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MCL 2016: Team Compositions

by ChessBase India - 22/05/2016

The auctions for Maharashtra Chess League, one and only chess league of India, were held on 21st of May at 13.00 hours in Pune. Vishy Anand was the guest of honour. Playing for the first time Sasikiran Krishnan was the highest paid player for Rs. 1,70,000. We will have the complete report up on our website soon. As of now you can have a look at the team composition and the amount received by various players.  

 

The six team logos

 

Ahmednagar Checkers

Amount spent: Rs. 3,93,000

GM Sasikiran Krishnan (1,70,000)

GM Shardul Gagare (72,000) (retained)

IM Sagar Shah (30,000)

IM Tania Sachdev (50,000)

WGM Bhakti Kulkarni (40,000)

Pawan Dodeja (10,000)

Sankarsh Shelke (10,000)

Shashikant Kutwal (11,000) 

Pune Sangli Navigators

Amount spent: Rs. 4,03,000

GM Adhiban (1,50,000)

GM Abhijit Kunte (1,00,000)

IM Aditya Udeshi (30,000)

IM Sameer Kathmale (30,000)

IM Mary Ann Gomes (46,000)

V. Varshini (26,000)

Akash Thakur (10,000)

Ananya Gupta (11,000)

 

Mumbai Movers

 

Amount spent: 4,39,200

GM Abhijeet Gupta (1,40,000)

GM Diptayan Ghosh (60,000)

IM Vikramaditya Kulkarni (33,000) (Retained)

WGM Swati Ghate (70,000)

WFM R. Vaishali (1,03,000)

Rakesh Kulkarni (13,200) (Retained)

Raunak Sadhwani (10,000)

Saloni Sapale (10,000)

 

 

Jalgaon Battlers

Amount spent : Rs. 4,41,300

GM Koneru Humpy (1,38,000)

GM Swapnil Dhopade (1,20,000)

GM S. L Narayanan (75,000)

IM N. Srinath (30,000)

Nubairshah Shaikh (47,300)

Pratik Patil (10,000)

Akanksha Hagawane (10,000)

Rutuja Bakshi (11,000)

 

Pune TruMasters

Amount spent: Rs. 4,46,900

GM S.P. Sethuraman (1,08,900) (Retained)

GM Vishnu Prasanna (50,000)

IM Swayams Mishra (30,000)

IM Abhishek Kelkar (36,000) (Retained)

IM Eesha Karavade (1,58,000)

WFM Rucha Pujari (28,000)

Harshit Raja (36,000)

 

Thane Combatants

Amount spent: Rs. 4,43,500 

GM Lalith Babu (65,000)

GM Aravindh Chithambaram (85,000)

IM Abhimanyu Puranik (36,000) (Retained)

IM Padmini Rout (1,61,000)

WGM Soumya Swaminathan (82,500) (Retained)

Aniruddha Deshpande (14,000)

 

All the teams were given Rs. 4,50,000 at the start of the auction to bid for players. All the amount that remained unused will go to MCA Chess in Schools Program. For eg. Ahmednagar Checkers spent only Rs. 3,93,000, so the remaining Rs. 57,000 will go towards the MCA-CIS program.