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Daksh Goyal and Mrittika Mallick are National Sub-Junior Open and Girls 2023 Champions

by Shahid Ahmed - 10/01/2024

Daksh Goyal (DEL), Jihan Tejas Shah (GUJ) and Samyak Dharewa (WB) scored 8.5/11 each at 48th National Sub-Junior Under-15 Open 2023. Daksh won the tournament due to better tie-breaks, Jihan and Samyak were placed second and third respectively. Only Daksh remained undefeated among them. Mrittika Mallick (WB) scored 9/11 to become champion in 39th National Sub-Junior Under-15 Girls 2023. Despite losing the fourth round and scoring a half point in the next round, she won the next five games and finished a half point ahead of the rest. Her statemate Sneha Halder (WB) secured second place 8.5/11. Sannidhi Ramakrishna Bhat (MAH), the only girl to beat the eventual champion, Mrittika, finished third 8/11. The total prize fund combining Open and Girls section was ₹900000. The top three prizes in both Open and Girls sections were ₹90000, ₹70000 and ₹58000 each respectively. Photos: Raksha Jajoo

West Bengal claims maximum podium

Paras Dilip Bhoir (MAH), Daksh Goyal (DEL) and Jihan Tejas Shah (GUJ) were the three leaders 8/10 heading into the final round. Daksh drew with Jihan, top seed IM Mayank Chakraborty (ASM) and Samyak Dharewa (WB) defeated Paras and FM Md. Imran (AP) respectively. Daksh became champion in Open section, Jihan second and Samyak third. In the Girls section, Mrittika Mallick (WB) was the sole leader 8.5/10 going into the last round. She drew against Sachi Jain (DEL) to become a clear champion 9.5/11. Sneha Halder (WB) and Sannidhi Ramakrishna Bhat (MAH) won their respective games against Sherali Pattnaik (UTT) and Nivedita V C (TN). This is Daksh's second AICF National triumph after he won the 10th National Amateur Below 2000 Open 2023. For Mrittika, it is her third National title. She is the reigning 33rd National Under-17 Girls 2023 champion and in 2022, she won 34th National Under-14 Girls Championship.  

48th National Sub-Junior Under-15 Open champion - Daksh Goyal (DEL) 8.5/11

39th National Sub-Junior Under-15 Girls champion - Mrittika Mallick (WB) 9/11

Runner-up in Open - Jihan Tejas Shah (GUJ) 8.5/11

Runner-up in Girls - Sneha Halder (WB) 8.5/11

Second Runner-up in Open - Samyak Dharewa (WB) 8.5/11

Secon Runner-up in Girls - Sannidhi Ramakrishna Bhat (MAH) 8/11

Top 3 in Open (L to R): 2nd Samyak Dharewa (WB) 8.5/11, 1st Daksh Goyal (DEL) 8.5/11 and 3rd Jihan Tejas Shah (GUJ) 8.5/11

Top 3 in Girls (L to R): 2nd Sannidhi Ramakrishna Bhat (MAH) 8/11, 1st Mrittika Mallick (WB) 9/11 and 2nd Sneha Halder (WB) 8.5/11

Mayank - Daksh, Round 8

Position after 35.Nd7?

35.Nd7? was a questionable decision by IM Mayank Chakraborty (ASM, 2403). 35.Rb7 Rxb7 36.Nxb7 Qb6 37.Nc5 would have allowed White to get rid of the b3-pawn. However 35.Nd7 created an opportunity for Black Qxd7 36.Rxd7 Kxd7 now White cannot take the passed b-pawn. Moreover, Black can combine the powefr of rook and knight to promote his pawn with ease. That happened in the game and he went on to win.

Daksh Goyal (DEL) in action

Daksh Goyal scored an unbeaten 8.5/11 and gained 115.2 Elo rating points

Mrittika - Shubhi, Round 9

Position after 23...Qg5?

WFM Shubhi Gupta (UP, 1902) made a critical error 23...Qg5? in a sharp position. Mrittika Mallick (WB, 1970) correctly found the best continuation 24.Rf5 Qe3+ 25.Bf2 Qxe4 26.Rxf7+ and White won the game in the next few moves. This crucial victory put Mrittika in the sole lead, heading into the penultimate round.

Mrittika Mallick (WB) en route her victory against WFM Shubhi Gupta (UP)

Mrittika Mallick scored 9/11, suffered only one loss against the eventual second runner-up and finished a half point ahead of the competition

A total of 125 including an IM in the Open and 74 players in the Girls tournament took part from various states across the country. The events were organized by Jalgaon District Chess Association at Anubhūti School in Jalgaon, Maharashtra from 27th December to 4th January 2024. The eleven-round Swiss league tournament had a time control of 90 minutes + 30 seconds increment from move no.1

