NEW DELHI: Teenager Dhara Gupta punished seasoned campaigner Karun Duggal for his casual play and won the second round of the Delhi State chess championship at the Kulachi Hans Raj School here on Wednesday.
Second round: Rahul Sangma (2) bt Rishi Thariani (1); Akram Baig (1) gave a walkover to Prasenjit Dutta (2); Hemant Sharma (2) bt Vaibhav Khanna (1); Dinesh Kumar Gupta (1) lost to Deepak Rai (2); Karun Duggal (1) lost to Dhara Gupta (2); Rajesh Kumar (2) bt Akshat Aggarwal (1); Khakhai Zou (1) lost to Saket Kumar (2); Sandeep Singh (2) bt M. S. Din (1); Anil Shivpuri (2) bt Yatin Tiwari (1); Nupur Suri (0.5) lost to P. K. Pant (1.5); Tarun Kochar (0.5) lost to Prince Bajaj (1.5); Jaydeep Sharma (1.5) bt Suneet Jain (0.5); Preetika Tayal (1.5) bt Sudarshan Kumar Sharma (0.5); Hitesh Marwah (1) drew with Ram Gupta (1); Jotish Roy (0) lost to Mohan Virwani (1); Krishankit Banerjee (0) lost to Manish Vatsa (1); Mohammad Tanveer (1) bt Mayank Rathee (0); Pavit Singh (0.5) drew with Ajitesh Kaicker (0.5); Arjun Hans (1) bt Rajbir Singh Malik (0); Raj Kumar (1) bt Deep Kapoor (0); Sanjay Gupta (1) bt Inderdeep Singh (0); Sukrit Malhotra (1) bye.
Women: Third round: Dhara Gupta (2.5) drew with Pallavi Dutta (2.5); Preetika Tayal (3) bt M. Sravya (1); Gayatri Pasricha (2) bt Himani Sharma (1); Kalyani Trivedi (1) lost to Arunima Kalra (2); Kanika Saxena (2) bt Madhurima (1); Seemantani Sharma (0) lost to Savitri Joshi (2); Snigdha Gupta (0) lost to Ananya Sharma (1).
School team championship: Standings: U-10: 1. Raghubir Singh Junior Modern School `A' (Harshal Shahi, Devin Raj Anand, Parth Bhatia and Swayam Bhatia) 17 points; 2. Sanskriti School (Siddhant Jain, Dhruv Khurana, Ishan Sharma and Pranav Goyal) 11.5; 3. Modern School `A' (Amaan Chawla, Shrey Aggarwal, Utkarsh Aggarwal and Sambhav Jain) 11.
U-15: 1-2. Amity International (Bhavye Mittal, Rishi Thariani, Aral Awashti and Arjun Hans) and Delhi Public School (Mathura Road) 15.5 points each; 3. Sanskriti School `A' (M. Srichandra, Nirbhay Nanda, Shreyas Lakhtakia and Varun Puri) 13.5.
U-19: Modern School (Vasant Vihar) (Yatin Sawhani, Madhav Malhotra, Aditya Gupta and Rishab Jain (14 points); 2-3. Bluebells International (Kapish Kaushal, Ramanathan, Sachin Aggarwal and Umang Bhatia) and Sarvodaya Vidyalaya (Sandeep Singh, Krishankit Banerjee, Aman Jhakar and Shubhankit Banerjee) (12.5 each).