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Chess : Pranesh M in Open and Velpula Sarayu in Girls lead the table with 8 points

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33rd VMRDA National Open & Girls Chess Championship, 2019, Visakhapatnam

The fierce fight among the top contenders in the ninth round has resolved the leadership issue in the open category with the top seed M Pranesh of Tamil Nadu taking up the sole lead with 8 points. Three others Pranav V, Nikhil Magizhnan (both Tamil Nadu), Krishnan Ritvik (Maharashtra) are close on the heels of the leader with 7.5 points.

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Nine others occupy the third place with 7 points each. As expected in the Girls section Telangana’s Velpula Sarayu continued to maintain her dream run with 8 points. Six players namely Kheerthi Ganta (both Telangana), Kriti Mayur Patel (Maharashtra), Renganayaki V (Karnataka), Tejaswini G ( Tamil Nadu), Panda Miracle and Barik Bijayalaxmi (both Orissa) are one point behind the leader on the second spot.

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Pranesh overpowered Jubin Jimmy’s caro kann defense by choosing the advance variation. His thoughtful moves in the middle game totally paralyzed the black side that black has to give up the pawns to wriggle out of the pressure. In the ensuing rook ending, Pranesh proved his sound end game knowledge to strike a crucial victory in 60 moves. In a game involving two Tamil Nadu lads Nikhil Magizhnan and V Pranav the former employed scotch opening. As both played a well prepared opening moves, the game reached an even position and the players signed a peace treaty.

In a scintillating mach on the top table between two Telangana’s girls Kheerthi Ganta and Velpula Sarayu, the former was enjoying space advantage in Averbekh system against Black’s King’s Indian defense. However, Kheerthi Ganta failed to convert it into a win and allowed the top seed to equalize the game in the early middle game. Therefore the players decided to split the point in 32 moves. Tejaswini G (Tamil Nadu) scored a fluent victory over Tanisha (Maharashtra) in a miniature game from scotch opening. When Tejaswani trapped her opponent queen, black conceded her defeat on her 23rd move.

Results

Round 9

Bo.No.NameRtgClub/CityPts.ResultPts.NameRtgClub/CityNo.
11FMPranesh M2333TN71 – 07FMJubin Jimmy2214KER3
24CMNikhil Magizhnan2175TN7½ – ½7Pranav V2315TN2
35Ilamparthi A R2074TN½ – ½Aditya Varun Gampa1826TEL12
46Manish Kumar (2006)1953Orissa½ – ½Koustuv Dash1591Orissa34
511Aaditya Dhingra1867HAR0 – 1Krishnan Ritvik1685MAH24
630Sai Raj Gopal K1613AP60 – 16Harshad S1917TN7
732Jain Adi1593GUJ61 – 06Vinay R Jumani1765TN16
818Adireddy Tarun1738TEL60 – 16Prithvvi Singh1593UP33
919Shaik Sumer Arsh1737TEL61 – 06Shrey Nilkant1414MAH70
1085Pranay Garg1355HAR6½ – ½6Dhanvij Ansh1677MAH26

Results

Round 9

Bo.No.NameRtgClub/CityPts.ResultPts.NameRtgClub/CityNo.
111Kheerthi Ganta1545TEL½ – ½Velpula Sarayu1768TEL1
217WCMKriti Mayur Patel1449MAH½ – ½6Meenatchi Rajam V1714TN2
324Tejaswini G1374TN61 – 06Boramanikar Tanisha S1694MAH3
44WCMWankhade Sanskruti1630MAH6½ – ½6Yashavishree N1422TN20
56AIMRenganayaki V1610KAR61 – 06Cera Dagaria1433MP19
613Yash Jyoti Bir1507WB6½ – ½6Swara Lakshmi S Nair1390KAR21
716Anushka Gupta1456WB60 – 16Panda Miracle1379Orissa23
818Rout Yashita1440Orissa60 – 16Barik Bijayalaxmi1344Orissa31
95Akshaya Rajaraman1617TN1 – 0Sri Anjana Sarvani M1146AP71
1035Prasiddhi Bhat1316KAR½ – ½WCMPatel Riddhi R1461GUJ15

Source: All India Chess Federation

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