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Saikat Nath wins 3rd Summer Cup Below 1800 Rating Tournament 2024

by Shahid Ahmed - 03/07/2024

Saikat Nath scored an unbeaten 8/9 to win 3rd Summer Cup Classical Below 1800 Rating Tournament 2024. The tournament was organized in memory of Late Shri Ramesh Chandra Sharma and Dr. Prashant Bharadwaj. Adalja Vanssh A, Vibhor Ranjan and Arnav Gupta also scored 8/9 each. They secured second to fourth place respectively according to tie-breaks. The total prize fund of the tournament was ₹1500000. The top three prizes were ₹111000, ₹71000 and ₹41000 along with a trophy each respectively. There were three prizes worth ₹100000 and above. The tournament was organized by Chess in Lakecity from 15th to 17th June 2024 at Orbit Resort in Udaipur, Rajasthan. This was Saikat's first rating tournament triumph of the year. Photos: IA Vikas Sahu/Chess in Lakecity

Saikat's first tournament triumph of 2024

Vibhor Ranjan and Adalja Vanssh A were the coleaders 7.5/8 heading into the final round. They drew their game against each other. Saikat Nath defeated Gowtham B and Sushant Tiwari lost to Arnav Gupta. Saikat became champion, Adalja second and Vibhor third. Vibhor won the first prize in rating category 1551-1700. Arnav received third prize.

Top 3 prize winners (L to R): 3rd Arnav Gupta 8/9, 2nd Adalja Vanssh A 8/9 and 1st Saikat Nath 8/9 | Photo: IA Vikas Sahu/Chess in Lakecity

Saikat Nath scored an unbeaten 8/9 and increased his Elo rating by 48.2 points

Inauguration Ceremony | Photo: IA Vikas Sahu/Chess in Lakecity

The tournament was inaugurated by Mana Lal Rawat, Udaipur MP, Tushar Mehta, Chief Patron of Chess in Lakecity, President of Chess in Lakecity - Rajeev Bhardwaj, Sanjeev Bhardwaj, Prasoon Bhardwaj, Pankaj Bhardwaj, and the Chief Arbiter of the tournament, Rajendra Teli, Vice President of the Rajasthan Chess Association and Organizing Secretary, Vikas Sahu were also present.

Inaugural first move | Photo: IA Vikas Sahu/Chess in Lakecity

The tournament hall at Orbit Resort in Udaipur, Rajasthan | Photo: IA Vikas Sahu/Chess in Lakecity

Group photo of prize winners | Photo: IA Vikas Sahu/Chess in Lakecity

The Chief Guest of the prize distribution ceremony was - Tara Chand Jain, MLA. Division Commissioner - Rajendra Bhatt Sahab (IAS), Tushar Mehta, Chief Patron - Chess in Lakecity , Rajeev Bhardwaj, President, Chess in Lakecity, Dr. Om Sahu, Vice Predisent, Chess in Lakecity, Pankaj Bhardwaj, Prasoon Bhardwaj, IA Vikas Sahu, Organizing Secretary and IA Rajendra Teli, Chief Arbiter.


Thanks to the tournament organizer, IA Vikas Sahu, for sharing the photos and info about event.


A total of 561 players took part from various states across the country and one from Nepal in this three-day nine-round Swiss League Below 1800 Rating tournament. The event was organized by Chess in Lakecity at Orbit Resort in Udaipur, Rajasthan from 15th to 17th June 2024. The time control of the event was 30 minutes + 30 seconds increment from move no.1.

Final standings

Rk.SNo NameTypsexFEDRtgBdldClub/CityPts. TB1  TB2  TB3  TB4 
Saikat NathIND1713Delhi854,55850,750
Adalja Vanssh AIND1743Gujarat85457,549,500
Vibhor RanjanIND1635Delhi8525547,500
Arnav GuptaIND1706Rajasthan8485144,500
Ujjwal DeepIND1767Rajasthan7,5505341,500
Shelke OmkarIND1706Maharashtra7,548,55242,500
Gopalakrishnan GIND1711Delhi7,5485243,750
Elesh TripathiIND1699Maharashtra7,547,552,542,500
Madhavansh MittalIND1723Punjab7,54750,541,000
Pranay ChordiaIND1753Raj-Lakecity7,5454838,250
Tajane GaneshIND1772Maharashtra7,543,547,539,250
Rohit Rahulkumar JIND1656Gujarat7535742,000
Gouransh SharmaIND1775Rajasthan751,555,541,250
Aarsh BagdaIND1608Gujarat750,553,538,250
Shiva GautamIND1644Uttar Pradesh7505440,000
Gada OmIND1746Maharashtra7505338,250
Gowtham BIND1705Tamil Nadu749,552,537,500
Soni Deepak RIND1726Maharashtra74951,538,000
Sushant TiwariIND1684Delhi745,55037,000
Pawar SohumIND1649Maharashtra745,54935,500
Rudradaman MertiaU13IND1688Rajasthan745,548,535,000
Dhumal AmitIND1696Maharashtra745,54835,000
Shibin K BennyIND1722Karnataka74549,536,500
Om Nilesh DeorukhakarIND1671Maharashtra7454936,750
AFMHariom SolankiIND1693Delhi744,548,536,000
Bhavya GuptaIND1653Rajasthan744,548,535,000
Amlan MahantaIND1796Assam74447,536,000
Srinivasa Rao G.V.S60IND1681Andhra Pradesh740,54332,000
Soham HariyaniIND1618Gujarat6,553,55536,750
Saket KumarIND1547Bihar6,551,553,535,000



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