#iiflwchess Juniors 01+02: Fluent Start for the Top Seeds
The top seeds were off to a fluent start in the first two rounds of the IIFL Wealth Mumbai International Juniors (Under-13) Tournament. The higher seeds were playing significantly lower ranked players. Andhra boy Gukesh D., just ten years of age with a rating of 2236, is the highest seed.
The first big upset happened on the ninth board when Gujarat's Moksh Doshi, with a rating of 1897, was held to a draw by the unheralded Stavin Jain who is rated 500 Elo points below. On the tenth table, Shahil Dey, the tenth seed with a rating of 1886, suffered a shock defeat at the hands of Delhi girl Arya Ranjan who is rated just 1193.
In the second round of the Junior tournament, third-seeded Bengal boy Aronyak Ghosh was held to a draw by Om Manish Kadam. Kadam was rated more than 700 points below Aronyak. A total of 186 hungry juniors are competing from across India and five other countries. With a prize fund of Rs. 8 lakhs, the tournament is the richest junior chess championship in the world.
|Round 3 on 2016/12/28 at 09:30 am|
|1||Yutesh P||1694||IND||2.0||-||2.0||CM||Gukesh D||2236||IND||U10|
|2||FM||Mohammad Fahad Rahman||2213||BAN||2.0||-||2.0||Abhinessh S||1679||IND|
|3||Shelke Sankarsha||2175||IND||2.0||-||2.0||Dhrupad Kashyap||1618||IND|
|4||Spandan P Seth||1612||IND||2.0||-||2.0||Pranav V||2040||IND||U10|
|5||Sreeshwan Maralakshikari||1968||IND||U10||2.0||-||2.0||Chhabra Aakash||1609||IND|
|6||Jain Kashish Manoj||1609||IND||2.0||-||2.0||Anuj Shrivatri||1961||IND|
|7||Jishitha D||F||1955||IND||2.0||-||2.0||Mhatre Rahat Rahul||1607||IND|
|8||Kabir Belgikar||1594||IND||2.0||-||2.0||Aditya Guhagarkar||1876||IND|
|9||Manthan Kashyap Datta||1592||IND||2.0||-||2.0||Harshavardhan G B||1870||IND|
|10||Chandratreya Prachiti||F||1561||IND||2.0||-||2.0||Dhanush Ragav||1824||IND|
Text and Visuals by Priyadarshan Banjan