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Advaith and Siddhi win Karnataka State under-9 Open and Girls 2020

by Shahid Ahmed - 01/02/2020

Advaith Prabhuraj and reigning National under-7 girls champion Siddhi Rao win the Karnataka State under-9 in Open and Girls section respectively. This was Advaith's first State title. He scored an unbeaten 8.0/9 and finished a half point ahead of the field. Both Among Bisht and Sathvik Adiga scored 7.5/9, they were placed second and third respectively as per their tie-break scores. Siddhi bounced back after suffering a loss in round 4 and scored 7.0/8 to win the tournament. Rudra Rajeev and Lakshmi Sahasra secured second and third position with a score of 6.5/8 and 6.0/8 respectively. Total 144 players including 93 in open and 51 in girls participated in this three-day tournament. Photo: Nagendra Muralidhar

Advaith and Siddhi dominate the field

Advaith Prabhuraj and reigning National under-7 girls champion Siddhi Rao are the Karnataka State under-9 champions in open and girls respectively. Advaith scored an unbeaten 8.0/9 and finished a half point ahead of the competition. Both Amogh Bisht and Sathvik Adiga finished at 7.5/9, they were placed second and third according to their tie-break score. Despite suffering a loss in round 4, Siddhi Rao bounced back by winning the next four rounds and clinched the championship by scoring 7.0/8 and finished a half point ahead of the field. Rudra Rajeev scored 6.5/8 and she was placed second. Five players finished at 6.0/8, Lakshmi Sahasra secured the third position according to her tie-break score.

Karnataka State under-9 champions - Advaith Prabhuraj and Siddhi Rao | Photo: Nagendra Muralidhar

This was Advaith's first State title, while Siddhi had won both State and National under-7 championship in 2019. Both of them hail from Bengaluru.

Advaith remained unbeaten in his championship run

Reigning National under-7 girls champion Siddhi had a no-draw approach

Siddhi Rao after 33rd National under-7 in 2019 | Video: Shahid Ahmed

The tournament was inaugurated by Mr. Miju, Marketing Manager, Mall of Mysore. Prize distribution ceremony was graced by Mrs. Vijaya Ramesh Master International Athlete, represented India 18 times and got 14 medals, participated 3 times in World Master Athletics Championship, distributed the prizes to winners. Other dignitaries who were present were Mr. Pramod Raj Moree, Joint secretary UKCA. Mr. Sheshadri L, former Mysore district Secretary, Mr. Nagendra M, Vice president UKCA. Mr. Suresh Kumar J delivered the vote of thanks.


Total 144 players including 93 in open and 51 in girls participated in this three-day tournament organized by Mysore Chess Academy from 17th to 19th January 2020 at Mall of Mysore, Mysore, Karnataka. Total prize fund ₹33600 was distributed among the prize winners.

Final Standings in Open

Rk.SNoNameTypGrFEDRtgClub/CityPts. TB1  TB2  TB3 
19Advaith PrabhurajIND1101BLU8,00,051,047,0
25Amogh BishtIND1224BLU7,50,050,045,0
32Sathvik AdigaIND1374BLU7,50,047,544,5
411Apaar SaxenaIND1070BLU7,00,050,545,5
51Chinmay KowshikIND1563BLU7,00,048,545,5
63Aman George ThomasIND1257BLU7,00,048,043,0
710Darsha BhatIND1096BLU6,50,047,543,0
86Nivaan RaghavendraIND1174MYS6,50,043,039,0
98AFMYuvanesh AIND1116BLU6,00,048,544,0
107ShreeSuday BeheraIND1125BLU6,00,047,543,5

Complete standings

Final Standings in Girls

Rk.SNoNameTypGrFEDRtgClub/CityPts. TB1  TB2  TB3 
14Siddhi RaoIND1004BLU7,00,035,532,5
244Rudra RajeevIND0MANG6,50,040,535,5
329Lakshmi SahasraIND0BLU6,00,037,534,0
547Shashini PuviF07IND0BLU6,00,032,529,0
643Rima Rao U BIND0UDU6,00,032,028,5
752Tanishka JainIND0MDY6,00,032,028,5
848Shradha S RaiIND0MANG5,51,034,530,5
922Ghanashree K RIND0MDY5,50,030,527,0
1023Haasini JIND0BLU5,00,036,532,5

Complete standings

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