Rahul Sangma wins in Jaipur
The MNM – CPA “Jaipur Cup” Open FIDE Rated International Chess Tournament was jointly hosted by the Chess Parents Association and Shri Maheshwari Navyuvak Mandal in the beautiful air conditioned hall “Uthsav” from 9th to 11th August 2018. The six round Swiss format attracted more than 450 players and IM Rahul Sangma clinched the title with a perfect score of 6.0/6 points! We have an excellent instructive game annotated by the winner Rahul Sangma, which will help you understand the nuances of positional play in the English/Reti setup. AGM Rishi Kaushik send us a detailed report of the event.
Shri Maheswari Navyuvak Mandal is a group of young generation of Maheshwari Samaj working to promote sports along with Chess Parents Association, Rajasthan (CPA). The group merged together to organize this 3-day event in a beautiful venue "Uthsav". 210 players out of the total 450 were rated and the top three seeds were IM Rahul Sangma of Railways, Surender Kumar Sharma of Delhi and local hero Arif Mohammed of Rajasthan. The prize money of the event was Rs.3 lakhs and additionally there were beautiful 47 trophies hand-made of Indian Rosewood manufactured by OJ Collections Jaipur. All 462 players and guests were also given mementos made up of Indian Rosewood. The Chief Arbiter of the event was IA Rathinam Anantharam.
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Going into the last round 7 players were sharing the lead together with 5.0/5 points but after the last round it was IM Rahul Sangma who emerged as the winner with better tie-break score than Sarbojit Paul of West Bengal who also scored 6.0/6 points to take the 1st runners up position and also shared the first prize money of Rs 51000/- (There was a rule that the cash prizes would be shared if more than one player was on same position in the final standings) Five players shared the prizes from 3rd to 5th places.
Here is the 4th round game of Rahul Sangma, annotated by him:
Rahul Sangma - Sanchit Anand
Final Ranking after 6 Rounds
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Earlier Shri. Ashok Lahoti, Mayor of Jaipur City inaugurated the tournament in the presence of Shri. Satyanarayan Kabra, President Maheshwari Samaj Jaipur.
Smt. Shipra Sharma, Director, Quantam Career Academy, Jaipur and Sh. Yogendra Durlabh Ji, Secretary Sankokba Durlabh Ji Trust were the chief guests along with Shri. Ajay Ajmera and Sri. Ashok Bhargava President and Secretary, All Rajputna Chess Association, respectively, Pushpendra Choudhary, President Chess Parents Association for the prize distribution function.
About the Author
AGM Rishi Kaushik is a chess enthusiast, a chess player with a rating of 2008 who loves to actively contribute in chess related activities. He is also a Geospatial Technology Consultant with Tata Consultancy Services.