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SRM IST Chennai becomes All India Inter University Women Chess Champion 2023

by Shahid Ahmed - 03/03/2023

The defending champion Adamas University and SRM Institute of Science and Technology Chennai scored 8/10. SRM won the tournament due to better tie-breaks. They scored more game points than Adamas. Thus, the only unbeaten team of the tournament, Adamas had to settle for second place. University of Madras edged past University of Mumbai and University of Delhi on tie-breaks to finish third with a score of 7/10. Krithigga K (SRM IST), WIM Arpita Mukherjee (Adamas), Sudipa Haldar (University of Calcutta), Poorna Sri M K (SRM IST), Divyabharathi Masanam (University of Madras) and Chetana D (Osmania University) won individual Gold on Board no. 1-6 each respectively. Photo: Al Kasi

Runner-up Adamas University only team to remain undefeated and beat the champion

Adamas University Women's team made a stellar debut last year by winning both East Zone and All India Inter University Championship. This year also they were on track to repeat the same performance. They needed to beat University of Madras in the final round to become a clear champion. Unfortunately, draw is the only result they could manage. SRM IST Chennai defeated Osmania University 3-1 to win the tournament on tie-breaks. Their fourth round loss against Adamas did not factor in as they had scored more game points (TB2) than the eventual runner-up.

Champion - SRM Institute of Science and Technology 8/10 | Photo: SRM University

L to R - Mohana Praba R B, Sunyuktha C M N, Krithigga K, Poorna Sri M K and WFM Divya Lakshmi R.

Runner-up - Adamas University 8/10

L to R - Debarpita Ghosh, Asmita Das, WIM Arpita Mukherjee, Diya Chowdhury, Samriddhaa Ghosh and Bidisha Roy.

Second Runner-up - University of Madras 7/10 | Photo: Sports Council Mahe

Top 3 teams (L to R) - 1st SRM Institute of Science and Technology, 3rd University of Madras and 2nd Adamas University

SRM Institute of Science and Technology's team performance

SRM Institute of Science and Technology regains their title for the first time since 2020 | Photo: Al Kasi

The tournament hall | Photo: Sports Council Mahe

Karnataka's first WIM Isha Sharma made the inaugural first move | Photo: Sports Council Mahe

Board prize winners

Board #1 Gold - Krithigga K (SRM IST) 3.5/5 70% | Photto: Al Kasi

Board #1 Silver - Diya Chowdhury (Adamas University) 3.5/5 70%

Board #2 Gold - WIM Arpita Mukherjee (Adamas University) 4.5/5 90%

WIM Arpita Mukherjee also won an individual Gold on Board #3 for team Airports Authority of India at MPL 20th National Team Chess Championship Women 2023.

Board #2 Bronze -WIM Saina Salonika (University of Delhi) 3.5/5 70% | Photo: Ganeswar Jena

Board #3 Gold - Sudipa Haldar (University of Calcutta) 5/5 100% | Photo: Shahid Ahmed

Board #3 Silver - Ananya Bothra (Jadavpur University) 4.5/5 90% | Photo: Shahid Ahmed

Round 5 results

1  University of Madras  Adamas University Kolkata2:2
2  SRMIST Chennai  Osmania University3:1
3  University of Delhi  Savitribai Phule Pune:
4  University of Mumbai  Jadavpur Univesity:
5  Bharatiyar University, coimbatoore  Panjab University Chandigarh:
6  Punjabi University Patiala  Gujarat University1:3
7  Shivaji University, Kolhapur  Univesity of Jammu, Jammu4:0
8  University of Cacutta  Atal Bihari Vajapeyye University Bilaspu3:1


Final standings

Rk.SNoTeamGames  +   =   -  TB1  TB2  TB3 
14SRMIST Chennai5401814,5163,8
23Adamas University Kolkata5320813152
31University of Madras5311713149
49University of Mumbai531171296,8
52University of Delhi5311710,5124
65Osmania University5302613132,3
76Bharatiyar University, coimbatoore530261076,5
87Savitribai Phule Pune5212510,584,5
912Gujarat University52125964
108Shivaji University, Kolhapur520341187,5


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