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Aman Balana wins Winter Cup Below 1600 Rating Lakecity Tournament 2022

by Shahid Ahmed - 10/01/2023

16-year-old Aman Balana and 13-year-old Lakshmi Charan Naidu G scored an unbeaten 8/9 each. Rajasthan's very own Aman won Winter Cup Below 1600 Rating Lakecity Tournament 2022 due to better tie-breaks. Lakshmi (AP) was second overall. However, he won the first prize in Rating category 1200-1399. Their penultimate round encounter against each other ended in a draw. Five players scored 7.5/9 each. Out of them, Raj Prakhar (HAR) secured the third place overall. Raj and Manan Goyal (HAR) were awarded second and third prize in the Open category. Total prize fund of the tournament was ₹1500000. The top three prizes were ₹111000, ₹71000 and ₹41000 along with a trophy each. A total of 173 prizes and three prizes above ₹100000 were up for grabs. The tournament was organized in memory of Advocate Late Prem Chand Mogra. Photo: IA Vikas Sahu/Chess in Lakecity

Aman's first Rating tournament triumph

Six players were at 7/7 each heading into the final round. Aman Balana (RAJ) defeated Harshit Dawar (MP) and Lakshmi Charan Naidu G (AP) defeated Ram Kumar R (AP). The game between Shreyas (DEL) and Md. Sameed (UP) ended in a draw. Thus, Aman won the tournament on tie-breaks and Lakshmi was declared the winner in Rating category 1200-1399. Harshit gained a staggering 159.6 Elo rating points, Lakshmi increased 105.2.

The prize winners | Photo: IA Vikas Sahu/Chess in Lakecity

Prizes were distributed by Chief Guest, Justice Ram Chandra Singh Jhala, Guest of Honour, Ms. Chetna Bhati, Dy. SP, Ms. Pushpa Mogra, Other dignitaries present at the closing ceremony were - Tushar Mehta, Chief Patron, Rajeev Bharadwaj, President, Chess in Lakecity, IA Rajendra Teli, Chief Arbiter, Advocate Manish Mogra, Org Chairman, Sanjay Kothari, Dr. SS Surana and IA Vikas Sahu, Chess in Lakecity.

397 players from eight countries across the world took part in this event | Photo: IA Vikas Sahu/Chess in Lakecity

Inaugural moves are being made | Photo: IA Vikas Sahu/Chess in Lakecity

Inauguration of the tournament was done by Chief Guest Raj Kumar Fatawat (National General Secretary, BJS), Vinod Fandot (Chairman, Jeeto Chapter Udaipur), Suresh Khatik (Administrative Officer, Urban Development), Raj Kumar Kalal (District Officer Excise Department). Other dignitaries present were - Tushar Mehta (Chief Patron, Chess in Lakecity), Rajeev Bharadwaj, President, Chess in Lakecity, Advocate Manish Mogra, Org. Chairman, IA Rajendra Teli Chief Arbiter and IA Vikas Sahu, Chess In Lakecity.

 

Thanks to the Tournament Director, IA Vikas Sahu of Chess in Lakecity for providing photos and information about the tournament.

 

A total of 397 players from various states across the country and one each from Australia, Canada, England, Nepal, Sri Lanka, Tunisia and USA took part in this event. The tournament was organized by Chess in Lakecity from 23rd to 25th December 2022 at Orbit Resort, Udaipur, Rajasthan. The nine-round Swiss league Rating tournament had a time control of 30 minutes + 30 seconds increment.

Final standings

Rk.SNo NameTypsexGrFEDRtgClub/CityPts. TB1  TB2  TB3  TB4  TB5 w-weKrtg+/-
17
Aman BalanaIND1542Rajasthan849,55345,75070,924036,8
250
Lakshmi Charan Naidu GU13IND1381Andhra Pradesh84951,544,50072,6340105,2
341
Raj PrakharIND1392Haryana7,546,55040,25072,062041,2
431
Manan GoyalIND1421Haryana7,5465041,75071,714068,4
521
Mohammad SameedIND1447Uttar Pradesh7,545,548,539,75071,052021
69
ShreyasU15IND1535Delhi7,545,547,538,50070,22408,8
753
Vikramaditya Abhijit ChavanU11IND1372Maharashtra7,5434537,25072,054082
8122
Harshit DawarIND1277Madhya Pradesh75254,539,50063,9940159,6
926
Samarth Sreeni WarrierU11IND1439Gujarat750,55541,75050,634025,2
1012
Ram Kumar RIND1525Andhra Pradesh750,55540,5006-0,0220-0,4
1129
Kholia KishanIND1431Gujarat74952,539,00050,802016
123
Naman PorwalIND1577Raj-Lakecity747,55140,2505-0,7420-14,8
1355
Sathishkumar LIND1368Telangana747,55036,50060,892017,8
1485
Tanna Krish AlpeshbhaiU13IND1334Gujarat74648,536,00051,744069,6
15151
AFMIshan WarudkarU15IND1245Maharashtra74549,537,50063,7340149,2
1628
Gouransh SharmaU13IND1432Rajasthan7454836,7505-0,1040-4
17108
Dhinesh KannanIND1299Tamil Nadu744,545,535,50051,374054,8
18154
Piyush TandonU15IND1238Madhya Pradesh74245,534,00063,4640138,4
19101
Puspal LayaIND1311West Bengal736,53932,00071,014040,4
2015
Manna ChiranjitIND1496West bengal6,551,555,536,75060,41208,2
21169
Anand ShreyU15USA1216USA6,551,55538,00053,3440133,6
2210
Vishal SharmaIND1530Bihar6,550,555,536,2506-0,2040-8
231
Satyam PrakashIND1598Delhi6,55053,535,7505-0,8920-17,8
2494
Chandra PrakashIND1322Rajasthan6,54950,532,50051,034041,2
2580
Chandrashekhar SableIND1342Maharashtra6,5475134,00061,7000
26178
Vaibhav PariharIND1206Rajasthan6,546,55033,75053,2040128
2719
Anil ShivpuriS60IND1460Delhi6,546,55032,7505-0,2020-4
2822
Phani KanuriIND1446Andhra Pradesh6,546,549,533,5006-0,0220-0,4
29184
Dhiraj PatilIND1199Maharashtra6,546,549,532,75063,272065,4
3033
Geet JainU15IND1410Raj-Lakecity6,545,54933,0006-0,1840-7,2
3192
Saurabh SomvanshiIND1326Delhi6,5454831,25060,972019,4
3223
Vikas SainiIND1445Delhi6,544,54730,7506-0,0720-1,4
3378
Pandya RajIND1344Maharashtra6,5444730,75060,762015,2
3458
Manickavelu., AIND1366Tamil Nadu6,543,546,531,7506-0,5340-21,2
3538
Chakravarthi S.V.C.IND1397Telangana6,542,546,532,0006-0,0520-1

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