MPL 9th National Amateur Chess Championship organized by Jaipur District Chess Association on behalf of Rajasthan Chess Association held at Mahal Rajwada Resort, Vaishali Nagar, Jaipur attracted 455 entries from 28 States and two special units, The host state Rajasthan fielded the maximum number of entries. The tournament was conducted in below 2300, below 2000, below 1700 open and below 1700 women. Since most of the female players are opted for the open categories in below 2300 and below 2000, these groups are merged and conducted in open category only. 9 round swiss format tournament was held from 3rd may to 7th May 2022 offering a prize fund of Rs,3,00,000/- There are 276 entries in below 1700 open,53 in below 1700 women,78 in below 2000 open and 56 in below 2300 open. Since there is no required number of players in the below 2000 women and below 2300 women section, these two women section players are mixed with their respective open category players.
The tournament was played in 9 round swiss system with the time control of 90 minutes plus 30 seconds increment per move from move one. Three air-conditioned separate halls are arranged by the organizer at the heritage Mahal Rajwada Resort, Vaishali Nagar, Jaipur.
Shri Ashok Chandna Minister for Sports and youth affairs Govt. of Rajasthan inaugurated the event in the presence of Mr. Ashok Bhargava, the organizing secretary, Shri. Ajay Gupta, the treasurer of Rajasthan Chess Association and Shri. M Ephrame, the Chief Arbiter.
Shri.Ashok Parnami, former president Rajasthan BJP was the Chief guest and distributed the prizes to the winners. Shri. Manish Pareek, Director of ONGC, Shri. V P Joshi General Manager Hindustan Zinc Ltd, Shi. Virendre Punia, Chief Sports Officer Rajasthan Sports Council, Prof. K L Batra the Senior Vice President Jaipur District Chess Association are also present in the Prize distribution function. The organizing Secretary Mr. Ashok Bhargava, who is also the Secretary of Jaipur District Chess association and Rajasthan State Chess Association, welcomed the gathering.
In Below 2300 category Koustav Chakraborty of West Bengal won the championship with 8 points. Ishvi Aggarwal of Haryana, Dakshita Kumawa of Rajasthan, Falak Joni Naik of Gujarat scored 4.5 each in women section but better tiebreak helped Ishvi became the champion.
In Below 2000 category Pradeep Tiwari of DASCB won the championship with 7.5 point. Apoorv Kamble of Karnataka also collected 7.5 but better tie break helped Pradeep became the champion. Shubhi Gupta of Utter Pradesh became the clear Champion in women’s category with 6 points.
In Below 1700 Category O. Kushal of Andra Pradesh won the championship with 8 points.
Prishita Gupta of Delhi became the clear champion by scoring 7.5 points.