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Saurabh Choubey wins 3rd Rangpur Rating Open 2023

by Shahid Ahmed - 07/04/2023

Saurabh Choubey scored an unbeaten 5.5/6 to win 3rd Rangpur Rating Open 2023. He finished a half point ahead of the competition. CM Sajid Sakline Mostafa (BAN) and Golam Mostafa Bhuiyan (BAN) made 5/6 each. They were placed second and third respectively according to tie-breaks. The total prize fund of the tournament was Tk 75000. The top three prizes were Tk 13000, 10000 and 8000 each respectively. The former Madhya Pradesh State Under-25 and Rapid champion, Saurabh has won quite a few Rapid and Blitz events. However, this is his first Classical Rating tournament triumph. Shresth Mahapatra and the reigning National Under-13 Girls and National Amateur Below 2300 Women champion, Sneha Halder are two more Indians to make a top ten finish. Photo: NA Abdullah Al Mamun

Saurabh's first Classical rating open triumph

Saurabh Choubey found a lot of success at various rating tournaments in Bangladesh. He won a Blitz rating tournament in January 2020, Runner-up at a Below 2100 Rapid Rating in January 2022, and now he has won a Classical rating tournament where he also increased his Elo rating by 35 points. Three more Indians took part in this event. Shresth Mahapatra and Sneha Halder scored 4.5/6 each. They gained 170.4 and 61.6 Elo rating points respectively. Sneha increased her rating by 308 points in the month of March 2023.

Champion - Saurabh Choubey 5.5/6 | Photo: NA Abdullah Al Mamun

5th Shresth Mahapatra 4.5/6 | Photo: NA Abdullah Al Mamun

8th Sneha Halder 4.5/6 | Photo: NA Abdullah Al Mamun

14th Diya Chowdhury 3.5/6 | Photo: NA Abdullah Al Mamun

Saurabh Choubey scored an unbeaten 5.5/6 and gained 35 Elo rating points

Inauguration ceremony | Photo: NA Abdullah Al Mamun

Inaugural first move | Photo: NA Abdullah Al Mamun

Players in action | Photo: NA Abdullah Al Mamun

A total of 50 players took part in this two-day six-round Swiss league Rating tournament which was organized by Rangpur District Sports Association on 17th and 18th March 2023 at Sheikh Russel Indoor Stadium in Rangpur, Bangladesh. The time control for the event was 60 minutes + 30 seconds increment from move no.1.

Final standings

Rk.SNo NamesexFEDRtgIClub/CityPts. TB1  TB2  TB3  TB4  TB5 nwwew-weKrtg+/-
AFMSaurabh ChoubeyIND1956Kolkata5,5021,524,5522,0065,53,751,752035
CMSajid Sakline MostafaBAN1994Pabna502123517,50654,870,13405,2
Golam Mostafa BhuiyanBAN1979Mymonshing502022416,50432,910,09201,8
Hanif Md.AbuBAN2072Narayanganj4,5021,524,5416,7564,54,65-0,1520-3
Mahapatra ShresthIND1284Houra4,5020,524417,2564,50,284,2240168,8
Rahman Md.AbzidBAN2056Jhinaidah4,501820,5315,2564,54,81-0,3120-6,2
Shazzad KishorBAN1637Norsindi4,501818,5413,2542,51,091,412028,2
Halder SnehawIND1604Kolkata4,5017,519,5413,5042,50,961,544061,6
Islam Md. ShahidulBAN1765Joypurhat4,5016,518,5412,2553,53,410,09201,8
Maruf Sharif MdBAN1752Rangpur401920410,00421,750,254010


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