlange Sakshi 2237 12
14 51 Nistor Valentina 1881 0 – 1 WFM Arpita Mukherjee 2147 20

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