21 Sep Saketh Reddy – A Surprise Package That Proved to be Deadly
The chessboard has 64 squares.
This means, there are 64 squares the king can use to defend himself and win this black and white battle.
Each square is a centre for brilliance, no matter how trivial it seems, even the edges matter. The same way, no matter how many tournaments you play, each one matters and is a centre for growth, hence we come back every week with a series of events that act as centres for your brilliance.
Chess KLUB Open Tournament
The most exciting game of the afternoon was Advit’s game against Nikitha Kanagaraj that lasted an intense 69 moves. The opening saw Nikitha creating double pawns due to the exchange of minor pieces. This disadvantage became an advantage when Advit blundered a knight that gave Nikitha a good advantage. Unfortunately, Nikitha blundered too many pawns in the middle game and end game which cost her the game eventually.
In the third place, we had Saketh Reddy Chavva with a win rate of 70%.
Chess KLUB Beginner Battle Arena Tournament
On Sundays, we have the Battle Arena Tournaments which begin with the Beginner Battle Arena Tournament.
Harshith Nelabhotla was the star of the afternoon with an incredible win rate of 89% with his most commendable game being against Nidhuren Vadivel that saw a great amount of attacking skills from both opponents. Although Nela got his bishop trapped and blundered his rook in the opening, Nidhuren blundered his queen giving Nela a significant advantage, allowing him to eventually win the game.
Chess KLUB Intermediate Battle Arena Tournament
The most gripping game at this event was between Rishab and our second runner up Utsav Khandelwal, who had a win rate of 50%. The game lasted a glorious 59 moves. Unfortunately, Utsav fell for a pin between his rook and king in the middle game and ended up losing his rook in the middle game. This gave Rishab a major advantage which showed it’s weight in gold in the end game making Rishab the winner of the game.
In the second place, we had Anish Akaram, who had a brilliant win rate of 75%.
Chess KLUB Advanced Battle Arena Tournament
On Sunday we also had the Chess KLUB Advanced Battle Arean Tournament where we see our masters battle against each other for three hours.
This week’s runner up, at this event, was Srithika Kasilingam with a marvelous win rate of 57%. The game that kept everyone on the edge this Sunday was between Srithika and Ritesh Bala, our second runner up for the day, who had a win rate of 38%.
This game saw a major turn of events.
Initially, Ritesh became an exchange up in the opening, this was followed by Srithika recovering this loss in the middle game. The end game saw Srithika blundering a lot of pawns followed by her losing her bishop. Soon after this Ritesh, blundered his rook leaving the position almost equal. The end game saw Ritesh left with a pawn and a knight and Srithika left with her king alone leading to a draw as the final result of the game.
Chess KLUB Beginner Battle Arena
On Wednesdays, we have another round of our Battle Arena Tournaments held for two hours.
The beginning is marked by the Beginner Battle Arena with Ayush Sarraf as the winner this week with an amazing win rate of 91%. The most thrilling game was Ayush’s match against our second runner up Vaishnavi Gampa, who had a win rate of 58%. The match was fairly equal till Vaishnavi thought she managed to checkmate Ayush, but she, unfortunately, missed the knight defending that square. This lead to Vaishnavi losing her queen and eventually the match as well.
In the second place, we had Reyansh Arora with a record-breaking win rate of 100%.
Chess KLUB Intermediate Battle Arena
The second event of the day is the Intermediate Battle Arena Tournament where we had 40 students battle against each other for two hours.
The champion at this event was Shiven Patel who had an admirable win rate of 92% with his best game being against Rushil Karande. The game was going fine till Rushil fell for a royal fork on the 18th move causing him to lose his queen in the middle game. This gave Shiven a major advantage allowing him to win the game eventually.
Chess KLUB Advaned Battle Arena
The final event for the week is the Chess KLUB Advanced Battle Arena where the experienced participants battle against each other for two hours.
The champion of the day was Saketh Reddy who had an excellent win rate of 61%. The most interesting battle was between him and our second runner up Devansh Pamecha who had a win rate of 54%. They both played some of the best moves in the opening according to the computer analysis until Devansh fell for a royal fork on the ninth move giving Saket a major advantage of being up by a queen and eventually converting this advantage into a victory.
In the second position, we had Rudra Mishra with an excellent win rate of 82%.
It always amazes us to see fresh names on our winner’s list and the games played always blow away our minds and make us extremely eager to see what comes next.
Congratulations to all the winners!