16-year-old Rahul Gurung wins North Eastern States Championship

Meghalaya: Sikkim’s Rahul Gurung (Elo-1922) clinched the trophy and took home the winners cash prize of Rs. 30,000 in the 18th edition of North Eastern States Championship held in Don Bosco Hall, Shillong from January 29 to February 3, 2018. The 16-year-old scored 9.0/10 points. Trailokya Nanda (Assam) and Tamang Thendup (Sikkim) finished second and third respectively.

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The six-day FIDE rated event with  One Lakh Fifty Thousand Rupees prize fund attracted more than 200 players from across the northeastern region. The time control of the event was 90 minutes with an increment of 30 seconds from move one.

In accordance with the AICF’s motto of chess development in the North-Eastern States, the All India Chess Federation has sponsored the prize fund.

Final Ranking after 10 Rounds

Rk. SNo Name FED Rtg Club/City Pts.  TB1  TB2  TB3
1 7 Gurung Rahul IND 1922 Sikkim 9,0 0,0 61,0 65,5
2 4 Trailokya Nanda IND 1969 Assam 8,5 0,0 62,0 67,5
3 9 Tamang Thendup IND 1914 Sikkim 8,5 0,0 57,5 60,5
4 60 Silseng N Marak IND 1424 Meghalaya 8,0 0,0 56,5 60,5
5 17 Heikrujam Jacky Singh IND 1833 Manipur 7,5 0,0 66,5 70,5
6 1 Singh Y. Dhanabir IND 2126 Manipur 7,5 0,0 66,0 69,0
7 12 Rishideep Bordoloi IND 1886 Assam 7,5 0,0 64,5 67,5
8 6 Nitish Das IND 1939 Assam 7,5 0,0 57,5 61,5
9 29 Iftikar Alom Mazumdar IND 1680 Assam 7,5 0,0 56,0 60,0
10 19 Rajdip Das IND 1801 Assam 7,0 0,0 63,0 67,0

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