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Bokaro’s Sikandar wins Jharkhand State Open FIDE Rating Chess Tournament, Jamshedpur’s Rohan secures second place


Jamshedpur, March 20: The Jharkhand State Open FIDE Rating Chess Tournament 2023 concluded on March 18. The meet was organised by the East Singhbhum District Chess Association (ESDCA) affiliated to All Jharkhand Chess Association (AJCA). This event was oganised in collaboration with Tata Steel at JRD Tata Sports Complex.

In 8 rounds tournament Sikandar Anis from Bokaro District clinched the top honour and became the Champion of Jharkhand State Open FIDE Rating Chess Tournament 2023. He was awarded Cash Prize of Rs. 21,000 along with Champion Trophy.

He scored 7.0 points out of possible 8 points. In the final round he drew with Rohan Vijay Shandilya of East Singhbhum. Shandilya secured second place and awarded Cash Prize of Rs15,000.

The event was inaugurated on March 15 by Vijay Shankar, IPS, City SP of Jamshedpur at the JRD Tata Sports Complex in presence of Mukul Vinayak Choudhari, Chief Sport, Tata Steel , CEO Jamshedpur Football Club and Vice President East Singhbhum District Chess Association (ESDCA),  Vijay Kumar Singh, Vice President of All Jharkhand Chess Association, and NK Tiwary, General Secretary (ESDCA).

This tournament was recognized by AJCA, AICF and FIDE. This was an International Rating Tournament under the Event Code No 319149/JHAR/2023.

The tournament witnessed participation from 183 players from 10 districts  of Jharkhand . While 50 players were rated, 133 were unrated. The districts included East Singhbhum, Ranchi, Seraikela-Kharsawan, West Singhbhum, Bokaro, Hazaribagh, Dhanbad, Deoghar, Dumka, Lohardaga. 30  women participants  took part in this event.

69-year old Vijay Kumar Singh from Hazaribagh was the senior most participant and the youngest was just over five year old Atharv Adesara of East Singhbhum.

The Prize Distribution ceremony was held on March 18. The prizes were given by the Chief Guest Avinash Tripathy, District Sports Officer in presence of Mukul Vinayak Choudhari. On the occasion International Master Neeraj Mishra and NKSingh, Former President AJCA also graced the occasion.

Jayant Kumar Bhuyan was the Chief Arbiter of the tournament. The event added another feather to Jamshedpur as one of the fast developing Chess Centre in India.

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