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Shubhi Gupta impressive at 2nd Aparna Dutta Memorial Rating Open 2022

by Shahid Ahmed - 06/09/2022

Top two seeds of the tournament - GM Neuris Delgado Ramirez (PAR) and GM Cristhian Camilo Rios (COL) scored 9.5/10 each. Neuris won 2nd Aparna Dutta Memorial Rating Open on tie-breaks, Cristhian was placed second. Reigning National Under-12 Girls and National Amateur U-2000 Women champion, 11th seeded Shubhi Gupta secured third position. She scored an impressive 8/10. Abhrojyoty Nath also scored the same, he was placed fourth. Six out of top ten finishers were below 14 years of age. Total prize fund of the tournament was ₹275000. Top three prizes were ₹35000, ₹25000 and ₹10000 along with a trophy each. Photo: Saishyam Srikanth

Cristhian Camilo wins the tournament, Neuris second

Both top two seeds scored an unbeaten 9.5/10. Their final ranking got interchanged with their seedings. They finished a massive 1.5 points ahead of the competition. The sixth round encounter between them ended in a draw. The remaining podium position was secured by Shubhi Gupta who not only won the National Under-12 Girls championship earlier this year, but also won three Silver medals at Western Asia Under-12 Girls in all three formats - Classical, Rapid and Blitz and Bronze in National Sub-Junior (Under-16 Girls) 2022.

Champion - GM Cristhian Camilo Rios (COL) 9.5/10 | Photo: FM FT FA Prasenjit Dutta

Runner-up - GM Neuris Delgado Ramirez (PAR) 9.5/10 | Photo: FM FT FA Prasenjit Dutta

3rd - Shubhi Gupta 8/10 | Photo: FM FT FA Prasenjit Dutta

5th Kumar Gaurav 7.5/10 | Photo: FM FT FA Prasenjit Dutta

7th Mrinmoy Rajkhowa 7.5/10 | Photo: FM FT FA Prasenjit Dutta

9th Arshiya Das 7.5/10 | Photo: FM FT FA Prasenjit Dutta

Lighting of the lamp at the inauguration ceremony | Photo: FM FT FA Prasenjit Dutta

A glimpse of the tournament hall at NSRCC Yoga Hall in Agartala, Tripura | Photo: FM FT FA Prasenjit Dutta

A total of 188 players including two GMs and an IM took part from Bangladesh, Colombia, India, Nepal, Paraguay, Sri Lanka and Zambia in this six-day ten round Classical Rating tournament. The event was organized by Matrix Chess Academy, at NSRCC Yoga Hall in Agartala, Tripura from 13th to 18th August 2022. The time control of the event was 90 minutes + 30 seconds increment from move no.1.

Final standings

Rk.SNo NameTypsexGrFEDRtgIClub/CityPts. TB1  TB2  TB3  TB4  TB5 
GMRios Cristhian CamiloCOL2431COL9,566,57267,7509
GMDelgado Ramirez NeurisPAR2579PAR9,565,57065,2509
AFMShubhi GuptaU12wIND1713UP8616650,0008
Abhrojyoty NathU14NEIND1574ASM85963,548,0007
Kumar GauravIND2090BIH7,563,568,548,5006
Soureen BhattacharyaU14IND1554WB7,560,564,545,2507
Mrinmoy RajkhowaU12NEIND1592ASM7,55963,545,0007
Iftikar Alom MazumdarNEIND1726ASM7,558,563,546,0007
Arshiya DasU12wNEIND1496TRI7,558,56342,7507
Samyak DharewaU14IND1624WB7,55862,543,2506
Kishan KumarIND1761BIH7647046,5007
Mayukh MajumderU10IND1503WB761,564,541,2506
IMRamnathan BalasubramaniamS50IND2076TN7606543,2505
Priyankara ChamilSRI1906SRI76064,537,2506
AIMBanik Hrishikesh KumarU12IND1482WB758,56340,7506
Puspal DattaU14IND1350WB758,559,540,0007
Sneha HalderU14wIND1746WB757,56241,5006
Oishik KunduIND1396WB75761,537,2505
Yuwan DasU14NEIND1530ASM7576137,0007
Piyal Roy ChowdhuryNEIND1464ASM756,560,539,0006


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