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IA Amit Sharma wins C S Sharma Memorial Open Rating 2019

by Shahid Ahmed - 12/12/2019

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.

Amit Sharma 6.0/7 receives his champion's trophy | Photo: Kaviraj Sawant

Amit Sharma's unbeaten championship run

Runner-up Alok Priyadarshi 5.5/7 | Photo: Kaviraj Sawant

3rd - Vaibhav Gautam 5.5/7 | Photo: Kaviraj Sawant
Vaibhav's father Manoj Gautam talks about him during Commonwealth Championships 2019 | Video: Sagar Shah

Best Woman - Stuti Aishwary 5.5/7 | Photo: Kaviraj Sawant

Best Veteran - Bir Singh Raminder 4.0/7 | Photo: Kaviraj Sawant

All Prize winners | Photo: Kaviraj Sawant

National Arbiter Komal Dahiya receiving her norm certificate | Photo: Kaviraj Sawant

IA R S Tiwari and Guest of Honor Dr. Jaiswal | Photo: Kaviraj Sawant

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.

Final Standings

Rk.SNoNameFEDRtgPts. TB1  TB2  TB3  TB4  TB5 
13Amit SharmaIND13776,00,028,031,526,255
24Priyadarshi AlokIND13775,50,030,033,024,505
38Vaibhav GautamIND12895,50,028,530,522,504
411Stuti AishwaryIND12375,50,027,030,023,254
530Harshit JaggiIND10585,00,027,530,018,505
624Bhatnagar ShabdIND11515,00,026,529,019,254
77Bhushita AhujaIND13274,50,027,528,014,004
816AFMMannat Vikramaditya JainIND12074,50,025,027,515,504
927Lakshay GoswamiIND11164,50,023,525,514,003
1033ACMTanishq SainiIND04,50,022,525,015,253

Complete standings

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