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Navin Kanna emerges National Youth (U-25) Champion
International Master Navin Kanna, with 7.0 points from nine rounds, emerged the National Youth (Under 25) Champion after the ninth and final round of the Dhanalakshmi College of Engg 23rd National Youth (Under 25) Chess Championship at Dhanalakshmi College premises, at Chennai on 31st October 2014. In a four way tie for the top spot, Navin (7.0), with a superior tie-break, edged out top seed Shyam Nikil P, Ganesh Babu S and Saravana Krishnan P respectively. Navin won the cash award of Rs.22000 along with the trophy. Shyam Nikil settled for the runner-up place, while Ganesh Babu S finished third, sharing the podium, winning the cash prize of Rs 17000 & Rs 14000 each. In crucial top board game, Navin Kanna held Ganesh Babu to a draw in 29 moves. The draw enable top seed GM Norm holder Shyam Nikil to catch the leaders with a comfortable win over Vinayak Kulkarni. In a colorful prize function Dr. V. P. Ramamurthi, Founder & Chairman, Dhanalakshmi College of Engineering, presided over as the Chief Guest, while Shri D.K. Srinivasan, Founder Hon. Secretary, Hindu Mission Hospital & President- Kanchi District Chess Association distributed the prizes in the presence of Shri D V Sundar, Vice President, FIDE (World Chess Federation) & Shri V Hariharan, Hon Secy, All India Chess Federation. In the second board, Saravana Krishnan stunned second seed International Master Rajesh VAV with white pieces. The win propelled Saravana Krishnan to the top of the table with 7.0 points.
Navin Kanna & Ganesh Babu share lead
International Master Navin Kanna and Ganesh Babu led the table with 6.5 points after the 8th and penultimate round of the Dhanalakshmi College of Engg 23rd National Youth (Under 25) Chess Championship at Dhanalakshmi College premises, on 30th October. Half a point behind the leaders at 6 points were IMs Shyam Nikil and Rajesh VAV, along with Krishna Teja N, Saravana Krishnan P and Kumaran B respectively. In crucial top board games, talented Chennai boy Kumaran held top seed Shyam Nikil to a draw. In the second and third boards Navin Kanna and Ganesh Babu scored over Nitin & Eashwar to move into lead. The final round is scheduled for tomorrow.
Padmini Rout Defeats Mary Ann Gomes For Lead
This result could be the turning point of the event. Is Padmini Rout going to keep this lead after five rounds into the end? The next six rounds would answer that in the National Women’s Premier Chess Championship that is in progress at The Ambassador Hotel, Sangli, Maharashtra. Padmini Rout of Odisha leads with four points. In the second place are S Vijayalakshmi, Bhakti Kulkarni and Mary Ann Gomes with 3.5 points. Pratyusha who won her first game of the event is making most of the ratings, a gain of 36.8 so far. Padmini who played her last World Junior at Pune earlier this month had won the gold medal in the Tromso Olympiad for the best performance on board five. This Odisha girl is a natural genius and is accompanied by her parents.
Six share lead
Top seed Shyam Nikil's spell of successive draws saw five other players join him in the lead with 5.5 points after the 7th round of the Dhanalakshmi College of Engg 23rd National Youth (Under 25) Chess Championship at Dhanalakshmi College premises, on 29th October. Shyam was caught in the leader board by International Masters Nitin Senthilvel and T U Navin Kanna along with B Kumaran, S Ganesh Babu and M Eashwar (all TN) respectively. Nine other players remained half a point behind the leaders at 5.0 points including International Master VAV Rajesh. Two rounds remain to be played in this nine round Swiss event.
Shyam Nikil among leaders
Top seed & GM Norm holder Shyam Nikil shared the lead with IM Nitin Senthilvel and B Kumaran (all TN) with 4.5 points after the 5th round of the Dhanalakshmi College of Engg 23rd National Youth (Under 25) Chess Championship at Dhanalakshmi College premises, on 28th October. Seven players including International Masters VAV Rajesh and T U Navin Kanna (both TN) follow the leaders half a point behind at 4 points. IM Norm holder B Kumaran held International Master Nitin Senthilvel to a draw, while top seed International Master Shyam Nikil P caught up with the leaders with a hard fought 51 move win over Dusthageer Ibrahim in the second board. This nine round Swiss tournament concludes on Friday 31st Oct, 2014.
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Vishy Anand Chess Foundation's International FIDE Rating Tmt-1999
01-Nov-2014 to 04-Nov-2014
M R Matriculation Higher Sec. School,
Nerkundram High Road,
Chennai 107.

JG Memorial Open Rapid Children Chess Tmt
01-Nov-2014 to 02-Nov-2014
Smt. Durgadevi Choudhary Vivekananda Vidyalaya,

SCF State Level Inter School-College Tmt
01-Nov-2014 to 02-Nov-2014
KNoweldge Insititute of Tech,
KIOT Campus, NH-47, Kakapalayam (PO), Salem637504

Asian youth Chess Championship U - 14, U - 16 and U - 18 - 2014
06-Nov-2014 to 13-Nov-2014
New Delhi.

Krishnagiri DCA 1st FIDE Rated Tmt-1600
14-Nov-2014 to 16-Nov-2014
Adhiamaan College of Engineering College, NH-7. Hosur.

2nd Ping Open Rapid & Blitz Intl. FIDE Rated Tmts
14-Nov-2014 to 16-Nov-2014
Sri Ganesh Mandapam,
Chennai 600 075

9th State Level Children's Day Chess Festival & Open
15-Nov-2014 to 16-Nov-2014
Don Bosco Hr.Senior Sr. School,

National Amateur Chess Championship - 2014
16-Nov-2014 to 21-Nov-2014
West Bengal.

TN State U-12 & U-16 Rapid Chess Championship
20-Nov-2014 to 21-Nov-2014
Bharath Polytechnic College, Manickam Palayam, Namakkal.

5th KCM FIDE Rated Chess Tmt-1600
21-Nov-2014 to 23-Nov-2014
Patia kounder Chellamal Kalyana Mandapam, Ganapathy, Coimbatore – 06.

TN State U-14 & U-18 Rapid Chess Championship
22-Nov-2014 to 23-Nov-2014
Bharath Polytechnic College, Manickam Palayam,

TN State Rapid Chess Championship
29-Nov-2014 to 30-Nov-2014

Thangam State Level Children Chess Tmt
29-Nov-2014 to 30-Nov-2014
Thangam Mount Litra Zee School, NH-79, New Attur Bye-pass, Ayothiapatnam, Sale-636 103

National Under - 17 Boys & Girls Chess Championship -2014
02-Dec-2014 to 10-Dec-2014
Patna, Bihar.

Miracle CA State Level Children Chess Tmt
06-Dec-2014 to 07-Dec-2014
NPL Mahal, Bhavani,

Kamaraj Memorial CC FIDE Rating Chess Tmt-1800
25-Dec-2014 to 28-Dec-2014
Naradhagana Sabha,

Chennai Open Chess Tournament
30-Dec-2014 to 06-Jan-2015

3rd SVVV TN State Level Children Tmt -2015
10-Jan-2015 to 11-Jan-2015
Sreevatsa Viswanathan Vivekananda Vidyalaya, Chitlapakkam, Chennai-64

Rotary Chess King 2015-All India Open-1600
30-Jan-2015 to 01-Feb-2015
JN Stadium, Chennai.

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