FIDE World Junior Chess Championships U20 2024: India's Divya Deshmukh takes sole lead in the women's section

Divya Deshmukh. (Credit: Divya Deshmukh/Instagram)
Divya Deshmukh. (Credit: Divya Deshmukh/Instagram)

In the ongoing FIDE World Junior Chess Championships U20 2024, Asian women's chess champion Divya Deshmukh stunned Ayan Allahverdiyeva from Azerbaijan to take a sole lead in the women’s section standings by 0.5 points in Gandhinagar, Gujarat.

In the open section, World U14 chess champion Ilamparthi AR turned out to be the best player for India, grabbing the fifth rank in the tally with 4.5 points, thanks to his win over fellow compatriot Adireddy Arjun.

Pranav Anand (4.5) and Prraneeth Vuppala (4.5) are the other two Indians inside the top 10 standings, while Nandhish VS (4.5), Mayank Chakraborty (4), Ayusha Sharma (4) and Harshit Pawar (4) occupied the top 20 standings in the open section.

Moving to the women's standings, Kashthuri Bhai (4.5) and Rakshitta Ravi (4.5) are the two players in the top 10 besides Divya. Sachi Jain (4.5), Rindhiya V (4), Sneha Haider (4), Bhagyanshree Patil (4), and Dakshita Kumawar (4) are the other players inside the FIDE World Junior Chess Championships top 20.


FIDE World Junior Chess Championships U20 2024: Round 6 Results

Open:

Prraneeth Vuppala 1/2 - 1/2 Pranav Anand

Mayank Chakraborty 0-1 Rudik Makarian

Nandish VS 1/2 - 1/2 Maruis Fromm

Harshit Pawar 1/2 - 1/2 Tobias Koelle

Ayush Sharma 1/2 - 1/2 Samant Aditya S

Ilamparthi AR 1-0 Adireddy Arjun


Women’s:

Divya Deshmukh 1-0 Ayan Allahverdiyeva

Sachi Jain 1/2-1/2 Martyna Wikar

Kashthuri Bhai R 1/2-1/2 Xeniya

Rindhiya V 0-1 Narmin Abdinova

Rakshitta Ravi 1-0 Lucia Striskova

Bhagyanshree P 1-0 Liya

Dakshita Kumawat 1-0 Sabina Rzali


FIDE World Junior Chess Championships U20 2024: Standings after Round 6 (Indians in top 20)

Open Standings

#5 Ilamparthi AR - 4.5

#8 Pranav Anand - 4.5

#9 Prraneeth Vuppala - 4.5

#11 Nandhish VS - 4.5

#18 Mayank Chakraborty - 4

#19 Ayush Sharma - 4

#20 Harshit Pawar - 4


Women’s Standings

#1 Divya Deshmukh - 5.5

#9 Kashthuri Bhai R - 4.5

#10 Rakshitta Ravi - 4.5

#12 Sachi Jain - 4.5

#14 Rindhiya V - 4

#16 Sneha Halder - 4

#19 Bhagyashree Patil - 4

#20 Dakshita Kumawat - 4


FIDE World Junior Chess Championships U20 2024: Round 7 Pairings (Top 20 ranked Indians only)

Open:

Ilamparthi AR vs Pranav Anand

Nandhish VS vs Mamikon Gharibyan

Prraneeth Vuppala vs Luka Budisavlkevic

Mayank Chakraborty vs Ayush Sharma

Harshit Pawar vs Harshit Pawar


Women’s:

Divya Deshmukh vs Mariam Mkrtchyan

Rakshitta Ravi vs Ayan Allahverdiyeva

Sachi Jain vs Xeniya

Kashthuri Bhai R vs Beloslava Krasteva

Sneha aider vs Mrittika Mallick

Bhagyashree vs Swara Lakshmi

Dakshita Kumawat vs Lucia Striskova

Rindhiya V vs Gade Sharanya

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