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Sneha Halder victorious at Smart Girl Assam

by Shahid Ahmed - 05/08/2019

Commonwealth under-10 gold medalist Sneha Halder of West Bengal won Smart Girl All India open in Assam. Both Sneha and top seed of the tournament Tanisha A R Som of Assam scored 7.0/8. Sneha became champion due to a better tie-break score. Total 76 players participated from five different states across the nation. Smart Girl is an AICF project where 15 different states are given ₹50000 each to conduct a girls only FIDE Rated tournament, they just have to ensure a minimum of 50 girls participation in the tournament. Photo: Ravi Kant Tiwari

Sneha shines at Assam

Reigning Commonwealth under-10 gold medal winner Sneha Halder scored 7.0/8 to win Smart Girl All Indian open at Guwahati, Assam. Earlier in July, she won the Gold in Commonwealth. Then she played in Dibrugarh, Assam where she scored 6.5/10 and increased her Elo rating by 73 points. Sneha gained a total of 123 Elo rating points in the month of July.

Champion Sneha Halder scored 7.0/8, received a beautiful champion's trophy and ₹5000 cash | Photo: Ravi Kant Tiwari

Sneha scored unbeaten 7.0/8, increased her Elo rating by 36 points

Sneha's Gold medal winning performance at Commonwealth under-10 girls

Sneha gained a massive 73 Elo rating points despite facing an unrated in round 1 at 6th Kurukshetra Open

Top 3 finishers - Champion Sneha Halder 7.0/8, furst runner-up Tanisha A R Som 7.0/8 and second runner-up Adreeja Sinha 6.5/8 | Photo: Ravi Kant Tiwari

All prize winners | Photo: Ravi Kant Tiwari

Champion and runner-up in action side-by-side | Photo: Ravi Kant Tiwari

Tournament flex | Photo: Ravi Kant Tiwari

Tournament Hall | Photo: Ravi Kant Tiwari

About Smart Girl tournaments:

We published an article called Vision 2020 by AICF in June 2019. One of the vision points of AICF in that article was:
"15 states will be given Rs. 50000/- each for conduct of the event and the total outgo will be Rs. 7,50,000/-. States needs to ensure participation of at least 50 girl players in the event to eligible for the Rs. 50000/- grant. Providing cash prize is not mandatory and can conduct the tournament with trophies, medals and certificate. However there is no embargo if states want to keep cash prizes."


Final Ranking after 8 Rounds

Rk.SNoNameFEDRtgClub/CityPts. TB1  TB2  TB3 
12Sneha HalderIND1474West Bengal7,00,540,545,5
21Tanisha A R SomIND1503ASSAM7,00,539,042,5
38Adreeja SinhaIND1283ASSAM6,50,038,041,5
45Rishita SinhaIND1326ASSAM6,00,039,542,5
510Ikshita BarmanIND1179ASSAM6,00,036,039,0
614Dyuti ChakrabortyIND1111JHARKHAND6,00,032,034,5
711Sritama SenIND1157West Bengal5,50,040,543,5
83Junmoni GogoiIND1466ASSAM5,50,039,542,5
97Winee ThengalIND1288ASSAM5,50,037,039,5
1070Sukla Sen (Dey)IND0TRIPURA5,50,034,537,5

Complete standings

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