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Kaustuv Kundu dominates 1st All India Rating Open 2023 with a perfect 9/9

by Shahid Ahmed - 02/05/2023

Kaustuv Kundu scored a perfect 9/9 to win 1st All India Rating Open 2023. He finished a staggering 1.5 points ahead of the field. Anurag Jaiswal scored sole 7.5/9 to secure second place. Eight players scored 7/9 each. Out of them, Arpan Das was placed third as he had the best tie-break score. Both Kaustuv and Anurag remained undefeated. Kaustuv got the better of the eventual second runner-up in the penultimate round. Despite needing just a draw to become a clear champion, the sole IM-norm holder wanted a perfect finish and won against Bishal Basak in the final round. The total prize fund of the tournament was ₹225000. The top three prizes were ₹40000, ₹25000 and ₹15000 along with a trophy each. Photo: Shahid Ahmed

Top two remain undefeated

This is Kaustuv's first Rating tournament triumph of 2023. Earlier, this year he had won the Kolkata District Chess Championship in February. He is known to be in the habit of winning tournaments all over the country in various formats. After this tournament, he won another Rating tournament in Telangana. We will mention it in a separate report. GM Dibyendu Barua and GM Saptarshi Roy distributed the prizes.

Champion - Kaustuv Kundu 9/9 | Photo: Shahid Ahmed

Runner-up - Anurag Jaiswal 7.5/9 | Photo: Shahid Ahmed

Second Runner-up - Arpan Das 7/9 | Photo: Shahid Ahmed

Kaustuv Kundu scored a perfect 9/9 to win the tournament and gain 17.8 Elo rating points

4th Ritabrata Chakraborty 7/9 | Photo: Shahid Ahmed

5th Niladri Sekhar Bhattacharyya 7/9 | Photo: Shahid Ahmed

6th Soumma Chakraborty 7/9 | Photo: Shahid Ahmed

7th Bishal Basak 7/9 | Photo: Shahid Ahmed

8th Alka Das 7/9 | Photo: Shahid Ahmed

9th Chiranjit Manna 7/9 | Photo: Shahid Ahmed

10th Jyotshnav Talukdar 7/9 | Photo: Shahid Ahmed

11th CM Sankalan Shah 6.5/9 | Photo: Shahid Ahmed

12th Sanjeeban Mandal 6.5/9 | Photo: Shahid Ahmed

13th Agnivo Chakraborty 6.5/9 | Photo: Shahid Ahmed

14th Arghya Sen 6.5/9 | Photo: Shahid Ahmed

15th Ishan Sinha 6.5/9 | Photo: Shahid Ahmed

The tournament hall at Dr. Sudhir Chandra Sur Institute of Technology & Sports Complex | Photo: Sara Bangla Daba Sangstha

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A glimpse of the final round | Video: Sara Bangla Daba Sangstha

A total of 224 players from various states across the country. The six-day nine-round Swiss league Rating tournament was organized by The Chess School, Kolkata at Dr. Sudhir Chandra Sur Institute of Technology & Sports Complex, Dumdum in North 24 Parganas, West Bengal from 11th to 16th April 2023. The time control for the event was 90 minutes + 30 seconds increment from move no.1.

Final standings

Rk.SNoNameTypsexFEDRtgClub/CityPts. TB1  TB2  TB3  TB4  TB5 
11Kaustuv KunduIND2217WB95155,554,5009
210Anurag JaiswalIND1777WB7,5485242,0006
34Arpan DasIND1981WB751,556,542,0006
48Ritabrata ChakrabortyIND1787WB751,55538,2506
511Bhattacharya Niladri ShekharIND1735WB750,555,541,7506
66Soumma ChakrabortyIND1872WB7505439,5007
79Basak BishalIND1785WB749,553,537,0007
812Alka DaswIND1733JHAR7465037,5006
925Manna ChiranjitIND1497WB745,549,533,0006
1020Jyotshnav TalukdarU15IND1567ASM745,547,535,2506
112CMSankalan ShahU15IND2179WB6,55256,537,2506
1237Sanjeeban MandalU13IND1362WB6,55053,535,5006
1324Agnivo ChakrabortyU15IND1522WB6,547,55235,7506
1418Arghya SenIND1604WB6,547,55133,7506
1536Ishan SinhaU15IND1373WB6,547,550,533,5005
1632ACMParigyan ChakrabortyU13IND1396WB6,5464928,2506
175Mitra SwapanS60IND1975WB6,54549,535,2505
1816Anis MukhopadhyayIND1646WB6,5454731,5006
193Chatterjee K.K.S60IND2085WB6,544,548,533,7505
2027Shankhadeep MaityIND1485WB6,5434530,7506


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