MPL 34th National U-12 R9-10: Goutham and Shreya eye the championships
Goutham Krishna H (KER) ended Ethan Vaz's (Goa) unbeaten run in the ninth round of MPL 34th National Under-12 Chess Championship 2022. This win allowed him to catch up with Ethan. Top seed Arjun Adireddy (TEL) defeated Ethan, handing him his second consecutive loss of the day. Goutham drew with Mrinmoy Rajkhowa (ASM) to take sole lead 8.5/10. In the Girls event, top seed Shubhi Gupta (UP) defeated Prishita Gupta (DEL) before losing to Shreya G Hipparagi (MAH) in the penultimate round. Shreya has now taken sole lead 8.5/10. Goutham and Shreya are a win away from winning the tournament, while a draw would leave their fate on others' hands. Round 11 starts today at 10:00 a.m. IST today. Photo: Saishyam Srikanth
Tough day for Ethan
Six players in the Open and three in the Girls event are ready to catch up with the leaders at 8.0/10 each.
Open Round 9: Goutham - Ethan: 1-0
Ethan Vaz (Goa, 1772) suffered his first loss of the event against Goutham Krishna H (KER, 1609).
Aron Nimzowitsch said, “The passed Pawn is a criminal, who should be kept under lock and key. Mild measures, such as police surveillance, are not sufficient”. Black needed to put more effort into preventing the passed a-pawn from rolling easily down the board. 30...Bb4 is first of the few mistakes which enabled White to have little to no resistance. 31.Nxb4 Rxb4 32.h3 Rcb7 33.e4 Nd2 34.exd5 cxd5 35.Rd1 Rb2 36.a5 and White promoted the pawn into a queen in the next four moves.
Ajay - Mrinmoy: 0-1
Mrinmoy Rajkhowa (ASM, 1705) waited patiently for 46 moves before going for a break in the center against Ajay Santhosh Parvathareddy (UP, 1507). Still the resultant same color bishop ending was drawn too. However, the grind eventually paid off.
White needed to keep his bishop at d4 and move his king only. 83.Bg7 gave Black the breakthrough which he wanted. Can you find out the winning continuation for Black?
Round 10: Ethan - Arjun: 0-1
Ethan Vaz (Goa, 1772) suffered his second consecutive loss of the day against the top seed of the tournament, Arjun Adireddy (TEL, 1889).
White made a few incorrect decisions which landed him with a difficult position. 15.Rb1 Nxe3 16.fxe3 0-0 17.Ne4 Be7 18.Bd3 Bd3 19.Qxd3 Black attacked the center c5. White was unable to take control for the rest of the game.
Round 9 Girls: Prishita - Shubhi: 0-1
Prishita Gupta (DEL, 1417) went wrong in the endgame by overstretching her king. Top seed Shubhi Gupta (UP, 1610) correctly seized her opportunity.
Find out why 34.Kf3 is a mistake.
Round 10: Shubhi - Shreya: 0-1
Shreya G Hipparagi (MAH, 1552) beat the tournament sole leader, Shubhi Gupta (UP, 1610) to become the new sole leader. The top seed went for an ambitious plan.
20.Qh3 was unnecessary as Black can simply take cxd4 right away. Shreya opted for the safer approach 20...Kg7 21.Ne4 and now she took cxd4. It took a while for Black to convert the advantage into a win, however White never got more opportunity than to equalize in the endgame.
