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Mitrabha Guha clinches Tata Steel Chess Festival 2021 All India Open Blitz

by Shahid Ahmed - 20/11/2021

Both GM Mitrabha Guha and IM Aronyak Ghosh scored an unbeaten 6.5/7 at the Tata Steel Chess Festival 2021 All India Blitz Open. The newly crowned Grandmaster edged past Aronyak on tie-breaks and clinched the championship. He won a trophy and ₹10000 cash as a prize for his efforts. Aronyak had to settle for second place. He received ₹6000. Five players finished at 6.0/7, IM Srijit Paul was placed due to better tie-breaks. A total of 134 players including 2 GM, 6 IMs and a WIM took part from various states across the country, in this seven-round Blitz tournament with a time control of 5 mins + 3 seconds each. The total prize fund was ₹35000. Photo: Shahid Ahmed

Mitrabha and Aronyak perform identically

Tata Steel is known to organize various side events along with the main Masters event. The 2019 edition had Age group, Rapid and Blitz Open. This time they made the Rapid, a FIDE Rated All India event, whereas the Blitz was a non-rated All India Open tournament.

Champion GM Mitrabha Guha receives the beautiful champion's trophy and ₹10000 cash | Photo: Shahid Ahmed

Mitrabha's unbeaten championship run

Mitrabha's best game from the event according to him is the fourth round win against WIM Arpita Mukherjee.

Runner-up IM Aronyak Ghosh 6.5/7, received ₹6000 cash | Photo: Shahid Ahmed

3rd IM Srijit Paul 6.0/7 | Photo: Shahid Ahmed

4th IM Neelash Saha 6.0/7 | Photo: Shahid Ahmed

5th Kaustuv Kundu 6.0/7 | Photo: Shahid Ahmed

6th Praloy Sahoo 6.0/7 | Photo: Shahid Ahmed

7th IM Koustav Chatterjee 6.0/7 | Photo: Shahid Ahmed

8th Sanket Chakravarthy 5.5/7 | Photo: Shahid Ahmed

9th Akshath Sinha 5.5/7 | Photo: Shahid Ahmed

Best Woman - WIM Arpita Mukherjee 5.0/7 | Photo: Shahid Ahmed

Tata Steel Chess India 2021 Tournament Director Jeroen van den Berg inaugurated the tournament along with GM Dibyendu Barua | Photo: Shahid Ahmed

The huge tournament hall - Bhasha Bhavan at the National Library of India | Photo: Shahid Ahmed

Players eagerly waiting to move actual pieces on the board after a long time | Photo: Shahid Ahmed

Top boards | Photo: Shahid Ahmed

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Final Standings

Rk.SNoNamesexFEDRtgClub/CityPts. TB1  TB2  TB3  TB4  TB5 
13IMMitrabha GuhaIND2334West Bengal6,530,534,030,7560,0
28IMAronyak GhoshIND2093West Bengal6,530,033,531,7560,0
39IMSrijit PaulIND2092West Bengal6,031,532,526,5060,0
410IMNeelash SahaIND2043West Bengal6,028,531,524,0060,0
56Kaustuv KunduIND2120West Bengal6,028,030,527,0060,0
614Praloy SahooIND1984West Bengal6,027,530,522,0060,0
75IMKoustav ChatterjeeIND2242West Bengal6,025,026,022,5060,0
817Sanket ChakravartyIND1917West Bengal5,528,531,023,0050,0
929Akshath SinhaIND1580West Bengal5,523,524,518,2550,0
1032Supratim GhoshIND1545West Bengal5,523,524,517,7550,0
112IMDas ArghyadipIND2382Railways5,031,535,023,7540,0
1215IMShahil DeyIND1974Assam5,030,533,521,0050,0
1320Aditya Vikram PaulIND1829West Bengal5,029,032,020,0050,0
1413Utsab ChatterjeeIND1998West Bengal5,028,031,022,2540,0
1570Agnivo ChakrabortyIND1200West Bengal5,028,031,021,5050,0
1616WIMArpita MukherjeewIND1934West Bengal5,027,029,017,0050,0
1749Soureen BhattacharyaIND1308West Bengal5,026,029,017,5050,0
1827Basak BishalIND1598West Bengal5,025,528,519,0050,0
1925Anubhab GuptaIND1662West Bengal5,025,528,017,5050,0
2084AFMParambrata SarkarIND0West Bengal5,025,527,014,0050,0

Complete standings

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