Srijit Paul wins Saturday Club Youth Rapid Rating 2019
Srijit Paul wins Saturday Club Youth Rapid Rating 2019 by scoring 8.0/9. FM Mitrabha Guha also finished at the same score. However, due to a better tie-break score, Srijit Paul edged ahead and clinched the title and Mitrabha had to settle for first runner-up position. Arya Bhakta scored 7.5/9 and finished at third place. However, due to his phenomenal performance, he won the 'Most Promising Player' - President's Award. The award was adjudged by the arbiters of the tournament. Total ₹150000 Prize fund was distributed among 65 Prize winners. The tournament was jointly organized by Saturday Club and Alekhine Chess Club, sponsored by Ollypop in association with association with The Telegraph. Arjuna Awardee GM Surya Sekhar Ganguly was the Chief Guest in the Prize Distribution Ceremony. Photo: Shahid Ahmed
Srijit wins his first tournament of 2019
Here is an interview with Srijit Paul after he won the tournament:
Here is an interview conducted with Arya Bhakta at the conclusion of the tournament:
Arya played absolutely fantastic in the tournament. To get a glimpse of his performance, he sent us a couple of his games from the tournament, annotated by himself. But first let us take a look at some interesting moments:
Srijit Paul - Arya Bhakta, Round 7
Now generally no one wants to share their game where they lost, because everyone feels vulnerable, they do not want to expose their weakness. However with Arya Bhakta, it is not the same. He played good, had a completely winning position, but due to a series of blunders he lost the crucial penultimate round.
Let's see some key moments and missed opportunities:
Arya Bhakta - Subhayan Kundu, Round 8
Prize Distribution Ceremony photos:
For more Prize Distribution Ceremony photos, click here.
|8||11||Arpan Das (Jr)||U16||IND||1703||7,0||0,0||51,5||55,5||40,50||7|
|9||30||Soumyajit Das (Jr)||U16||IND||1322||7,0||0,0||51,5||53,5||38,00||7|
|20||13||Satya Sekhar Mitra||IND||1646||6,5||0,0||46,0||50,5||35,00||6|
The tournament was jointly organized by Saturday Club and Alekhine Chess Club on 1st and 2nd June 2019, sponsored by Ollypop in association with The Telegraph. This was for the very first time a rapid rating tournament was organized at Saturday Club. Organizers made sure that there was zero walk over in the first round. Total 221 players participated from various districts across the state of West Bengal in this two-day rapid rating youth tournament.