18 Dec Adhvik Manoj – Champion of the Week
Chess KLUB hosts weekly tournaments to give opportunities to students to explore their games practically. Let’s take a look at the best games that took place this week and the spectacular winner list.
Our Weekly Chess KLUB Swiss Open Tournament was held on 6th November with Sabarish Kailasam as the champion with a perfect score of 7 rounds out of 7. Sabarish played his best game against the runner up Havish Venkat, who had a score of 6 points. The game began with the Queen’s Gambit Declined, and Sabarish tapped Havish’s Bishop in the middle game, which won Sabarish material.
Sabarish then won another piece by posing a discovered attack which was followed by the two players exchanging their Queens. Post the exchange, Sabarish won another Rook which posed Havish resigned on the 30th move. The second runner up at this event was Aaroosh Reddy, who had a score of 5 points.
On Sunday, we had our Weekly Classic Arena Tournament, where we had Adhvik Manoj at the top of the winner list with an excellent win rate of 71%. Adhvik played his most interesting match against the second runner up Adithiyaa Vasudevan, who had a win rate of 64%. The game began with the Petroff Defense, and the two brought their Queens out early into the game.
Adithiyaa then posed an attack and entered Adhvik’s King’s territory in the middle game. Soon after, Adhvik was checkmated by a back rank checkmate. In second place, we had Nikitha Kanagaraj, who had an excellent win rate of 80%.
The Intermediate Battle Arena Tournament was held on Monday, with Kush Purohit in first place with a perfect win rate of 100%. Kush played an exceptional game against the runner up Roshan Naik, who had a win rate of 40%. The game began with the Ruy Lopez Opening, and Roshan became material up in the middle game by posing a fork on Kush’s King and Rook.
Kush then won a few free pawns, and Roshan posed an attack on Kush’s King, which allowed him to win another piece.
This was followed by Kush posing a strong attack on Roshan’s King, forcing Roshan’s King to move out of the final rank. The two players then exchanged their Queens and moved to the end game. In the end game, Kush had multiple passer pawns, which forced Roshan to resign on the 52nd move. In third place, we had Aarav Patel with a perfect win rate of 100% as well.
Finally, we had the Chess KLUB Classic Arena Tournament, where we had Aariv Upadhyay as our Champion, who had a perfect win rate of 100%, and he played his most aggressive game against the second runner up Venkata Haricharish Maddeboina. The game began with the Italian Game Opening, and the two exchanged their Queens early into the game.
Aariv then won a few pawns, and Venkata posed perpetual checks upon Aariv’s King which forced Aariv’s King to move out of the last rank. Venkata then captured a bunch of free pawns but Aariv created a passed pawn and Venkata lost his Rook while stopping the pawn from becoming a Queen. Venkata then resigned on the 38th move. The runner rup at this event was Jethin Bastin.
This week saw some exceptional games and a brilliant winner list. We hope to see similar results every week.