Lowly ranked S. Abhi Nayak (1179) of Mysuru, playing with black pieces on the third board, scored an upset win over third seeded and highly ranked Chirag Mudraje (1641) of Dakshina Kannada and has secured two points from two rounds, in the inaugural day of the Karnataka State FIDE Rated U-15 Open Chess Championship 2018, conducted by Mysore Chess Centre at the Hotel Paradise Hall here yesterday.
Top seed P. Jagadish, second seed Keshav Kothari, fourth seed Rohith Srinivas and fifth seed AIM Kaushik G. Iyer had good wins over their respective rivals. In all, 48 players are tied with 2 points each from 2 rounds.
Open: P.Jagadish (2) bt Siddarth (1), Pannag Kumarr (1) lost to Keshav Kothari (2), Chirag Mudraje (1) lost to S. Abhi Nayak (2), V. Avinash (1) lost to Rakshith Srinivas (2), Kaushik G. Iyer (2) bt Sriganesh (1), Ajay (1) lost to Shree Krishna Pranama (2), M. Shivanth (1.5) drew with Rohith Venugopal (1.5), M.G. Prameeth (1) lost to Arhan Chethan Anand (2), Shreyas Pavan (2) bt K. Vaibhav (1), Prahaladha Udupa (1) lost to D. Kalki Eshwar (2), Chaitanya Ganesh (2) bt Chinmay Koushik (1).
Girls U-15: Prachi Bhatti (2) bt B. Vaishnavi (1), Muttania Wilfred (1) lost to Sanjana Raghunath (2), Shriya R. Revankar (2) bt D. Jaanvi (1), S. Manasi (1) lost to K. Deepthi Lakshmi (2), Kushi M. Hombal (2) bt C.T. Anamika Menon (1), S..Meghana (2) bt Prasiddhi Bhat (1), Anya Seth Syed (2) bt Zoya Nizar (1), Vindya Sridhar (1) lost to WCM A.N. Shefali (2), Hemadri Satish (2) bt WCM Shriya S. Mallya (1).