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Kartavya Anadkat dominates 1st Late Shri Dhiraj Singh Raghuvanshi Memorial Rating Open 2023

by Shahid Ahmed - 16/06/2023

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.

Champion - Kartavya Anadkat 8.5/9

Top 3 (L to R) - 2nd Ram Prakash 7.5/9, 1st Kartavya Anadkat 8.5/9 and 3rd Arpan Das 7.5/9

Kartavya Anadkat scored an unbeaten 8.5/9 and increased his Elo rating by 10 points

A memento is presented to the Guest of Honor

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.

A glimpse of the inauguration ceremony

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.

Final standings

Rk.SNoNameTypsexRtgIClub/CityPts. TB1  TB2  TB3  TB4  TB5 
13Anadkat, Kartavya2120Gujarat8,5495451,5008
26Prakash, Ram2007Punjab7,552,557,545,5007
34Arpan, Das2042West Bengal7,5525745,0007
41IMChakravarthi Reddy, M2279Telangana7,548,552,543,0007
510Daksh, GoyalU151758Delhi7,54751,541,7506
650Raj, KapoorU151465Rajasthan7,5475039,2507
721Mrityunjay, Kumar1650Bihar751,55540,7505
812Chaudhari, Ashish1740Maharashtra74953,540,7506
957Parth, BelwalU151438Delhi74751,538,2506
1017Piyush, Kumar1675Bihar7475138,5005
112IMSharma, Dinesh K.2198LIC74650,538,7506
1258Sherali, PattnaikF15w1436Uttarakhand74548,537,0006
1340Patel, Suyogkumar M1522Gujarat743,546,533,0007
1419Dileep, Tripathi1659Uttar Pradesh6,551,554,537,0005
159Govind, Kumar1759Uttar Pradesh6,550,55537,5005
1637Ayaan, GargU121530Chandigarh6,550,55537,2506
1736Chakrabarti, Tamal1531West Bengal6,54953,536,7505
197WIMTejaswini, Sagarw1974Gujarat6,5475137,0004
2018Vikash, Nishad1671Uttar Pradesh6,54750,534,5006
2122Mishra, Kamad1648Madhya Pradesh6,546,55134,2506
2233Anishka, Vikramw1564Delhi6,546,550,533,5006
2320Mishra, Sanjeev1652Maharashtra6,5465033,0006
2468Ayush, SaxenaU151395Uttar Pradesh6,5464931,7506
2584Prakhar, TripathiU121341Uttar Pradesh6,544,54831,0006
2645Shubh, Singh SainiU151482Uttarakhand6,543,547,532,2505
2762Ravi, Prakash Singh1421Uttar Pradesh6,54346,530,7506
2831Nimay, AgrawalU121575Haryana6,5434532,0005
2952Shubham, Kumar1457Bihar6,5424631,2506
3067Mehul, SondhiU121404Delhi6,5424429,7506


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