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Shantanu Bhambure dominates 1st GCH Sharad Pawar Rapid Rating Open 2023

by Shahid Ahmed - 27/01/2023

One of the latest IMs of India, Shantanu Bhambure scored an unbeaten 8.5/9 to win 1st GCH Sharad Pawar Rapid Rating Open 2023. He finished a half point ahead of the field. Four players scored 8/9. Aakash Sharadchandra Dalvi and Shailesh Baria were placed second and third according to tie-breaks. Aakash also remained undefeated. The total prize fund of the tournament was ₹200000. The top three prizes were ₹25000, ₹20000 and ₹15000 along with a trophy each. A total of 412 players including 5 IMs and a WIM took part from various part of the country. This is the first tournament Shantanu played after becoming an IM in December 2022 and he won it with an emphatic performance. Photo: Ganesh Patil/Garware Club House

IM Shantanu makes a perfect start to 2023

IM Shantanu Bhambure has won many tournaments before. However, winning the first tournament he played after becoming an International Master, is certainly going to be special, that also in his home city of Mumbai.

Champion - IM Shantanu Bhambure 8.5/9 | Photo: Ganesh Patil/Garware Club House

Runner-up - Aakash Sharadchandra Dalvi 8/9 | Photo: Ganesh Patil/Garware Club House

Second Runner-up - Shailesh Baria 8/9 | Photo: Ganesh Patil/Garware Club House

Top 3 (L to R) - 2nd Aakash Sharadchandra Dalvi, 1st IM Shantanu Bhambure and 3rd Shailesh Baria | Photo: Ganesh Patil/Garware Club House

IM Shantanu Bhambure defeated CM Dev Shah in the final round to become the champion | Photo: Ganesh Patil/Garware Club House

IM Shantanu Bhambure scored an unbeaten 8.5/9 and gained 10 Elo rating points

India's third and Maharashtra's first GM Pravin Thipsay lighting up the lamp at the inauguration ceremony | Photo: Ganesh Patil/Garware Club House

Arjuna Awardee GM Pravin Thipsay makes the ceremonial first move | Photo: Ganesh Patil/Garware Club House

Round 8: IM Nubairshah Shaikh - Aakash Sharadchandra Dalvi: 0.5-0.5 | Photo: Ganesh Patil/Garware Club House

Maharashtra's very own - IM Soumya Swaminathan and... | Photo: Ganesh Patil/Garware Club House

WIM Srishti Pandey were the two titled women players who took part | Photo: Ganesh Patil/Garware Club House

The tournament hall | Photo: Ganesh Patil/Garware Club House

The trophies which were given away as prizes | Photo: Ganesh Patil/Garware Club House

A total of 412 players including 5 IMs and a WIM took part from all over India and one from Singapore. The one-day nine-round Swiss league Rapid Rating tournament was organized by and at Garware Club House, Mumbai, Maharashtra on 7th January 2023. The time control of the tournament was 10 minutes + 5 seconds increment from move no.1.

Final standings

Rk.SNoNameTypsexFEDRtgClub/CityPts. TB1  TB2  TB3  TB4  TB5 nwwew-weKrtg+/-
17FMBhambure ShantanuIND21868,55458,555,758098,58,000,502010
210Aakash Sharadchandra DalviIND2154851,55547,7570875,621,382027,6
325Baria ShaileshIND1780851,55547,0080875,491,514060,4
48CMPimpalkhare VedantIND21828515447,0080988,71-0,7120-14,2
523Ankur Mahesh GokhaleIND1799849,551,545,0080875,421,582031,6
65CMDev ShahIND22347,5576249,507097,57,65-0,1540-6
722Potawad AnirudhhaIND18007,5545842,007086,53,483,0240120,8
814CMKshatriya Nitin VekhandeU15IND19807,5525644,757086,56,160,344013,6
920Siddharth VenkateshIND18267,551,554,544,257086,56,53-0,0320-0,6
103IMKulkarni VikramadityaIND2256757,56144,5070978,46-1,4610-14,6
111IMMohammad Nubairshah ShaikhIND23397566145,7560978,52-1,5220-30,4
1246Keshri AbhishekIND15237525639,5070865,180,822016,4
132FMPanesar VedantIND2279751,556,543,5060978,68-1,6820-33,6
144IMGusain HimalIND2250749,552,539,7560978,74-1,7420-34,8
1533Rachit H GurnaniIND16277495338,0070864,521,482029,6
1612CMVedant Nitin VekhandeU15IND2032748,55339,0070866,98-0,9840-39,2
1779Atharva Parag KoranneU11IND1352748,55136,5070863,202,8040112
1827ACMIyer ArvindU15IND17727485236,0070865,650,354014
1998Ram Vishal ParabU13IND12697475036,0070751,403,6040144
2017Morvekar KedarIND1895746,55037,5070867,64-1,6420-32,8
2145Dhruv Swapnil HaldankarU15IND152374647,532,5070864,981,024040,8
2252AGMAnkit BhattacharyaIND1473745,54832,5070864,641,362027,2
2335Rohnit G AminIND1601745,54734,0070866,06-0,0620-1,2
2468Godse AnishIND13917454934,5070864,321,682033,6
2555Arnav Mahesh KoliU13IND1466744,54732,5070753,021,984079,2
26192Aaditya AnandU13IND1070742,544,532,5070641,003,0040120
2729Bhoir Paras DilipU15IND16996,553,557,538,256074,54,64-0,1440-5,6
2813Dere PushkarIND20076,55255,537,256085,55,210,29205,8
2950Guru PrakashU15IND14936,5515434,756085,52,892,6140104,4
3039Hriday Dharmesh ShethIND15666,550,55435,756085,54,550,954038
3137Shah MihirIND15836,5505335,755085,53,482,022040,4
3266Jagesia DakshU15IND13976,5495233,006085,53,362,144085,6
3315Boricha KetanIND19566,548,55336,256085,56,73-1,2320-24,6
34114Aditya Kunal PatilU13IND12286,5485133,256074,51,323,1840127,2
3564Bopardikar VeerU15IND14106,547,551,534,256085,53,571,934077,2
3624Aggarwal VanshIND17836,547,55032,756085,56,78-1,2840-51,2
3783Gogte SoumilIND13416,5475132,756085,53,971,534061,2
3816Bartakke Amardeep S.IND19116,5474932,006085,56,21-0,7120-14,2
3948Suthar PradipIND15076,546,550,535,756085,55,96-0,4620-9,2
4084Kshaunish Prakash JaiswalU15IND13406,54649,534,505074,52,112,394095,6


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