Akshayakalpa Organic Karnataka State Open 2023 R3-4: The 1515s stir up trouble for the 2200+28/05/2023 -
Two 1515 rated players caused trouble for two players rated 2200 and above. 14-year-old Atharva Kale outplayed FM FT Niranjan Navalgund. The 2200's small positional inaccuracy was caught by the teenager who seized his opportunity and went on to win the game. He is now one of the 18 players who has scored 4/4 at Akshayakalpa Organic Karnataka State Open Ratng Chess Championship 2023. The other 1515 rated player, Dhrikshu K Vasant drew against the third seeded FM Yashas D. The 2315-rated Yashas definitely had his fair share of chances to win the game, however he missed it. The top three titled players - GM Thej Kumar M S, IM Viani Antonio Dcunha and WIM Isha Sharma have made a perfect start 4/4. Round 5 starts today at 9:30 a.m. IST. All photos in this article are by Shahid Ahmed.