In World Youth Championship being played at Romania, Indians had mixed results.
S.Kanishka of India continued to maintain her winning streak and moved on to second spot (6.5/8) after her convincing victory over FM Eizaguerri Floris Maria from Spain.In other matches WIM Rakshita Ravi(5.5/8) lost to WCM Mumgunzul Bat-Erdene of Mangolia while WFM Bhagyashree Patil (4.5/8) won against Bedoshvili Dea of Georgia. Rindhiya V(5/8) missed her chances in time pressure and went on to draw against Reger Valeriia playing under FIDE flag. Susmita Bhowmick lost against Sural Ceren of Turkey.
Boys under -18
CM Soham Kamotra (4.5/8) lost to FM Ongean Mihnea-lonut.
Tanisha Boramanikar (5/8) defeated Striskova Lucia of Slovakia .
IM Pranav Anand(6.5/8) played a very smooth game and outclassed his opponent FM Davtyan Arsen of Armenia thereby improving his chances for podium finish.
Playing on Black side of Ruy Lopez Pranesh M(5.5/8) drew against FM Tobak Mikhail in 35 moves. His opponent sacrificed exchange to gain some momentum. But with precise play Pranav could draw the game.FM Harshad S (5.5/8) had some advantage in the opening against FM Levin Guy of Israel but few inaccuracies led to difficult position for Harshad. In mutual time trouble his opponent repeated moves to settle for a draw.Ritvik Krishnan(4/8) lost to FM Amilal Munkhdalai of Mangolia.
Leader of the section Amulya Guruprasad (6/8) lost to WCM Nugaliyeva Zarina from Kazakstan. Playing Black against her higher rated opponent, Amulya decided to give away pawn as early as on 5th move to get play. However her opponent played safe and went on to consolidate her position and win the battle.
Mrittika Mallick (6.5/8) scored over Peglau Charis from Germany. With this victory she has move to second spot.
|Pragnya H.G(5.5/8) drew against Romany Joy of Egypt. Joy chose to exchange pieces leading to drawn position .The game ended in a draw after 42 moves when neither side has any chance to win.
Anupam Sreekumar (5/8) won against WCM Maria Lia-Alexandra of Romania. In a long battle lasting 109 moves Anupam won the game in Queen and pawn endgame.
|Illamparthi A.R. (6.5/8) bounced back to second spot with his win over FM Tenuunbold Battulga of Mangolia. Playing King’s Indian Defence Illamparthi defended well against his opponent’s attack .Once in control he finished the game with his own mating attack.
John Veny Akkarakaran (5/8) lost to Akilabay Imangali in French Defence in 46 moves.
Gaurang Bagwe (5/8) overcame his much higher rated opponent FM Orujov Farid from Azerbaijan .Playing Alapin variation of Sicilian Gaurang exolited his opponent’s opening inaccuracy convincingly and went on to win the game in just 20 moves.
The tournament is being held in Mamaia,Romania from September 5-17,2022 The games start at 3 PM Romania time [i.e]5.30 PM IST