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Kishan Kumar victorious at Chess for Everyone Rating Open in Sagar, Madhya Pradesh

by Shahid Ahmed - 12/05/2023

The top seed of the tournament, Kishan Kumar scored an unbeaten 8/9 to win Chess for Everyone Rating Open 2023 in Sagar, Madhya Pradesh. He finished a half point ahead of the competition. Four players - Kamad Mishra, Sandeep K Gupta, Shubham Pareta and Muralilal Kori scored 7.5/9 each. They were placed second to fourth respectively according to tie-breaks. Kishan faced all of them in the last four rounds. He defeated sandeep and Shubham, drew against Kamad and Murailal. The total prize fund of the tournament was ₹50000. The top three prizes were ₹11000, ₹8000 and ₹6000 along with a trophy each respectively. The five-day nine-round Swiss league Rating tournament was organized by Deepak Memorial Sports Academy and Jila Shatranj Sangh, Sagar. Photo: FA Ankur Singh Thakur

Top two finishes in the same order

Kishan Kumar had a sole lead heading into the final round 7.5/8. He drew against Murailal Kori to become a clear champion. His only other pursuer, Kamad Mishra also drew his game against Amarjeet Singh Bagga. This is Kishan's second Rating Open tournament triumph of the his career. He has won three tournaments in this year overall. Earlier this year, he won a Rapid Open and became Bihar State Team champion for team Purnia 'A'. The only other Rating tournament he won was back in January 2020 where he also scored the same points in the exact same pattern.

Top 3 (L to R) - 2nd Kamad Mishra 7.5/9, 1st Kishan Kumar 8/9 and 3rd Sandeep K Gupta 7.5/9 | Photo: FA Ankur Singh Thakur

Kishan Kumar scored 8/9 and remained undefeated

Inauguration Ceremony | Photo: FA Ankur Singh Thakur

Inaugural moves are being made | Photo: FA Ankur Singh Thakur

The tournament was inaugurated by the Mayor of Sagar, MP - Mrs. Sangeeta Sushil Tiwari and Mr. Sushil Tiwari.

Players in action | Photo: FA Ankur Singh Thakur

The tournament hall | Photo: FA Ankur Singh Thakur

Trophies for the prize winners | Photo: FA Ankur Singh Thakur

Parents and accompanying persons at the prize distribution ceremony | Photo: FA Ankur Singh Thakur

Principal Mrs. Ritoo Jaiswal of Deepak Memorial Academy where the tournament was held, was very helpful towards providing all help for tournament.

 

Thanks to FA Ankur Singh Thakur for sharing photos and info about the tournament.

 

A total of 180 players participated from various states across the country. The five-day nine-round Swiss league Rating tournament was organized by Deepak Memorial Sports Academy and Jila Shatranj Sangh, Sagar at Deepak Memorial Academy, Sagar in Madhya Pradesh from 17th to 21st April 2023. The time control for the event was 90 minutes + 30 seconds increment from move no.1.

Final standings

Rk.SNoNameTypsexGrFEDRtgIClub/CityPts. TB1  TB2  TB3  TB4  TB5 
11Kishan, KumarIND1799Bihar8556052,5007
22Mishra, KamadU17IND1693Mp7,552,555,545,2506
35Gupta, Sandeep K.IND1501Uttar Pradesh7,549,553,540,7507
426Shubham, ParetaIND1185Sagar,Mp7,547,55033,2507
54Murarilal, KoriIND1581Sagar,Mp7,5465042,5007
68Goswami, Dr.ArvindS60IND1391Sagar,Mp7485239,0007
724Amarjeet, Singh BaggaS60IND1193Mp747,55239,5006
819Sanyam, AryaU19IND1224Mp747,55134,0007
915Vivaan, JainU13IND1291Mp74750,532,0007
1016Anubhav, SinghIND1290Uttar Pradesh7464935,5007
1131Mahajan, SagarU19IND1122Maharashtra6,5505335,0005
1228Ojas, JoshiU11IND1133Rajsthan6,548,552,535,2506
1317Abhijeet, AwasthiIND1287Sagar,Mp6,546,550,535,2505
1433Asish, OjhaU17IND1094Uttar Pradesh6,5465035,2506
1514Subodh, Kumar SinghIND1291Chhattisgarh6,545,54830,2506

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