Srivastav clinches chess crown

Srivastav clinches chess crown

Bangalore’s Komal Srivastav Sajja clinched the boys’ title in the Karnataka State under-7 chess championship at the State Youth Centre here on Sunday.

Komal beat City-mate Rakshith Ashokkumar in the seventh and final round to sign off unbeaten with seven points to emerge champion. Mangalore Partithosh Ramesh and Shubhan R of Puttur finished with 5.5 points but the former was adjudged runner-up on tie-break.

In the girls section, Shimoga’s Spandana M Raikar bagged the crown with a perfect five points after the fifth and final round. City girl Ananya Arumbakkam finished runner-up with four points.

Komal, Parithosh, Spandana and Ananya will represent Karnataka in the National under-7 chess championship to be held in Puducherry from July 15-17.

Results (Round VII): Boys: Komal Srivatsav Sajja (Blr, 7) bt Rakshith Ashokkumar (Blr, 4.5); Shubhan R (Puttur, 5.5) drew Parithosh Ramesh (Mlr, 5.5); Karthikay C (Blr, 4) lt to Araham Sethia (Gul, 5); Rishikesh S Iyer (Blr. 4) lt to Siddarth R (Blr, 5); Shree Krishna Pranama (Puttur, 4) lt to Shashank J (Hub, 5); Siddharth Vezzu (Blr, 3.5) lt to Srinath Shenoy B (Mlr, 5); Aryan LS (Dvg, 3) lt to Harsh Saraf (Blr, 4.5); Samyak Somasundaram (Blr, 3) lt to Akshan B (Blr, 4); Sumukh MG (Mys, 4) bt Aum N Desai (Blr, 3); Sanjeev M (Mys, 4) bt Swaroop BV (Blr, 3).

Girls (Round V): Spandana M Raikar (Shm, 5) bt Nikita S Raj Kapini (Dvg, 3); Mridhini MR (Shm, 3) lt to Ananya Arumbakkam (Blr, 4); Siri R Acharya (Blr, 3.5) bt Bhagyashree Patil (Blr, 2.5); Tisya Pramanik (Blr, 2) lt to Manishka Srivastava (Blr, 3.5); Hemadri S (Mys, 3) bt Aarvi Jain (Blr, 2).

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