IA Amit Sharma wins C S Sharma Memorial Open Rating 2019
Starting out as third seed, IA Amit Sharma scored 6.0/7, remained undefeated, finished a half point ahead of the field to become champion in C S Sharma Memorial Open Rating 2019. Three players finished at 5.5/7. Alok Priyadarshi and Vaibhav Gautam secured second and third position respectively as per their tie-break scores. Stuti Aishwary won the Best Woman prize with a score of 5.5/7. Best Veteran prize went to 62-year-old Bir Singh Raminder who scored 4.0/7. Total 54 players participated in this three-day event, organized by Botwinnik Chess Academy in memory of C S Sharma who established this academy in 1978. For him chess was his first love. A pictorial report of the tournament. Photo: IA Kaviraj Sawant
International Arbiter Amit Sharma becomes unbeaten champion
Third seeded Amit Sharma of Delhi who is also an International Arbiter scored an unbeaten 6.0/7 to win C S Sharma Memorial Open Rating Tournament 2019. Despite making a draw in the third and fifth round, a last round victory made sure he finished a half point ahead the runner-ups. Three players finished at 5.5/7. Alok Priyadarshi and Vaibhav Gautam were placed second and third respectively according to their tie-break scores.
Total 54 players participated in the C S Sharma Memorial Open Rating Chess Championship 2019 organised by Botwinnik Chess Academy from 6th to 8th December 2019 at Russian Culture Centre, New Delhi. The Botwinnik Chess Academy was established in 1978 by Mr. C S Sharma and this event was organized in his memory. He was a true chess lover and his first love was chess.
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