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MPL National Sub-Junior 2022 R4-5: Vakcheri Mohitha emerges sole leader 5.0/5

by Shahid Ahmed - 07/03/2022

Vakcheri Mohitha (AP) gained sole lead in MPL 37th National Sub-Junior Girls Chess Championship 2022. She defeated Tejaswini G (TN) in a thrilling encounter to register her fifth consecutive victory. Shubhi Gupta (UP) and Tanisha Boramanikar (MAH) are trailing the leader by a half point at 4.5/5 each. In the Open event, Tamil Nadu boys IM Pranav Venkatesh and IM Pranesh M are in the lead with 100% score 5.0/5. They are followed by FM Harshad S (TN) and 10-year-old Ethan Vaz (Goa) at 4.5/5 each. Top two seeds Pranav and Pranesh will face each other in Round 6. It starts today at 9:00 a.m. IST today. Photo: IA Jitendra Choudhary

Pranav and Pranesh at the top

18 players in the Open and 11 in the Girls section are at 4.0/5.

Vakcheri Mohitha (AP) defeated Tejaswini G (TN) in arguably the most exciting game of the day | Photo: IA Jitendra Choudhary

Open Round 4: Pranav - Vrashank: 1-0

IM Pranav Venkatesh (TN) showed his great understanding of position. He made the most of it when his opponent Vrashank Chouhan (RAJ) made a positional inaccuracy.

Position after 16...Bf8

16...Bf8 with the idea of Bg7 is a slow plan. 16...Bxc4 17.dxc4 d3 was a better continuation for Black. White immediately played 17.Bg4 to get rid of his own bad bishop and prevent both Bxc4 and f5 ideas.

Ritvik - Pranesh: 0-1

IM Pranesh M (TN) also made a short work of his opponent Ritvik Krishnan (MAH) in just 26 moves.

Position after 23.Be2

23.Be2 is a big mistake. Find out the winning continuation for Black.

Ethan - Mayank: 0.5-0.5

10-year-old Ethan Vaz (Goa) drew with CM Mayank Chakraborty (ASM). The former blundered in the pawn ending which went unnoticed by his opponent.

Position after 43.b3

The endgame was a draw. 43.b3 created a winning opportunity. Find out the winning continuation and also what White should have played instead.

Round 5: Aditya - Pranav: 0-1

Aditya Varun Gampa (AP) had an interesting game against IM Pranav V (TN).

Position after 48...Kf8

In the middlegame, White needed a computer like accurate defense to prevent the position from being completely lost. However, Aditya somehow managed to survive and liquidate into a queen, knight and few pawns endgame. Find out what White needs to do to save the game after 48...Kf8.

Aditya Varun Gampa put up a very good fight against IM Pranav Venkatesh | Photo: IA Jitendra Choudhary

IM Pranesh M (TN) defeated Shaikh Sumer Arsh (TEL) comfortably | Photo: IA Jitendra Choudhary

10-year-old Ethan Vaz (Goa) defeated Prakhar Bajaj (MP) to score 4.5/5 | Photo: IA Jitendra Choudhary

Rohit S (TN) - Arpith S Bijoy (KER): 0.5-0.5 | Photo: IA Jitendra Choudhary

Nandish V S (TN) - CM Aaditya Dhingra (HAR): 0.5-0.5 | Photo: IA Jitendra Choudhary

Girls Round 5: Tejaswini - Vakcheri: 0-1

Vakcheri Mohitha (AP) beat Tejaswini G (TN) in an exciting game which could have gone either player's way.

Position after 32...Rxa3

Both sides are attacking on each other's king. How should White respond to 32...Rxa3 ? White made the mistake of playing 33.Qc2 which gave Black a winning chance. However, Black was unable to seize it immediately. She won the game eventually after a back and forth play.

Mrittika - Dakshita: 0.5-0.5

Mrittika Mallick (WB) was winning for the better part of the queen endgame against Dakshita Kumawat (RAJ).

Position after 59...Qf6

One of the simplest win for White was to trade the queens 60.Qxf6+ gxf6 61.f4 f5 62.Kf3. The resultant pawn ending is winning for White.

Position after 88...Qd6

White is still winning here. Only one thing White should not do here is 89.Qxg7 which allows Black to force a draw by perpetual check. Find out what was the correct continuation for White.

Mrittika Mallick (WB) missed several winning chances against Dakshita Kumawat (RAJ) | Photo: IA Jitendra Choudhary

For more Round 5 photos, please click here.

