Vihaan Thota – Champion of the Week

Vihan Thota - Champion of the Week

 

Chess KLUB brings to you the weekly tournaments to help boost your gameplay. Hence, here we are sharing with you the results of this month and some brilliant games.

Chess KLUB Swiss Open Tournament

In the Swiss Open Tournament held on Saturday, we had 76 participants, with Sabarish Kailasam as the champion with an excellent 6 out of 7.

Sabarish played an exciting game against Aman Sreshta, our second runner up who had a score of 6 out of 7 as well, in the third round. Aman opened the game with the Queen pawn, to which Aman responded with the Englund Gambit. Sabarish then brought his queen out to attack Aman’s pawn on b2.

While protecting this pawn, Aman made a few positional errors that exposed his king. Aman tried to pacify Sabarish’s attack by exchanging the queens and missed a checkmate in one while doing so.  Hence Sabarish managed a back rank checkmate early in the game.

In the second place, we had Advit Gupta with a score of 6 as well. 

Chess KLUB Beginner Tournament

On Sunday, we had our Beginner Level Tournament, where we had Vihaan Sri as our winner with a perfect score of 5 out of 5 games.

In second place, we had Vishwanath Chungi with a score of 3 out of 5. Our winner and runner up played a lovely game against each other. The game began more or less equal till Vishwanath blundered his bishop in the opening. This was followed by Vishwanath losing his rook as well, giving Vihaan a major advantage.

In the middle game, Vishwanath blundered his queen, followed by his other rook. Vihaan now had a massive advantage that Vihaan used to checkmate Vishwanath on the 33rd move.

In third place, we had Yeshwant with a score of 3 out of 5. 

Chess KLUB Intermediate Tournament

In the Intermediate Tournament, we had Vihaan Thota at the top of our winner list with a wonderful score of 6 out of 7, followed by Aarav Patel in second place with a 5.5 and Havish Venkat in third place with a score of 5.

Vihaan played an exceptional game against Amoolya Vikas, where the game began with the Four Knights Opening. Unfortunately, Amoolya made a queen blunder in the middle game, giving Vihaan a major advantage. Vihaan used this advantage to win Amoolya’s rook and further checkmated Amoolya on the 29th move.

Chess KLUB Advanced Tournament

Adhvik Manoj was the champion of the Advanced Tournament with a great score of 5.5 out of 7, and he played an intense game against Joshith Vurimi in the second round, who had a score of 5.5 as well.

The game began with the Queen’s gambit declined opening, and the game was significantly equal till the middle game. Adhvik then brought his queen out and attacked Joshith’s rook, and Joshith countered this attack by attacking the queen. The two repeated this position three times causing the game to end as a draw by three-fold repetition. In third place, we had Advit Gupta with a score of 5 out of 7.

Beginner Battle Arena

On Wednesday we had our Beginner Battle Arena where Eshan Kadri was the winner with a fantastic win rate of 86%.

Eshan played a wonderful game against Vishwanath Chungi in his final round, who was our second runner up with a win rate of 50%. The game began with the King’s Knight Opening and Eshan blundered his bishop in the opening. This was followed by Eshan trying to pin Vishwanath’s queen and king. Vishwanath protected this pin by bringing his knight in the middle, which Eshan attacked with his pawn. While attacking this knight, Eshan lost his rook.

Finally, Eshan did gain the queen but lost two rooks in exchange. As the game moved ahead, Eshan managed to win one of Vishwanath’s rook giving Eshan a strong advantage. This forced Vishwanath to resign on the 35th move.

In the second place, we had Ananya Kunam, who had a record-breaking win rate of 100%.

Intermediate Battle Arena

The next tournament held was the Intermediate Battle where we had Ishan Priya as our champion with a fabulous win rate of 75% followed by Rishab Ghosh in second place with a win rate of 70% and Evaan Nivin in third place with a win rate of 73%.

Ishan played an incredible game against Aarav Patel where the game began with the Italian Game Opening. In the middle game, Ishan echanged a rook and two pawns for Aarav’s two minor pieces. Ishan then posed an attack on Aarav’s king, that Aarav defended with his queen. While using his queen to defend his king, Aarav blundered his queen giving Ishan a huge advantage.

Ishan checkmated Aarav’s king with his queen and knight on the 20th move. 

Advanced Battle Arena

Finally, we had our Advanced Battle with Adhvik Manoj at the top of the winner list, with a win rate of 71% and his most engaging being against Kinjal Chatterjee, our second runner up, who had a win rate of 63%.

Adhvik opened the game with the Queen pawn and the two exchanged their queens early into the game. Adhvik gained a pawn in the middle game and followed this by posing a rook fork on Kinjal’s knight and king, making Adhvik a knight up. The two then exchanged the remaining pieces nd the end game was Kinjal’s king against Adhvik’s knight and a pawn.

Adhvik converted this pawn into a queen and checkmated Kinjal on the 60th move. Our runner up for this event was Sanjey Ramachandran with a win rate of 46%. 

Conclusion

This week saw some refreshing results on the winner list and some incredible games, and we hope to see the same in the following week as well. 

Congratulations to all the winners.

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