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Alekhya and Sinthia win 30th West Bengal State FIDE Rated Under 11 Chess Championship 2018

by Shahid Ahmed - 26/04/2018

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.

Alekhya Mukhopadhyay scored 7.0/8 and remained undefeated to become champion. He received his trophy and certificate from GM Dibyendu Barua | Photo: Sayan Bose

AIM Aayush Bhattacherjee also scored 7.0/8, increased his ELO Rating by 65 points, but due to a lesser tie-break score, he had to settle with first runner-up position | Photo: Sayan Bose

Rachisnu Datta also finished at 7.0/8 and he was placed third | Photo: Sayan Bose

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.

Commonwealth under 10 girls Silver medal winner, Sinthia Sarkar scored 6.5/7, finished a full point ahead and became champion | Photo: Sayan Bose

Mrittika Mallick finished at 5.5/7 along with four other players, increased her rating by 38 points. due to a better tie-break score she finished at 2nd position | Photo: Sayan Bose

Unrated Ankita Kundu lost to the eventual champion Sinthia in the 2nd round. However she made a comeback and finished at 3rd position with 5.5/7 | Photo: Sayan Bose

Photo and Video gallery:

Top boards getting ready for action

The air-conditioned hall, Kalokakali in Dumdum, Kolkata

It could accommodate over 100 players in a single floor without anyone feeling the heat due to numerous air-conditioners

30th West Bengal State FIDE Rated Under 11 Chess Championship | Round 1 starting moments

Final Ranking after 8 Rounds of Under 11 Open

Rk.SNoNamesexFEDRtgPts. TB1  TB2  TB3  TB4  TB5 
11Alekhya MukhopadhyayIND16267,00,042,546,539,756
28AIMAayush BhattacherjeeIND13327,00,040,544,037,506
36Rachishnu DattaIND13687,00,036,539,032,507
415Swarnoj Saha TalukdarIND12207,00,036,038,032,007
535Srijak SenguptaIND10906,50,038,542,533,756
65Atreya NandyIND13686,50,038,041,031,256
73Eshan BhattacharjeeIND14026,50,037,540,531,006
82Sankalan ShahIND14286,00,041,044,031,005
919Arkya ChatterjeeIND12036,00,040,544,030,505
1014Shaunak MallickIND12206,00,038,541,528,755
114Aritrya PalIND13926,00,038,541,527,506
1238Uddipan RoyIND10836,00,037,541,028,506

Complete standings

Final Ranking after 7 Rounds of Under 11 girls

Rk.SNoNamesexFEDRtgPts. TB1  TB2  TB3  TB4  TB5 
11Sinthia SarkarwIND13496,50,029,532,529,756
28Mrittika MallickwIND10915,50,029,032,023,254
320Ankita KunduwIND05,50,029,032,022,755
44Sneha HalderwIND11765,50,028,030,522,754
55Anwesha SahawIND11525,50,027,530,522,254
67Jhinuk DuttawIND11085,50,023,025,519,255
72Tanisha ChatterjeewIND12365,01,028,530,519,754
89Shreshtha SuraiwIND10865,00,025,028,019,005

Complete standings

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