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Six champions crowned at MPL 9th National Amateur Chess Championship 2022

by Shahid Ahmed - 23/05/2022

The ninth edition of MPL National Amateur Chess Championships 2022 witnessed a total participation of 440 players from 23 different states across the nation. Six new champions were crowned in six different categories. They are - Kushal O (AP) in Under-1700 Open, Prishita Gupta (DEL) in Under-1700 Women, Pradeep Tiwari (DASCB) in Under-2000 Open, Prishita Gupta (DEL) in Under-2000 Women, Koustav Chakraborty (WB) in Under-2300 Open and Shubhi Gupta (UP) in Under-2300 Women. The total prize fund of the tournament was ₹300000. It was held in Jaipur, Rajasthan from 3rd to 7th May 2022. Photo: AICF

440 players participate from various states

Only Under-1700 had a separate event, as there were 51 women participants. The remaining two categories Under-2000 and Under-2300 Women were merged with Open (according to tournament regulations) as there were less than ten women participants.

MPL 9th National Amateur Chess Championship 2022 prize winners  | Photo: AICF

Under-1700 Open

Kushal O (AP, 1686) scored an unbeaten 8/9 to clinch the Under-17 Open championship. He finished a half point ahead of the competition. Five players scored 7.5/9. Anubhav Rawat (DEL, 1329) and Kartik Kumar Singh (MAH, 1581) was placed second and third. Top three prizes were ₹12000, ₹9000 and ₹7000 cash along with a trophy each.

Under-1700 Open Champion - Kushal O (AP) 8/9

Replay Round 1-9 games

Final Standings

Rk.SNoNameFEDRtgIClub/CityPts. TB1  TB2  TB3  TB4  TB5 
14Kushal OIND1686AP8,047,551,545,750,07
269Anubhav RawatIND1329Del7,550,552,041,250,07
327Kartik Kumar SinghIND1581Mah7,549,554,044,500,06
425Farhaan MIND1595TN7,548,550,541,750,07
536Gada OmIND1505Mah7,547,051,042,250,06
643AIMSushrutha ReddyIND1455Kar7,547,050,041,000,07
733Sahil BheronIND1536Har7,051,555,538,500,06
820Govind Naresh PrabhuIND1605Mah7,047,051,038,000,07
928AIMMohammed Shamil AIND1574TN7,047,051,034,250,06
1031Medhansh SaxenaIND1541UP7,047,049,036,750,06

Complete standings

Under-1700 Women

Prishita Gupta (DEL, 1326) scored 7.5/9 and finished a half point ahead of the competition to win MPL 9th National Amateur Chess Championship Below 1700 for Women. Despite starting the tournament with a loss, the 10-year-old, reigning Delhi State Under-12 Girls Champion, scored 7.5 points in the remaining eight games. Hanya Shah (GUJ, 1169) and Elakshi Srivastava (RAJ, 1256) secured second and third place scoring 7/9 and 6.5/9 each respectively. Top three prizes were ₹8000, ₹6000 and ₹5000 cash along with a trophy each.

Under-1700 Women Champion - Prishita Gupta (DEL) 7.5/9 | Photo: Delhi Chess Association

Prishita Gupta made a good recovery after starting the event wiht a loss

Replay Round 1-9 games

Final Standings

Rk.SNoNameFEDRtgClub/CityPts. TB1  TB2  TB3  TB4  TB5 
14Prishita GuptaIND1326Del7,542,546,040,000,07
215Hanya ShahIND1169Guj7,043,544,530,250,06
38Elakshi SrivastavaIND1256Raj6,543,547,534,250,05
42Sneha HalderIND1557WB6,542,045,529,250,06
518Swasti JhaIND1122Del6,047,051,532,000,06
620Yatee KothariIND1113Raj6,047,051,026,000,05

Complete standings

Under-2000 Open and Women

Both Pradeep Tiwari (DASCB, 1865) and Apoorv Kamble (KAR, 1846) scored 7.5/9 each. Pradeep clinched the championship due to better tie-breaks. He also remained undefeated. Six players scored 6.5/9. Out of them, Ethan Vaz (Goa, 1792) was adjudged third. Top three prizes were ₹16000, ₹14000 and ₹10000 cash along with a trophy each.

