ACL 1st Super League 2018: DBCA and PKCCE are the finalists in Rating 1800-2200 category
by Shahid Ahmed - 16/08/2018
Dibyendu Barua Chess Academy of Kolkata, West Bengal and Punjab Kesari Centre of Chess Excellence of Punjab are the finalists in ACL 1st Super League 2018 in Rating 1800-2200 category. Sumit Kumar and Ram Prakash each won their both semi-final matches in emphatic manner to propel them into the finals. DBCA defeated d'pawn Chess Academy in both matches with a score of 3-1 and 4-0 respectively. PKCCE drew their first match with Orange City Rockers 2-2, however they bounced back in the second one and scored 3.5-0.5 to advance to the finals. DBCA and PKCCE will face each other in the finals on 22nd August 2018. Photo: DBCA/Sayan Bose
It's DBCA vs. PKCCE in the finals of ACL 1st Super League 2018 1800-2200 category
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Sumit Kumar struck thunder on the board as he heard thunderstorms outside | Photo: DBCA/Sayan Bose
Black has a decisive advantage. Find out how did Sumit finish off the game
In the second semi-final, Themariners (Sumit) made a quick work of Eagle123 (Avdhoot Lendhe) in a 19-move miniature arising out of Caro-Kann Defence.
Arpita (left) won both, Sayan (middle) and Debarshi (right) both of them drew their first semi-final match and won the second one | Photo: DBCA/Sayan Bose
Arvinderpreet Singh (left) tasted both loss and win, Ram Prakash (middle) won both of his games and Vikas Sharma (right) won the first semi-final match and drew the second | Photo: PKCCE/Kirti Sharma
Ram Prakash launched a beautiful attack in Réti opening and won the 2nd semi-final match against Vaibhav Raut of Orange City Rockers.
Dibyendu Barua Chess Academy will face Punjab Kesari Centre of Chess Excellence on 22nd August 2018 in the finals. d'pawn Chess Academy will face Orange City Rockers in a 3rd-4th place on 19th August 2018.
Aim of the Academy Chess League (ACL):
There are many chess academies all over the world. However, in terms of playing practice and partners they are bounded by geographical limitations. The Academy Chess League by ChessBase India wants to overcome these limitations and barriers and ensure that academies, schools and institutions situated in one part of the world can compete against teams anywhere on the planet. The aim is to play high quality chess and that's why the time control of 45 minutes + 10 seconds has been decided. ACL is an initiative by ChessBase India that will be played online on the Playchess platform. Over 300 players from 50 institutions have registered with us for the 1st Super League that has begun from the 1st of July. The second league will soon follow, so stayed tuned!