India’s Divya Deshmukh managed to beat Mongolian Boldbaatar Altantuya in the seventh round of the ongoing World Junior Chess Championship in New Delhi. K Priyanka was the other star from the host nation in the seventh round of the world event as she managed to hold Chinese top seed Zhu Jiner.
India had a disappointing day at the ongoing World Junior Chess Championship as Divya Deshmukh was the only one who could register a win in the seventh round among the top names. Fifth seed R. Vaishali, Rakshitta Ravi, Arpita Mukherjee, Sakshi Chitlange lost on their respective tables while in an all India clash Srishti Pandey managed to beat Vantika Agarwal.
M. Karthikeyan, Aravindh Chithambaram and R. Praggnanandhaa, who are seeded two, three and eight respectively, only managed to draw their games in the open section. Evgeny Shtembuliak of Ukraine is the only leader in the section with six points.
K Priyanka was the other star performer from the host nation as she held top seed Zhu Jiner from China in 60 moves.
Important seventh-round results (Indians unless stated)
Open: Evgney Shtembuliak (Ukr, 6) bt Aram Hakobyan (Arm, 5); Mihnea Costaschi (Rou, 5) drew with M. Karthikeyan (5); Semen Khanin (Rus, 5) drew with R. Praggnanandhaa (5); Ravi Haria (Eng, 5) drew with Miguel Santos Ruiz (Esp, 5); Aravindh Chithambaram (5) drew with Volodar Murzin (Rus, 5); Sammed Shete (4) lost to Shant Sargsyan (Arm, 5); K. S. Raghunanadan (4) lost to Viktor Gazik (Svk 5); Anuj Shrivatri (4) lost to N. R. Visakh (5); Rithvik Raja (4.5) drew with P. Iniyan(4.5).
Girls: Mobina Alinasab (Iri, 6) drew with Stavroula Tsolakidou (Gre, 4.5); R. Vaishali (4.5) lost to Polina Shuvalova (6); Bibisara Assaubayeva (Kaz, 5.5) bt Rakshitta Ravi (4.5); Gabriela Antova (Bul, 5.5) bt Arpita Mukherjee (4.5); Srishti Pandey (5) bt Vantika Agarwal (4); Zhu Jiner (Chn, 4) drew with K. Priyanka (4).