Trisha Kanyamarala leads in under-13, Kush, Lakshana and Nityata aiming for the gold
Tarun and Trisha Kanyamarala continue their coverage of the World Schools 2018 that is currently taking place in Albania. Trisha is currently in the top position with 4.5/6 in the girls under-13 section. For Indians three players are doing really well. They are Kush Bhagat in the under-9 section, Lakshana Subramanian in the under-7 girls section and Nityata Jain in the under-15 girls section. We also have pictures of the event sent to us by Rekha Nahar. Indians are having a tough time with the food and also being forced to change their rooms, but their morale is still very high!
All chess players from India are facing problems with the Albanian food. This is the feedback we got by interacting with most of the parents. Sunset is the best view and something that should not be missed. It is an amazing view and a great feeling to do our reports for ChessBase India from the Adriatic sea coast.
A win and loss became a every day routine in my daily life. After a big defeat in round three, which was due to my aching throat, I am now back on my feet after a hot water gargle!
Round four was an interesting one where two top Indians Kush Bhagat and Aarav Lakhani fought it out against each other. Aarav won that game, but Kush is currently doing very well with 4.5/6 and in the second position in the under-9 section.
In under 13 category the most important category, compared to any age categories, it is Babazada Khazzar from Azerbaijan who looks strong. We support him and we like his way of tactics. It is very strange to see, there are no Indians participating in the premier catergory of under 13.
In under 15 category, Romanian Bulau is sole leader and you can see the Romanian supporters for him in the below picture:
The only Indian Girl, the star player of Indore, Nityata Jain. came back positively after a draw in the first round by winning four out of her next five rounds and is in with great chances of a medal.
Overview of Indian performance until round 6
|19||Ishaan Singh Khanuja||0||IND||0||½||1||1||0||1||3,5||14||0||0,00||U7|
|21||Khandhadia Nivaan Rathin||0||IND||0||0||0||1||1||0||2,0||26||0||0,00||U7|
|26||Rajveer Pinkesh Nahar||1097||IND||0||0||1||1||½||1||3,5||19||40||54,00||U9|
|6||Anaishaa Pinkesh Nahar||0||IND||1||1||0||0||0||0||2,0||20||0||0,00||G7|
|18||Kolagatla Alana Meenakshi||0||IND||0||0||1||1||1||0||3,0||18||0||0,00||G7|
|21||Luxshana B K||0||IND||1||1||0||1||0||1||4,0||5||40||0,00||G7|
|11||Indira Priyadharshini Subbu||1161||IND||1||0||1||½||1||0||3,5||10||40||-10,80||G9|
|14||Kiyarra Sunil Khaturia||1390||IND||1||½||1||0||1||0||3,5||10||40||47,20||G13|
Overview of Irish performance
About the author:
Tarun (right) and Trisha (left) Kanyamarala are the strongest juniors of Ireland. They recently changed their nationality from being Indians to Irish citizens. They do not go to school and have dedicated their life in improving at chess. They have been travelling since last four months playing one tournament after another. They are also entrepreneurs and founders of ATC - Anytime Chess.