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Vijay Kumar clinches 37th Himachal Pradesh State Open 2021

by Shahid Ahmed - 08/04/2021

Top seed Vijay Kumar scored 6.0/7 to win 37th Himachal Pradesh State Championship. Suryansh Verma and Vishal Kant also finished with 6.0/7, however Vijay won the title due to better tie-breaks. Only Suryansh remained undefeated among the podium finishers. The three-day seven-round tournament witnessed the participation of 75 players from various districts across Himachal Pradesh. Check out some photos from the event and a game of the unbeaten runner-up Suryansh Verma in this report. Photo: Rajesh Verma

Three players finish at 6.0/7

Vijay Kumar, Suryansh Verma and Vishal Kant - all three of them finished with 6.0/7. Vijay won the tournament due to better tie-breaks, Suryansh and Vishal had to settle for second and third position. 

Champion Vijay Kumar (left) in action | Photo: Rajesh Verma

Vijay scored 6.0/7

Runner-up Suryansh Verma 6.0/7 | Photo: Rajesh Verma

Suryansh Verma won against Aman Kumar in the last round to finish the tournament with an unbeaten 6.0/7.

Photo Gallery

All prize winners | Photo: Rajesh Verma

The tournament hall | Photo: Rajesh Verma

Suryansh with his runner-up trophy | Photo: Rajesh Verma

Suryansh in action against Aman in the final round | Photo: Rajesh Verma

A total of 75 players participated from various districts across Himachal Pradesh in this three-day seven-round Swiss league event. The tournament was organized by District Mandi Chess Asociation from 2nd to 4th April 2021.

Final Standings

Rk.SNo NamesexGrFEDRtgBdldClub/CityPts. TB1  TB2  TB3  TB4  TB5 RpKrtg+/-
11
Vijay KumarIND1916Shimla6,030,525,028,000,06168800,0
222
Suryansh VermaIND1199Shimla6,030,024,027,250,0515924090,8
386
Vishal KantIND0Shimla6,025,519,521,000,061514
44
Aman KumarIND1699Shimla5,530,524,525,500,051581201,4
52
Smeeru ThakurIND1843Kullu5,529,023,023,000,05156520-7,4
65
Sanjeevan SarswatIND1673Chamba5,028,522,519,500,0415172019,0
711
Jatin SharmaIND1345Mandi5,027,521,518,000,0412334013,2
86
Thakur SanjeevIND1633Shimla5,026,520,518,750,041465203,4
984
Vijay KumarIND0Bilaspur5,026,020,018,000,051381
103
Chandel JagdishIND1752Kangra5,025,520,519,000,04139120-22,2
1114
Yasar AbdullahIND1295Sirmour5,024,519,017,000,05127820-1,6
129
Sood SachinIND1425Kullu5,024,519,015,500,051296404,8
1310
Romit VermaIND1409Shimla5,023,519,016,500,051162205,0
1412
Kuldeep SinghIND1338Bilaspur5,023,017,015,500,05128920-1,6
157
Lalit VaidyaIND1485Kullu5,022,516,514,000,05125140-15,2

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