Alekhya and Sinthia win 30th West Bengal State FIDE Rated Under 11 Chess Championship 2018
For the first time in West Bengal, State Under 11 Chess Championship became a rated event. Alekhya Mukhopadhyay and Sinthia Sarkar won the championship in open and girls category respectively. Alekhya scored 7.0/8 and Sinthia scored 6.5/7 to win the title. There was a four-way tie in the open category for the champion, but Alekhya became champion in State age group for the very first time due to a better tie-break score. Ayush Bhattacherjee, Rachishnu Datta and Swarnoj Saha Talukdar also finished at 7.0/8 and they secured 2nd, 3rd and 4th position respectively. In the girls category, Sinthia won her third State age group title with a full point difference. She is the Silver medal winner in under-10 girls category in Commonwealth Chess Championships 2017. Photo: Sayan Bose
Alekhya wins his maiden State age group title and Sinthia wins a State age group championship for a third time
Alekhya Mukhopadhyay started his final appearance in State under 11 age group championship on 29th March 2018. Previously his highest rank in State Championship was 3rd in under 9 category in 2016. Last year, he finished at 5th position in under 11 category. Going into the tournament as the top seed, he wanted to continue his momentum after winning a state level age group rapid tournament and so he did.
Sinthia has won three State age group girls category title in every alternate year since 2014. Her first State Championship triumph was in under 7 girls category in 2014, second one was in under 9 girls in 2016 and her latest one is under 11 girls category in 2018. She has also won Silver medal in Commonwealth Chess Championship in under 10 girls category in 2017.
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Final Ranking after 8 Rounds of Under 11 Open
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Final Ranking after 7 Rounds of Under 11 girls