Samriddhaa Ghosh wins 44th West Bengal State Women Chess Championship 2018
Samriddhaa Ghosh won 44th West Bengal State Women FIDE Rated Chess Championship 2018 by scoring 5.5/6. This tournament has been won by WFM Arpita Mukherjee from 2014-2017, however this year she was unable to defend her title as she was on national duty at Asian Youth 2018. The tournament was so close that there were five players at 4.5 points heading into sixth and final round. Samriddhaa was the top seed of the tournament and she remained undefeated. and the only draw was against the eventual runner-up of the tournament, Pallabi Roy who also scored 5.5/6. Mehendi Sil who gave a strong competition to the champion of the tournament, scored 5.0/6 and finished at third position. In this report, we bring you photos, videos and annotated game by the champion along with an interview of her.
For the first time in West Bengal, State Women's Chess Championship became a FIDE Rated tournament. Here is an annotated game by the champion herself against Mohana Sengupta from the final round of the tournament:
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This year the number of participants was 85 which is the highest among State Women in the recent history.
Final Ranking in 44th State Women after 6 Rounds
Final Ranking in 30th State Under 7 Open category after 7 Rounds
Final Ranking in 30th State Under 7 Girls category after 6 Rounds