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Praloy and Bristy win 42nd West Bengal State Sub-Junior 2019

by Shahid Ahmed - 16/06/2019

Fourth seeded Praloy Sahoo won his maiden State title by winning 42nd West Bengal State Sub-Junior open by scoring 7.0/8. There was a three-way tie, however Praloy came out at the top due to a better tie-break score. Sanket Chakravarty and Arpan Das paid the price of a quick draw as they had to settle for 2nd and 3rd place respectively. WCM Bristy Mukherjee retained her title by winning the tournament second year in-a-row. Three players Bristy, Mehendi and Anoushka scored 6.0/7. Mehendi Sil and Anushka Gupta hwere placed 2nd and 3rd according to their tie-breaks. Total 321 players participated in the event making it the biggest State Championship of West Bengal in history. Photo: Shahid Ahmed

Praloy wins his maiden State title, Bristy retains her crown

Champions of 4th The Heritage incorporating 42nd West Bengal State Sub-Junior 2019 in girls and open - WCM Bristy Mukherjee and Praloy Sahoo | Photo: Shahid Ahmed

Praloy Sahoo receives the Champion's Trophy, ₹10000 cash and a certificate | Photo: Shahid Ahmed

Praloy had a brilliant start with 5.0/5, drew two games and both were fighting draws and finished with 7.0/8

Praloy Sahoo finished at the 2nd position in National School under-15 open category, a couple of months ago. He needed to win in the last round to be sure of the title, however a draw meant his championship fate will be decided based on top board result. Surprisingly in the final round, top board game ended up in a quick draw, resulting in Praloy needing only a draw which he did after a hard fought battle against Soumyajit Das Jr.

Praloy Sahoo talks about his performance in the tournament and he also shows us his best game from the tournament | Video: Shahid Ahmed

Bristy Mukherjee receives the Champion's Trophy, ₹10000 cash and a certificate | Photo: Shahid Ahmed

Bristy scored 6.0/7, half point less than last year's performance

Bristy Mukherjee started strong with four consecutive wins, then she drew with Mehendi Sil who finished as a runner-up for the second consecutive year. She was unable to score a win in the final round, however due to her better tie-break score, Bristy emerged as the champion.

Bristy talks about her performance, what is important to her and shows her favorite game from the tournament | Video: Shahid Ahmed

Runner-up in open: Sanket Chakravarty 7.0/8, receives a trophy, ₹8000 cash and a certificate | Photo: Shahid Ahmed

Runner-up in girls: Mehendi Sil 6.0/7, won a trophy, ₹8000 cash and a certificate | Photo: Shahid Ahmed

3rd in open: Arpan Das Jr. 7.0/8, got a trophy, ₹7000 cash and a certificate | Photo: Shahid Ahmed

3rd in girls: Anushka Gupta 6.0/8, collected a trophy, ₹6000 cash and a certificate | Photo: Shahid Ahmed

Photo Gallery:

The tournament was inaugurated by lighting of the lamp in presence of Suryakiran Principal and Campus Administrator of Heritage group of Institutions - Commander S Dey | Photo: Shahid Ahmed

One of the most unique venues in Kolkata - The Heritage School auditorium has two galleries where the parents can spectate the players and entire proceedings of the tournament | Photo: Shahid Ahmed

Parents and players eagerly observe the inauguration ceremony | Photo: Shahid Ahmed

The digital tournament flex | Photo: Shahid Ahmed

Prize Distribution Ceremony photos:

