Akshayakalpa Karnataka State 2018: Four way lead with 6.0/6
Six rounds have been completed at the Akshayakalpa Karnataka State Championships 2018. We have four leaders on 100% score - Thejkumar, Arvind Shastry, Girish Koushik and Yashas D. 14 players follow them on 5.5/6, which also includes the top seed Stany G.A, who drew his game against Likhit Chilukuri. The biggest prize money state tournament of the year organized by Akshayakalpais surely going to get exciting in the last four rounds. We have a report until round six with pictures, game analysis and more.
When the Akshayakalpa Karnataka State Championship 2018 started off we all knew that it was going to be a tight race to the finish between Thejkumar, Stany and Girish Koushik. When you have nearly 900 participants, every half point is crucial because you never know whether you may meet your key rivals or not. In that sense Thejkumar and Girish Koushik gained a huge boost as Stany was held to a draw by Likhit Chilukuri in the sixth round.
Standings after round 6
|1||1||GM||Thejkumar M. S.||2493||Mys||6,0||0,0||21,0||26,0|
|3||3||IM||Girish A. Koushik||2401||Mys||6,0||0,0||18,5||23,5|
|8||5||Gahan M G||2281||Dka||5,5||0,0||20,0||25,5|
|15||39||AIM||Shashank Bhat G S||U16||1698||Dka||5,5||0,0||17,5||22,0|
Round 7 on 2018/04/17 at 9:00 am
|1||7||Yashas D.||2243||6||6||GM||Thejkumar M. S.||2493||1|
|2||9||Arvind Shastry||2175||6||6||IM||Girish A. Koushik||2401||3|
|3||2||IM||Stany G.A.||2493||5½||5½||Santoshkashyap Hg||1929||18|
|4||4||Sanjay N.||2346||5½||5½||Sudarshan Bhat||1892||25|
|5||22||Sekhawat Hussen||1915||5½||5½||Gahan M G||2281||5|
|6||8||Kulkarni Vinayak||2179||5½||5½||Sameer Ghotane||1881||27|
|7||12||Augustin A||2065||5½||5½||AIM||Shashank Bhat G S||U16||1698||39|
|8||19||WCM||Isha Sharma||1926||5½||5½||Likhit Chilukuri||1988||15|
|9||30||Raju M.||1799||5½||5½||Kishan Gangolli||1974||17|
|10||56||Rakshith Srinivasan||U14||1597||5½||5||Ojas Kulkarni||2252||6|
What's special at the Akshayakalpa Karnataka State?
As a part of Akshayakalpa Talks, Shri GVV Shastri performed the Nisarg Yoga in front of the chess community. The octogenarian was so flexible, it left everyone stunned. A lot of young kids watched this, which was the entire idea of this show - to get the chess community closer to a healthy way of living life.
GVV Shastri, the expert in nisarg yoga is very careful about the food he eats and about anything that goes into his body. He was of the opinion that milk is not a healthy thing to drink. However, after he was given the Akshayakalpa milk, he became staunch adherent of the organic milk. Before he did the yogic poses above, he drank just one glass of milk as his breakfast.