Kartavya Anadkat bags the first prize at 7th N L Pandiyar Rating Open 2022
Kartavya Anadkat with an impressive score of 8/9 won the seventh edition of the N L Pandiyar Memorial Rating Open Chess Tournament. It was held in the city of Udaipur, Rajasthan from the 8th to 12th October. The winner took home the cash prize of ₹1,11,000. He finished half a point ahead of FM Sauravh Khherdekar and Basak Bishal, who finished second and third in the tournament, earned the cash prize of ₹71,000 and ₹41,000 respectively. The total prize fund of the tournament was ₹15,01,000. A total of 173 prizes were up for grabs in various categories. Three prizes were of more than 1 lac rupees, and five more than 50,000 rupees. It is one of the longest-running open rating tournaments in the state. Photo: IA Deepak Chavan/Chess in Lakecity
Kartavya wins two in-a-row
283rd seeded 17-year-old Somnath Banerjee scored an impressive 8/9. He secured fifth place and gained a whopping 227.2 Elo rating points in this event. 15-year-old Barot Yug Kandarpbhai and 13-year-old Gouransh Sharma scored 7.5/9 and 7/9 to secure eighth and tenth place respectively. They both are two of the youngest top ten finishers.
Jeet - Kartavya, Round 7
27.Qg2 would have held White's kingside together. However, 27.Qa6 moving the queen away from the king's defense did not turn out to be a good idea. 27...h4 28.Kf1 Ref5 and White's position fell apart in a hurry.
The tournament was inaugurated by Vijay Godha, MLA. Other dignitaries present were: Rajeev Bharadwaj, President, Chess in Lakecity, IA FI Rajendra Teli, Vice President, RCA, IA NI Vikas Sahu, Secretary, Chess In lakecity and IA Swapnil Bansod, Chief Arbiter.
The prizes were distributed by Ms. Preeti Singh Shakhtawat, MLA. The other dignitaries present were: Hardeep Bakshi, Director Seedling Public School, Sanjeev Bharadwaj, Secretary, Bharat Vikas Parishad, Tushar Mehta, Rajeev Bharadwaj, President, Chess in Lakecity, Mr. Rajendra Teli, Vice President Rajasthan Chess Association and Tournament Director, and IA Swapnil Bansod, Chief Arbiter.
Thanks to IA NI Vikas Sahu, Chess in Lakecity for providing photos and information about the tournament.
A total of 558 players took part from all over the country and two from USA, in this three-day nine round Classical Rating tournament. The event was organized by Chess in Lakecity at Orbit Resort in Udaipur, Rajasthan from 19th to 21st August 2022. The time control of the event was 30 minutes + 30 seconds increment.
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|3||19||Basak Bishal||IND||1759||West Bengal||7,5||50||54,5||43,75||0||7||20||27|
|4||34||Kishore Kumar Jaganathan||IND||1686||Tamilnadu||7,5||50||54||43,25||0||7||20||20,8|
|5||26||Ajay Santhosh Parvathareddy||U13||IND||1725||Uttar Pradesh||7,5||48,5||52,5||42,75||0||6||40||49,6|
|10||37||Soureen Bhattacharya||U13||IND||1672||West Bengal||7||47||50||38,00||0||5||40||27,6|
|13||47||Md Bashiq Imrose||U15||IND||1594||Telangana||7||46||49,5||36,50||0||7||40||30,4|
|14||42||Afreed T Khan||IND||1654||Andhra Pradesh||7||46||49,5||36,00||0||6||20||11,6|
|16||32||Babel T Divyanshu||IND||1693||Raj-Lakecity||7||45||48,5||36,00||0||6||20||-0,4|
|17||14||Prithvvi Singh||IND||1796||Uttar Pradesh||7||44,5||48,5||36,00||0||6||40||-17,2|
|18||75||Ashutosh Jamwal||IND||1545||J & K||7||44||47,5||35,75||0||6||20||34,2|
|20||63||Uddipan Roy||U15||IND||1564||West Bengal||7||42||45,5||36,00||0||6||40||-1,2|
|25||108||Ankit Singh Bhati||IND||1452||Rajasthan||6,5||48||51||34,75||0||6||40||108,8|
|27||6||WFM||Potluri Supreetha||w||IND||1872||Andhra Pradesh||6,5||46||49,5||35,25||0||5||20||-38|
|35||87||Soham Roy||U13||IND||1515||West Bengal||6,5||43,5||46,5||31,50||0||6||40||58|
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