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Asian Junior 2022 R1-7: Harshavardhan and Rakshitta in the lead

by Shahid Ahmed - 23/11/2022

IM Harshavardhan G B defeated IM Utsab Chatterjee to emerge sole leader at Asian Junior Chess Championship 2022 Open after round 7. WIM Rakshitta Ravi won against WFM Mitra Asgharzadeh (IRI) to join the lead with WIM Ngoc Thuy Duong Bach (VIE). Both are at 5.5/7 each. Three players are trailing Harshavardhan with a 5/7 score. WFM Bhagyashree Patil and IM Avinash Ramesh won Silver and Bronze medal in the Rapid event in Under-18 Girls and Open category respectively. Harshavardhan will face Eric Labog Jr. (PHI) and Rakshittta will face compatriot Femil Chelladurai in the penultimate round. Round 8 starts tomorrow at 9 a.m. local time, 11:30 a.m. IST. Photo: Shahid Ahmed

Bhagyashree Silver and Avinash Bronze in Under-18 Rapid

Asian Junior Chess Championships 2022 started with the Rapid event. The National Under-17 and Under-18 Girls champion, Asian Youth and Western Asia Under-18 Girls double Gold medalist, WFM Bhagyashree Patil scored 4.5/7 to secure in the Under-18 Girls category. IM Avinash Ramesh scored 4/7 to win a Bronze medal in Under-18 Open category.

IM Harshavardhan G B is the sole leader 5.5/7 | Photo: Shahid Ahmed

WIM Rakshitta Ravi shares the lead with WIM Ngoc Thuy Duong Bach (VIE) | Photo: Shahid Ahmed

Harshavardhan - Eldiar, Round 3

Position after 38...e5

38...Bd4/Qe3 would have been fine for Black. Find out why 38...e5 is a blunder. Harshavardhan spotted in correctly and won the game in the next few moves.

Harshavardhan - Utsab, Round 7

Position after 22...Qh5

White could have taken the e6-pawn right away. 23.Nxe6 Bxe6 24.Rxe6 Nf2 25.Qc3+ Kb8 26.Rd4 and White probably would have finished the game much earlier.

Rakshitta - Anousha, Round 2

Position after 37.Qf2

37.Qf2 works due to the fact that Black's back rank is quite weak. 37...Qc8 38.Nf3 Rd8 39.Rc1 Rc7 40.Rh5+ Kg8 41.Rxc2 Rxc2 42.Qg3+ and White went on to win the game.

Rakshitta - Asgharzadeh, Round 7

Position after 31...Kh7

32.b6 works right away as Rxc3 33.Rc8 and White wins. White took a cautious approach 32.Nd1 Ng5 33.Be2 Nxe4 34.b6 Na6? 35.Ra8 and Black can no longer save the game.

Silver in Rapid Under-18 Girls - WFM Bhagyashree Patil 4,5/7

Bronze in Rapid Under-18 Open - IM Avinash Ramesh 4/7 | Photo: Shahid Ahmed

The Indian contingent with coaches GM FT Akash G and WIM FI Mrunaini Kunte | Photo: Akash G

Inauguration Ceremony | Photo: Akash G

A total of 32 players including 8 IMs in the Open and 20 players including 5 WIMs are taking part from Guam, Indonesia, India, Iran, Japan, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Malaysis, Mongolia, Philippines and Vietnam. The tournament is organized by Asian Chess Federation. It is taking place at Knights Templar Hotel in Tagaytay, Philippines from 19th to 25th November 2022.

Replay Round 1-7 Open games

Replay Round 1-7 Girls games

Round 7 Open results

Rd.Bo.No. NameGrRtgPts.ResultPts.NameGrRtg No.
712
IMHarshavardhan G B24261 - 0Utsab Chatterjee2349
6
725
FMHakemi Arman241241 - 0IMNeelash Saha2436
1
7615
Daluz Christian Mark20101 - 0IMAvinash RameshU182338
8
7717
Dau Khuong DuyU161993½ - ½IMRaahul V S2311
11

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Round 8 pairings

Rd.Bo.No. NameGrRtgPts.ResultPts.NameGrRtg No.
8114
Labog Eric Jr.21385IMHarshavardhan G B2426
2
831
IMNeelash Saha2436Daluz Christian Mark2010
15
856
Utsab Chatterjee23494Dau Khuong DuyU161993
17
8711
IMRaahul V S231144Dziththauly Ramadhan2194
12
8920
Santiaguel Jerico M.1646IMAvinash RameshU182338
8

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Round 7 Girls results

712
WIMRakshitta Ravi22191 - 05WFMAsgharzadeh Mitra2001
8
734
WIMNurgali Nazerke21974½ - ½Femil Chelladurai1657
15
769
WFMBhagyashree Patil192131 - 0Sadey Rinoa Mariel1819
12
71019
Layog Keira Hailey021 - 02Susmita Bhowmick1331
17

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Round 8 Girls pairings

8115
Femil Chelladurai16575WIMRakshitta Ravi2219
2
849
WFMBhagyashree Patil19214WIMKairbekova Amina2212
3
8817
Susmita Bhowmick133123WCMChua Jia-Tien1858
10

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Final standings in Rapid Open

Rk.SNo NameGrFEDRtgPts. TB1  TB2  TB3  TB4  TB5 
17
IMConcio Michael Jr.U18PHI22606,525,526,5019556
210
FMOrozbaev EldiarU16KGZ22445,527,530,5020115
314
Dziththauly RamadhanINA209452930020864
43
IMHarshavardhan G BIND233352427021354
55
IMGan-Erdene SugarMGL2319523,526,5020385
61
IMQuizon DanielU18PHI23544,525,528,5021584
74
FMSapenov DaniyalU16KAZ23314,523,526019824
89
Utsab ChatterjeeIND224543032021843
98
FMHakemi ArmanIRI2245427,529,5020964
1012
IMRaahul V SIND223342729020064

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Final standings in Rapid Girls

Rk.SNo NameGrFEDRtgPts. TB1  TB2  TB3  TB4  TB5 
15
WFMZahedifar AnahitaIRI19965,527,530,5019435
23
WIMNurgali NazerkeU18KAZ20695,524,527,5018275
34
WIMBach Ngoc Thuy DuongVIE2064525,529019045
42
WIMSerikbay AsselKAZ208152528019284
58
WFMBhagyashree PatilU18IND18814,52930018534
61
WIMKairbekova AminaU18KAZ21194,52730019344
76
WFMMahdian AnoushaIRI198142730018913
87
WFMAsgharzadeh MitraIRI19593,525,527,5017573
915
Femil ChelladuraiU18IND14623,522,523,5017643
1013
Tan Mary JoyPHI16403,522,522,5017523

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Asian Chess Federation

Tournament Regulations