40th Open & 18th Women National Team Chess Championship-2020


Venue: GSC Bank, Naranpura, Ahmedabad Date: 7 to 13 February, 2020 PSPB TEAM CLINCHES THE CHAMPION TITLE BOTH IN OPEN AND WOMEN CATEGORY The said tournament was successfully organised by Gujarat State Chess Association under the aegis of All India Chess Federation and concluded on 13.2.2020. There are 9 rounds in open category while 7 rounds in women category. In women's category PSPB team clinches the Championship title with 7 pts. Their star players Gomes Mary Ann and Padmini Rout showed outstanding performance in last round. Both these players beat Anupam Sreekumar and Anjitha Krishnakunar respectively in last round. Airports Authority of India and Air India team stood on 2nd and 3rd position respectively with 5 pt. each. In men's team also PSPB clinches the Championship title with 9 pt. Also outstanding performance given by Adhiban B., Abhijeet Gupta and Karthikeyan Murli and that puts their team on the top. All these players beats Sidhant Mohapatra, Mayank Sharma and Sahoo Utkal Ranjan respectively in last round. Airports Authority of India and Railways B team stood on 2nd and 3rd position respectively with 6 pt. each. State selected players were given free accommodation at tournament venue iteself. Total 270 players were participated in this prestigious event. Total 17 teams in women and 36 teams in mens category participated in this event. There are 17 GMs, 20 IMs, 8 WGMs and 8 WIMs took part in this national tournament. Total cash prize of Rs.3.75 lakh were awarded to top 3 teams (Men & Women) alongwith medals and trophy. The said prizes were awrded by Rakesh Shah (President, Gujarat State Chess Association), Bhavesh Patel (C.E.O., Gujarat State Chess Association), Jayesh Modi (Vice President, Gujarat State Chess Association), Rajesh Chavda (Secretary, Gujarat State Chess Association), Mayur Patel (Vice President, Gujarat State Chess Association), Samir Shah (Treasurer, Gujarat State Chess Association), Sekhar Chandra Sahu (Vice President, All India Chess Federation), Tejas Bakre (1st GM of Gujarat) and Ratinam Anantram (Chief Arbiter) to all the winners and congratulate them for their bright future in Chess.

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40th Open & 18th Women National Team Chess Championship-2020

Venue: GSC Bank, Naranpura, Ahmedabad Date: 7 to 13 February, 2020 PSPB team both in MEN and WOMEN continue it's victory towards CHAMPIONSHIP The said tournament is organised by Gujarat State Chess Association under the aegis of All India Chess Federation. After the completion of 6th round in women PSPB team leads with 6 pt. In the said team Gomes Mary Ann drew with Kiran Manisha Mohanty while bad day for Padmini Rout as she lost the game against Swati Ghate. Airports Authority of India and Tamilnadu B team stoods on 2nd and 3rd position with 4 pt. each. In men team PSPB team leads with 8 pts. Major credit goes to their star players Abhijeet Gupta and Karthikeyan Murli. Abhijeet Gupta beats Mayank Sharma. This puts Railways and Airports Authority of India teams on 2nd and 3rd position with 6 pt. and 5 pt. respectively. The said tournament will conclude on 13.2.2020.

40th Open & 18th Women National Team Chess Championship-2020


 09-02-20202 --Venue: GSC Bank, Naranpura, Ahmedabad Date: 7 to 13 February, 2020 In Women Airports Authority of India and Railways B in Men leads with 2 pt. each The said tournament is organised by Gujarat State Chess Association under the aegis of All India Chess Federation. After the completion of 2nd round in women Airports Authority of India team leads with 2 pt. In the said team Aakanksha Hagawane, Srija Seshadri and Arpita Mukherjee showed outstanding performance and beats Pingla Devi, Kiran and Nutan Devi respectively in 2nd round. Air India team stood on 2nd position with 2 pt. Top seeded players of Air India Bhakti Kulkarni and Tania Sachdev beats Divyabharathi and Bala Kannamma in 2nd round respectively. In men team Railways B team leads with 2 pts. Thejkumar and Laxman RR of Railways beats Choubey Saurabh and Mraduhas Tripathi respectively in second round. Odisha A team stood on 2nd position with 2 pt. Airports Authority of India (Women) and Railways (Men) will play third round against PSPB teams. The said tournament will conclude on 13.2.2020.