Benoy Bhuson Barua passes away
Bengal Chess expresses profound grief at the passing away of Bhuson Barua,one of the father figure of chess in West Bengal. Born in 1929 in Chittagong,he migrated to India in late 1960s.Ever since he had been actively involved in Chess organizational activities in West Bengal.His varied career included brief stint as a President of WBCA in 1980s
India Wins Sub Junior Olympiad
India pipped Russia to win Gold in the World Under 16 Olympiad which was held at Gyor,Hungary from 12-21 December 2014.Bengal Chess Association congratulates Diptayan Ghosh,the most active player of the national Team for stupendous performance.For more info check http://www.chess-results.com/tnr153962.aspx?lan=1
Sanjoy Mitra passes away
Bengal Chess mourns the sad demise of Sanjoy Mitra,the father figure of chess in Cooch Behar.He was the Vice President of Cooch Behar Chess Association. Sanjoyda,as he was popularly known to chess enthusiasts of Cooch Behar,took lots of personal interest to popularise chess accoss the town.lost his battle to kidney failure and breathed his last on December 20th.
Deep misses the National Title,finishes 2nd.
In form Deep Sengupta performed splendidly to finish half point behind SP Sethuraman of Tamil Nadu in the National Premier Chess Championship which took place in Kottayam,Kerala from 5-18 December 2014.For further details check http://www.chess-results.com/tnr154171.aspx?lan=1&art=4&wi=821&turdet=YES
Justice Ajoy Nath Roy is no more
Former Chief Justice of Allahabad High Court,Chairman of human Rights Commission of Sikkim Justice Ajoy Nath Roy breathed his last on 30th November 2014.He was 68. An avid chess player and keen follower of the game,he could be seen in all the tournaments in the State. Bengal Chess family deeply mourns the sad demise of an eminent personality
East maintain domination in Womens' Chess
In form WGM Padmini Rout of Orissa clinched her maiden National Womens' Premier Title in Sangli (Maharashtra).Incumbent Mary Ann Gomes slipped to 3rd position while National Challengers' Champion Nisha Mohota put up another impressive show by remaining undefeated and taking the second spot
World Chess Championship 2014 - Magnus Carlsen the Champion
Magnus Carlsen retains his World Champion title on the consecutive second time (2013 and 2014) by winning over Viswanathan Ananad by 6.5 to 4.5 on his favor at the end of 11th Match. Anand was trailing by 1 point at the end of 10th game and he had to catch up Carlsen either on 11th Game with Black or 12th Game with White to take the score at equality. Vishy tried to give a push on his 11th game with a calculated exchange sack on 27th Move but, with accurate play Carlsen could prove Anand wrong. However, this was very interesting Championship altogether as each of the game could bring some exciting moment to the chess world. Vishy had displayed his well prepared opening preparation(3rd game was fascinating) as well as his tremendous endgame understanding (7th Game lasts till 122 moves) but, at the end Carlsen could prove himself as the winner of the World Chess Championship 2014 at Sochi, Russia.
Bengal performed excellent in 28th National Under 13
Bengal had an excellent show both in General and Girls section in the 28th National Under 13. 6 out of 18th prize have been bagged by Boys from Bengal in the General Category. Top seeded as well as champion of the tournament of General scetion Hirthickkesh, PR from Tamil Nadu had to set 3 out of 4 game as draw against players from Bengal. Rajdeep Sarkar, Aronyak Ghosh, Srijit Paul, Mitrbha Guha, Neelash Saha and Subhayan Kundu secured 3rd, 11th, 14th, 15th, 17th and 18th position respectively. In Girls section, Samriddha Ghosh from Bengal stood 6th whereas, Bristy Mukherjee and Arpita Mukherjee secured 12th and 13th position respectively. Champion of the Girls Section was Vaishali R from TamilNadu.
National Under 7 - Organized at West Bengal
Sinthia Sarkar and Tanisha Chatterjee of Bengal were ranked at 8th and 11th position respectively in the Girls Section of the National Under 7 Chess Championship for 2014 whereas Souhardo Basak from Bengal was at 10th position in the Open category. Sahil Dey from Assam and Yashavishree N of Tamil Nadu were announced as Champion in the Open and Girls Section respectively.
Deep wins Commonwealth Chess Championship
GM Deep Sengupta Of West Bengal played well to secure the first position in the 2014 Commonwealth chess championship, held at Glasgow, Scotland. Deep scored 7.5 points out of a possible 9. Another GM from Bengal, Dibyendu Barua, came 12th after scoring 6.5 points. We wish Deep all the success in the forthcoming tournaments.
