National Amateur 2017: Hemal Thanki and G Sandhya are Champions

Gujarat’s Thanki Hemal Karsanji and Andhra Pradesh’s G.Sandhya become champions in the 6th National Amateur Chess Championship – 2017

Report by IA Gopakumaran Sudhakaran

6th National Amateur Chess Championship was organized by Delhi Chess Association at Jawaharlal Nehru Stadium, Lodhi Road, New Delhi from 05 to 11 November 2017.

This one lakh prize fund championship marathon was an eleven round Swiss format, as per FIDE laws of Chess, with a time control of 90 minutes with an increment of 30 seconds per move. First seed Jaiswal Puneet of Delhi scored 8.5 points and finished 4th in the final standings.

In a brief inauguration Shri. A.K Verma, Secretary Delhi Chess Association, inaugurated the event on 05 November, 2017 at 2.30.P.M. The 11 rounds battle tournament was witnessed by 215 FIDE rated players and 52 Unrated players from 23 states.

Thanki Hemal Karsanji of Gujarat and Sher Singh of Rajasthan has scored 9 points each but Thanki got better tiebreak (72 ) than Sher Singh and won first prize of Rs.21,000/-. In the women section Ms.Sandhya G and Arushi Kotwal has scored 8 points each and Sandhya won the championship with better tiebreak 69.5 and bagged Rs.10,000/- as first prize.

Mr.Bharat Singh Chauhan, Hon.Secretary, All India Chess Federation distributed the prizes and congratulated the winners in the presence of Mr.A.K.Verma, Hon.Secretary, Delhi Chess Association.

Final Ranking after 11 Rounds

Rk. SNo Name Typ sex Gr FED Rtg Club/City Pts.  TB1  TB2  TB3  TB4  TB5
1 4 Thanki Hemal Karsanji 2300 IND 2103 Gujarat 9,0 0,0 72,0 77,5 63,00 7,0
2 29 Sher Singh 2000 IND 1853 Rajasthan 9,0 0,0 70,5 76,5 61,50 8,0
3 2 CM Kushagra Mohan 2300 IND 2160 Telangana 8,5 0,0 74,5 80,0 60,00 7,0
4 1 Jaiswal Puneet 2300 IND 2207 Delhi 8,5 0,0 72,0 78,0 60,00 8,0
5 9 Soham Kamotra 2000 IND 1973 J&K 8,5 0,0 71,0 76,0 56,75 7,0
6 8 Aaryan Varshney 2300 IND 1996 Delhi 8,5 0,0 71,0 75,5 56,50 6,0
7 23 Shubham 2000 IND 1893 Delhi 8,5 0,0 69,0 74,0 53,25 8,0
8 5 Singh Arvinder Preet 2300 IND 2084 Punjab 8,5 0,0 65,5 69,5 53,50 7,0
9 3 Santu Mondal 2300 IND 2119 Delhi 8,0 0,0 75,5 80,5 56,00 6,0
10 15 Chauhan Joy 2000 IND 1945 Gujarat 8,0 0,0 72,0 77,5 54,25 6,0
11 7 Mohammed Dilshad 2300 IND 2003 Kerala 8,0 0,0 72,0 77,0 53,25 7,0
12 57 Manish Kumar (2006) 2000 IND 1710 Orrissa 8,0 0,0 70,0 75,0 52,50 6,0
13 47 Sri Sai Baswanth P 2000 IND 1768 Telangana 8,0 0,0 70,0 75,0 50,50 7,0
14 19 Sandhya G 2300 w IND 1929 Andhra Pradesh 8,0 0,0 69,5 75,5 52,75 7,0
15 18 CM Sharma Pankaj 2000 IND 1934 Punjab 8,0 0,0 69,0 74,0 51,25 6,0