A total of 237 players in the Open and 134 players in the Girls tournament are taking part. It is organized by Mandya Chess Academy, Mandya District Chess Associationn and New Tumkur District Chess Association. Both tournaments are taking place at Hotel Amaravathi, Mandya, Karnatak from 9th to 14th April 2022. The eleven-round Swiss league tournament has a time control of 90 minutes + 30 seconds increment from move no.1
Replay Open Round 9-10 games
Replay Girls Round 9-10 games
Open Round 10 results
|1||2||AIM||Vaz Ethan||1772||GOA||8||0 - 1||7||Adireddy Arjun||1889||TEL||1|
|2||3||Mrinmoy Rajkhowa||1705||ASM||7||½ - ½||8||Goutham Krishna H||1609||KER||9|
|3||5||Tanmay Rajbongshi||1684||ASM||7||0 - 1||7||Vivaan Vijay Saraogi||1519||MAH||17|
|4||8||Aakash G||1611||TN||7||1 - 0||7||Sherla Prathamesh||1510||MAH||19|
|5||11||Aansh Nandan Nerurkar||1564||MAH||7||½ - ½||7||Nimay Agrawal||1470||HAR||26|
|6||12||Sathvik Adiga||1563||KAR||7||½ - ½||7||Haridev S||1492||TN||22|
|7||27||Darshan S||1463||TN||7||0 - 1||7||Reyan Md.||1522||BIH||16|
|8||41||AIM||Muthukumar Mukesh||1345||TN||7||1 - 0||6½||Sriram Adarsh Uppala||1345||TEL||42|
|9||4||Gaikwad Manas||1698||MAH||6½||1 - 0||6½||Challa Saharsha||1316||TEL||48|
|10||135||Rahul Ramakrishnan||1050||PUD||6½||½ - ½||6½||Sharnarthi Viresh||1549||MAH||13|
Round 11 pairings
|1||9||Goutham Krishna H||1609||KER||8½||8||Aakash G||1611||TN||8|
|2||1||Adireddy Arjun||1889||TEL||8||8||AIM||Muthukumar Mukesh||1345||TN||41|
|3||17||Vivaan Vijay Saraogi||1519||MAH||8||8||Reyan Md.||1522||BIH||16|
|4||4||Gaikwad Manas||1698||MAH||7½||8||AIM||Vaz Ethan||1772||GOA||2|
|5||22||Haridev S||1492||TN||7½||7½||Mrinmoy Rajkhowa||1705||ASM||3|
|6||26||Nimay Agrawal||1470||HAR||7½||7½||Sathvik Adiga||1563||KAR||12|
|7||18||Raihaan Zahid||1517||KAR||7||7½||Aansh Nandan Nerurkar||1564||MAH||11|
|8||27||Darshan S||1463||TN||7||7||Tanmay Rajbongshi||1684||ASM||5|
|9||13||Sharnarthi Viresh||1549||MAH||7||7||Vignesh Kannan P||1446||TN||28|
|10||38||Ehaan Shaikh||1369||TEL||7||7||Sadbhav Rautela||1543||UTT||14|
Girls Round 10 results
|1||1||AFM||Shubhi Gupta||1610||UP||8||0 - 1||7½||Shreya G Hipparagi||1552||MAH||3|
|2||5||Kalyani Sirin||1434||KER||7||0 - 1||7||Sherali Pattnaik||1343||UTT||9|
|3||7||Saparya Ghosh||1390||WB||7||1 - 0||7||Charvi A||1267||KAR||12|
|4||23||AFM||Aadya Gupta||1202||DEL||6½||1 - 0||6½||Arshiya Das||1569||TRI||2|
|5||17||ACM||Nivedita V C||1230||TN||6½||1 - 0||6½||Prishita Gupta||1417||DEL||6|
|6||33||Vidula Anbuselvan||1159||TN||6½||0 - 1||6½||WCM||Shriyana S Mallya||1277||KAR||11|
|7||28||ACM||Shanmathi Sree S||1174||TN||6||0 - 1||6||Singh Myra||1440||DEL||4|
|8||26||Nihira Koul||1183||MAH||6||1 - 0||6||Yasaswi Krishna Bommi||1357||AP||8|
|9||30||AFM||Shanjula Senthil||1168||KAR||6||1 - 0||6||Devaki Nandana||1266||AP||13|
|10||32||Vaishnavi S K||1164||TN||6||1 - 0||6||Arockiaraj Cheryl Nancee||1244||KAR||14|
Round 11 pairings
|1||3||Shreya G Hipparagi||1552||MAH||8½||8||Saparya Ghosh||1390||WB||7|
|2||9||Sherali Pattnaik||1343||UTT||8||8||AFM||Shubhi Gupta||1610||UP||1|
|3||11||WCM||Shriyana S Mallya||1277||KAR||7½||7½||ACM||Nivedita V C||1230||TN||17|
|4||5||Kalyani Sirin||1434||KER||7||7½||AFM||Aadya Gupta||1202||DEL||23|
|5||4||Singh Myra||1440||DEL||7||7||AFM||Shanjula Senthil||1168||KAR||30|
|6||12||Charvi A||1267||KAR||7||7||Vaishnavi S K||1164||TN||32|
|7||22||Saanvi Agarwal||1211||UP||7||7||Dheeptha B||1236||PUD||15|
|8||52||Kirthika B||1088||TEL||7||7||Nihira Koul||1183||MAH||26|
|9||2||Arshiya Das||1569||TRI||6½||6½||Vidula Anbuselvan||1159||TN||33|
|10||6||Prishita Gupta||1417||DEL||6½||6½||Anandhi P||1158||KAR||34|