05 Apr Advit Gupta – Champion of March 2021
Chess KLUB provides an opportunity to it’s students to display their skills practically at our Weekly Tournaments. Let’s take a look at this Week’s results and some incredible matches played by our students.
Chess KLUB March Championship
In the Chess KLUB Monthly Championship, we had Advit Gupta as our champion with a fantastic score of 7 out of 8 games, followed by Vivaan Bhatt in second place with 7 and Ishaan Priya in third place with a score of 7 as well.
Our champion played an exciting game against Vivaan, where the game began with the Italian Game Opening. While Advit was trying to gain a central pawn, Vivaan posed a serious threat to Advit’s king. Advit defended this threat, and the two then exchanged their queens. Vivaan then made a Rook blunder that forced him to resign on the 36th move, making Advit victorious.
Chess KLUB Beginner Tournament
In the Beginner Level Tournament held on Sunday, we had Vihaan Sri at the top of the winner list with a perfect score of 7 out of 7.
Vihaan played an engaging game against Esha Abhilash, where the game began with the Owen Defense. Vihaan brought his king out early into the game and won Esha’s knight in the middle game. Esha then blundered a bishop in the middle game, followed by Vihaan attacking Esha’s king.
Esha then lost her Queen to a Bishop pin that Vihaan posed on Esha’s Queen and King. On the 29th move, Vihaan checkmated Esha’s King. Esha concluded this event with a score of 4 out of 7, followed by Shashank Saladi.
Chess KLUB Intermediate Tournament
We had 37 students competing against each other in the Chess KLUB Intermediate Tournament, with Rishab Ghosh as our champion with a perfect 7 out of 7.
Rishab played a wonderful game against our runner up Aarav Kalangi where the game began with the Italian Game Opening. The two exchanged their Queens early into the game, and Aarav gained a minor piece post this exchange using a discovered attack. Rishab regained this piece as Aarav blundered a minor piece, followed by Rishab gaining a rook in the end game.
He, then created a passed pawn that he converted into a Queen and won the 69th move. Aarav completed this tournament with a score of 5.5, followed by Viraj Charizard with a score of 5.
Chess KLUB Advanced Tournament
In the Swiss Advanced Tournament held on Sunday, we had Vishnu Kannan with a great score of 4 out of 5, followed by Nikitha Kanagaraj in second place with a 4 as well.
The two played an exciting game against each other in the 5th round. The game opened with the Italian Game Opening, and Nikitha became a pawn up in the opening. Vishnu then exposed Nikitha’s king with a severe attack on her king, and Nikitha defended this attack by using her Queen. While protecting her king, Nikitha lost a minor piece, followed by the two exchanging their rooks. Vishnu then exected a back rank checkmate using his Queen on Nikitha’s king on the 28th move.
Siddharth Sanchula was our second runner up with a score of 3.
Beginner Battle Arena
On Wednesday we had another round of Beginner Level Tournament with Moksh Mehta as our Champion with an exceptional win rate of 90%.
Moksh’s most engaging game was against or second runner up – Vaibhav Lokeshwaran, who had a win rate of 33%. Vaibhav exchanged his Bishop for a pawn in the opening which was followed by Vaibhav gaining a rook a few moves later. Vaibhav then brought his Queen into Moksh’s king’s territory and threatened an attack on Moksh’s king. Vaibhav then unfortunately blundered his Queen giving Moksh an overall severe advantage. Moksh used this advantage to gain further material and checkmate Vaibhav’s king on the 25th move.
In second place we had Yatin with a win rate of 80%.
Intermediate Battle Arena
In the second Intermediate Tournament held, we had Ishan Priya as the winner with a lovely win rate of 72% followed by Sabarish Kailasam in second place with a win rate of 69% and Rishab Ghosh in third place with a perfect win rate of 100%.
Our champion and runner up played an aggressive game against each other. Ishan began the game with the Caro-Kann Defense and Ishan won a pawn in the middle game. Ishan then won another pawn and the two then exchanged their Queens. In the end game, Ishan won a minor piece followed by the two exchanging their rooks.
Ishan soon created a passed pawn that he converted into a Queen and checkmated Sabarish on the 50th move.
Advanced Battle Arena
Finally, we had the Advanced Battle Arena Tournament with Sanjey Ramachandran at the top of the winner list with a 67% win rate.
Sanjey played a fantastic game against Nikitha Kanagaraj, our runner up with a win rate of 38%, where the game began with the Italian Game Opening. Sanjey posed a Knight fork on Nikitha’s Rook and Queen in the middle game, making Sanjey an exchange up. This was followed by Sanjey winning another minor piece.
The two then exchanged their Queens and entered the end game, with Nikitha having one Rook and Sanjey having two. Sanjey then converted two of his pawns into Queens and checkmated Nikitha’s king with two Queens on the 53rd move.
Paarth Chowdhary was our second runner up with a win rate of 25%.
This week saw some incredible matches and some fresh names on the winner list. We hope to see similar results in the following weeks as well.
Congratulations to all the Winners!