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Rohan Vijay Shandilya wins 4th Navin Kumar Sinha Memorial Rapid Rating Open 2024

by Shahid Ahmed - 05/02/2024

Rohan Vijay Shandilya and Subhabrata Roy scored an unbeaten 8/9 each at 4th Navin Kumar Sinha Memorial Rapid Rating Open 2024. Jharkhand's very own Rohan won the tournament due to better tie-breaks. Subhabrata secured second place. Arpan Das and Sudhir Kumar Sinha scored 7.5/9 each. They were placed third and fourth respectively. Rohan defeated the eventual second runner-up Arpan in the seventh round. The total prize fund of the tournament was ₹100000. The top three prizes were ₹20000 + trophy, ₹12000 and ₹7500 along with a trophy each. Entry fee was only ₹500. Rohan is the reigning Jharkhand State champion. The one-day rapid rating tournament was organized by West Singhbhum District Chess Association on 21st January 2024 at St. Xavier's Boys School in Chaibasa, Jharkhand. Photos: Basant Khandelwal/West Singhbhum District Chess Association

Rohan wins his first tournament he plays in 2024

Four players - Rohan Vijay Shandilya, Subhabrata Roy, Manish Sharma and Rounak Pathak were the leaders 7/8, heading into the final round. Subhabrata defeated Manish and Rohan won against Rounak. Arpan Das scored a victory over the top seed of the event, Abhishek Das. Rohan became champion, Subhabrata second and Arpan third. 13-year-old Debanjan Sinha is the youngest top ten finisher of the event. He scored 7/9 to secure eighth place.

Champion - Rohan Vijay Shandilya 8/9

Runner-up - Subhabrata Roy 8/9

Second Runner-up - Arpan Das 7.5/9

Basant Khandelwal, Secretary, West Singhbhum District Chess Association, addressing the audience

Basant Khandelwal, Secretary, West Singhbhum District Chess Association, also participated in the tournament. He scored 7/9 to finish at eleventh position.

Rohan Vijay Shandilya scored an unbeaten 8/9, and increased his Elo rating by 39.2 points

A total of 197 players took part from various states across the country. The one-day nine round Rapid Rating tournament was organized by West Singhbhum District Chess Association at Welfare Center, St. Xavier's Boys High School in Chaibasa, Jharkhand on 21st January 2024. The time control of the event was 10 minutes + 5 seconds increment.

Final standings

Rk.SNo NameTypsexGrFEDRtgClub/CityPts. TB1  TB2  TB3  TB4  TB5 
18
Rohan, Vijay ShandilyaIND1766Jharkhand851,556,549,5007
215
AIMSubhabrata, RoyIND1576West Bengal84751,545,2507
33
Arpan, Das (Jr)IND1993West Bengal7,5525745,7507
42
Sinha, Sudhir KumarIND2012Bihar7,55155,545,0007
57
Manish, SharmaWSIND1812Jharkhand7495339,0007
618
Shubham, KumarIND1491Bihar74852,540,0007
74
Singh, PritamIND1917Jharkhand7475138,0006
817
Debanjan, SinhaU15IND1492Jharkhand746,549,536,5007
914
Rounak, PathakIND1593West Bengal745,548,535,5007
1012
Abhishek, SonuIND1644Bihar744,54836,5007
1116
Basant, KhandelwalWSIND1526Jharkhand744,547,534,0006
12174
Shaswat, Kumar MishraIND0Bihar743,547,536,2506
139
Jha, Kausal KumarIND1727Jharkhand742,54534,0007
141
FMAbhishek, DasIND2157Jharkhand6,553,555,536,5006
1520
Adhiraj, MitraU13IND1419Jharkhand6,550,554,536,0005
1619
Vibhash, Kumar SinhaIND1441Jharkhand6,55054,537,0006
1754
Nikunj, AgrawalU13IND1112Jharkhand6,5495335,0006
18137
Manish, Kumar MohitIND0West Bengal6,545,55034,7506
195
Biswajit, ChatterjeeWSIND1887Jharkhand6,545,54933,0006
2052
Swapnabha, NeogiU13IND1116West Bengal6,5444730,5005
2137
Siddhartha, NandaIND1210Odisha6,542,54428,7506
2225
Rajiv, RanjanIND1321Bihar6,538,54128,2506
2342
Harsh, Kumar JhaIND1188Jharkhand652,556,533,5006
2435
Swastik, BanerjeeU13IND1234Jharkhand6525532,7505
2534
AFMPrem, KumarIND1236Jharkhand6495229,5006

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