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MPL 35th National U-9 Round 4: 7 players with perfect score in Open

by Himank Ghosh - 28/12/2022

The number of players at the top with a perfect score is slowly reducing, as the rounds go by. After Round 4, there are only 7 players with a perfect score: Aarav Sarbalia, Aarav A, Avirat Chauhan, Aaryan Amol Waghmare, Brijesh Poola, Madhavendra Pratap Sharma and Balanandan Ayappan. Whereas in the girls section, there are only 2 players with a 4/4 score: Sharvaanica AS and Bruhathi Kondisetti, who will clash on Round 5. Today is a double round day - Round 5 starts on 28th December at 9:30 AM IST, and Round 6 at 3:30 PM IST. Thumbnail: Himank Ghosh 

So far, my opponents have been gifting me free pieces

These were the words of Aaryan Amol Waghmere (1350, Maharashtra) after his relatively quick win against Kiyan Kevalkumar Patel (1244, Gujrat). This was the first game to finish among the top 5 Boards of the Open section, so for a brief moment, Aaryan was the sole leader of the event with 4/4. Today he will face Aarav Sarbalia (1458, Karnataka) in the 5th Round - only one of them will stay in the top.

MPL National U9 Round 4 Open:  Kiyan Kevalkumar Patel - Aaryan Amol Waghmere: 0-1

Board no.5: Kiyan Kevalkumar Patel (left) vs Aaryan Amol Waghmere (right)

After misplaying the opening and giving Black huge center space, Kiyan just missed a simple Knight fork, with a double attack on the Queen and the Rook. Aaryan converted the game without any difficulties to a quick victory.

"Till now, my opponents were just giving me free pieces!" Aaryan Amol Waghmere goes 4/4

Aarav Sarbalia - Pazhany Kaushal Kohli: 1-0

Board no.2 - Aarav Sarbalia (left) vs Pazhany Kaushal Kohli (right)

Over the last few rounds, if there's one player who has consistently been playing the longest games (and winning them!), his name is Aarav Sarbalia (1458, Karnataka). But Round 4 was an exception - he took down Pazhany Kaushal Kohli (1295, Jammu and Kashmir) relatively quickly.

Position after 12...Rfe8?, which was the critical mistake of the game. Aarav continued 13. Bg5! taking advantage of the loose Knight, followed by a quick d4-d5, gaining two pieces for a Rook and a huge attack on the Black king.

Round 4 Girls: Sharvaanica A S - Diya Digamber Sawal: 1-0

Board no.4 - Sharvaanica A S (left) vs Diya Digamber Sawal (Right)

In a topsy-turvy game where both players missed multiple winning chances, Sharvaanica AS (1050, TN) had the last smile as she found a cute combination to finish off Diya Digamber Sawal (1115, Goa). The 7-year-old small town girl continues her winning streak, beating higher rated opponents each time!

35. Ne7+ - a cute deflection of the Rook to win the game!

Round 4 Girls: Arpita Amey Patnakar - Aaradhya Das: 1-0

Board no.5: Aaradhya Das (left) vs Arpita Amey Patnakar (right)

This game was very one-sided - until it wasn't. Aaradhya had a much better position with the Black pieces in a Rook endgame, as she was a pawn up. But she couldn't find the accurate moves to keep her advantage. The extra pawn was lost, Rooks were traded, and now it was a 3 vs 3 King and pawn endgame. The actual twist came here:

After 43. h4, it is actually White who is winning the game - the Black King is in zugzwang!

Arpita went from losing to drawing to checkmating the Black King. What a game! Look at the most important variations in the replayable PGN below:

Photo Gallery

A banana, a candy-pen, toffee and Scoresheet - all prepared for the game!

Multiple tripods like these are kept around the playing hall to capture the boards and players expressions!

A packet of lassi by her side, Sharvaanica AS is deep in thought

The busy tournament hall during Round 4 of the MPL 35th National Under-9 Open and Girls Championships
MPL 35th NATIONAL UNDER-9 OPEN & GIRLS CHESS CHAMPIONSHIPS – 2022 Day - 4 Round 4 Full livestream

Open section Round 4 games

Girls section Round 4 games

Standings after Round 4 (Open)

Rk.SNoNamesexRtgClub/CityPts. TB1  TB2  TB3  TB4  TB5 
12Aarav Sarbalia1458Karnataka491111,0004
213Aarav A1341Tamil Nadu48,510,510,5004
34Avirat Chauhan1421Maharashtra481010,0004
11Aaryan Amol Waghmare1350Maharashtra481010,0004
110Brijesh Poola1059Tamil Nadu481010,0004
61Madhvendra Pratap Sharma1585Madhya Pradesh4899,0004
732ACMBalanandan Ayyappan1267Kerala478,58,5004
824Niroshan Thanikachalam1283Tamil Nadu3,5810,59,2503
998Vedant Yogesh Kale1093Maharashtra3,589,57,7503
1020Sayan Barua1293West Bengal3,5897,7503
1135Kushagra Paliwal1253Maharashtra3,5897,2503
1230Sahejveer Singh Maras1269Maharashtra3,588,57,0003
137Arjun Vasireddy1375Andhra Pradesh3,57,59,58,2503
1452Parithinarayan S I1200Tamil Nadu3,57,598,2503
1522Aadhya Vijayakumar1290Tamil Nadu3,5797,7503
168Aditya Shripad Joshi1368Maharashtra3,56,587,0003
176Rahul Ramakrishnan1386Puducherry3,55,56,55,7503
1816Aarit Kapil1327Delhi39,511,57,5003
1919Pazhany Kaushal Kohli1295Jammu Kashmir39,5117,0003
2090Shaurya Nikunj Bagdia1099Maharashtra39118,0003

