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MPL National Sub-Junior 2022 R2-3: Pranav and Pranesh start with a hat-trick

by Shahid Ahmed - 06/03/2022

11 players in MPL 46th National Sub-Junior Open and seven in 37th National Sub-Junior Girls are at 3.0/3. Both IMs from Tamil Nadu, Pranav Venkatesh and IM Pranesh M started with three wins. However, Jai Sankar Subramanian (TN) had a good opportunity to draw with Pranav in the second round. In the Girls event, former National Under-11 Girls champion, Anupam Sreekumar (KER) was held to a draw by Debapriya Manna (WB) in Round 2. Top seed Sarayu Velpula (TEL) was on the brink of defeat several times against Sachi Jain (DEL). She somehow managed to escape with a draw. Pournami S (KER) held second seed Mrittika Mallick (WB) to a draw. Round 4 starts today at 9:00 a.m. IST today. Photo: Aditya Sur Roy

Sarayu survives a scare against Sachi

Sachi Jain (DEL) got plenty of opportunities to strike against the top seed Sarayu Velpula (TEL). However, she was unable to capitalize on all of them. Eventually the game ended in a draw.

Top seed IM Pranav Venkatesh started with three wins | Photo: Aditya Sur Roy

Open Round 2: Pranav - Jai: 1-0

IM Pranav Venkatesh (TN) was relatively better for the majority of the middlegame against Jai Sankar Subramanian (TN).

Position after 42...Ne8

43.Bxd8 wins immediately for White as Black cannot avoid a material loss in all probably variations. The game continued 43.Qe3 and Black somehow managed to liquidate into a relatively equal bishop vs knight endgame.

Position after 59.Bxg5+

59...Kxg5 ensures a draw for Black. However, 59...hxg5 was played and White won the game as the outside passed pawn on h5 allowed the king to gain an entry from the queenside after 60.a5.

Aaditya - Reyan: 0-1

CM Aaditya Dhingra (HAR) lost to National Online under-10 2021 champion Md. Reyan (BIH)

Position after 28...e5

Despite having a bishop which combines well with rooks, White is unable to maximize it as the position is relatively closed. The knight being well-placed on c5 and Black getting the opportunity to play 28...e5 shifts the balance in his favor. Rest is just a matter of technique which Black converted into a win without any difficulty.

Round 3: Paarth - Harshad: 0.5-0.5

Paarth P Salvi (Goa) was completely winning against FM Harshad S (TN).

Position after 34...Bc8

35.cxb5 with the idea of Bc4, Bf1 is completely winning for White. There is no counterplay against it. The game continued 35.Bc2 Kg8 36.Rxe8 Rxe8 37.Be4 Bg4 38.Bh7+ Kxh7 39. Qxg4 Qxg4 40.Nxg4 and White's advantage evaporated. Soon tables turned completely and Black got a winning opportunity.

Position after 48.Re7

Both 48...Kc3 and Rxd5 are completely winning for Black. After a lot of inaccuracies by Black, White's tenacious play allowed him to escape with a draw.

FM Harshad S (TN) missed a lot of chances to score 3.0/3 | Photo: Aditya Sur Roy

Girls Round 2: Anupam - Debapriya: 0.5-0.5

Kerala State Under-19 and Women champion Anupam M Sreekumar was held to a draw by Debapriya Manna (WB).

Debapriya Manna (WB) held Anupam M Sreeukumar (KER) to a draw| Photo: Shahid Ahmed

Round 3: Sachi - Sarayu: 0.5-0.5

Sachi Jain (DEL) got herself plenty of opportunities to win against the top seed, Telangana State Under-19 and Women champion Sarayu Velpula.

Position after 26...Bxe4

White had plenty of opportunities to play Nxg7, at least on three different occasions. Perhaps the best moment was after 26...Bxe4. Now 27.Nxg7 followed by Rxf7 is a crushing attack for White. Black would not have been able to defend it. The attack fizzled out 27.Bxe4 Rxe4 28.Bc5 Re6 29.Bxf8 Qxf8 and Black averted a loss.

