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National U-11: Manish Anto surprise winner

by Priyadarshan Banjan - 25/07/2016

The Suresh Agrawal Memorial 30th National Under-11 Chess Championships took place at Raipur, Chattisgarh. Around 220 youngsters from across the country in the tournament. The medal winners in this event secure a place in the Asian and World championship in the under-12 category. The Open tourney was surprisingly won by the seventeenth seed Manish Anto Cristiano of Tamil Nadu. The Girl's section was ýet-another-national-title' for Divya Deshmukh. An illustrated report.

National U-11: Manish Anto surprise winner

The Suresh Agrawal Memorial 30th National Under-11 Chess Championships took place at Shri Ramswaroop Niranjanlal Dharamshala in VIP Road in Raipur. Around 220 youngsters from across the country in the tournament. The medal winners in this event secure a place in the Asian and World championship in the under-12 category.

Open Category:

The tournament was expected to be a race between the top three seeds — Raunak Sadhwani (2084), Gukesh D. (2056), and Bharath S. (1896). Only Bharath managed to finish in the top-10!

 

Manish Anto Cristiano (1668) [Photo: Priyadarshan Banjan]

The first place went to Tamil Nadu's Manish Anto Cristiano, who started the tournament as the seventeenth seed. He was, in fact, tied for the first place with state-mate Pranesh M. (1746), but took the gold in the tie-break.

 

In the penultimate round, he played a beautiful game with the black pieces after his opponent recklessly moved his kingside pawns.

[Event "SURESH AGRAWAL MEMORIAL 30th NATIONAL U"]
[Site "SHRI RAMSWAROOP NIRANJANLAL D"]
[Date "2016.07.05"]
[Round "10.4"]
[White "Aaryan, Varshney"]
[Black "Manish, Anto Cristiano F"]
[Result "0-1"]
[ECO "A00"]
[WhiteElo "1681"]
[BlackElo "1668"]
[PlyCount "66"]
[EventDate "2016.06.28"]
[EventRounds "11"]
[EventCountry "IND"]
[SourceDate "2003.06.08"]
1. e4 e6 2. d4 d5 3. Nc3 Bb4 4. exd5 exd5 5. Bd3 Nc6 6. Nf3 Bg4 7. Be3 Nge7 8.
O-O f6 9. h3 Bh5 10. a3 Ba5 11. g4 Bf7 12. b4 Bb6 13. b5 Na5 14. Nh4 O-O 15. f4
Nc4 16. Bxc4 dxc4 17. Nf3 Nd5 18. Nxd5 Bxd5 19. c3 c6 20. bxc6 Bxc6 21. Qd2 Bc7
22. Rae1 Re8 23. Qb2 Qd5 24. Qc1 Re7 25. Bd2 Rae8 26. Rxe7 Rxe7 27. Qd1 b5 28.
Kf2 Re4 29. Qc1 g5 30. fxg5 Rxg4 31. Ke1 Qe4+ 32. Kd1 Qd3 33. Nh2 Bxh2 0-1

 

 

In the final round, Manish, with the white pieces, benefited from a faulty maneuver by his opponent.

[Event "SURESH AGRAWAL MEMORIAL 30th NATIONAL U"]
[Site "SHRI RAMSWAROOP NIRANJANLAL D"]
[Date "2016.07.06"]
[Round "11.1"]
[White "Manish, Anto Cristiano F"]
[Black "Sreeshwan, Maralakshikari"]
[Result "1-0"]
[ECO "B99"]
[WhiteElo "1668"]
[BlackElo "1850"]
[SetUp "1"]
[FEN "2r1k2r/4bppp/pq2p3/6P1/1p1NQP1P/8/PPP5/1KR4R b k - 0 22"]
[PlyCount "18"]
[EventDate "2016.06.28"]
[EventRounds "11"]
[EventCountry "IND"]
[SourceDate "2003.06.08"]
22... Rc4 $2 (22... O-O 23. Rhd1 $11) 23. Rcd1 O-O 24. b3 Rc7 25. f5 exf5 26.
Nxf5 Bc5 27. Qe5 f6 28. gxf6 Rxf6 29. Rd8+ Bf8 30. Ne7+ Rxe7 31. Qxe7 $18 1-0

 

 

 

 

 

Final Standings:

Rk. SNo   Name FED Rtg Club/City Pts.  TB1   TB2   TB3   TB4   TB5 
1 17   Manish Anto Cristiano F IND 1668 TN 9,0 0,5 8,0 72,5 77,0 61,50
2 10   Pranesh M IND 1746 TN 9,0 0,5 8,0 72,5 77,0 60,25
3 9   Rohith Krishna S IND 1761 TN 8,5 0,0 8,0 71,5 76,5 55,00
4 4   Pranav V IND 1857 TN 8,5 0,0 8,0 67,5 72,0 53,50
5 5   Sreeshwan Maralakshikari IND 1850 TEL 8,5 0,0 7,0 78,0 84,0 62,75
6 21   Mahitosh Dey IND 1658 ODI 8,5 0,0 7,0 71,0 76,5 56,75
7 8   Srihari L R IND 1765 TN 8,0 0,0 8,0 67,5 72,0 48,50
8 38   Harshit Ranjan Sahu IND 1433 ODI 8,0 0,0 8,0 67,0 71,0 48,50
9 3 CM Bharath Subramaniyam H IND 1896 TN 8,0 0,0 7,0 75,5 80,5 56,25
10 18   Samip Roy IND 1664 WB 8,0 0,0 6,0 67,0 72,0 50,25

Check the complete standings here.

Girls' Category: 

 Divya Deshmukh (1908)

That Divya Deshmukh of Maharastra won the tournament is no surprise. A veteran of age-group tournaments, winning a medal in almost every event she has bothered to play in, it was not a question of winning, but the margin with which she would win. This time, she lost a point, but nevertheless, wrapped up with 10.0/11.

 Rakshitta Ravi (1716) of Tamil Nadu was second with 9.0/10. (Photo: Pau Pascual Duran)

Final Standings:

Rk. SNo   Name FED Rtg Club/City Pts.  TB1   TB2   TB3   TB4   TB5 
1 1 WFM Divya Deshmukh IND 1908 MAH 10,0 0,0 10,0 72,5 78,0 70,50
2 2   Rakshitta Ravi IND 1716 TN 9,0 0,0 9,0 75,5 81,0 63,00
3 3   Bhagyashree Patil IND 1547 MAH 8,0 0,0 8,0 72,0 77,5 51,00
4 11   Kriti Mayur Patel IND 1379 MAH 8,0 0,0 8,0 63,5 68,0 46,00
5 5   Dhyana Patel IND 1446 GUJ 8,0 0,0 7,0 72,0 77,5 52,75

 Check the complete standings here.

 

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