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Aronyak Ghosh wins Bengal FIDE rated Rapid tournament

by Shahid Ahmed - 22 August 2017

It was a huge rapid event in Kolkata that was organized by Pioneer Chess School and West Bengal Chess Association. The tournament was held on the 8th and 9th of August with a time control of 25 minutes + 5 seconds increment. Youngster CM Aronyak Ghosh won the title and took back home the first prize of Rs.10,000! IM Somak Palit and Koustav Chatterjee also scored the same points but had to settle for second and third spot respectively on tiebreak. We have a report on the tournament as well as some nicely captured videos of the action during the event.

CM Aronyak  Ghosh won 1st All Bengal FIDE Rated Rapid Chess Championship 2017 by scoring 8 points out of 9 rounds. Top seed IM Somak Palit and Koustav Chatterjee also scored 8 points but due to better tie break score CM Aronyak Ghosh became the champion. Aronyak led throughout the tournament. Both Aronyak and Somak remained undefeated, but unfortunately they did not face each other.

 
CM Aronyak Ghosh receives Championship Trophy and ₹10000 Cash from Jt. Secretary of AICF IM Atanu Lahiri
Top seed of the tournament, IM Somak Palit receives 2nd prize ₹8000 cash
Koustav Chatterjee receives 3rd Prize ₹7000 cash
The playing hall at Indian Council for Cultural Relations

The tournament took place in Indian Council for Cultural Relations on 8th & 9th July 2017 in which 361 players participated over 10 districts across West Bengal. The number of participants was the highest for an Open Rapid Rating Tournament in West Bengal. 

Final Ranking after 9 Rounds

Rk. SNo   Name sex FED RtgI Pts.  TB1   TB2   TB3   TB4   TB5 
1 16 CM Aronyak Ghosh   IND 1912 8,0 0,0 58,0 53,5 50,50 7,0
2 1 IM Palit Somak   IND 2338 8,0 0,0 55,5 51,5 48,50 7,0
3 20   Koustav Chatterjee   IND 1870 8,0 0,0 55,0 52,0 47,50 8,0
4 12 FM Rajdeep Sarkar   IND 1957 7,5 0,0 58,0 53,0 47,00 6,0
5 14   Arpan Das   IND 1916 7,5 0,0 57,5 55,0 45,75 6,0
6 18   Anustoop Biswas   IND 1900 7,5 0,0 55,5 51,5 44,00 7,0
7 7   Nath Rupankar   IND 2035 7,5 0,0 55,0 50,5 45,25 6,0
8 77 AIM Debarghya Samanta   IND 1376 7,5 0,0 47,5 45,0 38,25 7,0
9 46   Arpan Das (jr)   IND 1594 7,0 0,0 56,5 53,0 40,50 7,0
10 37 AGM Arka Sengupta   IND 1685 7,0 0,0 54,5 51,5 39,00 6,0
11 2   Arindam Mukherjee   IND 2182 7,0 0,0 54,5 51,0 40,50 7,0
12 4   Pradip Ghosh   IND 2060 7,0 0,0 54,0 51,0 39,50 7,0
13 29 AGM Ritam Nag   IND 1770 7,0 0,0 54,0 50,0 38,50 7,0
14 25   Neelash Saha   IND 1812 7,0 0,0 51,5 49,0 36,00 7,0
15 8   Mallick Anjan   IND 2027 7,0 0,0 51,0 48,5 37,00 6,0
16 40   Soumma Chakraborty   IND 1645 7,0 0,0 51,0 47,0 37,75 6,0
17 3   Chattarjee Laltu   IND 2091 7,0 0,0 50,0 48,0 36,25 6,0
18 9   Basu Suman   IND 2017 7,0 0,0 50,0 46,5 37,75 6,0
19 78   Dhiman Mitra   IND 1374 7,0 0,0 47,5 45,5 34,50 7,0
20 71   Ayush Jha   IND 1401 7,0 0,0 47,0 44,0 32,75 6,0

Final rankings

Some highlights from tournament:

IM Somak Palit converts advantage in a Same Color Bishop Endgame
Shounak Mazumder uses Pawn Power to hold Kaustuv Kundu 

 

Anurag Jaiswal holds his nerves in time pressure and wins out of nowhere
Arindam Mukherjee finishes off Sanjit Saha with a slo-mo style
Laltu Chatterjee's experience triumphs over young Rajarshi Dutta
Arka Sengupta's opponent Dhiman Mitra loses on time
IM Somak Palit squeezes a win against Neelash Saha
Anurag Jaiswal uses Pawn Power in a Rook and multiple Pawn Endgame
Somak Palit talks about the tiebreak rules and shares his experience about the tournament

There were 155 Prizes and Entry Fee was only ₹600 which was another record for a Rapid Rating tournament in West Bengal. The tournament was organized by Pioneer Chess School.

Tournament Director Mr Prasenjit Bhattacharya shares his view as an Organizer

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