Full standings

Standings after Round 4 (Girls)

Rk.SNoNamesexRtgClub/CityPts. TB1  TB2  TB3  TB4  TB5 
130Sharvaanica A Sw1050Tamil Nadu481010,0004
216Bruhathi Kondisettiw1121Telangana4788,0004
320Aadya Gowdaw1099Karnataka3,59108,2503
48Pratitee Bordoloiw1201Karnataka3,58,510,58,7503
59Aarohi Mathurw1190Telangana3,58,59,58,0003
615Shashini Puviw1130Karnataka3,58,59,57,7503
721Samhita Pungavanamw1095Telangana3,58108,2503
810Bhumika Suresh Waghlew1182Maharashtra3,589,58,0003
923Pooja Shree Rw1091Tamil Nadu3,57,597,2503
1022Arpita Amey Patankarw1093Gujarat3,56,57,56,7503
1127Aarna Jainw1059Karnataka39117,0003
1217AFMDiya Digamber Sawalw1115Goa39106,0003
1362Divi Bijeshw0Kerala38,5107,0002
1434Dishita Deyw1038Jharkhand38106,5003
1528Dheekshika Gw1058Tamil Nadu389,56,5003
163Aadya Ranganathw1327Karnataka3895,0003
1739Kiyana Pariharw1012Rajasthan3884,0003
1837Pattan Muskan Muskanw1023Andhra Pradesh37,59,56,0003
58Deepthaashri Ravi Ganeshw0Tamil Nadu37,59,56,0003
2083Pitani Satya Srividyaw0Andhra Pradesh37,595,5003

Full standings

Round 5 pairings (Girls)

130Sharvaanica A S1050Tamil Nadu44Bruhathi Kondisetti1121Telangana16
220Aadya Gowda1099KarnatakaPratitee Bordoloi1201Karnataka8
39Aarohi Mathur1190TelanganaArpita Amey Patankar1093Gujarat22
421Samhita Pungavanam1095TelanganaBhumika Suresh Waghle1182Maharashtra10
515Shashini Puvi1130KarnatakaPooja Shree R1091Tamil Nadu23
61Alankrita Sharma1419Jammu And Kashmir33Pattan Muskan Muskan1023Andhra Pradesh37
73Aadya Ranganath1327Karnataka33Aaditri A Maheshwari0Telangana40
839Kiyana Parihar1012Rajasthan33Rishitha Narayanan1136Andhra Pradesh14
917AFMDiya Digamber Sawal1115Goa33Diyani Dipen Shah0Gujarat64
1027Aarna Jain1059Karnataka33Leah R Joseph0Karnataka76
1158Deepthaashri Ravi Ganesh0Tamil Nadu33Dheekshika G1058Tamil Nadu28
1233Asmita Biswas1038West Bengal33Pitani Satya Srividya0Andhra Pradesh83
1362Divi Bijesh0Kerala33Dishita Dey1038Jharkhand34
1435Indusheetala Natarajan1032KarnatakaVedika Vijaykumar Pal1362Maharashtra2
1586R V Pavithra0Tamil NaduShreya Rajesh1302Karnataka4

Complete pairings

Round 5 pairing (Open)

11Madhvendra Pratap Sharma1585Madhya Pradesh44ACMBalanandan Ayyappan1267Kerala32
211Aaryan Amol Waghmare1350Maharashtra44Aarav Sarbalia1458Karnataka2
313Aarav A1341Tamil Nadu44Avirat Chauhan1421Maharashtra4
4110Brijesh Poola1059Tamil Nadu4Rahul Ramakrishnan1386Puducherry6
57Arjun Vasireddy1375Andhra PradeshNiroshan Thanikachalam1283Tamil Nadu24
630Sahejveer Singh Maras1269MaharashtraAditya Shripad Joshi1368Maharashtra8
735Kushagra Paliwal1253MaharashtraSayan Barua1293West Bengal20
852Parithinarayan S I1200Tamil NaduAadhya Vijayakumar1290Tamil Nadu22
95Saideep Suman1407Karnataka3Vedant Yogesh Kale1093Maharashtra98
109R Nijesh1365Tamil Nadu33Sathvik Gulakaram1189Telangana56
1160Gaurang Bhandari1171Maharashtra33ACMVishruth B1346Tamil Nadu12
1261Hridhaan Chawla1162Punjab33Aarit Kapil1327Delhi16
1317Cyrus Eldho1322Kerala33Samarth Jain1131Haryana77
1419Pazhany Kaushal Kohli1295Jammu Kashmir33Shubh Vishnu Borkar1125Goa80
1573Advik Singh Chauhan1137Delhi33Daniel Ajish1281Kerala25

Complete pairings

The MPL 35th National U9 Championship 2022 is taking place in Indore Public School. The total prize fund of this mega event is Rs. 5 lakhs. The event is being organized by the Madhya Pradesh State Chess Ad Hoc Committee. This is an 11-round classical event which will run from 25th December 2022 - 2nd January 2023. The time control of the event is 90 minutes +30 seconds increment. Rounds 5 and 6 will be held on 28th December from 9:30 AM and 3:30 PM respectively.

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