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PSPB takes sole lead in both Open and Women's category in National Team 2018

by Shahid Ahmed - 10/02/2018

PSPB reigns supreme in both open and women section of 38th National Team and 16th National Team Championship for Women 2018 at the end of round 4 and 3 respectively. In open category, RSPB-A drew with RSPB-B, AAI defeated Odisha-A asnd Sports Control Board lost to LIC. GM M Shyam Sundar was held to a draw by 14-year old Sambit Panda of Odisha-A. Among women, AAI lost to PSPB, Air India whitewashed Punjab and Tamil Nadu defeated Odisha-KIIT. WIM Srija Seshadri of AAI defeated WGM Mary Ann Gomes of PSPB. The report contains games, analysis and photos from round 4 in open category and rounds 3 in women's category. Photos by IA Gopakumar Sudhakaran

PSPB asserts early dominance after the conclusion of day 3 in 38th National Team and 16th National Team Championship for Women 2018

PSPB defeated Air India by 3-1 and took a sole lead after the end of round 4 | Photo: Gopakumar Sudhakaran

GM Srinath Narayanan of Air India managed to draw despite having an inferior position in the endgame against GM Surya Sekhar Ganguly of PSPB

GM G N Gopal of PSPB made a quick work of GM Tejas Bakre of Air India in just 24 moves in Sicilian Dragon Yugoslav Attack

AAI lost to PSPB 1.5-2.5 | Photo: Gopakumar Sudhakaran

WIM Sakshi Chitlange held WGM Soumya Swaminathan to a draw | Photo: Gopakumar Sudhakaran

In a Classical Caro-Kann Defence, WIM Sakshi Chitlange of AAI allowed WGM Soumya Swaminathan to have some chances with 24.g5 but she chose to play 24.Rc1 instead, which turned things in favor of Sakshi. However both settled for a perpetual draw in a Queen ending eventually.

IM Padmini Rout of PSPB defeated WFM V Varshini of AAI by maneuvering her King beautifully throughout the endgame which gave her a huge advantage.

RSPB maintains harmony on and off the board as RSPB-A drew all their games with RSPB-B (2-2) | Photo: Gopakumar Sudhakaran

GM Shyam Sundar of AAI was held by 14-year old boy of Odisha-A, Sambit Panda | Photo: Gopakumar Sudhakaran

Despite getting good winning chances (32...Rd8), the 14-year old boy Sambit Panda of Odisha-A was unable to capitalize as he lacked experience against GM Shyam Sundar of AAI in Caro-Kann Exchange Variation and Panov-Botvinnik Attack.

Round 4 on 2018/02/10 at 10:00
Bo.1  Petroleum Sports Promotion BoardRtg-4  Air IndiaRtg3 : 1
1.1GM
Ganguly, Surya Shekhar
2650-GM
Narayanan, Srinath
2530½ - ½
1.2GM
Adhiban, B.
2643-IM
Swayams, Mishra
2439½ - ½
1.3GM
Gopal, G.N.
2593-GM
Bakre, Tejas
24441 - 0
1.4GM
Karthikeyan, Murali
2585-IM
Satyapragyan, Swayangsu
23981 - 0
Bo.3  Railway Sports Promotion Board - ARtg-5  Railway Sports Promotion Board - BRtg2 : 2
2.1GM
Deepan, Chakkravarthy J.
2516-IM
Nitin, S.
2402½ - ½
2.2IM
Karthikeyan, P.
2464-GM
Laxman, R.R.
2456½ - ½
2.3GM
Swapnil, S. Dhopade
2531-IM
Das, Arghyadip
2443½ - ½
2.4GM
Thejkumar, M. S.
2500-IM
Shyaamnikhil, P
2394½ - ½
Bo.2  Airport Authority of IndiaRtg-10  Odisha-ARtg3½: ½
3.1IM
Stany, G.A.
2500-
Baivab, Mishra
21391 - 0
3.2GM
Narayanan.S.L,
2573-
Rakesh, Kumar Nayak
20471 - 0
3.3GM
Shyam, Sundar M.
2521-
Panda, Sambit
2085½ - ½
3.4IM
Rajesh, V A V
2315-
Nayak, Rajesh
22631 - 0
Bo.17  Defence Accounts Sports Control BoardRtg-6  Life Insurance CorporationRtg1 : 3
4.1
Vikesh, Nandan Kumar
1838-GM
Sriram, Jha
23880 - 1
4.2
Chandrasekhar, M K
1836-IM
Sharma, Dinesh K.
22380 - 1
4.3
Pradip, Tiwari
1948-IM
Deshmukh, Anup
22840 - 1
4.4
Ajay, Kumar Rai
1859-
Bhandarkar, Dinesh
17031 - 0
Bo.7  Bengal Chess-ARtg-14  AssamRtg3½: ½
5.1
Bose, Sayan
1963-
Santanu, Borpatra Gohain
19891 - 0
5.2
Debarshi, Mukherjee
2303-
Trailokya, Nanda
19691 - 0
5.3
Sumit, Kumar
2191-
Singh, Soram Rahul
19511 - 0
5.4
Arpan, Das
2192-
Neelabh, Jyoti Borthakur
1794½ - ½

