Sona Irish Junior Super Cup finishes in style
Sona Super Cup started on the 2nd of November and completed on the 24th of November.
There were a total of 5 categories, U19, U16, U14, U12, U10 in which the U19 and the U16 were merged.
Prize Winners Under-10
1st place Arshakyan Arman 5.5/7
2nd place Ivanov Andrey 4.5/7
3rd place Liu Jason 3.5/7
1st place Kavin Venkatesan 6.5/7
2nd place Lara Putar 6.5/7
3rd place Atharva 4/7
1st place Leon Putar 6/7
2nd place Adam Collins 5/7
3rd place Avetisyan Gagik 3/7
1st place Trisha 6/7
2nd place Utkarsh Gupta 4/7
3rd place Muhatarim Ul-Haque 3.5/7
1st place Tarun Kanyamarla 6/7
There were 4 matches for a play-off. The Play-off regulations were both players will play 1 black and 1 white game with a time control of 3min+2sec increment, if after 2 games the score is 1-1, then players will play an Armageddon game. Armageddon rules are: white will have 5min and black will have 4 minutes, black only need to draw to clinch the victory for the match
Lara vs Kavin playing for 1st place in the Under 12 section
Top-seed of Under 12 section Kavin was placed 2nd on tiebreaks, but he proved to be stronger than Lara by defeating her 2-0.
Gagik vs Wang playing for 3rd place in the Under 14 section
Gagik vs Wang had 2 interesting endgames where Gagik came out at the top
Atharva vs Lievens playing for 3rd place in the Under 12 section
Atharva didn’t have a good performance in the second half of the tournament. Atharva lost his last three games consecutively against Lievens, Kavin, and Lara. He took his revenge by defeating Lievens 2-0
Tarun vs Trisha playing for 1st place Under 16/19
Brother-Sister duo had a nail-biting finish. The first game, Tarun played 1.Na3!
To surprise her sister, Tarun went on to win in a positional style. In the second game, Trisha didn’t lose hopes and played the second game with great tactical play and played a shocking tactic.
Can you find what did Trisha did here that shocked Tarun? White to play.
Now the score was 1-1, now the match had to be decided by an Armageddon game. Watch the nail-biting Armageddon game
The above article is written by Tarun