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Dibya Jyoti Sarkar wins 3rd Maa Manik Memorial Rating Open 2024

by Shahid Ahmed - 07/02/2024

Dibya Jyoti Sarkar, Ishan Das, Iftikar Alom Mazumdar, Neelabh Jyoti Borthakur, Bijit Chetia and Sakhawat Hussain scored 7/9 each at 3rd Maa Manik Memorial Rating Open 2024. Dibya Jyoti won the tournament due to better tie-breaks. The remaining five secured second to sixth position respectively. The total prize fund of the tournament was ₹175000. The top three prizes were ₹24000, ₹18000 and ₹15000 along with a trophy each. The six-day rating tournament was organized by Chess Family, Agartala from 21st to 26th January 2024 at Chess Hall, NSRCC Complex in Agartala, Tripura. This was Dibya Jyoti's first rating tournament triumph of his career. Photos: Panna Ahmed

Top six score 7/9

Dibya Jyoti Sarkar was the sole leader 7/8 heading into the final round. Bijit Chetia was the sole player trailing him by a half point at 6.5/8. They were followed by eight players at 6/8 each. Despite a last round loss against Sakhawat, Dibya Jyoti became champion as Bijit drew the game. He was the only player who could surpass him. Ishan defeated Kingshuk Debnath and Umashankar Dutta lost to Iftikar Alom Mazumdar. Ishan and Iftikar were placed second and third respectively. 11-year-old Shakya Singha Modak is the youngest top ten finisher of the event. He scored 6.5/9 to finish at ninth place. 

Champion - Dibya Jyoti Sarkar 7/9

Top3 (L to R): 2nd Ishan Das 7/9, 3rd Iftikar Alom Mazumdar 7/9 and 1st Dibya Jyoti Sarkar 7/9

Dibya Jyoti Sarkar scored 7/9 and increased his Elo rating by 64 points

Various prize winners

Group photo of various prize winners

The tournament hall at Chess Hall, NSRCC Complex in Agartala, Tripura

A total of 98 players took part from various states across the country and one from Bangladesh. The six-day nine round Rating tournament was organized by Chess Family, Agartala at Chess Hall, NSRCC Complex in Agartala, Tripura from 21st to 26th January 2024. The time control of the event was 90 minutes + 30 seconds increment.

Final standings

Rk.SNo NameTypsexRtgIClub/CityPts. TB1  TB2  TB3  TB4  TB5 Krtg+/-
118
Dibya Jyoti Sarkar1375TR750,554,541,00062064
28
Ishan Das1485WB7505440,25052049,6
33
Iftikar Alom Mazumdar1756AS75053,537,750620-8,8
44
Neelabh Jyoti Borthakur1730AS749,553,539,500620-18
57
Bijit Chetia1538AS7485137,25062031
62
Sakhawat Hussain1844KA74447,536,000720-32,6
71
Singh Soram Rahul1863AS6,549,554,538,250420-33,2
812
Agrajit Paul1426TR6,54548,532,25054041,2
928
Shakya Singha ModakU121316TR6,54446,530,00064076,8
1015
Tytan Debbarma1390TR64852,533,75042032,2
1114
Mithun Pal1403TR647,55132,50052028,8
125
Kingshuk Debnath1705TR646,55131,000620-23,8
139
Ayush SahaU141481TR646,54931,000440-29,2
1413
Aaradhya DasU10w1406TR64546,527,250540-6
1510
Dutta Umashankar1472TR642,546,528,5005203,4
1624
Somraj SahaU141326TR642,54528,7504401,6
1717
Tapojit Majumdar1382TR641,54528,500440-33,2
1827
Ramesh Kalai1318TR640,543,527,25052010
1935
Gurupada Das1247TR640,542,526,00054047,6
20107
Subhajit Tripura0TR6364022,0005

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