Pune Boy Samant In Lead At BKT All India Open Fide Rating Chess Tournament

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Pune, 13th November 2021:  Pune boy Aditya Samant emerged sole leader at the end of the eighth round at the Buddhibal Kreeda Trust organised All India Open Fide Rating Chess Tournament being played at Ashwamedh Hall, Karve Road

The 15 year old Pune based player Samant  a 10th standard student of Abhinav English Medium School ,playing  with white pieces opened with Kings Pawn to score a win in 34 moves against overnight board leader Anadkat Kartavya from Gujarat.  International Master and top seeded Vikramaditya Kulkarni and FM Sauravh Khherdekar are joint second with 7 points apiece

Following are the results: Eighth Round: White and Black:
FM Aditya Samant(Mah)(7.5Pts)bt Anadkat Kartavya(Guj)(6.5pts);
Piyush Narsikar(Mah)(6pts) lost to IM Vikramaditya Kulkarni(RLY)(7pts);
Vishrut Parekh(Mah)(6pts) lost to FM Sauravh Khherdekar(Mah)(7pts);
WGM Swati Ghate(Mah)(6pts) drew with Akshay Borgaonkar(Mah)(6.5pts);
Jaiveer Mahendru(Mah)(6pts) drew with Gaurav Bakliwal(Mah)(6pts);
Karan Trivedi(Guj)(6pts) drew with Sourabh Mhamane(6pts);
Ankit Chudasama(Guj)(6.5pts) bt Riyan Shah(Mah)(5.5pts);
Vijay Chauhan(5pts) lost to Ishan Nadkarni(6pts);
Viresh Sharnarthi(Mah)(5pts) lost to Siddhant Tamhankar(Mah)(6pts);
Chinmay Kelaskar(Mah)(5.5pts) drew with Aarav Lakhani(5.5pts);
Nilay Kulkarni(Mah)(5pts) lost to Om Lamkane(Mah)(6pts);
Priyanshu Patil(Mah)(6pts) bt Ankesh Vashishtha(5pts);
Devam Makwana(Guj)(6pts) bt Swara Lakshami Nair(5pts).