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G. Madanasri makes a move on way to victory over Saheli Nath in the National junior girls' chess championship at the IGMC Stadium in Vijayawada on Thursday.
Saheli, a National A player, got off to an irregular opening and had sufficient material advantage by a good combination at the 18th turn. Where she bungled was in losing her bishop on C3, nine moves later. Madanasri made the most of that mistake and wrapped up the contest in 35 moves.
Mahima Rajmohan held defending champion P. Priya to a creditable draw. Mahima set off to a Guico Pinio opening with Priya trying hard to seize the initiative. The former, however, defended herself ably. After exchange of all major pieces the pair settled for a draw on the 32nd.
In response to Nabeela Farheen's d4 opening, N. Sandhya opted for king's Indian defence Samish variation. Rolling all her pawns, Sandhya's assault packed power initially but weakened in mid game. Capitalising on Sandhya's depleted attack, Nabeela strengthened her position considerably. Two pawns up, white won in 35 moves.
In a Dutch defence game, Chandrahawsa, playing white, sacrificed a pawn on the 19th to launch an attack on kingside. Prathiba not only defended well but also through tactical play gained material advantage. Capturing a queen for rook and bishop, Prathiba clinched the game in 38 moves.
Important results (sixth round): K. Chandrahawsa 4.5 lost to Y. Prathiba 5, Mahima Rajmohan 5 drew with P. Priya 5, S. Nabeela Farheen 5 bt N. Sandhya 4, Anuprita Patil 4 lost to N. Raghavi 5, M. Rajadarshini 4.5 drew with Siva Sankari P. 4.5, Alka Das 3.5 lost to Eesha Karvade 4.5, Kruthika Nadig 4.5 bt C. Delphin 3.5, J.E. Kavitha 4.5 bt K.L. Praneetha 3.5, H. Nilavoli 3.5 lost to Amruta Mokal 4.5, Sowmya Swaminathan 4.5 bt Kiran Monisha Mohanty 3.5, Saheli Nath 3 lost to G. Madanasri 4, N. Vinutna 4 bt K. Sruthi 3, Divyasri 3 lost to Baisaki Das 4, Supriya Majhi 3 lost to Niharika 4, Malar Selvi 4 bt S. Ramya 3, P. Uttara 3 lost to Rajasurya 4, K. Tejaswi 4 bt Anugupta 3, Veena Mounica 3 lost to B. Umamaheswari 4, P. Lakshmi Sahiti 3.5 bt Suchandra Chatterjee 2.5, I. Ramya Krishna 3.5 bt Devangi Patankar 2.5, Ayushi Rai Choudhury 3.5 bt Anjanaa N. Sowjanya 2.5, Aswathy Balagopalan 3 bt M. Vaishali 2, Meenu Rajendran 3 bt Malabika Singh 2, B. Aruna 2 lost to Mohana Priya 3, Pragna Patavi 3 bt Dishari Chakrabarthi 2, Sajina Yasmin 3 bt GML Nimisha 2, Pallavi Maiya 3 bt Padmini Sahu 2, J. Ramyasree 3 bt N. Swathi 2, K. Nayana 3 bt Shrishti Shetty 2, Priyanka Bapat 2 lost to Kiruba H. Arasu 3, Sowmya Vaze 2 lost to Lalitha Raghavendran 3, M. Kayatri 2 lost to Sunetri Das 3.
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