Chess for Youth: Diptayan triumphs yet again!
Nearly 852 players flocked into the Indian Council for Cultural Relations in Kolkata to play in the 12th edition of Chess for Youth 2017 which was held from 6th to 10th May. Defending Champion GM Diptayan Ghosh won the tournament again, without breaking a sweat. Shahid Ahmed S.K sends us a pictorial report.
GM Diptayan Ghosh wins 12th Chess for Youth 2017
Defending Champion GM Diptayan Ghosh of St. Xavier’s College, Kolkata won the 12th Chess for Youth 2017 held in Indian Council for Cultural Relations in Kolkata from 6th to 10th May 2017. He had scored 6.0/7 points and won the Championship in the Premier group for the 2nd year in a row. He drew against former Commonwealth Under-13 Champion Koustav Chatterjee in the last round to secure his first place.
There was a clear leader since 5th round and Diptayan maintained his lead throughout the tournament by 0.5 points and became the champion.
The tournament was inaugurated by the youngest participant of the tournament Srijita Das who is just 3.5 years old in presence of reigning National Rapid Champion GM Neelotpal Das, GM Diptayan Ghosh, Fashion designer Agnimitra Paul, BCA Vice President Srenik Sett, GM Dibyendu Barua, MD of Kutchina Appliances Mr Nimit Bajoria, Regional Director of Indian Council for Cultural Relations Mr Gautam De.
There were 20 main prizes, 90 age group prizes and 3 special prizes for a 100% score. The total number of participants were 852. We had to refuse a lot of entries who failed to meet the deadline.
Here is a short time-lapse video of participants arrival on Day 3, 8th May 2017 before Round 5.
Final Ranking list:
|11||21||Arpan Das (jr)||IND||1594||5,0||0,0||25,0||27,5||18,00||5,0|
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About the Author:
Shahid Ahmed is the First AGM (Arena Grandmaster) of India. He is a coach at Dibyendu Barua Chess Academy (DBCA) and The Heritage School. He is also the founder of chesspert.com He manages the Facebook page of Bengal Chess Association and DBCA.