Deep Sengupta lifts title

Monday, Jun 01, 2009

KOLKATA: International Master Deep Sengupta picked up the premier category (under-25) title, netting six points in the fourth edition of the Chess for Youth, a one-hour rapid chess tournament in Swiss league format, here on Sunday.

Sengupta, the highest-rated player in the field with two GM norms to his credit, showed good form in the tournament and cruised to the title comfortably after the completion of seven rounds.

Bitan Banarjee (5.5 points) pipped Joydeep Dutta (5.5) on progressive scores to pick up the runner-up spot. The tournament also saw contest in five age-group categories in the junior section.

Top positions: Premier (u-25) section: 1. Deep Sengupta (6 points), 2. Bitan Banerjee 5.5, 3. Joydeep Dutta 5.5, 4. Somak Palit 5.5, 5. Diptayan Ghosh 5, 6. Mary Ann Gomes 5.

Juniors (winners): U-16: Boys: Samrat Ghorai (7); Girls: Shrimoyee Ghosh (4.5). U-14: Boys: Rishav Mitra (6.5); Girls: Arna Sarkar (5). U-12: Boys: Aditya Chakraborty (6.5); Girls: Tamishra Das (5.5). U-10: Boys: Sreyan Bhowmik (6.5); Girls: Chandrayee Hajra (6). U-8: Boys: Mitrabha Guha (7); Girls: Khushi Dharewa 6. — Principal Correspondent


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