Nagpur: Nashik girl Dhanashree Rathi and Mumbai lad Anand Nadar emerged champions in girls and boys categories respectively in Laxmikant Itkelwar Memorial Maharashtra State Under-15 Chess Tournament that was organised by Nagpur District Chess Association at Naivedyam Hall on Wednesday.
Dhanashree secured highest seven points to win the title. She was followed by Nagpur girls Aditi Patel and Sonal Mandhana for second and third place respectively.
In the boys section Nadar clinched the title via Bucholcz score after his and Nishit Singh’s scores locked at eight points each, On top board Nadar defeated Devansh Ratti while Nishit beat Rahul Pawar.
Secretary to the Maharashtra chief minister Pravin Darade was the chief guest of the prize distribution function. MLA Vijay Wadettiwar, DSO Vijay Santan, NIT superintendent engineer Sunil Gujjelwar Baba Daware of Baba Travels, VK Trivedi, President, NDCA, Sudhatai Itkelwar, and Malati Pawar.
The programme was conduted by Dilip Kamdar, Vice President, NDCA, who also proposed a vote of thanks. Swapnil Bansod was the chief arbiter of the tournament and he was assisted by Pravin Pantawane, Anurag Singh, Prakash Chahande Dipak Patrikar, Sigy Verghse and Sheetal Panbude. NDCA officials worked hard for the success of event.
Girls: Dhanashree Rathi (7, 47), Aditi Patel (6.5, 48), 3 Sonal Mandhana (6.5, 48.5), 4 Khushi Surana (6.5, 48), 5. Srishti Pandey (6.5, 47), 6. Eesha Ajay Sarda (6.5, 46.5), 7. Tanya Pandey (6, 44 ), Riddhi Palorkar (6, 40), Disha Dhore (6, 40), 10. Narayani Adane (5.5, 46).
Boys: Anand Nadar (8, 52.5), Singh Nishit (8, 51.5), 3. Sankalp Gupta (7.5, 54), 4 Devansh Ratti (7, 52.5), 5. Om Vinay Vitalkar (7, 48), 6. Yash Ingolikar (7, 47.5), 7. Salil Deogade (7, 47.5), 8 Rahul Pawar (6.5, 48), 9 Ameya Abhay Shrivastava (6.5, 44), 10. Kherdekar Arnav (6.5, 41.5)
Results (round 9)
Girls: Dhanashree Rathi (7) drew with Eesha Sarda (6.5), Aditi Patel (6.5) drew with Sonal Mandhana (6.5), Tanya Pandey (6) lost to Surana Khushi Shailendra (6.5), Srishti Pandey (6.5) bt Shalaka Pagay, Narayani Adane (5.5) drew with Anannya Menkudle (5.5), Anushka Kohle (5) lost to Riddhi Palorkar (6), Krishna Maheshwari (5) lost to Disha Dhore (6), Isha Inamdar (5) drew with Anushka Sapkale (5), Aditi Patil (4.5) lost to Ritika Deshpande (5.5), Dnynadha Vitalkar (5) drew with AnjaliPawar (5).
Boys: Devansh Ratti (7) lost to FM Anand Nadar (8), Nishit Singh (8) bt Rahul Pawar (6.5), Sankalp Gupta (7.5) bt Kedar Morvekar (6), Om Vinay Vitalkar (7) bt Roneet Das (6), Salil Deogade (7) bt Vaishnav Paunikar (6), Yash Ingolikar (7) bt Vaibhav Raut (6), Arnav Kherdekar (6.5) drew with Saransh Jeswani (6), Ameya Shrivastava (6.5) bt Vinit Dhoot (5.5), Samyak Patodi (5.5) lost to Kasar Gunvant (6.5), Kshitij Joshi (6.5) bt Abhishek Patnigere (5.5). (Left) Dhanashree Rathi and Anand Nadar who won State U-15 Chess Tournament on Wednesday. (Above) The prize winners with dignitaries at Naivedyam Hall.