Air India soared to second position after the end of round 3 as they whitewashed Punjab 4-0 | Photo: Gopakumar Sudhakaran

Tamil Nadu defeated Odisha-KIIT 2.5-1.5 | Photo: Gopakumar Sudhakaran
Round 3 on 2018/02/10 at 10:00
Bo.3  Airport Authority of IndiaRtg-1  Petroleum Sports Promotion BoardRtg1½:2½
1.1WIM
Parnali, S Dharia
2144-IM
Karavade, Eesha
23860 - 1
1.2WIM
Chitlange, Sakshi
2089-WGM
Soumya, Swaminathan
2349½ - ½
1.3WIM
Srija, Seshadri
2252-WGM
Gomes, Mary Ann
23291 - 0
1.4WFM
Varshini, V
2103-IM
Padmini, Rout
23250 - 1
Bo.2  Air IndiaRtg-10  PunjabRtg4 : 0
2.1WGM
Kulkarni, Bhakti
2290-
Sharma, Deepanshi
12221 - 0
2.2IM
Vijayalakshmi, Subbaraman
2352-
Kaur, Mandeep
10361 - 0
2.3WGM
Meenakshi, Subbaraman
2193-
Gupta, Rashmi
11671 - 0
2.4WGM
Ramaswamy, Aarthie
2023-
Kaur, Parminder
10471 - 0
Bo.4  TamilnaduRtg-5  Odisha-KIITRtg2½:1½
3.1
Rindhiya, V
1848-
Smaraki, Mohanty
18141 - 0
3.2
Saranya, Y
1966-WFM
Salonika, Saina
21510 - 1
3.3
Divya, Lakshmi R (C)
1926-
Sribrinda, Rout
15641 - 0
3.4WFM
Saranya, J
2077-CM
Aparajita, Gochhikar
1740½ - ½
Bo.6  Life Insurance CorporationRtg-8  TelanganaRtg3½: ½
4.1WGM
Swati, Ghate
2222-AFM
Advaita, Sharma K
13021 - 0
4.2WGM
Kiran, Manisha Mohanty
2101-
Yagna, Priya Polisetty
11121 - 0
4.3WFM
Bindu, Saritha K.
1565-
Chaitanya, V.
1813½ - ½
4.4
Anagha, Yardi
1333-
Sanvee, R
01 - 0
Bo.9  Odisha-MCF-5Rtg-11  Himachal PradeshRtg3 : 1
5.1
Biswal, Gitashree
1452-
Santosh, Kumari
14391 - 0
5.2
Shruti, Snehi
0-
Chahat,
00 - 1
5.3
Rasmita, Kumari Patro
1073-
Aditri, Nag
01 - 0
5.4
Sarangi, Yashaswini
1149-
Nyasa, Zinta
01 - 0
Bo.13  KarnatakaRtg-12  Himachal Pradesh-ARtg4 : 0
6.1
Tejaswini, M P
0-
Arsha, Verma Sh Sanjay
01 - 0
6.2
Sakshi, S Auradkar
0-
Kiran,
01 - 0
6.3
Anvita, Aparanji
0-
Pingla, Devi
01 - 0
6.4
Sahana, Gobbur
0-
Suman, Devi
01 - 0

 

Previous round reports:

Odisha-KIIT held Air India to a draw in round 3 of 16th National Team for Women 2018

Surya Sekhar Ganguly held to a draw in the opening round of National Team 2018

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