Open Round 11 results

Bo.No. NameRtgClub/CityPts.ResultPts.NameRtgClub/City No.PGN
Daksh, Goyal1814Delhi8½ - ½8Jihan, Tejas Shah1891Gujarat
CMMayank, Chakraborty2403Assam71 - 08Bhoir, Paras Dilip1808Maharashtra
Samyak, Dharewa1939West Bengal1 - 0FMMd, Imran2174Andhra Pradesh
CMVivaan, Vijay Saraogi1982Maharashtra71 - 07Rohith, S1757Tamil Nadu
Bivor, Adak1791West Bengal7½ - ½7CMMrithyunjay, Mahadevan1944Tamil Nadu
Vatsal, Singla1714Delhi7½ - ½7Jain, Kushagra1804Maharashtra
Madhvendra, Pratap Sharma1803Madhya Pradesh7½ - ½7Tirth, Jayeshkumar Parmar1612Gujarat
Sherla, Prathamesh1726Maharashtra1 - 0CMShaik, Sumer Arsh2255Telangana
Bhuvan, Krishna Prasanth1595Karnataka½ - ½Vignesh, Advaith Vemula2028Telangana
Ankit, Ray1898West Bengal1 - 0Mokshith, Pasupulety1478Telangana


Final standings

Rk.SNo NamesexFEDRtgClub/CityPts. TB1  TB2  TB3  TB4  TB5 
Daksh, GoyalIND1814Delhi8,572,577,558,7506
Jihan, Tejas ShahIND1891Gujarat8,5717656,7507
Samyak, DharewaIND1939West Bengal8,5687354,5007
Bhoir, Paras DilipIND1808Maharashtra874,58056,2506
CMMayank, ChakrabortyIND2403Assam871,57652,7506
CMVivaan, Vijay SaraogiIND1982Maharashtra8646949,7507
FMMd, ImranIND2174Andhra Pradesh7,575,58153,0005
Madhvendra, Pratap SharmaIND1803Madhya Pradesh7,5717649,0006
Bivor, AdakIND1791West Bengal7,570,575,547,2506
Vatsal, SinglaIND1714Delhi7,5707547,7506
Jain, KushagraIND1804Maharashtra7,567,57246,7505
Sherla, PrathameshIND1726Maharashtra7,566,570,544,7507
CMMrithyunjay, MahadevanIND1944Tamil Nadu7,565,570,545,7506
Ankit, RayIND1898West Bengal7,5657047,0006
Tirth, Jayeshkumar ParmarIND1612Gujarat7,5636742,2506
Vignesh, Advaith VemulaIND2028Telangana77176,547,2504
AFMAshwinth, MichaelIND1661Tamil Nadu77074,546,2506
Agnivo, ChakrabortyIND1690West Bengal7697445,0004
Rohith, SIND1757Tamil Nadu7687343,7506
Arshpreet, SinghIND1878Haryana765,57041,7506


Girls Round 11 results

Bo.No. NameRtgClub/CityPts.ResultPts.NameRtgClub/City No.PGN
Mrittika, Mallick1970West Bengal½ - ½Sachi, Jain1844Delhi
Sherali, Pattnaik1575Uttarakhand0 - 1Sneha, Halder1766West Bengal
WFMShubhi, Gupta1902Uttar Pradesh71 - 07Akshaya, Sathi1542Karnataka
ACMNivedita, V C1638Tamil Nadu70 - 17Bhat, Sannidhi Ramakrishna1637Maharashtra
Hanya, Shah1429Gujarat70 - 17Aamuktha, Guntaka1532Andhra Pradesh
Yashvi, Jain1442Telangana71 - 0WCMAnupam, M Sreekumar1642Kerala
Ananya, Raman1505Tamil Nadu0 - 1Saparya, Ghosh1662West Bengal
Asmita, Avijit Ray1470Goa½ - ½Drishtee, Ghosh1605Karnataka
Chaarvi, Choudhury1468Assam½ - ½6WCMArshiya, Das1729Tripura
Kirthika, B1605Telangana61 - 06Prakash, Vaishnavi1421Uttar Pradesh


Final standings

Rk.SNo NamesexFEDRtgClub/CityPts. TB1  TB2  TB3  TB4  TB5 
Mrittika, MallickwIND1970West Bengal97176,561,0008
Sneha, HalderwIND1766West Bengal8,5737959,7508
Bhat, Sannidhi RamakrishnawIND1637Maharashtra87578,554,7507
WFMShubhi, GuptawIND1902Uttar Pradesh873,58056,0007
Sachi, JainwIND1844Delhi873,57856,0006
Aamuktha, GuntakawIND1532Andhra Pradesh8717652,5007
Yashvi, JainwIND1442Telangana8616543,5008
Sherali, PattnaikwIND1575Uttarakhand7,572,577,549,0006
Saparya, GhoshwIND1662West Bengal7,56771,545,2506
Drishtee, GhoshwIND1605Karnataka7697444,5006
ACMNivedita, V CwIND1638Tamil Nadu76973,543,5006
Akshaya, SathiwIND1542Karnataka7697341,5007
Kirthika, BwIND1605Telangana76669,540,0006
Asmita, Avijit RaywIND1470Goa7616435,7506
Chaarvi, ChoudhurywIND1468Assam760,564,535,5006
Hanya, ShahwIND1429Gujarat760,56435,5007
WCMAnupam, M SreekumarwIND1642Kerala6,5717640,7506
Ananya, RamanwIND1505Tamil Nadu6,5677238,2506
WCMArshiya, DaswIND1729Tripura6,56771,541,0005
Arya, G MallarwIND1460Kerala6,56569,538,0005


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