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Onward Technologies 16th AICFB National R5-6: Kishan and Soundarya still at the top

by Shahid Ahmed - 17/03/2023

Kishan Gangolli and Soundarya Kumar Pradhan maintain their lead at the conclusion of Round 6 of Onward Technologies presents 16th AICFB National Chess Championship for Visually Challenged 2023. The fifth round encounter between them ended in a draw after 17 moves. They are now at 5.5/6 each, a half point ahead of the nearest competition, Somender B L. The 20-year-old from Delhi, Somender is making strong comeback after suffering a loss in the second round against Kishan. He went on to win the next four games including wins over Ashvin Makwana and Swapanil Shah. He will face the defending champion Soundarya in Round 6 which starts today at 9:30 a.m. IST. Photo: IA Manjunatha M

Somender wins four in-a-row

Aryan Joshi (MAH), Hariharan Gandhi (TN) and Venkat Reddy S (AP) are at 4.5/6 each.

Both Kishan Gangolli and Soundarya Kumar Pradhan maintain their lead with a score of 5.5/6 each | Photo: IA Manjunatha M

Round 6: Swapanil Shah (MAH) - Somender B L (DEL): 0-1 | Photo: IA Manjunatha M

A total of 51 players are taking part from various states across India. The tournament is organized by All India Chess Federation for the Blind (AICFB) from 13th to 18th March 2023 at Bhayander, Maharashtra. The nine-round Swiss league tournament has a time control of 90 minutes + 30 seconds increment from move no.1.

Replay Round 5 games

Round 6 results

11Kishan, Gangolli21131 - 04Saikrishna, S. T.17576
213Marimuthu, K159940 - 1Soundarya, Kumar Pradhan18803
318Hariharan, Gandhi14284½ - ½4Aryan, B Joshi18744
48Swapanil, Shah16890 - 14Somender, B L150016
525Venkat, Reddy S13341 - 0Singh, Surypratap126838
620Deshmukh, Dnyaneshwar140230 - 13Darpan, Inani20272
723Shaibu, T138530 - 13Patra, Subhendu Kumar17755
89Makwana, Ashvin K167031 - 03Deshpande, Amit138922
926Sanjiv, Kar132030 - 13Samant, Milind163210
1011Patil, Shirish162230 - 13Akediwala, Prince D131429


Standings after Round 6

Rk.SNoNameFEDRtgClub/CityPts. TB1  TB2  TB3 
11Kishan, GangolliIND2113KAR5,5232623,25
23Soundarya, Kumar PradhanIND1880ODI5,5212320,25
316Somender, B LIND1500DEL519,522,517,00
44Aryan, B JoshiIND1874MAH4,52225,517,75
518Hariharan, GandhiIND1428T N4,520,52214,25
625Venkat, Reddy SIND1334A P4,518,519,513,25
710Samant, MilindIND1632MAH41921,512,50
86Saikrishna, S. T.IND1757T N418,52112,25
99Makwana, Ashvin KIND1670GUJ4182011,00
102Darpan, InaniIND2027GUJ4182010,75


Round 7 pairings

116Somender, B L15005Soundarya, Kumar Pradhan18803
218Hariharan, Gandhi1428Kishan, Gangolli21131
34Aryan, B Joshi18744Darpan, Inani20272
45Patra, Subhendu Kumar17754Venkat, Reddy S133425
56Saikrishna, S. T.175744Marimuthu, K159913
629Akediwala, Prince D131444Makwana, Ashvin K16709
710Samant, Milind163244Madhukesh, Ram123642
819Shidad, M1425Kavlekar, Sanjay R.17307
938Singh, Surypratap1268Swapanil, Shah16898
1041Rafik, S1237Prachurya, Kumar Pradhan160812



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