Shyam Nikil Holds Salem A R Saleh, Keeps Joint Lead


New Delhi, Aug 6: Fide Master Shyam Nikil continued his fine run by holding top seed GM Salem A.R. Saleh of UAE in the fourth round Wednesday to remain in joint first position with three and half points in the Under-18 Open Section of the ongoing Asian Youth Chess Championship underway at the Tivoli Garden Resort here.

Meanwhile, overnight sole leader in the girls section N. Krithika extended her lead to full point as she overcame Uzbekistan girl Tokhirjanova Hulkar in the fourth round encounter.

India, however, had a set back in the Under-16 and Under-14 Open Sections as medal prospect Priyadharshan lost his fourth round match against sixth seed Nguyen Van Hai of Vietnam. Also overnight joint leader G.V. Sai Krishana tumbled against Idani Poya of Iran.

Continuing her good show in the championship, Tamil Nadu girl Srija Seshadri is now in sole lead with perfect score after four rounds in the girls under-12 sections category.

Priyanka Kumari, J. Saranya (Girls' Under-14), Diptyan Ghosh, Sayantan Das (Open Under-12) Srija Seshadri (Girls' Under-12) Ivana Maria Furtado (Girls' Under-10), Mitrabha Guha (Open Under-8) and Palkin Kaur (Girls' Under-8) were the other Indian leaders.

Important Results (Round-4 : Indians otherwise stated)

Under-18 Open : GM Salem A R Saleh of UAE (3.5 ) drew with Shayam Nikil (3.5) ; Shreyansh Daklia (2) lost to Debashis Das (3) ; Faizulaev Akmal of Uzbekistan (3) beat Ulziibayar Boldbaatar of Mongolia (2) ; Nhu Tung of Vietnam (2) lost to Pourramezanali Amirreza of Iran (2.5) ; Satyajit Kundu (2) drew with Darini Pouria of Iran (1.5)

Under-18 Girls : Pon N Krithika (4) beat Tokhirjanova Hulkar of Uzbekistan (2.5) ; Bhakti Kulkarni (3) beat Mitali Madhukar Patil (2.5) ; Nakhbayeva Guliskhan (3) beat Uthra P (2) ; Manasa K (2) drew with Isayeva Aynur (2.5); Dhara Gupta (2) drew with Sathya Priya (1.5)

Under-16 Open : Nguyen Van Hai of Vietnam (4) beat K Priyadharshan (3) ; Atabayev Maksat of Turkmenistan (3) beat Aditya Udehsi (2) ; Kazakov Konstantin of Kazakhstan (2) beat Tillayev Ulugbek of Uzbekistan (2) ; Saeed Ishaq of UAE (2) lost to Vidit Santosh Gujarathi (2.5); Ramnath Bhuvanesh (1.5) lost to Ankit R Rajpara (2.5)

Under-16 Girls : Hoang Thi Nhu Y of Vietnam (3.5) beat Hejazipour Mitra of Iran (2.5) ; Pallabi Roy (2.5) lost to Vo Thi Kim Phung of Vietnam (3.5) ; Anu Bayar of Mongolia (2.5) drew with Nguyen Thi Mai Hung of Vietnam (2.5) ; Bharathi R (3) beat Enkhtuul Altanulzii of Mongolia (2) ; Zhylkaidarova Sholpan of Kazakhstan (2) drew with Shalmali Gagare (2)

Under-14 Open : Vakhidov Jahongir of Uzbekistan (3.5) beat Igambergenov Alibek of Kazakhstan (2.5) ; G V Sai Krishna (2.5) lost to Idani Poya of Iran (3.5) ; Sahaj Grover (3) beat Yagmurov Sultan of Turkmenistan (2) ; Javanbakht Nima of Iran (2) lost to Shiven Khosla (3) ; Nihal Manjunath (2) drew with Pham Hoai Nam of Vietnam (2.5)

Under-14 Girls : Pratyush Bodda (2.5) lost to Priyanka Kumari (3.5) ; Khademalsharieh Sarasadat of Iran (3.5) beat Atabayeva Gozel of Turkmenistan (2.5) ; Do Hoang Minh Tho of Vietnam (2) lost to Saranya J (3.5); Nandhidhaa P V (3) beat Bagheri Taleghani Nadia of Iran (2) ; Premanath Dinushki of Sri Lank (3) beat Arunima Kalra (1.5)

Under-12 Open : Sayantan Das (3.5) drew with Diptayan Ghosh (3.5) ; Artmenko Oleg of Uzebakistan (3.5) beat Cyrus Pereira (2.5) ; Girsh A Koushik (3) beat G Yogesh (2) ; Akhmetov Ayan of Kazakhstan (2) lost to Vaibhav Suri (3) ; Mergen Kakabayaev of Turkmenistan (2) lost to Shardul Gagare (3).

Under-12 Girls : Srija Seshadri (4) beat Atabayeva Ogulgerek of Turkmenistan (2.5) ; Monnisha G K (3.5) beat Shoumi Mukerjee (2) ; Dao Thi Lan Anh (2) lost to Mahalakshmi (3) ; Koshkharova Botakoz (2.5) drew with Megha Gupta (2.5) ; Abeysekera Randkia Nuwanthi of Sri Lanka (2) drew with Derakhshani Dorsa of Iran (2.5)

Under-10 Open : Harshal Shahi (3) drew with Lorparizangeneh Shahin of Iran (3) ; Hetul Shah (2.5) lost to Nguyen Huynh Tuan Hai of Vietnam (3.5) ; Tran Minh Thang of Vietnam (3) drew with Jeet Jain (3) ; Pavit Singh (2.5) lost to Omidi Arya of Iran (3) ; Asgharzadeeh Mohammad Reza of Iran (2) lost to Ghanbarzadeh Reza (3)

Under-10 Girls : Tejaswini Sagar (3) lost to Ivana Maria Furtado (3.5) ; Pham Thanh Phuong Thao of Vietnam (3) drew with Hilmi Parveen (3) ; Shiny Das (2.5) drew with Meghna C H (2.5) ; Ghaziolsharif Kimiya of Iran (2.5) drew with Bauyrzhan Arnash of Kazakhstan (2.5) ; Byagul Tagandurdyeva of Turkmenistan (2.5) drew with Tran Ngoc Minh Tuong of Vietnam (2.5)

Under-8 Open : Prameya Garge (2.5) lost to Mitrabha Guha (4) ; Aryan Chopra (3) beat Tabatabaei M Amin of Iran (2.5) ; Do Du Viet of Vietnam (2) lost to Vuong The Hung Vy of Vietnam (3) ; Haputhanthri HLNB of Sri Lanka (2) lost to Zhalmakhanov Ramazan of Kazakhstan (3) ; Shirani Liri Nima of Iran (2.5) beat Babanov Nuremir of Kyrgyzstan (1)

Palkin Kaur (3.5) drew with Khushi Dharewa (3) ; Vagoohian Ramila of Iran (2.5) lost to Arpita Mukherjee (3) ; Vu Khanh Linh of Vietnam (2) lost to Nitya Pallempati (3) ; Pham Vu Linh Chi of Vietnam (2) lost to Tarini Goyal (3) ; Amanbayeva Aruzhan of Kazakhstan (1) lost to Gankhuyag Uchral of Mongolia (2)


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