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.