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SRM Chennai and Adamas clinch All India Inter University Men and Women Chess Tournament 2022

by Shahid Ahmed - 28/04/2022

Adamas University made a stellar debut by securing two podium finishes at All India Inter University Chess Tournament 2022. The fourth seeded Adamas Women's team won the tournament with an unbeaten 9.0/10. SRM University also finished with the same score, however they were placed second according to tie-breaks. University of Madras, Chennai secured third place 8.0/10. The top three seeds in the Men's event finished in the same order. SRM IST, Chennai won the tournament 9.0/10. Adamas University was placed second 8.0/10. Anna University Chennai edged past Savitribai Phule Pune University, Pune to finish third 7.0/10. Check out detail results and also the best games of both winning teams. Photo: Adamas University

SRM and Adamas University dominate the field

It would be difficult to find a better debut year at All India University Chess Tournament than what Adamas had in the past four months. Adamas University first won East Zone Inter University in both Men and Women events back in December 2021. Now they secured first and second place in Women and Men's event on 22nd April 2022. Tournament favorite and top seed in both events, SRM IST, Chennai clinched first and second place in Men and Women event respectively.

All India Inter University Chess Women Champion - Adamas University (L to R) - Saban Ali (Manager), Samriddhaa Ghosh, Bidisha Roy, WIM Arpita Mukherjee (Captain) and Asmita Das | Photo: Adamas University

All India Inter University Chess Men Champion - SRM IST Chennai (L to R) - GM Karthik Venkataraman (Captain), FM Mohamed Anees M, GM Arjun Kalyan, IM Muthaiah Al, IM Harshavardhan G B and IM Harikrishnan A Ra

Runner-up Adamas University 8.0/10 (L to R) - Saurabh Anand, Soumyajit Das, Sonkalan Bharati, Saban Ali (Manager), Subhayan Kundu and IM Neelash Saha (Captain)

Runner-up SRM IST Chennai 9.0/12 (L to R) - Krithigga K, WGM Srija Seshadri, WGM Varshini V, WIM Michelle Catherina and Poorna Sri M K

Men champion - SRM IST, Chennai 9.0/10

Three out of six members of SRM IST, Chennai won an individual board prize. They are - IM Harshavardhan G B 4.0/4 100% on board no.1, GM Arjun Kalyan 3.5/5 70% on board no.3 and GM Karthik Venkataraman 3.5/4 87.5% on board no.4. Check out the best games of each player selected by themselves.

Best games

All India Inter University Men champion - SRM IST, Chennai

SRM IST, Chennai scored an unbeaten 9.0/10

Women champion - Adamas University 9.0/10

Adamas University Women's team had only four members. They had no reserve players, which means there was no element of surprise for other teams. Still, they managed to overcome all hardships and win the tournament. WIM Arpita Mukherjee scored 100% 5.0/5 to win first prize on board no.1. Samriddhaa Ghosh scored 90% an unbeaten 4.5/5 to secure second prize on board no.4. Bidisha Roy also scored a crucial 3.5/5 and remained undefeated. Each player of the team shared their best game.

Best games

All India Inter University Women champion - Adamas University | Photo: Adamas University

Adamas University Women scored an unbeaten 9.0/10

Adamas University had a successful debut at All India Inter University Chess Tournament 2022 | Photo: Adamas University

Bengal's football coach Ranjan Bhattacherjee started chess in Adamas University

Bengal's football coach Ranjan Bhattacherjee is the sole reason for the start of chess in Adamas University. He has played for East Bengal and Mohammedan Sporting, some of the top football clubs of Bengal as well as India. Out of 23 different sports, chess is the only sport where Adamas University won first and second place in their debut at All India University tournament this year.

The tournament hall

WIM Arpita Mukherjee of Adamas University holds the unique record of being National Team and National University Women champion simultaneously

Board prize winners

Board #1 first prize - IM Harshavardhan G B of SRM IST, Chennai 4.0/4 100%

Board #1 first prize - WIM Arpita Mukherjee of Adamas University 5.0/5 100%

WIM Arpita Mukherjee also won an individual board prize at MPL 19th National Women's Team Chess Championship 2022.

Board #2 first prize - Saurabh Anand of Adamas University 4.5/5 90%

Board #2 first prize -WIM Michelle Catherina of SRM IST, Chennai 4.0/5 80% | Photo: Niklesh Jain

Board #2 second prize - Sai Vishwesh C of Anna University Chennai 4.5/5 90%

Board #3 first prize - Hari Madhavan N B of Anna University Chennai 4.0/5 80%

Board #3 first prize - Srimathi R (right) of University of Delhi 3.0/4 75%

Board #3 second prize - GM Arjun Kalyan of SRM IST, Chennai 3.5/5 70%

Board #3 second prize - WFM Harshini A of University of Madras 3.5/5 70%

Board #4 first prize - GM Karthik Venkataraman of SRM IST, Chennai 3.5/4 87.5%

Board #4 first prize - IM Vaishali R of University of Madras, Chennai 4.0/4 100% | Photo: Amruta Mokal

Board #4 second prize - IM Neelash Saha of Adamas University 3.5/5 70% | Photo: Aditya Sur Roy

Board #4 second prize - Samriddhaa Ghosh of Adamas University 4.5/5 90% | Photo: Adamas University

Board #5 second prize - Subhayan Kundu of Adamas University 4.5/5 90%

Board #6 first prize - Poorna Sri M K of SRM IST, Chennai 3.0/4 75%

Round 5 results in Open

1  SRM IST, Chennai  Anna University Chennai3:1
2  APJ Abdulkalam Technological University,  Adamas University0:4
3  Savitribai Phule Pune University, Pune  University of Delhi3:1
4  University of Madras, Chennai  University of Calcutta:
5  Shivaji University, Kolhapur  Punjabi University,Patiala2:2
6  MLS University, Udaipur  L.N. Mithila University4:0
7  Maharishi Dayanand University, Rohtak  Punjab Engineering College, Chandigarh3:1

Complete results

Final standings in Open

Rk.SNoTeamGames  +   =   -  TB1  TB2  TB3 
11SRM IST, Chennai5410915,5169,0
22Adamas University5320814,0158,5
33Anna University Chennai5311713,0136,8
45Savitribai Phule Pune University, Pune5311710,598,3
56University of Madras, Chennai5302611,085,5
69MLS University, Udaipur5212511,5105,3
77APJ Abdulkalam Technological University,521259,078,5
814Maharishi Dayanand University, Rohtak521259,063,0
912Punjabi University,Patiala5122410,077,0
104University of Calcutta520349,589,0

Complete standings

Round 5 results in Women

1  SRM IST, Chennai  University of Delhi:½
2  Anna University,Chennai  Adamas University1:3
3  SGB Amravati University  University of Madras, Chennai½:
4  Shivaji University, Kolhapur  Kannur University, Kerala:

Complete results

Final standings in Women

Rk.SNoTeamGames  +   =   -  TB1  TB2  TB3 
14Adamas University5410915,5187,3
21SRM IST, Chennai5410915,0165,5
32University of Madras, Chennai5401815,0153,3
43University of Delhi5302613,0117,0
57Shivaji University, Kolhapur5302612,595,3
65Anna University,Chennai5302611,5102,3
710Rani Durgawati Vishavidhyalya, Jabalpur5212510,575,8
811Punjab University, Chandigarh5212510,062,5
99Kannur University, Kerala5203410,063,3
108SGB Amravati University520346,062,5

Complete standings

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