Karthikeyan, Ivana triumph

National U-11 chess concludes

At the PES Institue of Technology and Management Auditorium, Karthikeyan outwitted Samyak Baid from Maharashtra to finish with 9.5 points, while former Asian Youth under-8 champ Ivana finished with the same number of points after playing out a quick draw with West Bengal’s Shoumi Mukherjee.

Karthikeyan and Maharashtra’s Shaikh Nubairshah (9) will represent India in the boys’ category of the Asian and World Championships, while in the girls’ category, Ivana and GK Monnisha of Tamil Nadu earned that right by way of their 1-2 finish.

Important results (final round):

Boys: Karthikeyan Murali (TN, 9.5) bt Samyak Baid (Mah, 8); Shaikh Nubairshah (Mah, 9) bt Debankan Dhara (WB, 8); Rishubh Naresh Naik (Goa, 9) bt Aditya Hiren Vaidya (Guj, 7.5); RV Adith (TN, 8) drew Anshuman K (TN, 8); Sidhant Mohapatra (Ori, 8.5) bt Krishna Teja N (AP, 7); Pavan Karande (Mah, 7) lt to Diptayan Ghosh (WB, 8); Poras Sanjay Kolgane (Mah, 8) bt Sayan Majumdar (WB, 7); Rohan Ahuja (Goa, 8) bt Pranav Vijay (TN, 7); Naren Swaminathan P (TN, 8) bt Rakesh Kumar Jena (Ori, 7); Aravindh Chithambaram Vr (TN, 8) bt Shabdhik Varma (Kar, 7).

Girls: Ivana Maria Furtado (Goa, 9.5) drew Shoumi Mukerjee (WB, 7.5); Mahalakshmi M (TN, 8.5) bt Sunyasakta Satpathy (Ori, 8); Meghana TC (Kar, 7) lt to Monnisha GK (TN, 9); Rutuja Bakshi (Mah, 8) bt Priyanka S (AP, 7); Megha Gupta (Guj, 7.5) bt Ashwini U (TN, 7); Varsha CK (TN, 6.5) lt to Tejaswini Sagar (Mah, 7.5); Meghna CH (Ker, 7.5) bt Akankhya Kabi (Ori, 6.5); Gauri Keshav Hadkonkar (Goa, 7.5) bt Andria L D’Souza (Kar, 6.5); Divya Garg (Mah, 7.5) bt Varshini V (TN, 6.5); Priyamvada Karmcheti (AP, 7) bt Akshatha R (Kar, 6).

Final standings: Boys: K Murali (9.5 pts) 1; S Nubairshah (9) 2; RN Naik (9) 3; S Mohapatra (8.5); 4; D Dhara (8) 5; Anshuman K (8) 6; RV Adith (8) 7; PS Kolgane (8) 8; D Ghosh (8) 9; A Chithambaram Vr (8) 10.

Girls: I Furtado (9.5 pts) 1; Monnisha GK (9) 2; Mahalakshmi M (8.5) 3; S Satpathy (8) 4; B Rutuja (8) 5; S Mukherjee (7.5) 6; T Sagar (7.5) 7; Meghna CH (7.5) 8; M Gupta (7.5) 9; D Garg (7.5) 10.

Consolation prizes (Karnataka players): Boys: Shabdhik Varma (7 pts), Sharang MS (7), Akshay Bharadwaj (6.5), Anantharam RU (6.5), Mayank G Jain (6.5).

Girls: Andria L D’Souza (6.5), Akshatha R (6), Sanjana R (5), Namratha GM (5), Panchami Shenoy K (4.5).

Liked the story?

  • 0

    Happy
  • 0

    Amused
  • 0

    Sad
  • 0

    Frustrated
  • 0

    Angry