01 Feb Aman Sreshta – Champion of the Month
Chess KLUB brings to you the results of our weekly tournaments with a gist of some of the best games seen through this week.
Chess KLUB January Championship
This week we had our monthly Chess KLUB championship where we had Aman Sreshta with a perfect score of 9 out of 9.
Aman played a wonderful game against our second runner up Saket Reddy where Aman opened the game with the Sicilian Defense. The two played some of the best moves suggested by the computer analysis and managed to maintain an equal game till the end game where the two played with their queens and pawns against each other.
Aman won a pawn in the end game that Saket was trying to convert into a passed pawn. This was followed by the two exchanging queens giving Aman an overall advantage. Aman managed to create a passed pawn first in the end game and created a queen. On the 63rd move, Aman checkmated Saket with his queen and king.
Saket stood third at this event with a score of 7 out of 9 and in second place we had Ishant Gandikota with a score of 7.5 out of 9.
Chess KLUB Beginner Tournament
In the Beginner Tournament held on Sunday, we had Vihaan Srinivasan as our champion with an incredible score of 6 out of 9 followed Sathvik Gonepudi, in second place, with a score of 6 out of 9 as well.
Our champion and runner up played a brilliant match in their last round. Sathvik made a knight blunder on the 7th move, followed by a Bishop blunder, giving Vihaan an advantage in the opening. Soon after this Sathvik posed a discovered attack on Vihaan’s queen that Vihaan missed empowering Sathvik with his queen. Unfortunately, in the middle game, Sathvik blundered his queen causing him to lose all the advantage he had gained. On the 16th move, Sathvik fell for a back rank checkmate making Vihaan the winner.
In the third place, we had Yuvan Yannamreddy with a score of 5 out of 9.
Chess KLUB Intermediate Tournament
Nikitha Kanagaraj was the champion at this week’s Intermediate Tournament, where we had a total of 43 participants, with a fantastic score of 8 out of 9.
Jethin Bastin, our runner up, with a score of 8 out of 9 as well, played a wonderful game against our winner. The game opened with Four Knights opening and the game continued to be relatively equal till the middle game where Jethin had two double pawns and two open rook files. The game continued and the two exchanged their major pieces and entered the end game with a knight each and equal number of pawns. Jethin managed to create a passed pawn in the end game first and created his queen. On the 67th move, Jethin checkmated Nikitha with two queens.
In the third position, we had Vivaan Bhatt with an incredible score of 8 out of 9 as well.
Chess KLUB Advanced Tournament
In the Advanced Tournament we had Saket Reddy with an amazing score of 4 out of 6 followed by Rudra Mishra in third place with a score of 3 out of 6.
The two shared an interesting match in their 5th round. The game opened with the Italian Game opening and Saket exchanged his two minor pieces for Rudra’s rook and pawn. The two then exchanged queens and Saket won two pawns in the middle game. The two extra pawns allowed Saket to make a passer pawn in the end game and on the 46th move he chackmated Rudra with his queen and king.
Beginner Battle Arena
In the second round of Beginner Tournaments we had Varad as our champion with an excellent win rate of 78%.
Varad played an engaging game against our runner up Eshan Kadri who had a win rate of 67%. The game opened with the Four Knights Defense and the game continued to be relatively equal in the middle game. Varad posed a discovered attack on Eshan’s queen. Eshan missed this attack and lost his queen early on in the game. This forced Eshan to resign making Varad victorious.
In the third place we had Ananya Kunam with a great win rate of 60%.
Intermediate Battle Arena
In the Intermediate Battle we had an incredible participation of 41 students with Jethin Bastin as our winner for the day with a record breaking win rate of 100% Jethin played an attacking game against Rushil Karande.
The game opened with the Italian Game classical variation and Jethin blundered his knight on the 8th move. Rushil played extremely well further and posed a deadly attack on Jethin’s king and won Jethin’s rook as well. Jethin soon got back into the game by winning Rushil’s rook by using a knight fork on Rushil’s rook and king. On the 22nd move Rushil missed a back rank checkmate and lost the match.
In the second place we had Vivaan Bhatt with a win rate of 89% followed by Adhvik Manoj in third place with a win rate of 88%.
Advanced Battle Arena
In this week’s Advanced Battle we had Sanjey Ramachandran as our champion with a win rate of 50% followed by Joshith Vurimi with a win rate of 40%.
Our winner and runner up played an engaging game in their last round. Sanjey opened the game with the Ruy Lopez opening and Sanjey won a minor piece in the opening giving him a significant advantage. On the 24th move, Joshith made another blunder allowing Sanjey to win a rook for a bishop, allowing Sanjey to gain an even higher advantage. The end game was between Sanjey’s rook and bishop against Joshith’s king.
Saket Reddy was our second runner up with a win rate of 67%.
As another week comes to an end, we feel a great amount of pride and joy to see these wonderful games and have such incredible players as a part of our institution.
Congratulations to all the winners.