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Sudhir Kumar Sinha wins Colonel Ujir Singh Thapa Memorial Below 2000 Rating Tournament 2024

by Shahid Ahmed - 23/04/2024

Sudhir Kumar Sinha and FM Rupesh Jaiswal (NEP) scored an unbeaten 8/9 each at Colonel Ujir Singh Thapa Memorial Mayor Cup Below 2000 Rating Tournament 2024. The seventh round battle between them ended in a draw. Suroj Maharjan scored sole 7.5/9 to secure third place. The total prize fund of the tournament was NRs. 1001000 (approx. ₹625525). The top three prizes were NRs. 200000 + trophy, 110000 and 60000 each respectively. This is Sudhir's first rating tournament triumph since June 2019. Apart from Sudhir, four more Indians made a top ten finish. Rishabh Nishad and Raghav Srivathsav V scored 7/9 each to be placed fifth and sixth. Prakhar Tripathi and Vipul Subhashi claimed ninth and tenth place scoring 6.5/9 each. Photos: Madhav Pradhan and Raju Tamrakar

Indians claim five out of top ten

FM Rupesh Jaiswal (NEP) and Sudhir Kumar Sinha were the coleaders 7/8 heading into the final round. Vipul Subhashi lost to Rupesh and Sudhir defeated CM Krishna Thapa (NEP). Sudhir became champion and Rupesh second. Suroj Maharjan (NEP) won against CM Sajin Maharjan (NEP) to finish third. WFM Bristy Mukherjee is the highest finisher among female participants. She scored 6.5/9 to secure eleventh place.

Champion - Sudhir Kumar Sinha 8/9

Runner-up - FM Rupesh Jaiswal 8/9

Second Runner-up - Suroj Maharjan 7.5/9

Sudhir Kumar Sinha scored an unbeaten 8/9, drew against the eventual runner-up - FM Rupesh Jaiswal and gained 43.6 Elo rating points

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The tournament hall at Hotel Butwal Crown Plaza in Butwal, Nepal

A total of 143 players took part from Bangladesh, India, Nepal and USA. The four-day nine round Rating Open tournament was organized by Butwal Sub-Metropolitan City Chess Association at Hotel Butwal Crown Plaza in Butwal, Nepal from 6th to 9th April 2024. The time control of the event was 60 minutes + 30 seconds increment from move no.1.

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Final standings

Rk.SNoNameFEDRtgClub/CityPts. TB1  TB2  TB3 
15Sinha, Sudhir KumarIND196880,551,546,5
24FMJaiswal, RupeshNEP1969Lalitpur Metropolitan City, Ward No80,549,544,5
311Maharjan, SurojNEP1918Mahalaxmi Municipality7,5045,541
419B.K, Tirth BahadurNEP1866Banke704843,5
57Rishabh, NishadIND19537047,543,5
62Raghav, Srivathsav VIND1983704742,5
76CMThapa, KrishnaNEP1963Hetauda6,505045
89CMMaharjan, SajinNEP1930Lalitpur6,504944
954Prakhar, TripathiIND15996,5047,543
103Vipul, SubhashiIND19716,5047,543
1116WFMBristy, MukherjeeIND19036,5046,542
1214Srivastava, Mithilesh KumarIND19096,5045,540,5
1313Phuyal, AashishNEP1912Dolakha6,5044,539,5
1430Vinayak, Singh YadavIND17486,5043,540,5
1515CMChaulagain, PurushottamNEP1906Mount Everest and Social Club605045


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