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Diptayan Ghosh dominates 3rd Dombivli Kalyan Rapid Rating Open 2022

by Shahid Ahmed - 07/12/2022

GM Diptayan Ghosh scored an unbeaten 8.5/9 to win 3rd Dombivli Kalyan Rapid Rating Open 2022. Last year also Diptayan won the same event with an exact same score and once again he finished a half point ahead of the field. Seven players scored 8/9 each. Ankur Mahesh Gokhale and Arpan Das were adjudged second and third respectively according to tie-breaks. The total cash prize fund of the tournament was ₹200000 and 97 trophies. The top three prizes were ₹30000, ₹20000 and ₹15000 along with a trophy each. The one-day Rapid Rating tournament was organized by Anant Vaze Sangeet, Kala and Krida Pratishthan & Aryan Institute of Chess Excellence on 13th November 2022. Photo: FA Mohit Ladhe

Diptayan wins for a second year in-a-row

GM Diptayan Ghosh played few tournaments this year. Out of them, this is his fourth podium finish and first triumph of the year. He secured second place at 20th Splimbergo Masters, 3rd at 1st Bella Italia Masters and 2nd at HSNC University Mumbai Rapid Open. The last rating tournament, Diptayan won was the 2nd edition of this very event last year on 19th December 2021. 14-year-old Arvind Iyer scored 8/9 to finish fourth. 13-year-old Paras Dilip Bhoir made 7.5/9 to be placed ninth.

Champion - GM Diptayan Ghosh 8.5/9 | Photo: FA Mohit Ladhe

Four players were at 7.5/8 heading into the final round. GM Diptayan Ghosh defeated Aakash Sharadchandra Dalvi on the top board. Arpan Das drew with Ankur Mahesh Gokhale to secure third and second place respectively.

Runner-up - Ankur Mahesh Gokhale 8/9 | Photo: FA Mohit Ladhe

Second Runner-up - Arpan Das 8/9 | Photo: FA Mohit Ladhe

GM Diptayan Ghosh scored an unbeaten 8.5/9 and finished a half point ahead of the field

4th Arvind Iyer 8/9 | Photo: FA Mohit Ladhe

5th GM Swayams Mishra 8/9 | Photo: FA Mohit Ladhe

6th FM Prasanna S 8/9 | Photo: FA Mohit Ladhe

7th Kedar Morvekar 8/9 | Photo: FA Mohit Ladhe

8th FM Shantanu Bhambure 8/9 | Photo: FA Mohit Ladhe

9th Paras Dilip Bhoir 7.5/9 | Photo: FA Mohit Ladhe

10th Aakash Sharadchandra Dalvi 7.5/9 | Photo: FA Mohit Ladhe

Unrated 1st - Atharva Parag Koranne 6.5/9 | Photo: FA Mohit Ladhe

Visually Impaired 1st - Gaurav Sachin 4.5/9 | Photo: FA Mohit Ladhe

Inauguration Ceremony | Photo: FA Mohit Ladhe

The tournament was inaugurated by Mrs. Dipali Mhaiskar, Industrialist IRB, Dr. Deepak Vaze and Dr. Pratap Pansare, Tournament Director.

The tournament hall | Photo: FA Mohit Ladhe

The tournament flex and 97 trophies which were distributed among various prize winners | Photo: FA Mohit Ladhe

The Organizing team along with the Arbiters | Photo: FA Mohit Ladhe

IA Swapnil Bansod, Dr Deepak Vaze and Dr Pratap Pansare were present at the Closing Ceremony. The tournament was managed by KTBS - Kalyan Taluka Buddhibal Sanstha. Mr. Mohit Ladhe and Saharsha Soman are the founder members of KTBS.


Thanks to the Deputy Chief Arbiter FA Mohit Ladhe for sharing the photos and info about the tournament.


A total of 686 players including 2 GMs took part from various parts of India and three from USA. The one-day nine-round Swiss league Rapid Rating tournament was organized by Anant Vaze Sangeet, Kala and Krida Pratishthan & Aryan Institute of Chess Excellence. It took place at Navrang Banquets in Kalyan, Maharashtra on 13th November 2022. The time control of the tournament was 10 minutes + 5 seconds increment from move no.1.

Final standings

Rk.SNo NameTypsexFEDRtgClub/CityPts. TB1  TB2  TB3  TB4  TB5 Krtg+/-
GMGhosh DiptayanIND24448,552,55753,508520-5,8
Ankur Mahesh GokhaleIND1723855,559,551,75742074,8
Arpan DasIND19528545749,5074203,8
ACMIyer ArvindU14IND1558MAH-KB8515547,50852062,2
GMSwayams MishraIND24618515446,008420-19,4
Morvekar KedarIND1979849,553,547,008420-16,4
FMBhambure ShantanuIND2202848,551,544,008420-17,2
Bhoir Paras DilipU14IND16517,553,557,546,25742035,8
Aakash Sharadchandra DalviIND21647,553,555,543,007320-7,8
Krishnan RitvikU16IND21667,552,556,545,257420-19,8
CMVedant Nitin VekhandeU14IND20787,552,556,544,757420-24,4
Roneet DasIND16517,551,554,544,0073203,2
Kaustuv KunduIND22087,5515543,507420-26
Guru PrakashU14IND14087,549,554,544,00742042,6
Gala ParshIND13097,5475040,75742045,4
AIMNagarkatte VedantIND1565752,55539,50722029,4
Majumder ShrayanIND16897525640,75632010,4
Dhruv Swapnil HaldankarU14IND14897525639,50742017
Boricha KetanIND1992751,555,542,256220-37
Shah JeetU16IND182375055,540,007420-14,8
Madkar AtharvaIND164875054,539,00732010,6
Potawad AnirudhhaIND186174953,538,5064204,2
CMKshatriya Nitin VekhandeU14IND21247495339,007420-39
Somaiya ShreyanshU14IND12227495337,50732067,4
Nirgun KevalIND16647495237,507320-4,2
Sahil DhawanIND1757748,55339,507320-11
Suthar PradipIND1499748,552,538,7563208
Saurabh LokhandeIND1628748,552,537,756420-5,8
Rachit H GurnaniIND1645748,550,536,007320-9,8
Sanjeev KumarIND20857485341,007520-39,6
Singla AaryanU14IND14607485136,00732018,8
Arnav Mahesh KoliU12IND1310747,551,539,25632052,6
Jaiveer MahendruU14IND15537475137,5073205,4
Tikam AradhyaU14IND1261MAH-KB74750,537,00632035,6
FMSauravh KhherdekarIND2054746,55037,507320-37,6
Bartakke AdityaIND16017464936,507520-10,4
Gada OmIND13987464934,50742042,4
Aarav Bhavin MehtaU14IND1413745,549,536,00732019,8
Aahan SharmaU16IND1397745,54834,50732043,6


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