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Rupam Mukherjee dominates 2nd Maa Manik Memorial Rating Open 2022

by Shahid Ahmed - 11/11/2022

Rupam Mukherjee scored a massive 9.5/10 to win 2nd Maa Manik Memorial Rating Open 2022. He won the tournament with a round to spare. Having a score of 8.5/9 heading into the final round, the teenager was a whopping 1.5 points ahead of the field. Last round result was immaterial for his championship chances, still he went on to win the game and make a dominating finish. Abhishek Sarkar scored a sole 8/10 to finish second. Five players made 7.5/10. Out of them, 11-year-old local girl, Arshiya Das was placed third according to tie-breaks. She is also the youngest to make a top ten finish in this event. The total prize fund of the tournament was ₹225000. The top three prizes were ₹33000, ₹23000 and ₹18000 along with a trophy each. Photo: Panna Ahmed

Rupam's second tournament victory of the year

Starting out as the sixth seed of the tournament, Rupam Mukherjee won the his second Classical event of the year. His first triumph was at the end of June when he won the 15th G H Raisoni Memorial Rating Open 2022. He followed it up with a second place finish at 4th Ayodhana Rating Open 2022. After winning 2nd Maa Manik Memorial Rating Open 2022, Rupam continued his momentum and finished third at West Bengal State Senior Open 2022.

Top 3 (L to R) - 2nd Abhishek Sarkar, 3rd Arshiya Das and 1st Rupam Mukherjee | Photo: Panna Ahmed

Champion - Rupam Mukherjee 9.5/10 | Photo: Shahid Ahmed

Rupam Mukherjee scored a staggering 9.5/10, finished 1.5 points ahead of the field and gained 50.4 Elo rating points

Second Runner-up - Arshiya Das 7.5/10

Inaugural moves are being made | Photo: Panna Ahmed

Players in action | Photo: Panna Ahmed

Various prize winners | Photo: Panna Ahmed

Group photograph of the prize winners | Photo: Panna Ahmed

The trophies for the prize winners | Photo: Panna Ahmed

The tournament hall at NSRCC Complex, Indoor Hall | Photo: Panna Ahmed

A special thanks to the Tournament Director, Panna Ahmed for sharing the photos.


A total of 146 players took part from various parts of the country and one from Bangladesh. The six-day ten-round Swiss league Rating tournament was organized by Chess Family, Agartala at NSRCC Complex, Indoor Hall in Agartala, Tripura from 13th and 18th October 2022. The time control of the tournament was 90 minutes + 30 seconds increment from move no.1.

Final Standings

Rk.SNoNameTypsexFEDRtgIBdldClub/CityPts. TB1  TB2  TB3  TB4  TB5 
16Rupam MukherjeeIND1799WB9,56266,562,7509
22Abhishek SarkarIND2002WB8646952,0007
313Arshiya DasU12wIND1582TRI7,559,56444,2506
424Shankhadeep MaityU16IND1479WB7,55862,545,2505
55WCMBristy MukherjeewIND1815WB7,5586245,5005
63Sakhawat HussainIND1911KAR7,5566142,5007
719Aniket Narayan BiswasIND1500WB7,5566041,2507
81Sambarta BanerjeeIND2026WB7646945,0006
916Diganta RoyU16IND1540TRI75963,540,0006
1037Bapu DebbarmaIND1380TRI753,557,539,0006
118Elangbam Shashikanta SinghIND1661MANI7535839,5005
1225ACMParigyan ChakrabortyU12IND1474WB75357,539,0006
1320Piyal Roy ChowdhuryIND1498ASM75255,538,0005
1417Ujaan BhattacharyaIND1536WB751,554,535,0006
1511Kinkar RoyIND1589TRI7515436,5006
1679Nikhil KumarU12IND1166ASM74851,533,7506
1736Gairick SahaU16IND1382WB747,55131,5007
184Kingshuk DebnathIND1840TRI6,557,561,537,5006
1934Ishan DasIND1394WB6,55660,536,0005
2043Bora MahendraS50IND1348ASM6,555,558,534,5006
2122Das MonajIND1492ASM6,55557,532,5006
2218Rituraj TamuliIND1516ASM6,554,55936,2505
2327Dutta UmashankarS50IND1454TRI6,554,55835,2504
2428Anabil GoswamiIND1451TRI6,552,55736,0006
2553Agrajit PaulU14IND1286TRI6,552,556,533,0005


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