Monday, December 19, 2011

Gary Sheaf - Vrithik Umapathy

A couple of months ago, I started giving chess lessons to seven-year-old Vrithik Umapathy [pictured, playing Black against Gary Sheaf].

At the time, Vrithik was rated below 900. Already Vrithik's unofficial rating has climbed above 1300.

On Saturday, he won the following game at the quads in Hamilton.

Round Two

Gary Sheaf (USCF 1311) - Vrithik Umapathy (USCF 937), Hamilton NJ 12/17/2011

1.e4 e5 2.Nf3 Nc6 3.Bc4 d6 4.O-O Be6 5.d3 Be7 6.Nbd2 Nf6 7.Re1 Qd7 8.Nf1 O-O 9.Bg5 a6

10.Bd5 b5 11.Bb3 Na5 12.Bxe6 fxe6 13.c3 Nc6 14.a4 b4 15.d4 bxc3 16.bxc3 exd4 17.Nxd4 Rab8 18.Qd3 Nxd4 19.cxd4 Ra8 20.Reb1 Ng4 21.Be3 e5 22.d5 Qe8 23.f3 Nf6 24.Ng3 Nh5 25.Nf5 g6 26.Nxe7+ Qxe7

27.Rf1 Qh4 28.Bf2 Qg5 29.Qe3 Nf4 30.Bg3 Nh3+, White resigns.