Rajdeep Wins National Schools Chess
Rajdeep Sarkar from West Bengal came 1st in the Under-13 Category of the National School Chess Championship 2014, recently concluded at Delhi. In the Girls Section, Chandreyee Hajra came 3rd in the Under-15 Girls category. We wish them success in their upcoming tournaments.
Surya Shocks Aronian
Bengals very own GM Surya Sekhar Ganguly recently shocked World Number 2 GM Levon Aronian in the recently concluded World Rapid and Blitz Championship in Dubai. Surya, Playing with the white pieces goot the significant victory in the round 1 of the Rapid tournament. Another talented Grand Master from Bengal Sandipan Chanda, played well to face Viswanathan Anand in the 3rd Round of the tournament. Current World Champion Magnus Carlsen won both the Rapid and the blitz championship in a row. Viswanathan Anand finished the rapid tournament by coming 3rd in the ranking list.
Debarshi and Arpita Wins State Junior Championships
Debarshi Mukherjee continued his brilliant form by winning the 42nd State Junior Chess Championship for Boys held at Shyama Pally Shyama Sangha in Jadavpur. Debarshi came second in the recently concluded State senior chess Championship. Arpita played brilliantly to claim the 1st prize in the Girls Section. She scored 4.5 points out of a possible 5. Debankan Dhara, Mitrabha Guha and Sayan Bose are the other players, who will be representing west bengal in the National Junior Championships. While in the Girls Category, Chandreyee Hajra, Arna Sarkar and Samriddha Ghosh will do the honours.
Debasish Mukherjee Wins State Senior Chess Championship
Debasish Mukherjee emerged champion in the recently concluded 52nd West Bengal State Senior Chess Championship 2014,held at Kalatan Community Centre, Baghajatin. Debasish continued with his good form, as he recently came second in a rating tournament in Assam. The second position was secured by Debarshi Mukherjee, who tied for the first place along with Debasish but came second due to poor tie break score. The Third and Fourth positions were secured by Kaustav Bhattacharya and Arpan Das Respectively. The top four players will represent West Bengal in the forthcoming National Challengers to be held at Himachal Pradesh in May.
ARMENIANS RULE KOLKATA GRANDMASTERS OPEN
Grandmaster Samvel Ter-Sahakhyan of Armenia won the SREI International Grandmaster Chess Tournament at Town Hall,Kolkata by scoring 7.5 points in 10 Rounds.His compatriot S. Tigran Petrosian achieved a G.M. norm alongwith Murali Kartikeyan(who got his maiden G.M. norm) and Mikhail Mozharov of Russia who got his third norm in a trot in India.For further results see http://www.chess-results.com/tnr118246.aspx?lan=1&art=4&wi=821
Mary clinches Womens Premiere 3 times in a row
Defending Champion from Bengal, WGM Mary Ann Gomes emerged as the champion in the recently concluded National Womens Premiere held at Spring Club. The tournament saw three players tied for the first place, when Mary won the race on account of her better tie break score. WGM Tania Sachdev and WGM Soumya Swaminathan secured second and third positions respectively.
Diptayan misses title by a whisker
IM Diptayan Ghosh narrowly misses National Sub Junior Championship this year. He scored 9 points out of a possible 11, the same as Murali Karthikeyan of Tamil Nadu who edged out marginally due to better Buchholz. The girls section saw G K Monnisha of Tamil Nadu emerge as the new champion.
Sayantan Clinches his third National Championship
FM Sayantan Das, emerged champion in the recently concluded National U-19 Chess Championship in Lucknow. Sayantan won the National U-15 and U-17 Championships also, creating an unprecedented record of winning all the NAtional AGe group championships, that he participated in. We wish Sayantan all the best for his upcoming tournaments.
Mitrabha secures 3rd Position in National U-13 Chess Championship
Mitrabha Guha of West BEngal secured 3rd position in the recently concluded NATIONAL u-13 cHESS championship, held at Pondicherry. Harsha Bharatakoti of AP won the tournament and Abhmanyu Puranik of Maharashtra got the second position.
Saptarshi Roy Chowdhury becomes Bengal;s Latest Grandmaster
IM Saptarshi Roy Chowdhury crossed his 2500 rating criteria to become Bengal's latest Grandmaster. After achieving 3 Gm norms, Saptarshi was to touch the 2500 rating mark to fulfill the requirements for the GM title. In the ongoing Stavanger Open in Norway, Saptarshi's live rating touched 2500 after he won against Fredrik beer Jacobsen of Norway. Saptarshi had to wait for a while to achieve this title after completing his final Gm norm at the Six Seasons Grandmasters Chess Tournament last Year. Saptarshi had to play four tournaments consecutively in France Denmark Spain and Norway. finally in his last tournament he crossed the magical figure of 2500. Saptarshi had performed really well in many famous tournaments in past, including his winning the Canadian Open. We wish Saptarshi every Success in life.
