24-10-2016

Grandmaster Diptayan Ghosh  emerged as the champion with 6 points after the end of the final round of the ‘Chess For Youth’ Championship at Indian Council For Cultural Relations, Kolkata. The 7 round Swiss premier meet for youth was organized by Dibyendu Barua Chess Academy and Allsport Foundation from 21 to 24 October, 2016.

 

At a glittering prize distribution ceremony, Diptayan Ghosh  received the Champion’s Trophy and a cash prize of Rs.25,000/- for his efforts. The prize distribution was preceded by a dance performance based on chess performed by the participants and students of DBCA.

 

Grandmaster Diptayan Ghosh was held to a draw  in the final round  by Mitrabha Guha on the top board in queen’s pawn opening when neither side could make any headway after the exchange of queens. Despite the draw, Diptayan took the 1st slot as his nearest rival Aronyak Ghosh squandered a winning rook ending against Soumyo Chakrabarty  and drew on the 2nd board.

 

Aronyak Ghosh and Mitrabha Guha with 5.5 points took the 2nd and 3rd spots and got Rs,18,000/- and 12,000/- respectively.

In the under 16 boys category, Arka Sengupta was declared the champion with full 7 points while Arpita Mukherjee emerged champion in the girls’ section with 5 points.

 

Koustav Chatterjee and Samriddha Ghosh were declared winners in the U-14 boys and girls  section  while Proloy Sahoo and Mehendi Sil were the winners in the U-12 boys and girls category respectively.

 

The prize distribution ceremony was held on Monday at ICCR Auditorium from 5:30 p.m. Among those present were ministers Sobhandeb Chhotopadhyay and Dr Sashi Panja. Also present on the occasion were former footballers Shyam Thapa and Tarun Dey, and cricketer Sourasish Lahiri.

26-11-2014

Sadani Estates DBCA All India Open Rating Tournament was inaugurated by Actor Arjun Chakraborty today at ICCR, Kolkata.  Total 139 players including 2 IMs, 1 WIM and 128 rated players are participating in this 9 round Swiss Tournament, being organised by Dibyendu Barua Chess Academy and Allsport Management.

At the end of two rounds 24 players are leading with full points. The pairings and results of the tournament are available at http://chess-results.com/tnr153133.aspx?lan=1&art=3&wi=821.

19-10-2014

IM Swapnil Dhopade of Railways emerged as the champion, in style , with an all win score  in the Siddha Community Foundation 9th Chess For Youth Championship at Indian Council For Cultural Relations , Kolkata today. The 7 round rapid chess meet, which attracted over 800 participants, was organised by Dibyendu Barua Chess Academy and Allsport Management. For his efforts, Dhopade received a cash prize of Rs.25,000/- and the Siddha Trophy.


Needing only a draw to clinch the title, Swapnil kept his cool in a queen and rook versus queen and rook ending to emerge victorious after a long struggle. For top seed, Debashis Das it was a bad outing as he finished 6th  with a score of 5 points.


The find of the meet, was clearly Sayan Bose of Bengal, who finished second on 6 points with a final round victory against Bhakti Kulkarni of Maharashtra. Bhakti spurned a draw offer of Sayan early in the game only to end up with an untenable position and lost in about 30 odd moves. Sayan had earlier beaten both National champion WGM Mary Ann Gomes and WGM Kiran Monisha Mohanty. He received Rs18000/- and the Runner-Up Trophy.


Low-rated Ritam Nag was the surprise 3rd as he scored 5.5 points with a final round win against Sarbojit Paul. Jadavpur University student and former champion, Bitan Banerjee finished 4th as he easily outplayed Suman Basu.


Mary Ann had a forgettable tournament as she lost two games in succession in the middle rounds, but managed to salvage her position by beating Kaustav Kundu in the last round to finish 5th.