Kartavya Anadkat dominates 1st Late Shri Dhiraj Singh Raghuvanshi Memorial Rating Open 2023
Kartavya Anadkat scored an unbeaten 8.5/9 to win 1st Late Dhiraj Singh Raghuvanshi Memorial Rating Open 2023. He finished a full point ahead of the competition. Five players - Ram Prakash, Arpan Das, IM Chakravarthi Reddy M, Daksh Goyal and Raj Kapoor scored 7.5/9 each. They were placed second to sixth respectively according to tie-breaks. The total prize fund of the tournament was ₹1100000. The top three prizes were ₹100000, ₹70000 and ₹50000 along with a trophy each respectively. This is Kartavya's second tournament triumph, first open rating tournament victory of the year. The last rating tournament the reigning Gujarat State Blitz champion won was in November 2022. Photos: IA Mrityunjay Singh
Three teenagers in top ten
Kartavya Anadkat had a sole lead 7.5/8 heading into the final round. He defeated Govind Kumar to finish a full point ahead of the rest. Ram Prakash, trailing the leader by a half point 7/8, drew against IM D K Sharma, to finish second 7.5/9. Ten players were at 6.5/8. Out of them, Arpan Das won against Dileep Tripathi to finish third according to tie-breaks.
Bharat Singh Chauhan, Chairman of the FIDE Advisory Board, along with Chief Guest, Manjunath T C SSP Udham Singh Nagar, Guest of Honor Dr. D K Singh, Secretary, Olympic Association of Uttaranchal, with Vipnesh Bhardwaj, Interim Secretary, All India Chess Federation, Naresh Sharma, Treasurer, All India Chess Federation, A K Verma Secretary Delhi Chess Association, Sanjay K Chadha, President, Dev Bhoomi Chess Association, Sanjeev Chaudhary, Hony. Secretary, Dr. Seema Singh, Treasurer, Dev Bhoomi Chess Association, IA Mrityunjay Singh, Chief Arbiter, IA Amit Sharma, Deputy Chief Arbiter and live in charge, IA Rupesh Kumar, IA Chitaranjan Taorem, SNA Prakrati Manodhya, SNA Sona Chanu Taorem were present at the inauguration ceremony of the tournament.
Mohit Garg, Director of Recyclib Private Limited, sponsored and Surjit Sing Grover, Chairman, Delhi Public School, Rudrapur, hosted this event.
Thanks to the Chief Arbiter, IA Mrityunjay Singh, for sharing info and photos of the tournament.
A total of 293 players including two IMs and a WIM took part from various states across the country in this six-day nine-round Swiss league Rating tournament which was organized by Dev Bhoomi Chess Association in Rudrapur, Uttarakhand from 22nd to 27th May 2023. The time control for the tournament was 90 minutes + 30 seconds increment.
|3||4||Arpan, Das||2042||West Bengal||7,5||52||57||45,00||0||7|
|4||1||IM||Chakravarthi Reddy, M||2279||Telangana||7,5||48,5||52,5||43,00||0||7|
|11||2||IM||Sharma, Dinesh K.||2198||LIC||7||46||50,5||38,75||0||6|
|13||40||Patel, Suyogkumar M||1522||Gujarat||7||43,5||46,5||33,00||0||7|
|14||19||Dileep, Tripathi||1659||Uttar Pradesh||6,5||51,5||54,5||37,00||0||5|
|15||9||Govind, Kumar||1759||Uttar Pradesh||6,5||50,5||55||37,50||0||5|
|17||36||Chakrabarti, Tamal||1531||West Bengal||6,5||49||53,5||36,75||0||5|
|20||18||Vikash, Nishad||1671||Uttar Pradesh||6,5||47||50,5||34,50||0||6|
|21||22||Mishra, Kamad||1648||Madhya Pradesh||6,5||46,5||51||34,25||0||6|
|24||68||Ayush, Saxena||U15||1395||Uttar Pradesh||6,5||46||49||31,75||0||6|
|25||84||Prakhar, Tripathi||U12||1341||Uttar Pradesh||6,5||44,5||48||31,00||0||6|
|26||45||Shubh, Singh Saini||U15||1482||Uttarakhand||6,5||43,5||47,5||32,25||0||5|
|27||62||Ravi, Prakash Singh||1421||Uttar Pradesh||6,5||43||46,5||30,75||0||6|