IM Vardaan Nagpal wins DCA Open 2019

Photos: Rupesh Kumar

International Master Vardaan Nagpal scored 8/9 points to clinch the DCA Open FIDE Rated Tournament which was held between March 23-27 at Hotel Caspia, New Delhi.

A total number of 641 players which includes ten International Masters and 532 International rated players from different parts of India and four foreign federations have participated in the event which was spread over five days with a time control of 90 minutes and 30 seconds increment from move 1. The total prize fund of the event was Rs.18,18,000.

The 16-year-old from Delhi nudged three others on tiebreak to clinch the event.

The four-way tie for the top spot was resolved by tie break score. Local lad Vardaan Nagpal edged out others to clinch the title along with a cash award of Rs. 1,01,000/- while Bharat Kumar Reddy finished as first runner up to pocket a cash prize of Rs. 75000/-

Bharat Kumar Reddy receiving the prize.
FM Matta Vinay Kumar

FM Matta Vinay Kumar secured the second runner up trophy along with Rs. 50,000/- cash prize while Rishi Sardana of Australia was placed on the fourth spot.

In a colorful closing ceremony, 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, Shri. Prateek Khanna and Parth Narang of Nurtr Group.

Final Ranking after 9 Rounds

Rk. SNo Name Typ sex FED Rtg Club/City Pts.  TB1  TB2  TB3  TB4  TB5 K rtg+/-
1 7 IM Vardaan Nagpal IND 2378 DEL 8,0 0,0 53,5 58,5 51,25 7 10 -0,1
2 15 Bharat Kumar Reddy Poluri IND 2218 AP 8,0 0,0 53,0 57,0 49,50 7 20 41,0
3 19 FM Matta Vinay Kumar IND 2146 Andhra Bank 8,0 0,0 52,5 57,5 50,25 7 20 30,4
4 3 IM Sardana Rishi AUS 2417 AUS 8,0 0,0 52,5 57,0 49,75 7 10 11,3
5 6 IM Rajesh V A V IND 2413 TN 7,5 0,0 52,5 57,5 46,75 6 10 -1,9
6 8 IM Palit Somak IND 2330 WB 7,5 0,0 51,5 56,0 44,75 6 10 2,6
7 17 Lokesh N. IND 2157 TN 7,5 0,0 51,0 55,5 44,50 7 20 20,4
8 2 IM Muthaiah Al IND 2426 TN 7,5 0,0 50,0 54,5 44,25 6 10 -3,2
9 10 FM Gajwa Ankit IND 2286 MP 7,5 0,0 48,5 53,0 44,25 6 20 -12,6
10 5 IM Harikrishnan.A.Ra IND 2413 TN 7,0 0,0 54,0 59,0 44,00 6 10 -6,2
11 29 Pimpalkhare Vedant IND 2046 MAH 7,0 0,0 52,0 56,0 42,00 5 20 28,8
12 13 IM Deshmukh Anup IND 2257 MAH 7,0 0,0 51,5 55,5 41,25 6 10 -4,2
13 18 Manigandan S S IND 2157 TN 7,0 0,0 51,5 55,5 40,75 6 20 0,0
14 45 Vinay Raj Bhatt IND 1965 UTT 7,0 0,0 49,5 53,5 38,50 7 20 17,0
15 23 Soham Kamotra U15 IND 2110 J&K 7,0 0,0 49,5 52,5 37,00 7 40 26,0
16 9 CM Aronyak Ghosh IND 2326 WB 7,0 0,0 49,0 53,5 38,75 6 20 -8,8
17 52 Shubham Shukla IND 1948 PUN 7,0 0,0 49,0 53,0 38,00 7 20 18,2
18 48 Saranya Y w IND 1955 TN 7,0 0,0 47,0 51,5 37,00 6 20 10,6
19 40 Aishwin Daniel IND 1971 MP 7,0 0,0 47,0 51,0 39,25 6 20 -11,2
20 50 Stanley Samson P. IND 1951 TN 7,0 0,0 47,0 51,0 37,25 6 20 4,2

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