A total of 175 players including 2 IMs in the Open and 113 players in the Girls tournament are taking part. It is organized by Delhi Chess Association. Both tournaments are taking place at Indira Gandhi Sports Complex, New Delhi from 4th to 8th 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 3 results

Bo.No. NameRtgClub/CityPts.ResultPts.NameRtgClub/City No.
128
Daksh Goyal1735Delhi20 - 12IMPranav V2493Tamil Nadu
1
22
IMPranesh M2455Tamil Nadu21 - 02Jihan Tejas Shah1682Gujarat
32
336
Paarth P Salvi1635Goa2½ - ½2FMHarshad S2328Tamil Nadu
3
44
Rohit S2276Tamil Nadu21 - 02Md Bashiq Imrose1671Telangana
33
56
CMMayank Chakraborty2164Assam2½ - ½2Arun Kataria1629Rajasthan
37
68
CMMrithyunjay Mahadevan1993Tamil Nadu20 - 12Colaco Reuben1627Goa
38
740
Nandish V S1619Tamil Nadu20 - 12Aditya Varun Gampa1947Andhra Pradesh
9
813
Bagwe Gaurang1874Maharashtra2½ - ½2Ruturaj Rushikesh Dhotre1625Jammu & Kashmir
39
941
Nirnay Garg1618Haryana21 - 02Garv Rai1869Delhi
14
1046
Dandekar Anuj1590Maharashtra20 - 12Shaik Sumer Arsh1852Telangana
15

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Round 4 pairings

Bo.No. NameRtgClub/CityPts.ResultPts.NameRtgClub/City No.
11
IMPranav V2493Tamil Nadu33Vrashank Chouhan1790Rajasthan
19
223
Krishnan Ritvik1761Maharashtra33IMPranesh M2455Tamil Nadu
2
338
Colaco Reuben1627Goa33Rohit S2276Tamil Nadu
4
49
Aditya Varun Gampa1947Andhra Pradesh33Chidvilash Sai Surapaneni1753Telangana
24
515
Shaik Sumer Arsh1852Telangana33Nirnay Garg1618Haryana
41
683
AIMVaz Ethan1384Goa3CMMayank Chakraborty2164Assam
6
73
FMHarshad S2328Tamil NaduShivraj Jaywant Pingale1769Maharashtra
22
827
Bajaj Prakhar1739Madhya PradeshAFMPawar Harshit1921Delhi
10
911
Ankit Ray1895West BengalPaarth P Salvi1635Goa
36
1037
Arun Kataria1629RajasthanBagwe Gaurang1874Maharashtra
13

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Girls Round 3 results

Bo.No. NameTypRtgClub/CityPts.ResultPts.NameTypRtgClub/City No.
125
Sachi JainU161401Delhi2½ - ½2Velpula SarayuU161875Telangana
1
22
Mrittika MallickU161848West Bengal2½ - ½2Pournami SU161390Kerala
27
34
Tejaswini GU161742Tamil Nadu21 - 02Saparya GhoshU161377West Bengal
29
48
Boramanikar Tanisha SU161670Maharashtra21 - 02Kulkarni Siya JayantU161291Maharashtra
35
526
Dakshita KumawatU161395Rajasthan21 - 02Anushka GuptaU161661West Bengal
9
628
Swara Lakshmi S NairU161383Karnataka2½ - ½2Yashavishree NU161500Tamil Nadu
17
718
Vakcheri MohithaU161459Andhra Pradesh21 - 02Tejasvee Naresh SinghU161250Rajasthan
39
830
Charvi PatidarU161367Rajasthan20 - 12WCMKriti Mayur PatelU161440Maharashtra
19
952
Priya YadavU161163Uttar Pradesh20 - 12AFMShubhi GuptaU161434Uttar Pradesh
21
1022
Tejaswi RU161416Tamil Nadu2½ - ½2Kalyani SirinU161243Kerala
41

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Round 4 pairings

Bo.No. NameTypRtgClub/CityPts.ResultPts.NameTypRtgClub/City No.
119
WCMKriti Mayur PatelU161440Maharashtra33Tejaswini GU161742Tamil Nadu
4
221
AFMShubhi GuptaU161434Uttar Pradesh33Boramanikar Tanisha SU161670Maharashtra
8
324
Arshiya DasU161407Tripura33Vakcheri MohithaU161459Andhra Pradesh
18
41
Velpula SarayuU161875Telangana3Dakshita KumawatU161395Rajasthan
26
541
Kalyani SirinU161243KeralaMrittika MallickU161848West Bengal
2
613
WCMWankhade SanskrutiU161576MaharashtraSachi JainU161401Delhi
25
715
Kanishka SU161528Tamil NaduSwara Lakshmi S NairU161383Karnataka
28
817
Yashavishree NU161500Tamil NaduElakshi SrivastavaU161214Rajasthan
45
927
Pournami SU161390KeralaTejaswi RU161416Tamil Nadu
22
106
Keerti Shree ReddyU161721Tamil Nadu2Debapriya MannaU161305West Bengal
34

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