DBCA wins ACL 1st Super League 2018 in Rating 1800-2200 category
DBCA defeated Punjab Kesari Centre of Chess Excellence by 3-1 in the first match of the finals. PKCCE bounced back in the second match by defeating DBCA 2.5-1.5 and thus forcing a tie-break. In the tie-break match Debarshi of DBCA defeated Dushyant of PKCCE. Debarshi finished undefeated in the league and won all games in the finals and the tie-break too. Team DBCA won €200 (almost ₹16000) worth of ChessBase products from ChessBase India shop. The prize is sponsored by ChessBase. DBCA can buy any ChessBase products from the shop. The most interesting and exciting games and positions are mentioned in the report. Photo: DBCA/Sayan Bose
DBCA reigns supreme in ACL 1st Super League 2018 in Rating 1800-2200 category
Tie-break rules: If both teams win a match each in the finals, then both team managers nominated a player of their choice to play the Blitz. Time control of Blitz was 3 minutes + 2 seconds each. Color was decided randomly.
In the first final match, Debarshi defeated the current World Amateur Champion, Arvinderpreet Singh. Debarshi had advantage out of the opening but the finish is definitely a study-like aesthetically pleasing ending.
Debarshi dominated the final tie-breaker Blitz against Dushyant Sharma of PKCCE after getting out of time trouble several times.
Individual performance of DBCA members:
Arpita Mukherjee - 5.5/8
Sumit Kumar - 5.5/8
Sayan Bose - 6.0/7
Debarshi Mukherjee - 6.5/7
Pallabi Roy - 1.0/2
Mohana Sengupta - Did not play
Orange City Rockers defeated d'pawn Chess Academy 4-0 in the first match for 3rd-4th place and defeated them again 3-1 in the second match. Thus OCR secured 3rd position and dpCA was adjudged 4th in the ACL 1st Super League 2018 in Rating 1800-2200 category.