2022-02-13 04:13:48 UTC
THD Thisrindu Induwara of the Royal College, Colombo won the Semi-final I of the 3rd Sri Lanka Youth Chess Grand Prix 2022 outplaying Maleesha Savindu Weerathunge of DS Senanayake College with a score of 2 - 0 convincingly. Maleesha started with unorthodox opening starting with Nf3 but Induwara played positive attacking Chess and earn a pawn at 22nd move and Maleesha blundered two pieces for a rook in the next few move on the pressure gained which resulted him the loss of the game. Induwara started the second game positively with e4 where Malisha wanted Sicilian defense. After the Opening, Induwara was having a clear attack in the King’s side where Maleesha was not having a good time with his inactive pieces. Finally Induwara won a piece at the 30th move and the game after few moves.
Vivash Samarakoon also from Royal College managed to win the Semi Final Two and advanced to the finals scoring a 1 ½ - ½ win over Pamok Samaranayake of Rahula College, Matara. In the 1st game, Vivash playing White, started with Sicilian, Alapin’s Variation both players opted to exchange the queens early and even after the pieces were exchanged regularly which ended in a tame draw. The 2nd game was played with the Giuco Piano Opening with total identical moves for a long session. But, in a Queen and Night endgame, Pamok lost a Pawn in the 27th move and finally Vivash won the endgame without an effort.
The finals between Induwara and Vivash will be played on 13th of February 2022 at the CFSL Headquarters, Nugegoda at 9,30 a,m. The consolation finals with Maleesha and Pamok will also happen at the same way. The both events will consists of two games with alternative colours. If the results are 1-1, two games of Rapid play with the time control of 15 minutes + 10 seconds will be played with alternating colours. If still tied two Blitz games of 3 minutes + 2 seconds will be played with alternative colours. If still tied an Armageddon game giving 5 minutes to white and 4 minutes to Black will be played. If the result is draw, it is a win for Black.
The 3rd Sri Lanka Youth Chess Grand Prix 2022 conducted by the Chess Federation of Sri Lanka is in progress from 3rd to 13th of February 2022 at the CFSL Headquarters. There were two round Robin Events of 11 rounds played as Group A and B in the first stage with 12 players each. Then the winner and Runner up of the each group were advanced to the Knocked out event as the stage II. CFSL is offering a Cash Award of Rs. 65,000/= with Trophies and Medals for the winners.
