10-year-old Niladri Banerjee becomes the youngest ever West Bengal State Rapid Rating 2023 champion
The reigning West Bengal State Under-11 Open champion, Niladri Banerjee created a record on 29th January 2023. At the age of 10 years 5 months and 4 days, the little kid from Howrah District became the youngest West Bengal State Rapid Rating 2023 champion. He won the tournament with a perfect score 8/8 and finished a full point ahead of the competition. Defending champion Subhayan Kundu and Bishal Basak scored 7/8 each. They were placed second and third according to tie-breaks. The total prize fund of the tournament was ₹58400 + trophies. The top three prizes were ₹10000 + trophy, ₹7000 and ₹5000 each respectively. Photo: Sara Bangla Daba Sangstha
Record with a perfect score
This was the first time when seeded players - GMs, IMs and WGMs were not eligible to play West Bengal State Rapid championship. Nevertheless, the tournament was still strong despite the absence of titled players. Scoring 8/8 at the age of 10 years, defeating five players who were rated a minimum of 545 Elo points higher, earned him 206 Elo rating points. It goes without saying that it might take some to tie or break this record.
A total of 206 players took part from various districts of West Bengal. The eight-round Swiss league Rapid Rating tournament took place on 28th and 29th January 2023 at Dinen Smriti Bhavan, Hooghly, West Bengal. The event was organized by Sara Bangla Daba Sangstha. The time control was 15 minutes + 10 seconds increment.
|2||2||Subhayan Kundu||IND||2205||North 24 Parganas||7||38||42,5||36,50||0||7|
|5||4||FM||Sourath Biswas||IND||2164||North 24 Parganas||6,5||41,5||45,5||34,25||0||6|
|7||11||Arpan Das (Jr)||IND||1991||North 24 Parganas||6,5||39,5||42,5||33,25||0||5|
|10||9||Arindam Mukherjee||IND||2004||North 24 Parganas||6||43,5||47||32,50||0||6|
|11||18||Rajanya Datta||w||IND||1579||North 24 Parganas||6||38,5||41,5||28,75||0||5|
|13||21||Subhrajit Dey||IND||1535||South 24 Parganas||6||37||39||25,50||0||6|
|14||33||Aniket Narayan Biswas||IND||1400||North 24 Parganas||6||36,5||39||25,50||0||6|
|15||25||Snehil Raj Singh||IND||1464||North 24 Parganas||6||35,5||39||29,00||0||6|
|16||36||Manna Chiranjit||IND||1389||North 24 Parganas||6||35||37,5||26,25||0||5|
|19||40||Anshuman Ganguly||IND||1334||North 24 Parganas||6||33||36,5||27,50||0||5|
|20||42||Angshu Ghosh||U12||IND||1310||North 24 Parganas||6||32,5||34||24,00||0||6|