15 Apr Dharmik Talluri – Champion of the Week
Chess KLUB organises Weekly Tournaments to give an opportunity to all the students to explore their gameplay. Let’s see the results of the past week and some brilliant games our students played.
Chess KLUB Open Tournament
In the Chess KLUB Open Tournament held on Saturday; we had 77 students compete against each other, with Saket Reddy as our champion with a beautiful score of 6 out of 7.
In the 6th round, Saket played an incredible game against Vivaan Bhatt, our second runner up who had a score of 5.5. The game began with the Italian Game Opening, and Saket gained two open files for his Queen and Rook in the middle game.
The two then exchanged their queens and entered the end game with one rook each and an equal number of pawns. Saket then became a pawn up in the end game, and the two then exchanged their rooks as well. The game was then between Saket with two pawns and a king against Vivaan’s king and a pawn. On the 71st move, Vivaan’s king was trapped on the edge of the board, causing a stalemate.
In the second place, we had Rithika Thatipatri with a score of 6 on 8 as well.
Chess KLUB Beginner Tournament
In the Chess KLUB Beginner Tournament, we had Dharmik Talluri as our champion with a perfect score where he won all the rounds at the tournament. In second place we had Vihaan Sri followed by Johan Chavara in third place.
Dharmik played an interesting game against Johan in the last round. Johan opened the game with the Queen pawn and Dharmik became a Rook up in the opening. The two then exchanged queens and moved to the end game. On the 31st move, Dharmik cornered Johan’s king with his rook and bishop, forcing Johan to resign.
Chess KLUB Intermediate Tournament
In the Chess KLUB Intermediate Tournament, Vivaan Bhatt was at the top of the winner list with an incredible score of 6.5 out of 7 with his most exceptional being against Rishab Ghosh, who was our runner up with a score of 5 out of 7.
The game began with the Italian Game Opening and Rishab gained a pawn in the opening. In the middle game, Vivaan posed a Royal Fork on Rishab’s King and Queen giving Vivaan a huge advantage. This was son followed by Vivaan cornering Rihab’s king and checkmating him on the 22nd move.
In third place, we had Akilan Prabhu with a score of 4.5.
Chess KLUB Advanced Tournament
Advit Gupta was the champion with a wonderful score of 6 out of 7 followed by Adhvik Manoj with a score of 5 and Adithiyaa Vasudevan in third place with a score of 4.5.
Adhvik began the game with the English Opening and the game continued to be equal till the middle game. In the middle game, Adhvik blundered his queen on the 17th move, giving Advit a huge advantage. This loss forced Adhvik to resign, making Advit the winner.
Beginner Battle Tournament
In the Beginner Battle we had Eshan Kadri with a perfect win rate of 100%.
Eshan played an excellent game against our runner up Vishwanath Chungi who had a win rate of 67%, that began with the Vienna Game opening and the game continued to be significantly equal in the opening. In the middle game, Vishwanath blundered his knight giving Eshan a good advantage. This was followed by Vishwanath blundering his queen, giving Eshan a massive advantage.
This disdavntage forced Vishwanath to resign on the 25th move.
Intermediate Battle Arena
In the Intermediate Battle we had Ishan Priya at the top of the winner list with a great win rate of 81% who played a wonderful game against Evaan Nivin who had a win rate of 77%.
The game began with the Italian Game Opening and Evaan lost a minor piece in the opening. Ishan then became a pawn up in the middle game and the two then exchanged their queens. In the end game, Ishan gained a rook by posing a Rook pin on Evaan’s King and Rook. On the 46th move, Ishan checkmated Evaan’s king with his two rooks using a back rank checkmate.
In third place, we had Viraj Charizard with a win rate of 70%.
Advanced Battle Arena
Finally, we had the Advanced Battle with Adithiyaa Vasudevan as the champion with a win rate of 50%.
Adithiyaa played an engaging game against our runner up Sanjey Ramachandran, who had a win rate of 58%. The game began with the Italian Game : Classical Variation, and Sanjey won a pawn in the opening. In the middle game, Sanjey cornered Adithiyaa’s king and posed a serious attack. On the 16th move, Sanjey checkmated Adithiyaa’s king with his queen making Sanjey the winner of this game.
In third place, we had Kinjal Chatterjee with a win rate of 83%.
This week saw some fantastic results and even better games and we expect to see even better results in the following week.
Congratulations to all the winners.