Baid beats Adith to stay in hunt

Chess: National U-11 meet: Furtado maintains sole lead

 
Samyak Baid of Maharashtra defeated RV Adith of Tamil Nadu in Shimoga on Thursday. Playing white, Karthikeyan of Tamil Nadu scored a draw in 64 moves against the Petroff Defence opted by Dhara of West Bengal.

Maharashtrean Baid won his match against RV Adith of Tamil Nadu and stayed among the title contenders with two rounds left in the meet.

In the girls’ section, Ivana Maria Furtado of Goa maintained her one-point lead over her nearest rivals. On Thursday, Ivana defeated Mahalakshmi M of Tamil Nadu to extend her stay at the top of the table.

the Opting for Slav Exchange, Ivana struggled initially and even offered a draw in the middlegame to her opponent, which Mahalakshmi turned away. The Tamil Nadu girl then made a crucial error on the 22nd move to expose her queen and was eventually beaten in 44 moves.

Important results (round nine):

Boys: Karthikeyan Murali (TN, 7.5) drew Debankan Dhara (WB, 7.5); Sidhant Mohapatra (Ori, 7) drew Shaikh Nubairshah (Mah, 7); Samyak Baid (Mah, 7.5) bt R V Adith (TN, 6.5); Pranav Vijay (TN, 6) lt to Ghosh Diptayan (WB, 7); Naik Rishubh Naresh (Goa, 7) bt Arjun Bharat (Kar, 6); Hetul Shah (Guj, 6) lt to Rakesh Kumar Jena (Ori, 7); Pavan Karande (Mah, 6) lt to Sayan Majumdar (WB, 7); Manu M (Ker, 5.5) lt to Aditya Hiren Vaidya (Guj, 7); Bharadwaj Akshay (Kar, 6.5) bt Suvradeepta Das (WB, 5.5); Sunil Dev S (Pud, 6.5) bt Srivastava Pratyush (AP, 5.5); Jayesh M (TN, 5.5) lt to Anshuman K (TN, 6.5); Pavit Singh (Del, 5.5) drew Satvik M (Kar, 5.5); Anantharam RU (Kar, 5.5) drew Manav Vardiwale (Guj, 5.5).

Girls: Mahalakshmi M (TN, 6.5) lt to Ivana Maria Furtado (Goa, 8); Varsha CK (TN, 7) drew Monnisha GK (TN, 7); Sunyasakta Satpathy (Ori, 7) bt Priyanka S (AP, 6); Ashwini U (TN, 7) bt Shoumi Mukerjee (WB, 6); Bakshi Rutuja (Mah, 6) drew Andria L D’Souza (Kar, 6.5); Meghna C H (Ker, 6.5) bt Savant Riya (Goa, 5.5); Meghana TC (Kar, 6) bt Dharani Sree R (TN, 4.5); Panchami Shenoy K (Kar, 4.5) lt to Priyamvada Karmcheti (AP, 4.5).

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