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Sudhanshu Ranjan triumphs at 2nd Nitai Ghosh Memorial Rating Open 2023

by Shahid Ahmed - 15/01/2024

Sudhanshu Ranjan scored an unbeaten 8/9 to win 2nd Nitai Ghosh Memorial Rating Open 2023. He finished a half point ahead of the rest. Four players - Kishan Kumar, Anushka Gupta, Rahul Gurung and Arpan Das scored 7.5/9 each. They were placed second to fifth respectively according to tie-breaks. Sudhanshu defeated both runners-up - Anushka and Kishan in Round 8 and 7 respectively. The total prize fund of the tournament was ₹555555. The top three prizes were ₹50000, ₹30000 and ₹20000 along with a trophy each respectively. Only Sudhanshu remained undefeated among top ten. The tournament was organized in memory of Nitai Ghosh. It was Sudhanshu's first rating tournament triumph of his career. Photos: NA Arijeet Malakar/Jalpaiguri Chess Academy

Sudhanshu's first Rating tournament victory of his career

Sudhanshu Ranjan was the sole leader 7.5/8 heading into the final round. Rahul Gurung was the sole player in pursuit. He was trailing by a half point at 7/8. A draw against Rahul was enough for Sudhanshu to become champion. That's exactly what he did. Kishan Kumar beat his statemate Ashutosh Kumar and Anushka Gupta won against Ishan Sinha. Kishan secured second place and Anushka third. She is the only female finisher among top 30. 189th seeded unrated 10-year-old Ujan Chanda had a fantastic tournament. He scored an impressive 7/9 to finish eighth.

Champion - Sudhanshu Ranjan 8/9

Runner-up - Kishan Kumar 7.5/9

Second Runner-up - Anushka Gupta 7.5/9

Sudhanshu Ranjan en route his draw against the top seed, Rahul Gurung in the fnal round

Sudhanshu Ranjan scored an unbeaten 8/9, finished a half point ahead of the rest and gained 6.8 Elo rating points

Players in action

Group photo of prize winners with arbiters and organizers

The tournament hall at Greater Kailash in Jalpaiguri, West Bengal

Thanks to NA Arijeet Malakar of Jalpaiguri Chess Academy for sharing the photos.


A total of 305 players took part from various states across the country and one from Bangladesh and Nepal each. The five-day nine round Rating Open tournament was organized by Jalpaiguri Chess Academy at Greater Kailash in Jalpaiguri, West Bengal from 27th to 31st December 2023. The time control of the event was 90 minutes + 30 seconds increment per move.

Final standings

Rk.SNoNameTypsexGrFEDRtgClub/CityPts. TB1  TB2  TB3  TB4  TB5 
12Sudhanshu RanjanIND1937BIH85256,550,5007
28Kishan KumarIND1777BIH7,5515544,0007
313Anushka GuptawIND1654WB7,55153,542,5007
41Gurung RahulIND2030SIK7,550,55645,5007
54Arpan DasIND1915WB7,5505241,5007
618Shubham KumarIND1562BIH74953,539,0006
73Kumar GauravIND1934BIH7475138,2506
8189Chanda UjanU10IND0WB7475138,0007
917Aman KumarIND1606BIH742,54634,7506
1035Ishan SinhaIND1401WB6,5505536,7506
1110Himanshu RanjanIND1732BIH6,549,55336,0005
1224Rishan DebnathU14IND1493WB6,549,55234,7506
1337AFMParambrata SarkarU12JPIND1392NB6,54953,536,7506
1475Angshu GhoshU12IND1198WB6,548,55236,0004
159Basak BishalIND1768WB6,547,550,533,7506
1628Rituraj TamuliIND1455ASM6,5475135,0005
1720Rounak Guha RoyJPIND1554NB6,5475134,5005
185Tamang ThendupIND1849SIK6,54750,535,2505
1911Ashutosh KumarIND1724BIH6,546,55134,5006
2026Triparno GhoshU14JPIND1465NB6,546,55033,0005
2151Snehasish DasIND1295ASM6,54648,531,0005
227Mohit Kumar SoniIND1780BIH6,5454833,5006
2316Subba SaurabIND1621SIK6,544,546,531,7504
2429Divyanshu Kumar SinghIND1440BIH6,543,54832,7506
25120Priyangsu SurJPIND1086NB6,54346,531,7506


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