Sumit Grover wins 2nd Kashmir Rating Open 2023
Sumit Grover scored 7.5/9 to win 2nd Kashmir Rating Open 2023. Hasan Ashraf and Pradeep Tiwari also scored 7.5/9 each. They were placed second and third respectively according to tie-breaks. Both Sumit and Pradeep remained undefeated. The total prize fund of the tournament was ₹200000. Top three prizes were ₹31000, ₹21000 and ₹11000 along with a trophy each respectively. The tournament was held from 10th to 15th June 2023 at Indoor Sports Complex, Polo Ground in Srinagar, Jammu and Kashmir. It was organized by The Kashmir Chess Club, Srinagar. This was Sumit's first rating tournament triumph since December 2016. His third rating tournament victory of his career. Photos: FA Pavan Rathi
Top three score 7.5/9
Sumit Grover and Pradeep Tiwari were the coleaders 7/8 heading into the final round. They faced each other and drew their game. Four players were in pursuit - Deepak Batra, Samrat Ghorai, Hasan Ashraf and Keshav Mehra. Deepak drew against Samrat, Hasan defeated Keshav to secure second place in tie-breaks.
The event was inaugurated in presence of Chief Guest - Bilal Ahmad Bhat, DDC Vice Chair Person; Riyaz Ahmad Wani, Marketing Head, Jammu & Kashmir Bank; Adil Ashraf, President of The Kashmir Chess Club; Khalid Amin Gojwari, General Secretary of The Kashmir Chess Club; Ashiq Ahmad Kolu, Joint Secretary of The Kashmir Chess Club; Comrade Parvez Sajad, Treasurer of The Kashmir Chess Club and FA Pavan K Rathi, Chief Arbiter of the tournament.
The prize distribution ceremony was held in presence of Chief Guest - Mr. Bilal Ahmad Bhat, DDC Vice Chair Person; Guest of Honour - Mr. Atul Kumar Gupta, Joint Secretary of All India Chess Federation; Guest of Honour - Ms. Shaheen Bhat, Councillor Raj Bagh; Mr. Adil Ashraf, President of The Kashmir Chess Club; Mr. Khalid Amin Gojwari, General Secretary of The Kashmir Chess Club; Mr. Ashiq Ahmad, Joint Secretary of The Kashmir Chess Club; Mr. Comrade Parvez, Treasurer of The Kashmir Chess Club and Mr. Pavan K Rathi, Chief Arbiter of the tournament.
Thanks to Chief Arbiter of tournament, FA Pavan K Rathi for sharing the photos and info about the tournament.
A total of 117 players took part in this six-day nine-round Swiss League Open Rating tournament. The tournament was organized by The Kashmir Chess Club at Polo View, Srinagar from 10th to 15th June 2023. The time control of the event was 90 minutes + 30 seconds increment.
|7||20||Yitish Kumar Gangwani||IND||1334||HR||7||44,5||47,5||33,75||0||6||20||19,6|
|10||27||Mohammad Aayan Khan||IND||1258||JK||6,5||44,5||47||32,50||0||6||40||15,6|