MPL National Junior 2022 R1-2: 103rd seed Yashasva draws with IM Raahul
Top seeds had a relatively smooth start in MPL 50th National Junior Open and 35th National Sub-Junior Girls Chess Championships. There were no big upsets on the first day. 103rd seed Yashasva Anil Kanholkar (CHT) got himself a winning position against third seed IM Raahul V S (TN). However, the reigning Asian Junior champion, somehow managed to salvage a draw. In the Girls event, Sachi Jain (DEL) was completely winning against third seed WFM Bhagyashree Patil (MAH) but she could not make the most out of it. Everyday there will be double rounds except the final day. Round 3 starts today at 9:00 a.m. IST today. Photo: IA Jitendra Choudhary
Sachi misses her chance against Bhagyashree
Sachi Jain (DEL) got herself a very good opportunity against WFM Bhagyashree Patil (MAH). She made an incorrect break which only worsened her position.
Open Round 1: Yashasva - Raahul: 0.5-0.5
Reigning Asian Junior champion IM Raahul V S (TN) was on the brink of loss against 103rd seeded Yashsva Anil Kanholkar (CHT).
One of the best chances White had in the game was in the above position. 30.a4 bxa3 31.Qc3 Qf6 32.Bd4 is completely winning for White. The game continued 30.Bb7 d5 31.Kh1 White got a few more chances which he was unable to capitalize. Raahul managed to escape with a draw.
Round 2: Vishrut - Koustav: 0-1
Vishrut Parekh (GUJ) had IM Koustav Chatterjee (WB) on the ropes.
Black's pieces are so badly tied up that none of them can come to the aid of the king except the rook. 21.f4-f5 seems devastating for Black. Koustav managed to endure a completely lost position, waited for his opponent to make a big mistake and swindle his opponent with a full point.
Girls Round 2: Shubhi - Priyanka: 0-1
WGM Priyanka Nutakki (AP) defeated Shubhi Gupta (UP) with a very pretty checkmate.
Bhagyashree - Sachi: 0.5-0.5
WFM Bhagyashree Patil (MAH) made an incorrect break which almost backfired her.
60.f4 was uncalled for. It only created winning chances for her opponent 60...exf4 61.gxf4 Nxe4 62.Bxe4 Rae8 63.Rxg7+ now Kh8 was the better continuation. 63...Qxg7+ made things practically difficult for Black. Sachi Jain (DEL) could not make the most out of her opportunity and settled for a draw by perpetual check.
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A total of 186 players including 2 GMs, 6 IMs in the Open and 105 players including a WGM and a WIM in the Girls tournament are taking part. It is organized by Haryana Chess Association. Both tournaments are taking place at RPS International School, Gurgaon, Haryana from 9th to 13th March 2022. The nine-round Swiss league tournament has a time control of 90 minutes + 30 seconds increment from move no.1
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Open Round 2 results
|1||1||GM||Iniyan P||2516||Tamil Nadu||1||1 - 0||1||Chidvilash Sai Surapaneni||1753||Telangana||56|
|2||55||Kumaresh A||1754||Tamil Nadu||1||0 - 1||1||GM||Arjun Kalyan||2506||Tamil Nadu||2|
|3||57||Parekh Vishrut||1747||Gujarat||1||0 - 1||1||IM||Koustav Chatterjee||2466||West Bengal||4|
|4||5||IM||Pranesh M||2455||Tamil Nadu||1||1 - 0||1||Arora Honi||1738||Rajasthan||58|
|5||59||Daksh Goyal||1735||Delhi||1||0 - 1||1||IM||Neelash Saha||2445||West Bengal||6|
