Published On : Mon, Sep 17th, 2012

G.H. Raisoni National Sub Junior (U15) Open Chess Championship held at Nagpur.

G.H. Raisoni National Sub junior Open Chess Championship got under way today.

Seeded players had a smooth sailing in the G.H. Raisoni National Sub Junior (U15) Open Chess Championship here at Nagpur. The 11 round swiss format is conducted in 10 days and is being organized by Vidarbha Chess Association. The event is held at Naivedhyam Recreation Center from 16th to 25thNovember.

 

A total number of 118 participants from 19 states are vying for the top honours in this prestigious championship which is a qualifying event for the World Youth Chess Championships.An amazing statistics of 101 rated players out of 118 participants shows the magnitude of the event. Cash prize of around Rs.1,00,000/- is awarded for the top 18 placings with winner getting richer by Rs.22,000/-.

 

Barring the upset loss of Akash PC Iyer to lesser rated Eshan Lawaniya on the 15th table , all the other seeds had it ease.A terrific blunder from Akash on the 21st move cost him dearly who had to give a piece to save his queen. Akash, a member of the Bronze Medal winning team, recently at Turkey in World U16 chp, overlooked a simple Knight move threatening to trap his queen had to concede a knight with no compensation and resigned three moves later.

 

Top seed FM Diptayan Ghosh of West Bengal powered his way in the center files with pawns against T Dhiren of AP, from the black side of London system in 34 moves. 2nd Seeded FM Shardul Gagare of Maharashtra took his time before outplaying Ishaan Bansal of Punjab. Shardul won a piece on the 31stmove when his clock was ticking down heavily and his opponent enjoying some advantage with heavy pieces.

 

Bo.

Title

Name Club

Pts

Res.

Pts

Title

Name Club

1

Dhiren T AP

0

lost to

1

FM

Ghosh Diptayan WB

2

FM

Gagare Shardul MAH

1

beat

0

Ishaan Bansal PUN

3

Suyan Belurkar GOA

0

lost to

1

FM

Das Sayantan WB

4

Narayanan.S.L KER

1

beat

0

Adethya R MAH

5

Kamdar Udit GUJ

0

lost to

1

Karthikeyan Murali TN

6

FM

Aravindh Chithambaram Vr. TN

1

beat

0

Chandak Shubh MAH

7

Dharmadhikari Siddhesh MAH

0

lost to

1

Sidhant Mohapatra ORI

8

K. Praneeth Surya AP

1

beat

0

Divyanshu Hasija HAR

9

Rajas Chari GOA

0

lost to

1

Mohammad Nubairshah Shaikh MAH

10

Visakh Nr TN

1

beat

0

Aryan Haribhau Kawade MAH

11

Godbole Shantanu MAH

0

lost to

1

Vignesh Nr TN

12

Gireman Ja TN

1

beat

0

Shashwat Chakraborty CG

13

Aurindom Bhattacharyya MAH

0

lost to

1

CM

Puranik Abhimanyu MAH

14

Rishi Sardana DEL

1

beat

0

Dhoke Arnav MAH

15

Lawaniya Eshan UP

1

beat

0

Akash Pc Iyer TN

16

Pranav Vijay TN

1

beat

0

Bhajne Atharva MAH

17

Shivam Verma BIH

0

lost to

1

Kumaran B TN

18

Vasantha Ruba Varman TN

1

beat

0

Dave Sneh GUJ

19

Wairagade Atharva MAH

0

lost to

1

Varun V AP

20

Ritviz Parab GOA

1

beat

0

Yash Ingolikar MAH