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Diptayan Ghosh clinches 2nd Dombivli Kalyan Rapid Rating Open 2021

by Shahid Ahmed - 02/01/2022

GM Diptayan Ghosh brought IM Sammed Jaykumar Shete's fantastic momentum to a screeching halt in the final round to win 2nd Dombivli Kalyan Rapid Rating Open. Sammed was 8.0/8 heading into the final round, Diptayan was at 7.5/8. A last round win allowed Diptayan to become clear champion. Four players - IM Sammed Jaykumar Shete, IM Himal Gusain, FM Suyog Wagh and Aniruddha Potawad scored 8.0/9. They were placed second to fifth respectively according to tie-breaks. Diptayan won ₹30000 cash, Sammed got ₹20000 and Himal ₹15000. All three of them won a trophy each. Total cash prize ₹200000 and 95 trophies were given as prizes. Check out Diptayan's analysus of his final round win.

Diptayan halts Sammed's winning streak

Diptayan is known to win tournaments quite regularly. Due to the Covid-19 pandemic, he could not play over-the-board tournaments. He has won several online tournaments including a series of ChessBase India online events during the lockdown. Exactly two years after playing his last over-the-board tournament, Diptayan won 2nd Dombivli Rapid Rating Open.

Top 3 (L to R) - 2nd IM Sammed Jaykumar Shete 7.0/9, 1st GM Diptayan Ghosh 7.5/9 and 3rd IM Himal Gusain 7.5/9

It was good to play after a long time, almost after two years. Even though it was a one-day event, but still... - GM Diptayan Ghosh on winning 2nd Dombivli Rapid Rating Open 2021. His last over-the-board tournament was National Senior Open which ended on the exact same day 19th December 2019. His win against Sammed in the final round was his favorite game from the event. Sammed was having an eight game win streak, 8.0/8 before he faced Diptayan.

Diptayan - Sammed, Round 9

Position after 21...b5

Black's position was already quite difficult to play. 21...b5 only worsened things as 22.cxb5 cannot be met with 22...axb5. It runs into 23.b4 Nxa4 24.Qxc8+ Rxc8 25.Rxc8+ Bf8 26.Rdc1 idea Ra8 and Rcc8 which Black cannot stop. The game continued 22...f5 23.exf5 gxf5 24.Qxf5 cost Black another pawn and Black resigned.

Diptayan scored an unbeaten 8.5/9 to win the tournament

Players of various ages took part in this event | Photo: Mohit Ladhe

The tournament hall | Photo:Mohit Ladhe

Total 95 trophies were distributed among the prize winners | Photo:Mohit Ladhe

The tournament was organized by Anant Vaze Sangeet, Kala and Krida Pratishthan & Aryan Institute of Chess Excellence on 19th December 2021 at Kalyan, Maharashtra. A total of 491 players including a GM and six IMs took part in the nine-round Swiss league Rapid Rating tournament which had a time control of 10 minutes + 10 seconds increment.

Final Standings

Rk.SNoNameTypsexRtgClub/CityPts. TB1  TB2  TB3 
11GMGhosh Diptayan24738,552,053,049,75
28IMSammed Jaykumar Shete20818,057,060,051,50
32IMGusain Himal23298,052,056,048,00
413FMWagh Suyog19428,051,555,547,50
575Potawad Anirudhha13728,046,549,041,00
66FMSenthil Maran K21227,553,055,543,75
717Soham Datar18677,552,055,043,50
821Aakash Sharadchandra Dalvi17367,551,053,543,25
97FMDixit Nikhil20837,550,054,042,75
1011IMKrishnater Kushager19807,549,053,543,75
1119Mahindrakar Indrajeet18227,546,048,038,00
1259ACMIyer ArvindU1314227,544,547,537,25
1329Nirgun Keval16487,542,044,538,25
14339Karun Gaurav07,050,554,540,50
1520Sahil Dhawan17607,050,554,039,50
163IMKulkarni Vikramaditya23087,049,554,040,00
1710Bartakke Amardeep S.20047,049,554,039,50
1815Upadhyay R19117,049,053,539,50
1958Shah Devansh14247,049,053,038,00
2046CMKadam Om ManishU1314997,049,053,037,00
21167Dhruv Swapnil HaldankarU1310977,048,552,538,00
2241Pawar Rahul15387,047,052,038,50
2330Tamhankar Siddhant16477,047,049,035,00
2463Patil Harshal14067,046,550,537,00
2583Vedant Nitin VekhandeU1313427,046,048,536,75

Complete standings

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