4th - Soumyajit Das Jr. 6.5/8 | Photo: Shahid Ahmed

5th - Ayush Jha 6.5/8  | Photo: Shahid Ahmed

6th - Raghuraj Pratap Singh 6.5/8  | Photo: Shahid Ahmed

7th - Pratyay Chowdhury 6.5/8  | Photo: Shahid Ahmed

8th - Ishir Narayanan 6.5/8  | Photo: Shahid Ahmed

9th - Ritam Kundu 6.5/8  | Photo: Shahid Ahmed

10th - Sagnik Saha 6.5/8  | Photo: Shahid Ahmed

4th - Annyatoma Das 5.5/8  | Photo: Shahid Ahmed

5th - Ayantika Das 5.5/8  | Photo: Shahid Ahmed

6th - Debarpita Ghosh 5.0/8  | Photo: Shahid Ahmed

7th - Sinthia Sarkar 5.0/8  | Photo: Shahid Ahmed

8th - Rajanya Datta 5.0/8 | Photo: Shahid Ahmed

9th - Vedika Agarwal 5.0/8  | Photo: Shahid Ahmed

10th - Aarshiya Biswas 5.0/8  | Photo: Shahid Ahmed

For more Prize Distribution Ceremony photos, click here.

Final Standings in open category

Rk.SNoNameTypsexFEDRtgPts. TB1  TB2  TB3  TB4  TB5 
14Praloy SahooIND18797,00,042,547,540,756
21Sanket ChakravartyIND20197,00,042,046,039,006
32Arpan Das (Jr)IND19527,00,038,041,534,756
47Soumyajit Das (Jr)IND16606,50,040,541,531,006
55Ayush JhaIND18186,50,040,044,033,256
612Raghuraj Pratap SinghIND16096,50,038,042,533,506
78Pratyay ChowdhuryIND16486,50,037,041,032,756
863Ishir NarayanIND11596,50,035,538,527,756
935Ritam KunduU12IND13526,50,032,534,528,006
1021Sagnik SahaIND14636,50,032,034,528,506
119Abhirup DasIND16256,00,038,540,526,505
1218Soumalya MondolIND15306,00,037,040,027,006
1327Rachishnu DattaU12IND14066,00,036,540,028,005
1425AIMAditya PrasadU12IND14456,00,036,040,028,006
1537Prayash AdhikariIND13426,00,035,038,026,006
1651Srijak SenguptaU12IND12276,00,032,534,523,506
176Soham DeyIND17675,50,040,544,526,505
1810Ayan PalIND16145,50,040,041,026,255
1932Uddipan RoyU12IND13735,50,039,043,026,005
2020Anukarssa DuttaIND14855,50,038,542,026,005


Complete Standings

Final Standings in girls category

Rk.SNoNameTypsexFEDRtgPts. TB1  TB2  TB3  TB4  TB5 
11WCMBristy MukherjeewIND18696,00,031,034,528,755
22Mehendi SilwIND18116,00,030,033,527,505
33Anushka GuptawIND14766,00,029,032,026,755
45Annyatoma DaswIND14105,50,029,530,522,754
510Ayantika DaswIND13395,50,027,529,021,755
68Debarpita GhoshwIND13635,00,029,032,520,505
74Sinthia SarkarF12wIND14125,00,028,530,019,005
89Rajanya DattaF12wIND13575,00,027,030,020,005
911Vedika AgarwalwIND13185,00,026,529,518,005
1015Aarshiya BiswasF12wIND12485,00,024,026,016,754
1113Tanisha ChatterjeeF12wIND12655,00,023,526,518,254
1228Jagriti AgarwalF12wIND10824,50,027,030,016,003
1329Urja GoyalwIND10674,50,027,030,013,254
147Mrittika MallickF12wIND13814,50,026,529,517,753
1516Shreya Shree BansalwIND12024,50,026,529,515,253
1622Saparya GhoshF10wIND11564,50,026,528,515,253
1717Prapti MoulikF12wIND11874,50,025,027,516,503
1827Biyas BanerjeeF12wIND10924,50,025,027,015,504
1946Hiya SenguptaF12wIND04,50,021,023,012,254
2020Juhi ParekhwIND11764,00,027,030,014,004


Complete Standings


The tournament was organized by The Heritage and Global Chess Foundation from 5th to 8th June 2019 at The Heritage School Kolkata. Total 321 players including 245 in open and 76 in girls participated in this four-day Rating tournament. Total number of participants was the highest in any State Championship in West Bengal chess history.

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