52-year-old Harminder Singh wins Below 1600 Rating at Udaipur
52-year-old Harminder Singh scored an unbeaten 8.5/9 to win Below 1600 Rating tournament. He finished a half point ahead of the field. The event was held in memory of Late Mr. Ramesh Chandra Sharma. Four players scored 8/9 each. Vaishant Kumar Gangwani and Abhinav Chauhan were placed second and third according to tie-breaks. Total prize fund of the tournament was ₹1100000. Top three prizes were ₹111000, ₹71000 and ₹41000 along with a trophy each. The tournament was held between 19th and 21st August 2022 at Udaipur, Rajasthan. A staggering 558 players took part from all over the country and two from USA. Photo: IA Deepak Chavan/Chess in Lakecity
558 players take part
283rd seeded 17-year-old Somnath Banerjee scored an impressive 8/9. He secured fifth place and gained a whopping 227.2 Elo rating points in this event. 15-year-old Barot Yug Kandarpbhai and 13-year-old Gouransh Sharma scored 7.5/9 and 7/9 to secure eighth and tenth place respectively. They both are two of the youngest top ten finishers.
Harminder Singh winning a tournament at the age of 52 years, remaining unbeaten, is certainly an inspiring feat. He played three rounds per day in all three days.
The tournament was inaugurated by Chief Guest Dr. Pradeep Kumawat, Director Alok Sansthan, Dy.A S P ACB Mr. Heramb Joshi. Other dignitaries present were Mr. Rajiv Bharadwaj, President Chess in Lakecity, Mr.Sanjeev Bardhawaj, and IA FI Rajendra Teli, Chief Arbiter & IA NI Vikas Sahu, Chess In Lakecity.
Prizes were distributed by Chief Guest - Divisional Commissioner, Mr. Rajendra Bhat & IPS Kundan Kawaria. Other dignitaries present were Mr. Tushar Mehta, Mr.Rajiv Bharadwaj, President Chess in Lakecity, Mr. Ashok Bhargav, Mr.Sanjeev Bardhawaj, Dr. Om Sahu, Dr. Anand Gupta and Zimbabwe NRI Vishal Aacharya, IA Rajendra Teli, Chief Arbiter and IA Vikas Sahu, Chess in Lakecity.
Thanks to IA Deepak Chavan and IA NI Vikas Sahu, Chess in Lakecity for providing photos and information about the tournament.
A total of 558 players took part from all over the country and two from USA, in this three-day nine round Classical Rating tournament. The event was organized by Chess in Lakecity at Orbit Resort in Udaipur, Rajasthan from 19th to 21st August 2022. The time control of the event was 30 minutes + 30 seconds increment.
|2||11||Vaishant Kumar Gangwani||IND||1556||Haryana||8||50||54||45,50||0||8|
|4||29||Dhiman Mitra||IND||1484||West Bengal||8||47,5||49,5||42,50||0||8|
|5||283||Somnath Banerjee||IND||1121||West Bengal||8||47||50,5||45,50||0||7|
|7||206||M Tulasi Ram Kumar||IND||1210||Telangana||7,5||45||48||38,75||0||7|
|8||164||Barot Yug Kandarpbhai||U15||IND||1270||Gujarat||7,5||43,5||46||36,50||0||7|
|13||87||Ramjan Husen Sodha||IND||1376||Gujarat||7||49,5||52,5||37,50||0||7|
|20||116||Parmar Deep V||IND||1335||Gujarat||7||47||51||36,00||0||7|
|22||23||Borkhetariya Devarsh M||U15||IND||1508||Gujarat||7||46||51||40,00||0||6|
|23||144||Shivam Chaudhary||IND||1297||Uttar pradesh||7||46||49,5||35,25||0||6|
|24||47||Mohammad Sameed||IND||1434||Uttar Pradesh||7||45,5||49||35,75||0||6|
|26||250||Shiva Gautam||IND||1166||Uttar Pradesh||7||45||48||35,50||0||7|
|27||167||Tirth Jayeshkumar Parmar||U13||IND||1267||Gujarat||7||44||47||34,50||0||6|
|28||61||Sharma Tushar B||IND||1397||Maharashtra||7||44||46,5||31,50||0||7|
|30||377||Ankit Singh Bhati||IND||0||Rajasthan||7||43||46,5||35,50||0||7|
|32||57||Shankhadeep Maity||IND||1402||West Bengal||7||42,5||44||32,00||0||6|
|33||423||Herin Renishkumar Patel||U09||IND||0||Gujarat||7||38,5||42||33,25||0||6|
|35||35||Dabhi Sangeet H||IND||1474||Gujarat||6,5||50||55||36,25||0||5|