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Vanshika Sachdeva wins Smart Girl Udaipur

by Shahid Ahmed - 16/08/2019

14-year-old Vanshika Sachdeva of Jodhpur wins Smart Girl All India FIDE Rated Open at Udaipur, Rajasthan by scoring 8.0/9. Vanshika finished a full point ahead of the group of players who scored 7.0/9. Unrated Heena Kaak and Dakshita Kumawat were placed second and third respectively according to their tie-break score. Total 60 women participated from 5 different states across the country in this five-day nine-round women's only FIDE Rated tournament. Photo: FA Neelesh Kumawat

Vanshika wins her maiden FIDE Rated Open

All Prize winners in one frame | Photo: Neelesh Kumawat

In spite of losing against top seed Arpita Jain in round 4,  sixth seeded Vanshika won her last five games in-a-row to win the tournament with a full point ahead.

Vanshika scored 8.0/9 to win the tournament and increased her Elo rating by 52 points

Inaugural moves were made by Kamlesh Choudhary and Anila Shah Ben | Photo: Neelesh Kumawat

This event was inaugurated by Kamlesh Choudhary, Secretary of Chittorgarh District Chess Association. Other dignitaries present were Anila Shah Ben, well respected player from Gujarat, a motivation to the chess players, Rajeev Bharadwaj, President of Chess in Lakecity, IA Vikas Sahu, Secretary CIL, IA Rajendra Teli Chief Arbiter & FA Neelesh Kumawat Deputy Chief Arbiter.


The tournament was organized at Baskaran Adhiban Academy in Udaipur, Rajasthan from 9th - 13th August 2019 by Chess in Lakecity. The prizes were distributed by Colonel Sanjeev Kumar, Sena Medal, Deputy Commander, Eklingarh Cantonment, Udaipur. Other guests who were present - Rajeev Bhardwaj, President Chess in lakecity, Shri. Himmat Singh Siglikar, Vice President Chess in lakecity, IA Vikas Sahu, Secretary, Chess in Lakecity, IA Rajendra Teli, Chief Arbiter, FA Neelesh Kumawat Deputy Chief Arbiter.


Final Ranking after 9 Rounds

Rk.SNoNameTypsexGrFEDRtgClub/CityPts. TB1  TB2  TB3  TB4 
16Vanshika SachdevaF15wIND1180JODHPUR8,00,050,046,542,50
228Heena KaakF15wIND0CHESS IN LAKECITY7,00,053,548,541,00
32Dakshita KumawatF15wIND1287CHESS IN LAKECITY7,00,053,050,041,50
413Khushi MishraF15wIND1036CHESS IN LAKECITY7,00,048,044,033,50
57Yashika SinghF15wIND1170JAIPUR7,00,042,040,531,75
61Arpita JainwIND1387CHESS IN LAKECITY6,50,049,045,035,50
73Charvi PatidarF15wIND1251CHESS IN LAKECITY6,00,053,549,530,00
811Jain SaumyaF15wIND1085JAIPUR6,00,052,548,031,50
95Anisha JainF19wIND1185CHESS IN LAKECITY6,00,049,546,024,75
109Aanya ChawatF15wIND1130CHESS IN LAKECITY6,00,048,545,528,50

Complete standings

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