organized by Delhi Chess Association in alliance with Amity International School
Amity Delhi State Chess Festival organized by Delhi Chess Association in alliance with Amity International School got to a rousing start here at Amity International School, Saket today. This 25 days chess extravaganza has various category tournaments and serves as selection tournament for various National Chess Championships.
In the opening day, the Under-15 Open and Girls championship got underway and a total number of 69 players including former World Under-10 bronze medalist Prince Bajaj are participating. Top four players from both Open and Girls category will represent Delhi State in the forthcoming National Sub Junior Chess Championships.
In the open category, four players include top seed Prince Bajaj, second seed Rishi Thariani, Ram Gupta and Abir Sinha leading the table with perfect score after three rounds. In the third round, Prince overcame Parth Bhatia without much struggle on top table while Rishi defeated Anirudh Singh Negi. Ram Gupta beat Iqbal Singh and Abir Sinha got better off National Under-9 Champion Harshal Shahi in the third round encounters. Rishi Sardana and Manan Rai closely follow the leaders with a drift of half points. Four more rounds still left in this category.
Meanwhile in the girl’s category, top seed Arunima Kalra leads the table with 3 points from as many rounds and third seed Kesshni Bhasiin trails behind the leader with a drift of half points. Two more rounds still remain in this category.
Important Results (Round-3 Boys): Prince Bajaj (3) beat Parth Bhatia (2) ; Anirudh Singh Negi (2) lost to Rishi Thariani (3) ; Ram Gupta (3) beat Iqbal Singh (2) ; Harshal Shahi (2) lost to Abir Sinha (3) ; Abhishek Bansal (2) drew with Deep Kapoor (2) ; Varun Puri (2) drew with Raghav Malhotra (2) ; Rishi Sardana (2.5) beat Sarthak Bansal (1.5) ; Nirvaan Bharany (2) drew with Rishab Garg (2) ; Prachet Sharma (2) drew with Simar Pal Singh (2); Manan Rai (2.5) beat Utkarsh Khaneja (1.5).
Results (Round-3 Girls): Arunima Kalra (3) beat Madhurima Shekhar (2) ; Kesshni Bhasiin (2.5) drew with Himani Sharma (1.5) ; Vanshika Agarwal (2) beat Stuti Dewan (1) ; Palkin Kaur (.5) lost to Sharvi Goyal (1) ; Rachita Sharma (2) beat Sehaj Kaur (.5) ; Priyam Chaliha got bye
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