Y Chakravarthy of Andhra Pradesh threw the SBI Life 5th National Amateur Chess Championship wide open with a win over CM Aditya Mittal in the penultimate round of the championship at Thakur College of Science & Commerce.
In a crucial encounter, CM Aditya Mittal, who at one stage was cruising at 7/7, lost the plot in the early middle game by losing two pawns however, he managed to salvage one back but was not able to find accurate continuation in the complex rook and pawn ending to lose out on move 72. The win propels Chakravarthy to top of the standings. Meanwhile, the overnight leader, Raahul V S and Omkar Kadav drew their game after 40 moves and now share the lead in a 3 way tie with Y Chakravarthy to set-up an interesting last round duel.
The youngsters in this event continues to shine as we see CM Raahil Mullick holding Dinesh Bhandarkar and Aditay Bandekar drawing with Rupesh Ranjan of Bihar
Key Results of Round 10:
|1||Raahul V S||2062||TN||8½||½ - ½||8½||Kadav Omkar||1865||MAH|
|2||CM||Aditya Mittal||2040||MAH||7½||0 - 1||8½||Chakravarthy Y V K||2055||AP|
|3||Audi Ameya||2089||Goa||7||8 - 0||7||Panesar Vedant||1882||MAH|
|4||Sharma Pankaj||1875||Punjab||7½||½ - ½||7½||Upadhyay R||1949||MAH|
|5||Bandekar Aditya||1644||MAH||7½||½ - ½||7½||Rupesh Ranjan||1934||BIH|
|6||Pankaj Sindhu||1856||HAR||7½||1 - 0||7||Devansh Ratti||1814||MAH|
|7||Mahindrakar Indrajeet||2009||MAH||7½||1 - 0||6½||Kasar Prashant||1658||MAH|
|8||Nair Sanjeev||1931||MAH||7½||1 - 0||6½||Kulkarni Saurabh P||1597||MAH|
|9||Roneet Das||1658||MAH||7||½ - ½||7||Aditya Guhagarkar||1817||MAH|
|10||CM||Mullick Raahil||1568||MAH||7||½ - ½||7||Bhandarkar Dinesh||1765||MAH|