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.
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.
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.
|1||1||FM||Pranesh M||2333||TN||7||1 – 0||7||FM||Jubin Jimmy||2214||KER||3|
|2||4||CM||Nikhil Magizhnan||2175||TN||7||½ – ½||7||Pranav V||2315||TN||2|
|3||5||Ilamparthi A R||2074||TN||6½||½ – ½||6½||Aditya Varun Gampa||1826||TEL||12|
|4||6||Manish Kumar (2006)||1953||Orissa||6½||½ – ½||6½||Koustuv Dash||1591||Orissa||34|
|5||11||Aaditya Dhingra||1867||HAR||6½||0 – 1||6½||Krishnan Ritvik||1685||MAH||24|
|6||30||Sai Raj Gopal K||1613||AP||6||0 – 1||6||Harshad S||1917||TN||7|
|7||32||Jain Adi||1593||GUJ||6||1 – 0||6||Vinay R Jumani||1765||TN||16|
|8||18||Adireddy Tarun||1738||TEL||6||0 – 1||6||Prithvvi Singh||1593||UP||33|
|9||19||Shaik Sumer Arsh||1737||TEL||6||1 – 0||6||Shrey Nilkant||1414||MAH||70|
|10||85||Pranay Garg||1355||HAR||6||½ – ½||6||Dhanvij Ansh||1677||MAH||26|
|1||11||Kheerthi Ganta||1545||TEL||6½||½ – ½||7½||Velpula Sarayu||1768||TEL||1|
|2||17||WCM||Kriti Mayur Patel||1449||MAH||6½||½ – ½||6||Meenatchi Rajam V||1714||TN||2|
|3||24||Tejaswini G||1374||TN||6||1 – 0||6||Boramanikar Tanisha S||1694||MAH||3|
|4||4||WCM||Wankhade Sanskruti||1630||MAH||6||½ – ½||6||Yashavishree N||1422||TN||20|
|5||6||AIM||Renganayaki V||1610||KAR||6||1 – 0||6||Cera Dagaria||1433||MP||19|
|6||13||Yash Jyoti Bir||1507||WB||6||½ – ½||6||Swara Lakshmi S Nair||1390||KAR||21|
|7||16||Anushka Gupta||1456||WB||6||0 – 1||6||Panda Miracle||1379||Orissa||23|
|8||18||Rout Yashita||1440||Orissa||6||0 – 1||6||Barik Bijayalaxmi||1344||Orissa||31|
|9||5||Akshaya Rajaraman||1617||TN||5½||1 – 0||5½||Sri Anjana Sarvani M||1146||AP||71|
|10||35||Prasiddhi Bhat||1316||KAR||5½||½ – ½||5½||WCM||Patel Riddhi R||1461||GUJ||15|
Source: All India Chess Federation