06 Apr 17 (Tashkent) :- Overnight sole leaders D Jishitha in Under-14 Girls and Sahiti Varshini in Under-10 Girls maintained sole lead with resounding victories in the seventh round of the Asian Youth Chess Championship at Hotel Grande Plaza on Thursday.
Continuing her fine run in the championship, Jishitha registered her seventh win from as many rounds stay at the top with perfect score. She defeated team mate Bommini Mounika Akshaya while Sahithi Varshini beat Ayaulum Kaldarova of Kazkhstan in seventh round battle to maintain her full point lead over team mate Savitha Shri and Shohradova Leyla of Turkmenistan.
In other categories, A R Ilamparathi took sole lead in Under-8 Open section after defeating Shams Mohammad Matin of Iran. Now he is enjoying half point lead over Alikhon Avazkhonov of the host nation with just two round remaining in the championship.
Aakanksha Hagawane in Under-18 Girls, Erigaisi Arjun in Under-14 Open and Divya Deshmukh in Under-12 Girls are the other Indians on lead at the end of seventh round matches. With six and half points in the kitty, Arjun shares the lead along with top seed Nodirbek Abdusattorov of Uzbekistan and Divya sharing the lead with Kamalidenova Merut of Kazakhstan with six points. Aakanksha have the company of top seed WGM Tokhirjonova Gulrukhbegim of Uzbekistan and Alinasab Mobina of Iran at top of point table with five and half points.
Round-7 Results of Indian Players :-
Under-18 Open :- Pranavanda V (4) lost to Tahbaz Arash of IRI (6.5); IM Makhnyov Denis of KAZ (5) drew with Kaustuv Kundu (5); Sai Vishesh C (4.5) beat Shvanov Georgiy of UZB (3.5).
Under-18 Girls :- Chandreyee Hajra (4) lost to WIM Aakanksha Hagawane (5.5); WIM Ivana Maria Furtado (4.5) lost to WGM Tokhirjonova Gurukhbeguim of UZB (5.5) Nguyen Thi Minh Thu of VIE (4) lost to Ananya Suresh (5).
Under-16 Open :- Mitrabha Guha (4) beat Bekutrov Tamerlan of KAZ (3).
Under-16 Girls :- Toshali V (4.5) drew with WFM Anwesha Mishra (4.5).
Under-14 Open :- Erigaisi Arjun (6.5) beat Daghli Arash of IRI (4.5)
Under-14 Girls :- Jishitha D (7) beat Bommini Mounika Akshya (4.5); Pham Tran Gia Thu of VIE (3.5) lost to Jyothsna L (4.5)
Under-12 Open :- Maghsoudloo Amir Ali of IRI (5) drew with Rohith Krishna S (5); Mukhamedov Khadiyatullo of UZB (4.5) drew with Pranesh M (4.5); Manish Anto Cristiano (4.5) beat Feng Jieming of CHN (3.5).
Under-12 Girls :- Heydari Zahra of IRI (4.5) lost to WFM Divya Deshmukh (6); Bhagyashree Patil (4) lost to Kamalidenvoa Meruet of KAZ (6); Rakshitta Ravi (5.5) beat Dhyana Patel (4); Chinnam Vyshnavi (5) beat Khabibullaeva Mokhinur of UZB (4); Kriti Mayur Patel (3) lost to Vuong Quynh Anh of VIE (4); Vishwa Vasnawala (3.5) lost to Shohradowa Lala of TKM (4.5).
Under-10 Open :- Tanmay Jain (5.5) drew with Saydaliev Akobirkhon of UZB (5); Dev Shah (4.5) beat Akylbek Zhaksylyk of KAZ (3).
Under-10 Girls :- Sahithi Varshini (6.5) beat Kaldarova Ayaulym of KAZ (4); Nguyen Linh Dan of VIE (4.5) lost to Savitha Shri B (5.5); Momunkulova Imannur of KGZ (3.5) drew with Riddhi R Patel (3.5).
Under-8 Open :- Shams Mohammad Matin of IRI (4) lost to Ilamparthi A R (6); Pham Tran Gia Phuc of VIE (5.5) beat Priyansh Das (4); Li Ziheng of CHN (3.5) lost to Sriansh Das (4.5)
Under-8 Girls :- Shefali A N (4.5) lost to Ho Ngoc Vy of VIE (5); Saineha R M (3.5) lost to Lkhadvajed Gantulga of MGL (4.5); Suhaani Lohia (3.5) beat Odilbekova Maftuna of UZB (2.5).
AICF link: http://aicf.in/blog/2017/04/07/jishitha-and-sahiti-maintain-sole-lead/