Champion in Under-2000 Open - Pradeep Tiwari (DASCB) 7.5/9 | Photo: Pradeep's fb

Pradeep Tiwari scored an unbeaten 7.5/9 and gained 26.4 Elo rating points in the process

Reigning MPL 34th National Under-12 Girls champion, Shubhi Gupta (UP, 1613) scored 6/9 to finish first in the Women's category. Top three prizes were ₹10000, ₹6000 and ₹5000 cash along with a trophy each.

Champion in Under-2000 Women - Shubhi Gupta (UP) 6/9

Shubhi Gupta scored 6/9 without conceding a single draw, she also gained 99.2 Elo rating points

Replay Round 1-9 games

Final Standings

Rk.SNoNameFEDRtgClub/CityPts. TB1  TB2  TB3  TB4  TB5 
110Pradeep TiwariIND1865DASCB7,550,555,546,750,06
214Apoorv KambleIND1846Kar7,548,552,541,250,07
319AIMVaz EthanIND1792Goa6,549,553,536,750,06
439Shah DevanshIND1538Mah6,547,050,534,750,05
515Sharma VivekIND1839Bih6,545,049,033,750,05
616Swayham P DasIND1825Guj6,542,045,528,250,05
727Chandrasekhar M KIND1725DASCB6,542,045,032,750,05
833Kishore Kumar JaganathanIND1705TN6,542,043,028,250,06
937AFMShubhi GuptaIND1613UP6,045,548,027,500,06
1029Vikash NishadIND1720UP6,042,045,527,250,05

Complete standings

Under-2300 Open and Women

Koustav Chakraborty (WB, 1945) scored sole 8/9 and finished a half point ahead of the field. His sole loss was against the eventual runner-up of the tournament, Kumar Gaurav (BIH, 1998) who scored 7.5/9. Garv Rai (DEL, 2033) secured third place 7/9. Top three prizes were ₹20000, ₹17000 and ₹14000 cash along with a trophy each.

Champion in Under-2300 Open - Koustav Chakraborty (WB) 8/9
You would get enough time to pursue your hobbies - IITian Koustav Chakraborty wins National Amateur Below-2300 | Video: ChessBase India

Check out the game Koustav showed in the interview

Koustav Chakraborty scored 8/9 and gained 90.2 Elo rating points

Ishvi Aggarwal (HAR, 1709), Dakshita Kumawat (RAJ, 1575) and Falak Joni Naik (GUJ, 1349) scored 4.5/9 each. They were placed first, second and third in the Under-2300 Women category according to the tie-breaks. Top three prizes were ₹10000, ₹6000 and ₹5000 cash along with a trophy each.

Champions (L to R) - Koustav Chakraborty (U2300), Ishvi Agarwal (U2300 W), Prishita Gupta (U1700 W) and Shubhi Gupta (U2000 W) | Photo: AICF

Ishvi Aggarwal scored 4.5/9 and gained 25.2 Elo rating points

Replay Round 1-9 games

Final Standings

Rk.SNoNameFEDRtgClub/CityPts. TB1  TB2  TB3  TB4  TB5 
120Koustav ChakrabortyIND1945WB8,046,048,536,000,08
216Kumar GauravIND1998Bih7,546,049,041,750,07
314Garv RaiIND2033Del7,046,049,534,750,06
421Bharadia YashIND1924Raj6,548,553,034,000,06
56Sharma HarishIND2125Del6,045,049,029,500,05
61Arjun C KrishnamachariIND2284TN6,042,546,528,000,04
722Arun KatariaIND1881Raj6,040,544,529,250,05
833Hriday PanchalIND1766Del6,039,543,025,500,03
97Ram S. KrishnanIND2110TN5,548,051,529,000,04
109Vrashank ChouhanIND2080Raj5,547,051,027,500,05

Complete standings

 

A total of 262 in Under-1700 Open, 51 in Under-1700 Women, 72 in Under-2000 and 55 in Under-2300 took part in this five-day nine-round MPL 9th National Amateur Chess Championship 2022. The tournament was organized by Jaipur District Chess Association from 3rd to 7th May 2022 at Mahal Rajwada Resort, Jaipur, Rajasthan. The time control for the tournament was 90 minutes + 30 seconds increment from move no.1.