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Vivaan Vishal Shah and Charvi are the MPL 34th National Under-10 Open and Girls Chess Champions

by Shahid Ahmed - 02/05/2022

In a dramatic turn of events, both top two boards of the Open section ended in draw. Vivaan Vishal Shah (GUJ) and Madhvendra Pratap Sharma (MP) both ended up with 9.0/11. However, Vivaan won the MPL 34th National Under-10 Open Chess Championship 2022 due to better tie-breaks. Madhvendra was placed second. Four players scored 8.5/11. Aansh Nandan Nerurkar (MAH) was adjudged third on tie-breaks. In the Girls event, Charvi A (KAR) won her final round game to win MPL 34th National Under-10 Girls Chess Championship 2022 with a massive two points ahead of the field. Aadya Ranganath (KAR) secured sole second place 8.5/11, followed by Hanya Shah (GUJ) third with 8.0/11. Photo: Aditya Sur Roy

Gujarat and Karnataka dominate the podiums

A total of ₹500000 prize fund was distributed among the top 15 finishers in each Open and Girls event. Top three prizes were ₹70000, ₹50000 and ₹35000 along with a trophy each respectively. A fun fact: Both Open and Girls event champion started the tournament as the second seeded player.

Charvi A (KAR) and Vivaan Vishal Shah (GUJ) are the winners of MPL 34th National Under-10 Girls and Open Chess Championship 2022 | Photo: Aditya Sur Roy

Champion in Open - Vivaan Vishal Shah (GUJ) 9.0/11 | Photo: Aditya Sur Roy
"I want to become the youngest World Champion" - Vivaan Vishal Shah | Video: ChessBase India

Vivaan Vishal Shah made a strong comeback by scoring a double hat-trick, after suffering a loss in the third round

Champion in Girls - Charvi A (KAR) 10.5/11 | Photo: Aditya Sur Roy
I want to dedicate my championship to Puneeth Rajkumar - Charvi A | Video: ChessBase India
More corporates should come forward to support chess | The parents of MPL 34th National Under-10 Girls Champion | Video: ChessBase India

Charvi A scored an unbeaten 10.5/11, including a win streak of seven games and gained 86 Elo rating points

Runner-up in Open - Madhvendra Pratap Sharma (MP) 9.0/11 | Photo: Aditya Sur Roy
The 8-Year-Old boy who is all set to conquer the world of chess | Madhvendra Pratap Sharma | Video: ChessBase India

Runner-up in Girls - Aadya Ranganath (KAR) 8.5/11 | Photo: Aditya Sur Roy

Second Runner-up in Open - Aansh Nandan Nerurkar (MAH) 8.5/11 | Photo: Aditya Sur Roy

Second Runner-up in Girls - Hanya Shah (GUJ) 8.0/11 | Photo: Aditya Sur Roy
I trained for Ten-Twelve hours every day for the tournament | Hanya Shah | Video: ChessBase India

Top 3 finishers in Open and Girls (L to R) - 3rd Aansh Nandan Nerurkar (MAH), 1st Vivaan Vishal Shah (GUJ), 2nd Madhvendra Pratap Sharma (MP), 3rd Hanya Shah (GUJ), 2nd Aadya Ranganath (KAR) and 1st Charvi A (KAR) | Photo: Aditya Sur Roy

Open: Madhvendra - Shaashvat: 0.5-0.5

Shaashvat Gupta (MAH, 1156) had a few chances to spoil Madhvendra Pratap Sharma's (MP, 1527) tournament.

Position after 17.Bd4

17...e5 first followed by d5 would have been very effective for Black as there are several threats looming large. Instead, Black opted for 17...d5 first. After 18.e5 Ne4 19.Rhe1 now b4 is still good for Black. 19...Nxc3 was played 20.Bxc3 and White is out of the woods. Black had a few more chances to stir up trouble for White, however he did not seize them.

Madhvendra Pratap Sharma (MP) - Shaashvat Gupta (MAH): 0.5-0.5 | Photo: Aditya Sur Roy

Aansh Nandan Nerurkar (MAH) - Vivaan Vishal Shah (GUJ): 0.5-0.5 | Photo: Aditya Sur Roy

Girls: Anaya - Charvi: 0-1

Anaya Agarwal (TEL, 1171) went wrong early in the middlegame. Charvi A (KAR, 1291) spotted it with ease.

Position after 16.e5

16...cxd3 is one of the ways for Black to seize the advantage. In the game, Charvi chose the simpler 16...Nh5 17.Qg4 Bxf3 18.Rxf3 dxe5 19.Qxc4 Rac8. Soon she gained material in five more moves and went on to win the game comfortably.

Charvi A (KAR) did not slow down after winning the tournament as she breezed through another victory against Anaya Agarwal (MAH) | Photo: Aditya Sur Roy

Photo Gallery

4th Shaashvat Gupta (MAH) 8.5/11 | Photo: Aditya Sur Roy

4th Tanusri S (TN) 8.0/11 | Photo: Aditya Sur Roy

5th Niladri Banerjee (WB) 8.5/11 | Photo: Aditya Sur Roy

5th Siddhi Rao (KAR) 7.5/11 | Photo: Aditya Sur Roy

6th Madhesh Kumar S (PUD) 8.5/11 | Photo: Aditya Sur Roy

6th Krupha S Ukkali (KAR) 7.5/11 | Photo: Aditya Sur Roy

7th Krishay Jain (WB) 8.0/11 | Photo: Aditya Sur Roy

7th Vedika Pal (MAH) 7.5/11 | Photo: Aditya Sur Roy

8th Mayukh Majumder (WB) 8.0/11 | Photo: Aditya Sur Roy

8th Reya Banker (GUJ) 7.5/11 | Photo: Aditya Sur Roy

Champion Vivaan Vishal Shah with his fellow participants from Gujarat and their parents | Photo: Aditya Sur Roy

Vivaan Vishal Shah with his mother and his sister | Photo: Aditya Sur Roy

Charvi A with her parents | Photo: Aditya Sur Roy

Madhvendra Pratap Sharma with his parents | Photo: Aditya Sur Roy

The Arbiters team | Photo: Aditya Sur Roy
The Finale | MPL 34th National Under-10 Open and Girls Chess Championship | Video: ChessBase India

For more Round 11 and Prize distribution ceremony photos, please click here.

