Srishti Pandey has been longing a purple patch in her chess career. Having attained the WFM title and cleared a WIM norm together with her consistent play in recent months, Srishti joined the elite league of national chess champions in Guru gram, Haryana on Sat. With 9 wins, a defeat and few attracts, the 18-year-old Srishti sealed her maiden national decoration by winning the thirty-fourth National Junior Girls’ U-19 Chess Championship. “I am happy and excited,” Srishti told TOI when the triumph.
On however she born-again her consistent performance with a decoration, Srishti same, “Earlier at the beginning of tournament I needed to be in high 3 however when losing a game to 1600 Elo player, I reworked on my strategy with the assistance of my coach and bounced back with a lot of confidence and thenceforth I did not relive.” “This championship is sort of dream come back true however still I even have to travel a protracted approach, I’m trying forward to my approaching international tournaments and additionally aiming for the WIM title by 2020,” she said. As a sixth seed within the 11-round meet, Srishti gave a playful begin to her campaign by winning the initial 3 rounds. She created lightweight work of Rajasthan’s Yashika Singh, Marium Fatimah from Bihar and Tamil Nadu’s Divyabharathi Masanam to garner full 3 points.
The fourth spherical, however, gave associate early shock to Srishti as she did not defend with black items. when the natural event against lower-rated Chinnam Vyshnavi from state, Srishti reworked on her strategy. Srishti regained the momentum and denote 3 consecutive victories to share the second position at the top of seven rounds. Srishti inferior 2 state opponents Sudipa Haldar and Ghosh Samriddhaa within the following round before utilizing her gap advantage with the white items to urge the higher of state mate Vishwa sovereign within the seventh round. She forced toughened Priyanka K to separate the points within the eighth round and claimed period against Nityata Jain within the ninth round and share the lead with third-seeded WIM Aakanksha Hagawane. In the tenth and penultimate round, Srishti compete well together with her white items to carve out a clinical ending over Aakansha and take a period advantage within the finish. A draw off from her initial national title, Srishti compete safe and signed the pacification with WFM Bommini Mounika Akshaya from state within the final spherical to bring home the fulgid trophy. Srishti’s performance rating of 2094 attained the town WFM as several as 21.6 Elo points.