The Games of Semi Finals:
Weerathungalage,W D Malisha Sasvidu (1314) - Induwara,T H D Thisarindu (1339) (Semi Final I/ Rd 1)
1.Nf3 Nf6 2.g3 b6 3.Bg2 Bb7 4.0-0 e6 5.d3 d5 6.Nbd2 Nbd7 7.Re1 c5 8.e4 dxe4 9.dxe4 Be7 10.c4 e5 11.b3 0-0 12.Bb2 Qc7 13.Qc2 Bd6 14.Nh4 Rad8 15.Nb1 Nb8 16.Nc3 Nc6 17.Nd5 Nxd5 18.exd5 Nd4 19.Bxd4 cxd4 20.a3 g6 21.g4 Be7 22.Nf3 Rxd5 23.Qd3 Rc5 24.b4 e4 25.Qd1 exf3 26.bxc5 fxg2 27.cxb6 axb6 28.f3 Bh4 29.Kxg2 Bxe1 30.Qxe1 Qxc4 31.a4 d3 32.Rd1 Qxg4+ 33.Kf2 Qxf3+ 34.Kg1 Qg2# 0-1
Samarakoon,Vivash Ransara (1315) - Samaranayake,Pamok Methdinu (1278) (Semi Final II/ Rd 1)
1.e4 c5 2.c3 d5 3.exd5 Qxd5 4.d4 cxd4 5.cxd4 e5 6.Nc3 Qxd4 7.Qxd4 exd4 8.Nb5 Na6 9.Nxd4 Nf6 10.Ngf3 Bc5 11.Bb5+ Bd7 12.0-0 0-0 13.Bxd7 Nxd7 14.Bf4 Rfe8 15.Nb3 Bb6 16.Rad1 Nf6 17.Nfd4 Nb4 18.Bd6 Nbd5 19.Bc5 Bc7 20.Nb5 Be5 21.Bd4 a6 22.Bxe5 Rxe5 23.N5d4 Rae8 24.Nc5 Nc3 25.Rd3 Rxc5 26.Rxc3 Rxc3 27.bxc3 Rc8 28.Rc1 b5 29.Ne2 Kf8 30.Kf1 Rc4 31.Ke1 Ke7 32.f3 Nd5 33.Kd2 Kd6 34.g3 Kc5 35.Rc2 Ra4 36.Nc1 Rc4 37.Nd3+ Kd6 38.Nb2 Rc6 39.Kd3 b4 40.Na4 bxc3 41.a3 f5 42.Nxc3 Nxc3 43.Rxc3 Rxc3+ 44.Kxc3 Kc5 45.h3 g5 46.Kd3 Kd5 47.Kc3 h5 48.Kd3 Kc5 49.Kc3 Kb5 50.Kd4 Ka4 51.Ke5 g4 52.hxg4 fxg4 53.fxg4 hxg4 54.Kf4 Kxa3 55.Kxg4 Kb4 56.Kf5 a5 57.g4 a4 58.g5 a3 59.g6 a2 60.g7 a1Q 61.g8Q Qb1+ 62.Kf6 Qb2+ ½-½
Induwara,T H D Thisarindu (1339) - Weerathungalage,W D Malisha Sasvidu (1314) (Semi Final I/ Rd 2)
1.e4 c5 2.Nf3 d6 3.d4 cxd4 4.Nxd4 Nf6 5.Nc3 a6 6.f3 e5 7.Nb3 Be6 8.Be3 Be7 9.Qd2 h5 10.Nd5 Bxd5 11.exd5 Nbd7 12.Be2 h4 13.Na5 Qc7 14.c4 Rc8 15.b4 Bd8 16.0-0 Qb8 17.Nb3 Bb6 18.Bxb6 Nxb6 19.Na5 Nh5 20.Qe3 Nd7 21.f4 Nhf6 22.fxe5 dxe5 23.Qg5 Kf8 24.Qf5 g6 25.Qg5 Kg7 26.Bg4 Qd6 27.c5 Qb8 28.Bxd7 Nxd7 29.Qe7 Rhf8 30.Qxd7 Rc7 31.Qd6 f6 32.Qb6 h3 33.c6 hxg2 34.Rf2 bxc6 35.Qxb8 Rxb8 36.Nxc6 Rb5 37.Rd1 Rd7 38.Rfd2 Rd6 39.a4 Rb7 40.Rb2 e4 41.b5 axb5 42.Rxb5 Rbd7 43.Kxg2 Rxc6 44.dxc6 Rxd1 45.Rc5 Rd8 46.c7 Rc8 47.a5 Kf7 48.a6 Ke7 49.a7 Kd7 50.Rd5+ Ke6 51.Rd8 Rxc7 52.a8Q Rc2+ 53.Kf1 f5 54.Re8+ Kf6 55.Qd8+ Kg7 56.Rg8+ Kh6 57.Qh4# 1-0
Samaranayake,Pamok Methdinu (1278) - Samarakoon,Vivash Ransara (1315) (Semi Final II/ Rd 1)
1.e4 e5 2.Nf3 Nc6 3.Bc4 Nf6 4.d3 Bc5 5.0-0 0-0 6.a4 a5 7.Be3 Qe7 8.Nc3 Bxe3 9.fxe3 Qc5 10.Qe2 d6 11.h3 Be6 12.Bxe6 fxe6 13.Nb5 Qb6 14.c4 h6 15.Nd2 Nd7 16.c5 Rxf1+ 17.Rxf1 Qxc5 18.Nxc7 Nd4 19.exd4 Qxc7 20.dxe5 Qc5+ 21.Kh1 Nxe5 22.Nf3 Nc6 23.Nh2 Rf8 24.Rxf8+ Kxf8 25.Qf3+ Kg8 26.Qd1 Qb4 27.Qc1 Qxa4 28.Ng4 Qd4 29.Qc2 Kh7 30.Qb3 h5 31.Qb5 Qc5 32.Qxc5 dxc5 33.Ne3 b5 34.Kg1 a4 35.Kf1 b4 36.Nc4 0-1
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