2nd DCA Open 2017: Mr Re6! Surprise Winner

Friendly encounters and hard-fought battles ensured a thrilling end to the event as eight players tied for the pole position with seven and a half points. With better tie-break score, Shailesh Dravid of Maharashtra, also famous as Mr Re6! thanks to a sacrificial game he played in 2015 in National-B, emerged as champion to pocket a cash prize of Rs. 1,01,000/- along with winner’s trophy while Matta Vinay Kumar of Andhra Bank finished as first runner-up and Arghyadip Das of Railways as second runner-up.

The winner flanked by Arghyadip Das (left) and Matta Vinay Kumar (right)

In the rating category of 1999-1600, Alok Sinha of Delhi secured first prize with Rs. 71,000/- as cash award while in Below 1599 category, Nakul Chaudhary of Uttar Pradesh won the first prize to pocket the same amount as the cash prize.

Stuti Bhanot of Haryana adjudged as the best female player while Ansh Bhargava of Delhi become best among unrated players. Aaryan Varshney of Delhi, Raahl Mullick of Maharashtra, Tanish Sai Kavuru of Andhra Pradesh finished best among Under-15, Under-12 and Under-8 age categories respectively. Shubham and Palkin Kaur become Best Delhi player and Best Delhi girl player respectively.

In a colourful closing ceremony, Shri. Anurag Garg IPS, Jt Director Central Bureau of Investigation and Shri. Bharat Singh, Secretary All India Chess Federation gave away the cash prizes and trophies to the winners along with Shri. AK Verma, Secretary Delhi Chess Association and Grandmaster Mircea Parligras.

Final Ranking after 9 Rounds

Rk. SNo Name FED Rtg Club/City Pts.  TB1  TB2  TB3  TB4  TB5
1 11 Shailesh Dravid IND 2292 MAH 7,5 0,0 53,0 57,5 47,00 6,0
2 12 FM Matta Vinay Kumar IND 2288 Andhra Bank 7,5 0,0 53,0 57,5 46,75 7,0
3 2 IM Das Arghyadip IND 2434 RLYS 7,5 0,0 52,0 56,0 45,00 6,0
4 6 GM Laxman R.R. IND 2392 RLYS 7,5 0,0 51,5 56,0 45,00 6,0
5 10 IM Sangma Rahul IND 2311 RLYS 7,5 0,0 50,5 54,5 43,75 6,0
6 55 Alok Sinha IND 1924 DEL 7,5 0,0 48,0 52,5 42,25 7,0
7 41 Anilkumar O.T. IND 1957 KER 7,5 0,0 47,0 51,0 41,50 6,0
8 9 IM Rathnakaran K. IND 2326 RLYS 7,5 0,0 47,0 50,5 40,50 6,0
9 15 CM Aronyak Ghosh IND 2185 WB 7,0 0,0 52,5 55,5 41,25 5,0
10 1 IM Gusain Himal IND 2454 CHAN 7,0 0,0 51,5 56,5 42,00 6,0