 

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

Replay Open Round 4-5 games

Replay Girls Round 4-5 games

Open Round 5 results

Bo.No. NameRtgClub/CityPts.ResultPts.NameRtgClub/City No.
19
Aditya Varun Gampa1947Andhra Pradesh40 - 14IMPranav V2493Tamil Nadu
1
22
IMPranesh M2455Tamil Nadu41 - 04Shaik Sumer Arsh1852Telangana
15
338
Colaco Reuben1627Goa40 - 1FMHarshad S2328Tamil Nadu
3
437
Arun Kataria1629Rajasthan½ - ½Ankit Ray1895West Bengal
11
583
AIMVaz Ethan1384Goa1 - 0Bajaj Prakhar1739Madhya Pradesh
27
64
Rohit S2276Tamil Nadu3½ - ½Arpith S Bijoy1613Kerala
43
740
Nandish V S1619Tamil Nadu3½ - ½3CMAaditya Dhingra2176Haryana
5
86
CMMayank Chakraborty2164Assam31 - 03Arshpreet Singh1570Haryana
47
912
Mahendra Teja Mekala1875Andhra Pradesh31 - 03Dhruva Thota1525Telangana
55
1044
Agarwal Mukund H1611Gujarat31 - 03Garv Rai1869Delhi
14

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Round 6 pairings

Bo.No. NameRtgClub/CityPts.ResultPts.NameRtgClub/City No.
11
IMPranav V2493Tamil Nadu55IMPranesh M2455Tamil Nadu
2
23
FMHarshad S2328Tamil NaduAIMVaz Ethan1384Goa
83
324
Chidvilash Sai Surapaneni1753Telangana44CMMayank Chakraborty2164Assam
6
439
Ruturaj Rushikesh Dhotre1625Jammu & Kashmir44Aditya Varun Gampa1947Andhra Pradesh
9
511
Ankit Ray1895West Bengal44Colaco Reuben1627Goa
38
612
Mahendra Teja Mekala1875Andhra Pradesh44Arun Kataria1629Rajasthan
37
715
Shaik Sumer Arsh1852Telangana44Agarwal Mukund H1611Gujarat
44
898
Boominathan Lalitaditaayyanar1270Maharashtra44Nagare Kaivalya Sandip1845Maharashtra
16
917
Adireddy Arjun1796Telangana44Dishank Sachin Bajaj1477Maharashtra
62
1043
Arpith S Bijoy1613Kerala44Hari R Chandran1791Kerala
18

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Girls Round 5 results

Bo.No. NameTypRtgClub/CityPts.ResultPts.NameTypRtgClub/City No.
14
Tejaswini GU161742Tamil Nadu40 - 14Vakcheri MohithaU161459Andhra Pradesh
18
22
Mrittika MallickU161848West Bengal½ - ½Dakshita KumawatU161395Rajasthan
26
38
Boramanikar Tanisha SU161670Maharashtra1 - 0Pournami SU161390Kerala
27
445
Elakshi SrivastavaU161214Rajasthan0 - 1AFMShubhi GuptaU161434Uttar Pradesh
21
525
Sachi JainU161401Delhi½ - ½3Anupam M SreekumarU161724Kerala
5
628
Swara Lakshmi S NairU161383Karnataka30 - 13Velpula SarayuU161875Telangana
1
729
Saparya GhoshU161377West Bengal3½ - ½3Anushka GuptaU161661West Bengal
9
810
Sneha HalderU161647West Bengal31 - 03Krishika GargU161326Delhi
31
914
Cera DagariaU161557Madhya Pradesh3½ - ½3Kumari Prasad JagritiU161192Andhra Pradesh
51
1030
Charvi PatidarU161367Rajasthan30 - 13Kanishka SU161528Tamil Nadu
15

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Round 6 pairings

Bo.No. NameTypRtgClub/CityPts.ResultPts.NameTypRtgClub/City No.
118
Vakcheri MohithaU161459Andhra Pradesh5Boramanikar Tanisha SU161670Maharashtra
8
221
AFMShubhi GuptaU161434Uttar Pradesh4Mrittika MallickU161848West Bengal
2
31
Velpula SarayuU161875Telangana44Arshiya DasU161407Tripura
24
426
Dakshita KumawatU161395Rajasthan44Tejaswini GU161742Tamil Nadu
4
558
Aadhya JainU161128Delhi44Sneha HalderU161647West Bengal
10
615
Kanishka SU161528Tamil Nadu44Sachi JainU161401Delhi
25
720
Khairmode DhanashreeU161438Maharashtra44Debapriya MannaU161305West Bengal
34
85
Anupam M SreekumarU161724KeralaElakshi SrivastavaU161214Rajasthan
45
939
Tejasvee Naresh SinghU161250RajasthanKeerti Shree ReddyU161721Tamil Nadu
6
109
Anushka GuptaU161661West BengalYuvika SehgalU161263Delhi
37

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