Samriddhaashock for top seed Priyanka

Samriddhaashock for top seed Priyanka

Top seed and world under-10 girls champion Priyanka Nuttakki of Andhra Pradesh suffered a shock defeat at the hands of seventh seed Samriddhaa Ghosh of West Bengal in the fourth round of the ongoing national Under-11 Girls Chess Championship at the Ludlow Castle Sports Complex here on Wednesday.

Samriddhaa was a class act with her black pieces against Priyanka in a queen pawn open game. She put enormous pressure on the king side of her rival in the middle game to post an emphatic victory in 44 moves. Samriddhaa, second seed Vantika Agrawal of Delhi, C Lakshmi of Tamilnadu, Odisha duo Anwesha Mishra and Salonika Saina, now shares the lead with four points in the girl’s category.

In the open section, Kerala lad Nihal Sarin held second seed Saurabh Anand of Bihar to a creditable draw in a Slav Defence game which lasted 70 moves.  

Important Results (Round IV): Open: Ram Aravind LN (4) bt Bhavik Bharambe (3); Nihal Sarin (3.5) drew with Saurabh Anand (3.5); Prajesh R (4) bt Akshit Kumar J (3);  Rahul Srivatshav (4) bt Ritam Nag (3); Sankarsha Shelke (4) bt Shakthi Vishal J (3);Erigaisi Arjun (4) bt Aditya SSV (3); Iniyan P (3) drew with Harshvardhan GB (3); Samal Ansuman (3.5) bt Amitansu Priyadarsan (2.5); Harsh Bhatt (3) drew with Aansh Gupta (3); Praggnanandhaa R (3.5) bt Aditya B Kalyani (2.5); Sadhu S Adithya (3.5) bt Dipanjan Chowdhury (2.5); Barath M (3) drew with Anshul Nigam (3); Subhasis Barik (3.5) bt Shuban Saha (2.5); Koustav Chatterjee (3.5) bt Sambit Panda (2.5); Aditya Basu (3.5) bt Arnavv Jain (2.5).

Girls: Samriddhaa Ghosh (4) bt Priyanka Nutakki (3) ; Vantika Agrawal (4) bt Palkin Kaur (3); Lakshmi C (4) bt Sanskriti Goyal (3); Anwesha Mishra (4) bt Pracheta Agarwal (3); Salonika Saina (4) bt Anannya Menkudle (3); Arushi Kotwal (3.5) bt Jessica(2.5); Riddhi Zantye (3) bt K Anvitha (2.5); Krystal Fernandes (3) bt Srimathi R (2); Adyasa Mahapatra (3) bt Riya Mishra (2); Tejasvi M (2.5) drew with Ashitha KM (2.5); Bommini Mounika Akshaya(3) bt Bidisha Roy (2); Shyamshree Sarkar (3) bt Garima Gaurav (2); Kiruthika B (3) bt Aashna Makhija (2); Divya Deshmukh (3) bt Reshma CR (2); Kalyani B (3) bt Kaamya Negi(2).

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