A total of 149 players in the Open and 89 players in the Girls tournament took part. It was organized by Crown Trust. Both tournaments were held at The Kangra Fort, Barnai, Jammu from 26th April to 1st May 2022. The eleven-round Swiss league tournament had a time control of 90 minutes + 30 seconds increment from move no.1.

Replay Open Round 11 games

Replay Girls Round 11 games

Open Round 11 results

14Aansh Nandan Nerurkar1572Maharashtra8½ - ½Vivaan Vishal Shah1611Gujarat2
25Madhvendra Pratap Sharma1468Madhya Pradesh½ - ½8Shaashvat Gupta1156Maharashtra39
3102Krishay Jain1044West Bengal80 - 1Madhesh Kumar S1461Puducherry105
426Pranav Sai Ram R S1298Tamil Nadu½ - ½Mayukh Majumder1406West Bengal7
517Niladri Banerjee1288West Bengal1 - 0Rudradaman Mertia1140Rajasthan37
613Apaar Saxena1391Karnataka7½ - ½7Jagreet Misra1225Delhi27
747Badole Shaunak1102Maharashtra70 - 17Rishabh Kumar1235Delhi15
821Siddhanth Poonja1315Karnataka71 - 07Tarun Tapaan Shashikumar Pillay1156Tamil Nadu33
930Ritesh Maddukuri1215Telangana0 - 1Adhiraj Mitra1243Jharkhand8
109Shashveen A K1389Delhi1 - 0Abhir Prabhu1282Goa31


Final standings

Rk.SNoNameRtgIClub/CityPts. TB1  TB2  TB3  TB4  TB5 
12Vivaan Vishal Shah1611Gujarat9,073,077,062,250,08
25Madhvendra Pratap Sharma1468Madhya Pradesh9,072,076,559,000,08
34Aansh Nandan Nerurkar1572Maharashtra8,575,078,057,250,06
439Shaashvat Gupta1156Maharashtra8,571,576,056,000,07
517Niladri Banerjee1288West Bengal8,568,072,052,500,08
6105Madhesh Kumar S1461Puducherry8,566,570,052,500,07
7102Krishay Jain1044West Bengal8,077,583,559,250,06
87Mayukh Majumder1406West Bengal8,072,077,054,500,06
926Pranav Sai Ram R S1298Tamil Nadu8,069,073,550,750,05
1015Rishabh Kumar1235Delhi8,067,570,549,500,07
1121Siddhanth Poonja1315Karnataka8,067,068,547,000,07
1213Apaar Saxena1391Karnataka7,569,073,546,500,06
1327Jagreet Misra1225Delhi7,567,571,043,000,06
1418Sanjay Narayanan P S1286Tamil Nadu7,567,071,546,500,06
1512Pavan Karthikeya Varma Gunturi1312Telangana7,565,070,047,750,05


Girls Round 11 results

18Anaya AgarwalU101171Telangana70 - 1Charvi AU101291Karnataka2
24Banker ReyaU101195Gujarat7½ - ½8Aadya RanganathU101127Karnataka12
313Tanusri SU101111Tamil Nadu71 - 0Siddhi RaoU101127Karnataka10
481Tripurambika VU100Andhra Pradesh70 - 17Hanya ShahU101169Gujarat11
53Krupha S UkkaliU101221Karnataka1 - 0Pooja Shree RU100Tamil Nadu61
614Pal VedikaU101101Maharashtra1 - 0Maitreyi MondalU101215West Bengal6
770Saranya Devi NarahariU101271Telangana1 - 0Niharika ChakrabortyU101157Jharkhand9
820Charudharshini RU101045Tamil Nadu1 - 0Varniga RU100Andhra Pradesh85
943Jyotika SahooU100Odisha½ - ½Navieka JaiswalU100Jharkhand54
1076Swadha Sunil DatirU100Maharashtra61 - 06Alankrita SharmaU101451Jammu And Kashmir1


Final standings

Rk.SNoNameRtgIClub/CityPts. TB1  TB2  TB3  TB4  TB5 
12Charvi A1291Karnataka10,571,076,072,000,010
212Aadya Ranganath1127Karnataka8,566,068,551,000,07
311Hanya Shah1169Gujarat8,075,080,555,000,07
413Tanusri S1111Tamil Nadu8,072,074,049,750,07
510Siddhi Rao1127Karnataka7,572,076,047,000,07
63Krupha S Ukkali1221Karnataka7,570,575,047,000,07
714Pal Vedika1101Maharashtra7,568,072,043,500,07
84Banker Reya1195Gujarat7,567,573,048,000,06
920Charudharshini R1045Tamil Nadu7,564,067,540,000,06
1070Saranya Devi Narahari1271Telangana7,560,064,041,000,06
1154Navieka Jaiswal0Jharkhand7,073,079,051,000,04
128Anaya Agarwal1171Telangana7,070,074,040,250,06
1343Jyotika Sahoo0Odisha7,067,572,044,000,05
1433Arpita Patankar0Gujarat7,065,568,040,000,06
1557Panya Goel0Delhi7,065,067,040,500,04


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