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Shrayan Majumder clinches Tata Steel Chess Festival 2023 Rating Open convincingly

by Shahid Ahmed - 06/09/2023

Shrayan Majumder (MAH) scored an unbeaten 7.5/9 to win Tata Steel Chess Festival 2023 All India Rating Open. He finished a half point ahead of the field. Six players - Rupam Mukherjee (WB), Arindam Mukherjee (Railways), Ritabrata Chakraborty (WB), Bivor Adak (WB), Kunal Chatterjee (WB) and Aatreya Saha (WB) scored 7/9 each. They were placed second to seventh respectively. The total cash prize fund of the tournament was ₹300000 + trophies. Top three prizes were ₹50000 + trophy, ₹30000 and ₹20000 each respectively. This was Shrayan's first rating tournament triumph of his career. 11-year-old reigning West Bengal State Women's champion, Arhashirsha Biswas scored 6.5/9 to finish ninth. She is the sole female player to make a top ten finish at this event. Photos: Shahid Ahmed

Six players score 7/9

Shrayan Majumder (MAH) went into the final round with a sole lead 7/8. He drew his final round game against Kunal Chatterjee (WB) to become the champion. Rupam Mukherjee (WB) drew with Bivor Adak (WB) to secure second place 7/9. Arindam Mukherjee (Railways) defeated Anis Mukhopadhyay (WB) to finish third 7/9.

Champion - Shrayan Majumder 7.5/9
Shrayan Majumder wins Tata Steel Chess Festival 2023 Rating Open on his debut in Kolkata | Video: ChessBase India

Runner-up - Rupam Mukherjee 7/9

Second Runner-up - Arindam Mukherjee 7/9

Shrayan - Mrityunjay, Round 6

Position after 47...Kf6

Black cannot save the a5-pawn. However, computer says that Black can salvage the game even after 48.Nxa5. Find out how. Shrayan's opponent was a human, Mrityunjay Kumar (1704). He was unable to find a machine-like precision. Thus, he lost the game.

Shrayan Majumder pondering over his plan

Shrayan Majumder (MAH) scored an unbeaten 7.5/9 and gained 29.8 Elo rating points

4th Ritabrata Chakraborty 7/9

5th Bivor Adak 7/9

6th Kunal Chatterjee 7/9

7th Aatreya Saha 7/9

8th Ayush Das 6.5/9

9th Arhashirsha Biswas 6.5/9

10th Bishal Basak 6.5/9

Best Woman 1st - Sneha Halder 5.5/9

Best Woman 2nd - Megha Patra 4.5/9

Best Woman 3rd - Srija Das 4/9

Best Veteran 1st - Dyutimoy Mukherjee 5/9

Parents and accompanying person at the closing ceremony

The tournament hall at Bhasha Bhavan, National Library in Kolkata, West Bengal

For more photos, please check out the album here.

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A total of 163 players took part from various states across the country  in this six-day nine round Swiss-league Rating tournament which was organized by Dhanuka Dhunseri Dibyendu Barua Chess Academy at Bhasha Bhavan, National Library in Kolkata, West Bengal from 31st August to 5th September 2023. The time control of the event was 90 minutes + 30 seconds increment from move no.1.

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Final standings

Rk.SNoNameTypsexFEDRtgClub/CityPts. TB1  TB2  TB3 
16Majumder ShrayanIND1807Maharashtra7,547,55141,50
25Rupam MukherjeeIND1827WB748,55238,50
31Arindam MukherjeeIND2010Railways74852,539,75
47Ritabrata ChakrabortyIND1799WB7485240,00
510Bivor AdakIND1718WB74650,538,25
63Chatterjee K.K.S60IND1973WB74447,535,50
719ACMAatreya SahaIND1613WB74447,535,25
824Ayush DasIND1584WB6,55154,536,50
934Arhashirsha BiswasF12wIND1472WB6,547,55133,25
108Basak BishalIND1790WB6,5455035,25
1111Anurag JaiswalIND1708WB6,5444733,00
1222Arghya SenIND1590WB6,5434629,50
1343Rounaq BiswasIND1400WB6,54345,530,00
1428Manna ChiranjitIND1545WB6495434,75
1516Akash TiwariIND1635WB64952,532,00
1613Mrityunjay KumarIND1704Bihar648,55333,00
1733Niladri BanerjeeU12IND1475WB647,551,532,50
1812Snehil Raj SinghIND1707WB64751,532,50
1926Gairick SahaIND1573WB645,54930,50
2039Venkatesh DasU12IND1435WB64447,528,00


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