|6||7||IM||Harshavardhan G B||2402||Tamil Nadu||1||1 - 0||1||Eldho Skaria||1703||Kerala||64|
|7||61||Karan J P||1717||Kerala||1||½ - ½||1||Avinash Ramesh||2402||Tamil Nadu||8|
|8||9||Hari Madhavan N B||2380||Tamil Nadu||1||1 - 0||1||Hriday Panchal||1691||Delhi||66|
|9||65||Daaevik Wadhawan||1700||Delhi||1||0 - 1||1||Utsab Chatterjee||2324||West Bengal||10|
|10||11||FM||Rohith Krishna S||2304||Tamil Nadu||1||1 - 0||1||Md Bashiq Imrose||1671||Telangana||68|
Round 3 pairings
|1||32||Samal Ansuman||1980||Odisha||2||2||GM||Iniyan P||2516||Tamil Nadu||1|
|2||2||GM||Arjun Kalyan||2506||Tamil Nadu||2||2||Aditya Varun Gampa||1947||Andhra Pradesh||35|
|3||4||IM||Koustav Chatterjee||2466||West Bengal||2||2||Mahendra Teja Mekala||1875||Andhra Pradesh||39|
|4||34||Pattnayak Nilsu||1976||Odisha||2||2||IM||Pranesh M||2455||Tamil Nadu||5|
|5||6||IM||Neelash Saha||2445||West Bengal||2||2||Garv Rai||1869||Delhi||41|
|6||36||AFM||Pawar Harshit||1921||Delhi||2||2||IM||Harshavardhan G B||2402||Tamil Nadu||7|
|7||40||Bagwe Gaurang||1874||Maharashtra||2||2||Hari Madhavan N B||2380||Tamil Nadu||9|
|8||10||Utsab Chatterjee||2324||West Bengal||2||2||Aditya P Melani||1852||Gujarat||43|
|9||42||Rakshith Srinivasan||1856||Karnataka||2||2||FM||Rohith Krishna S||2304||Tamil Nadu||11|
|10||12||FM||Ayush Sharma||2302||Madhya Pradesh||2||2||Anup Shankar R||1842||Tamil Nadu||45|
Girls Round 2 results
|1||34||AFM||Shubhi Gupta||1434||Uttar Pradesh||1||0 - 1||1||WIM||Priyanka Nutakki||2301||Andhra Pradesh||1|
|2||2||WFM||Bommini Mounika Akshaya||2145||Andhra Pradesh||1||1 - 0||1||Prishita Gupta||1412||Delhi||35|
|3||3||WFM||Bhagyashree Patil||1974||Maharashtra||1||½ - ½||1||Sachi Jain||1401||Delhi||37|
|4||4||WFM||Lakshmi C||1968||Tamil Nadu||1||1 - 0||1||Pournami S||1390||Kerala||39|
|5||38||Dakshita Kumawat||1395||Rajasthan||1||0 - 1||1||Rindhiya V||1949||Tamil Nadu||5|
|6||40||Swara Lakshmi S Nair||1383||Karnataka||1||½ - ½||1||Srimathi R||1944||Delhi||6|
|7||42||Charvi Patidar||1367||Rajasthan||1||1 - 0||1||Meenal Gupta||1941||Jammu And Kashmir||7|
|8||8||Ghosh Samriddhaa||1877||West Bengal||1||1 - 0||1||Mounikha Harini N||1365||Tamil Nadu||43|
|9||44||Mandakani Mishra||1344||Madhya Pradesh||1||0 - 1||1||Velpula Sarayu||1875||Telangana||9|
|10||10||Kaur Palkin||1861||Delhi||1||1 - 0||1||Ananya Anamika||1342||Odisha||45|
Round 3 pairings
|1||1||WIM||Priyanka Nutakki||2301||Andhra Pradesh||2||2||Femil Chelladurai||1596||Tamil Nadu||24|
|2||17||Poorna Sri M.K||1763||Tamil Nadu||2||2||WFM||Bommini Mounika Akshaya||2145||Andhra Pradesh||2|
|3||19||Anupam M Sreekumar||1724||Kerala||2||2||WFM||Lakshmi C||1968||Tamil Nadu||4|
|4||5||Rindhiya V||1949||Tamil Nadu||2||2||Yuti Mayur Patel||1526||Maharashtra||26|
|5||21||Divyabharathi Masanam||1711||Tamil Nadu||2||2||Ghosh Samriddhaa||1877||West Bengal||8|
|6||9||Velpula Sarayu||1875||Telangana||2||2||Varshita Jain||1491||Madhya Pradesh||28|
|7||25||Kanishka S||1528||Tamil Nadu||2||2||Kaur Palkin||1861||Delhi||10|
|8||11||WCM||Arushi Kotwal||1854||Jammu And Kashmir||2||2||Vakcheri Mohitha||1459||Andhra Pradesh||30|
|9||27||Marium Fatima||1511||Bihar||2||2||WFM||Tanishka Kotia||1849||Haryana||12|
|10||14||Ishvi Aggarwal||1833||Haryana||2||2||WCM||Kriti Mayur Patel||1440||Maharashtra||33|