Saptarshi Roy earned second GM norm
IM Saptarshi Roy earned his second GM norm in the recently concluded Bangkok Open Chess Championship. On his way to the norm, Saptarshi demolished the challanges of very renowned players, including former World Championship Candidate GM Nigel Short of England. He won against Short in just 36 moves to march towards his Gm norm. we wish Saptarshi every success in Life and hope he gets his GM title soon.
Diptayan earns his first Gm norm
young lad Diptayan Ghosh earned his first GM norm, in the recently concluded Dubai Open Chess Championship. By earning this norm, Diptayan became the youngest player to earn a GM norm from our state. We wish him every success and hope that he gets his remaining norms very soon to become the yougest GM from our state.
Mary makes Bengal Proud
WGM Mary Ann Gomes of West Bengal represented the Indian contingent in the Womens World Team Championship in Kazakhstan and made us all proud by winning the individual Bronze medal in the Board prizes. Mary played in the 4th board, helping India secure the 5th position. Wish Mary Ann every success in life.
Sayantan wins National Under 17 Chess Championship
Sayantan Das of West Bengal won the National Under 17 Chess Championship. The recently concluded tournament held in Assam is convincingly won by Sayantan, Who stood clear ahead of the others by winning the tournament with a margin of 1.5 points. He scored 9 points in 11 rounds. Another young player from Bengal, Aubhropratim Manna came 7th with 7 points.
Bengal lads perform well in National Under 7
Arya Bhakta of West Bengal came second in the recently concluded National U-7 Championship in Pune. Arya scored 9.5 points in 11 rounds and tied for the first place. due to better tie break score, Aditya Mittal of Maharashtra became Champion. A part from Arka, Sagnik Chakraborty came 7th and Debarghya Samanta came 12th. we wish these young kids all the best for their upcoming tournaments.
Sandipan Wins Gibraltar Chess Festival
GM Sandipan Chanda of West Bengal did it again to make us all proud. Sandipan Came Joint Champion in the recently concluded Gibraltar Chess Festival, where he won against the top players of the world. Specially in the last two rounds, he defeated the famous Alexei Shirov and Le Quang Liem in a very commendable fashion. Both of them went down to the attacking chess of Sandipan. the players who shared the first place along with Sandipan is GM Nikita Vitiugov of Russia, GM Vachier Lagrave Maxime of France and GM Nigel Short of England. We wish Sandipan every success in his upcoming tournaments.
Arghyadip makes his final norm
In another good news for Bengal chess,Arghyadip Das made his final Grandmaster norm when he finished 3rd. in the Festival De Ajedrez de Roquetas De Mar in Spain.Arghyadip now needs a few more Elos to complete his Grandmaster formalities. Another I.M. who has completed his norms and waiting for his Elo to touch 2500 mark,Saptarshi Roychowdhury narrowly lost his last round game to finish 17th. in a strong field.
AICF changes WBCAC to Bengal Chess Association
West Bengal Chess Ad-Hoc Committee has been desolved by the All India Chess Federation to form a new body under the name of Bengal Chess Association on 9th December 2012, at a meeting held at the Calcutta Club. In presence of AICF officials Mr. BHarat Singh Chauhan and Mr. Dibyendu Barua, and FIDE Vice President Mr. D V Sundar, the members of the districtchess associations elected the newly formed body with Mr. Sanjay Sureka as President and Mr. Atanu Lahiri as General Secretary. The new Committee formed as follows: Mr. Sanjay Sureka – President, Mr. Atanu Lahiri – Secretary, Mr. Debasish Barua - Treasurer, Atin Sengupta, Srenik Seth, Soumen Majumder, Dr. Kushal Chowdhury(Vice-President), Asit Baran Choudhury, Kamalesh Sengupta, Partha Das, Goutam De, Subrata Sarkar (Joint Secretaries.
GM Surya Sekhar Ganguly Wins Fujairah Open in UAE
Surya Sekhar Ganguly and Sandipan Chanda played fabulously to tie for the first place in the Fujairah International Chess Championship 2012 in UAE. Ganguly is declared the winner due to better tie break score. Its is a great news for Bengal Chess that 2 Bengali Super grandmasters played brilliantly in this tournament, where many world famous players played.
50th National Premiere Chess Championship 2012
the 50th edition of the National Premiere chess championship, organised by Dibyendu Barua Chess Academy, is starting from 1st October at the Kshudiram Anushilan Kendra. This tournament is to be organised in bengal after a long gap. last time, it was held in 1976.