Koushik gets off the block in style

Mysore lad Koushik defeated Ankith N Mahesh of Shimoga with black pieces on the opening day. The top four players from the meet will represent Karnataka in the National ‘B’ chess championship.

Stany G A of Shimogga scored a comfortable victory over Anudeep K S of Bangalore with white pieces. Arvind Shastry claimed the full-point by beating team-mate Anusha T.
Important results (round I): Ankith N Mahesh (Shi, 0) lt to Girish A Koushik (Mys, 1); Stany G A (Shi, 1) bt Anudeep K S (Ban, 0); Anusha T (Ban, 0) lt to Arvind Shastry (Ban, 1); Sriram Sarja (Thirthahalli, 1) bt Archit Prem (Ban, 0); Arjun Govind (Ban, 0) lt to Navalgund Niranjan (Bel, 1); Gahan M G (Man, 1) bt Aryamitra Srinivasan (Ban, 0); Ashwath Nadahalli (Ban, 0) lt to Prachura P P (Ban, 1); Raghavendra V (Ban, 1) bt Ayush N Ubela (Ban, 0); Balachandra R (Ban, 0) lt to Pramanik Projjwal (Ban, 1); Kulkarni Vinayak (Ban, 1) bt Bharath Kumar (Ban, 0); Bharath R P (Ban, 0) lt to Manjunath J (Ban, 1); Santoshkashyap HG (Ban, 1) bt Buchi Babu Chennupati (Ban, 0); Chandrashekar A Giridharan (Ban, 0) lt to Gavi Siddayya (Ban, 1).

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