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Third edition of Syna Open 2017 kicks off!

by Priyadarshan Banjan - 02/05/2017

The biggest open of Central India Syna Open 2017 began on the 1st of May 2017. The tournament has attracted 152 players. Although at the top we do not have many strong players, the fight for the first prize of Rs.1,00,000 is going to be intense. Niklesh Jain, our editor-in-chief for the Hindi newspage is the organizing secretary for the event, and has sent us some pictures. Have a look at them and check out the tournament that is so nicely organized. 

The Syna International School is hosting the tournament in Katni, Madhya Pradesh from the 1st to the 6th of May 2017.

Bright and spacious playing hall

Last year at the second edition, Shri Satyendra Pathak, a luminary and the inspiration behind Syna International school passed away. This third edition is being held in his memory.

Sanjay Pathak is the son of late Satyendra Pathak and is the minister of state and has won the MLA elections three times in the past

Paying homage to his father

Hemant Sharma (right) rated 2380 is the top seed for the event

Chakravarthi Reddy is the third seed and the only IM in the field

Experienced Arvinder Preet Singh is the seven seed and had a highest rating of 2185 in the past

The tournament has a great diversity with players from the age of six to eighty two taking part! There's a legendary player in this picture above, can you recognize him?

Intense concentration!

"The look!"

Students of Syna International school sing the national anthem

The unique part about the tournament is the involvement of teachers who help in the organization of the event.

The organization of the tournament would of course be impossible without the efforts of Niklesh Jain, the organizing secretary. 

Starting rank

No.   Name FideID FED Rtg
1   Hemant Sharma (del) 5025842 IND 2380
2 FM Srinath Rao S.V. 5028876 IND 2324
3 IM Chakravarthi Reddy M 25009532 IND 2226
4   Vinod Kumar Sharma 5013518 IND 2180
5   Dhananjay S 5092892 IND 2167
6   Joshi Govind Ballabh 5000262 IND 2134
7   Singh Arvinder Preet 5013240 IND 2097
8   Mishra Manoj 5006007 IND 1996
9   Himanshu Ranjan 45072981 IND 1985
10   Sumit Grover 5020409 IND 1975

Complete pairings and results

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