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Rupam Mukherjee wins Chess for Everyone Rating Open 2024 in West Bengal

by Shahid Ahmed - 09/04/2024

Rupam Mukherjee and Aniket Narayan Biswas scored 8.5/9 each at Chess for Everyone Rating Open 2024 in Purba Medinipur, West Bengal. Rupam won the tournament due to better tie-breaks. Aniket was placed second. They finished a full point ahead of the rest. Shankhadeep Maity and Abir Mitra scored 7.5/9 each. They secured third and fourth place respectively. The total prize fund of the tournament was ₹46000 + 63 trophies. The top three prizes were ₹10000 + trophy, ₹7000 and ₹5000 each respectively. This is Rupam's first rating, overall second tournament triumph of the year. The objective of Chess for Everyone tournaments is to have a low entry fee barrier of only ₹250, encourage maximum players to take part in rating tournaments and gain rating. Photos: Himank Ghosh

Top two score 8.5/9

Rupam Mukherjee and Aniket Narayan Biswas were the coleaders 7.5/8 heading into the final round. Rupam defeated Srijan Chatterjee and Aniket won against Swarnava Roy to finish first and second. Shankhadeep Maity scored the full point against Shreyan Mukherjee to secure third place. 9-year-old Abir Mitra is the youngest to make a top ten finish. He scored 7.5/9 to be placed fourth.

Champion - Rupam Mukherjee 8.5/9
Interview with Rupam Mukherjee | Video: Bangla ChessBase India

Runner-up - Aniket Narayan Biswas 8.5/9
Interview with Aniket Narayan Biswas | Video: Bangla ChessBase India

Second Runner-up - Shankhadeep Maity 7.5/9
Interview with Shankhadeep Maity | Video: Bangla ChessBase India

Rupam Mukherjee before one of his games

Rupam Mukherjee scored an unbeaten 8.5/9 and gained 27.8 Elo rating points

4th Abir Mitra 7.5/9
Interview with Abir Mitra | Video: Bangla ChessBase India

5th Sourasis Saha 7/9

6th Dhiman Mitra 7/9

7th Srijan Chatterjee 7/9

8th Anirban Mondal 7/9

9th Rishabh Manna 7/9

10th Spandan Roy 7/9

Players in action

Waiting area for the parents and accompanying persons

The tournament hall at Kulberia Bhimdeb Adarsha Vidyapith in Tamluk, Purba Medinipur, West Bengal

For more photos, please click here.

Opening ceremony vlog | Video: Bangla ChessBase India
Interview with IA Debasish Barua | Video: Bangla ChessBase India
Interview with Purba Medinipur Zilla Daba Sangstha | Video: Bangla ChessBase India

Game videos and more interviews will be published soon, stay tuned.


A total of 317 players took part from various parts of West Bengal, Odisha, three from Madhya Pradesh and one from Bihar in this five-day nine round Rating Open tournament. It was organized by Purba Medinipur Zilla Daba Sangstha at Kulberia Bhimdeb Adarsha Vidyapith in Purba Medinipur, West Bengal from 27th to 31st March 2024. The time control of the event was 90 minutes  + 30 seconds increment from move no.1.

Final standings

Rk.SNoNameTypsexRtgClub/CityPts. TB1  TB2  TB3  TB4  TB5 
12Rupam Mukherjee1870West Bengal8,553,55853,7508
23Aniket Narayan Biswas1767West Bengal8,552,55855,2508
35Shankhadeep Maity1729West Bengal7,548,551,541,2507
453Abir MitraU111503West Bengal7,548,55141,0006
526Sourasis SahaU131557West Bengal750,555,542,2505
66Dhiman Mitra1720West Bengal74952,538,7506
728Srijan ChatterjeeU151548West Bengal7495238,2506
812Anirban MondalU131641PMD74851,539,2506
9100Rishabh MannaU131423West Bengal74851,534,5006
1024Spandan Roy1561West Bengal747,55136,5007
1134Joydip Jana1542West Bengal7475033,0006
1213Suravi Bhattacharyaw1638West Bengal745,550,538,0006
1349Swapnadeep Kar1510West Bengal745,54930,0007
147Pallab Bala1710West Bengal6,5535734,5005
1527ACMShreyan MukherjeeU111548West Bengal6,55155,535,2506
1619Granthik MallickU151609West Bengal6,5515436,7505
1714Diproneel BarmanU131636West Bengal6,550,55536,7506
1815Pranay Mondal1621West Bengal6,5485233,2506
1966Kishan Kumar Paswan1480West Bengal6,546,54933,5005
2010Swarnava Roy1674West Bengal6,54648,532,2506



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