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Anurag Jaiswal convincingly clinches Chess for Everyone Rating Open 2023 in Jharkhand

by Shahid Ahmed - 30/08/2023

Anurag Jaiswal scored an unbeaten 8/9 to win Chess for Everyone Rating Open 2023 in Jharkhand. He finished a full point ahead of the competition. Eight players scored 7/9 each. Out of them, 10-year-old Adhiraj Mitra and Akshat Negi were placed second and third according to tie-breaks. The winner Anurag defeated the eventual runner-up, Adhiraj in the final round to become a clear champion. The total prize fund of the tournament was ₹75000 + trophies. Top three prizes were ₹15000 + trophy, ₹10000 and ₹7000. The tournament was held from 5th to 9th August 2023 at St. Xavier’s Welfare Center in Chaibasa, Jharkhand. It was organized by West Singhbhum District Chess Association. This was Anurag's first rating tournament triumph in almost four years. The objective of Chess for Everyone is to attract more players to participate in tournaments, get rating in an event which has low entry fee barrier of only ₹250. Photos: Basant Khandelwal

10-year-old Adhiraj Mitra secures second place

Adhiraj Mitra (JHAR) and Anurag Jaiswal (WB) were the coleaders 7/8 heading into the final round of the tournament. Adhiraj had better tie-breaks and Akshat Negi (DEL) had the possibility of catching up if Adhiraj and Anurag drew their game against each other. Being in a virtual must-win situation, Anurag defeated Adhiraj to become a clear champion 8/9. Adhiraj finished second 7/9. Akshat defeated 11-year-old Shreyan Gupta Barman (WB) to finish third 7/9.

Champion - Anurag Jaiswal 8/9

Runner-up - Adhiraj Mitra (right) 7/9

Second Runner-up - Akshat Negi (left) 7/9

Anurag Jaiswal scored an unbeaten 8/9, finished a full point ahead of the competition and gained 48.6 Elo rating points

Inaugural first moves are being made

Players in action

Various prize winners

The prizes were given by Ananya Mittal, D C West Singhbhum, Ms. Shruri Rajlakshmi, Assistant Collector of West Singhbhum, Mukund Rungta and other dignitaries.


Thanks to Basant Khandelwal, Organizing Secretary, for sharing the photos and info about the tournament.


A total of 164 players took part from various states across the country in this five-day nine round Swiss-league Rating tournament which was organized by West Singhbhum District Chess Association at St. Xavier’s Welfare Center in Chaibasa, Jharkhand from 5th to 9th August 2023. The time control of the event was 90 minutes + 30 seconds increment from move no.1.

Final standings

Rk.SNo NameTypsexGrFEDRtgClub/CityPts. TB1  TB2  TB3  TB4  TB5 
Anurag, JaiswalIND1708West Bengal85054,548,7507
Adhiraj, MitraU11IND1716Jharkhand751,555,540,7506
Akshat, NegiIND1644Delhi7505541,7506
Rohan, Vijay ShandilyaIND1918Jharkhand747,552,539,0007
Kamal Kishore, DebnathWSIND1560Jharkhand747,55239,0005
Biswajit, ChatterjeeWSIND1852Jharkhand746,549,536,7506
Manish, SharmaWSIND1665Jharkhand745,55038,0005
AFMAbhiraj, DeU13IND1363Jharkhand744,54835,7506
Shreyan, Gupta BarmanU13IND1230West Bengal743,54735,7506
Kishan, KumarIND1791Bihar6,55155,538,2505
Ranit, MaityU13IND1416West Bengal6,548,55336,7504
Tripathy, B CS55IND1930Jharkhand6,548,55335,7505
Rajesh, KumarWSIND1796Jharkhand6,546,551,534,7506
Debanjan, SinhaU13IND1423Jharkhand6,54649,533,0006
Narendra, AgarwalU09IND1385West Bengal6,54548,532,0006
Raja, BoseIND1381Jharkhand6,544,548,534,2505
Vibhash, Kumar SinhaIND1515Jharkhand6,54448,533,7506
Rishan, DebnathU13IND1511West Bengal64952,532,2505
Sagnik, HalderU13IND1539West Bengal646,55132,5004
Sinjan, RoyU13IND1395West Bengal6465030,7505


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