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Pradeep Kumar R A wins 2nd HDCA Rating Open 2023

by Shahid Ahmed - 04/12/2023

Pradeep Kumar R A and Arghya Sen scored 8/9 each at 2nd HDCA Rating Open 2023. Pradeep won the tournament due to better tie-breaks, Arghya secured second place. Arpan Das, Kumar Gaurav, Nigash G, Jyotshnav Talukdar and Shrihan Sabat scored 7.5/9 each. They were placed third to seventh respectively. Pradeep, Gaurav and Pradip Ghosh remained undefeated among the top ten finishers. Marium Fatima became the sole female player to finish in top ten. She scored 7/9 to be placed ninth. The total prize fund of the tournament was ₹416000. The top three prizes were ₹75000 + trophy, ₹50000 and ₹30000 each. This was Pradeep's third tournament triumph of the year. Photos: IA Vishal Kumar Minz

Pradeep's third tournament triumph of the year

Pradeep Kumar R A was the sole leader 7.5/8 heading into the final round. He drew against Kumar Gaurav to become the champion 8/9. Both Pradeep and Gaurav remained undefeated. Marium Fatima lost against Arghya Sen. Akash Tiwari lost to Arpan Das. Arghya secured second place and Arpan third. Before this event, Pradeep won 8th Sri M S V Memorial Rating Open 2023 and All India Civil Services Team Men 2023 for RSB Chennai. He remained unbeaten in all three triumphs.

Champion - Pradeep Kumar R A 8/9

Runner-up - Arghya Sen 8/9

Second Runner-up - Arpan Das 7.5/9

Pradeep Kumar R A in action

Pradeep Kumar R A scored an unbeaten 8/9 to win the tournament

Inauguration Ceremony

Mr. Manish Jaiswal, MLA of Hazaribagh was invited as the Chief Guest along with the Joint Director (DIG PTC) of Hazaribagh Police Training Academy, Mr. Sanjay Kumar Singh and the Hazaribagh Police superintendent, Mr. Manoj Ratan Chothe along with Environmentalist, Surendra Prasad Singh and IM Suvrajit Saha were invited as guests of honor at the inauguration ceremony.

Lighting of the lamp

The tournament was inaugurated with the lightning of the lamp by all the above mentioned guests along with the Chief Arbiter, Mr. Vishal Kumar Minz. Moreover, the Tournament Director, Mr. Karan Jaiswal along with many other dignitaries were also present in the inaugural function of this tournament. The function was presided by the Hazaribag District Chess Association's President, Mr. Vijay Kumar Singh and conducted by the Executive Committee head, Mr. Manmit Akela.

Various players in action

Arbiters and officials at work

The tournament hall at Multipurpose Hall, Vinoba Bhave University in Hazaribag, Jharkhand

Thanks to the Chief Arbiter IA Vishal Kumar Minz for sharing photos and info about the tournament.

 

A total of 309 players including an IM took part from various states across the country and one from England in this five-day nine round Rating Open tournament. It was organized by Hazaribag District Chess Association at Multipurpose Hall, Vinoba Bhave University in Hazaribag, Jharkhand from 22nd to 26th November 2023. The time control of the event was 90 minutes + 30 seconds increment per move.

Final standings

Rk.SNo NameTypsexFEDRtgClub/CityPts. TB1  TB2  TB3  TB4  TB5 
11
Pradeep, Kumar R AIND2195Tamil Nadu854,559,552,0007
224
Arghya, SenIND1596West Bengal847,551,545,5008
37
Arpan, DasIND1911West Bengal7,5535745,2507
45
Kumar, GauravIND1953Bihar7,5525645,0006
515
Nigash, GIND1703Tamilnadu7,5515543,5007
621
Jyotshnav, TalukdarU15IND1640Assam7,5485241,5006
717
Shrihan, SabatU15IND1679Odisha7,5454940,7507
84
Pradip, GhoshIND1991West Bengal753,55843,5005
912
Marium, FatimawIND1740Bihar75357,542,2506
109
Rupam, MukherjeeIND1808West Bengal7505439,0006
1116
Anurag, JaiswalIND1699West Bengal7495339,0006
1226
Femil, ChelladuraiwIND1570Tamil Nadu74851,537,7506
1313
Kishan, KumarIND1720Bihar74850,535,7506
1411
Ashutosh, Kumar (Bihar)IND1746Bihar7464935,0007
1527
Shubham, KumarIND1559Bihar74446,534,5007
1614
Ankit, Kumar SinghIND1715Jharkhand6,5535637,7506
176
Chatterjee, K.K.S55IND1922West Bengal6,5525638,2505
188
Nath, RupankarIND1902West Bengal6,55154,538,2505
1934
Amrit, RaunakIND1440Bihar6,55153,535,2506
2020
Adhiraj, MitraU15IND1663Jharkhand6,55051,535,0005
2125
Akash, TiwariIND1578West Bengal6,549,553,536,2505
2232
Debanjan, SinhaU15IND1458Jharkhand6,54952,535,7505
2322
Swapnil, RajIND1631Uttar Pradesh6,5495235,2505
2419
Shreyas, RajU15IND1670Uttar Pradesh6,54852,535,5006
2523
Sharath, E.IND1612Tamil Nadu6,54750,533,7505
2629
Vibhash, Kumar SinhaIND1488Jharkhand6,545,55034,2506
2737
Shubh, Singh SainiU15IND1421Uttrakhand6,545,54933,7506
2833
Pawan, SinghIND1452Bihar6,545,54831,7506
2939
Prashant, Kumar SinghIND1403Bihar6,544,54933,7506
3042
Manish, YadavU15IND1369Bihar6,544,54730,0006

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