The 29th National Under 13 Chess Championship-2015 is being organized by Haryana Chess Association from 30 August to 7 September at the Government Girls College, Gurgaon.
One of the strong national competitions where youngsters will be encouraged for their next step, the National Under 13. Participants from 28 states are taking part in this championship in both Open and Girls sections.
With 194 participants in the Open section and 106 Participants in the Girls section, a total of 300 players are participating in this championship. The tournament is being conducted under the Swiss league system with 11 Rounds to play for 9 days, the time control for the event is 90 min plus 30 sec increment from move no.1.
In the Open section, among the 194 participants, there are 3 Candidate Masters and 139 rated players. The top seed of the event is Master Iniyan P from Tamil Nadu (Current National Champion of the same group which was held at Jamshedpur last Year) with an Elo of 2214.
In the Girls section, there are 3 Women Fide Masters, 4 Women Candidate masters and 74 Rated players. The top seed of the section is Miss Priyanka Nuttakki from Andhra Pradesh with an Elo of 2073.
At the end of Round 2, the top seeders were in a smooth sail.
In the Open section, top seed Iniyan P with black pieces chose a Sicilian Scheveningen variation with Dusyant Sharma of Punjab and gained his score in middle game itself in 29 moves. In the same section Board No.2, the game of Saurabh Anand from Bihar with Utsab Chatterjee of West Bengal was Sicilian Najdrof variation and it lasted for more than 3 hrs; Anand gained his score in 59 moves of play. In Board No.3, Manoj B Kulkarni of Karnataka lost his point to Erigasi Arjun of Andhra Pradesh; Arjun chose a Kings Indian Attack and won the game in 37 moves.
In the Girls section, top seed Priyanka Nuttakki of Andhra chose a French exchange variation with Chetna D of Telgana, scoring her point in 25 moves. In Board No.2, Vantika Agarwal of Delhi and Jain Nitayata of Madhya Pradesh played with the Fianchetto Grunfeld, Symmetrical Variation; Vantika won her point. In Board No. 3, Shreya Smruti Mohanty and Saina Solanika of Odisha played a regular English Opening. The game was equal in the middlegame, Saina gained her center pawn position slowly and converted it in her favour, winning the game.