Report by Vikas Sahu (FA & NI)
In Rajasthan chess history "The capital of Rajasthan chess - Udaipur" stepped towards Golden time of indian Chess.
Summer Cup Chess Festival successfully held under the fulfillment and shadow of FIDE, AICF & ARCA by Chess in Lakecity.
Record Breaking 391 players from Pun,TN,Raj,Mha,WB,Har,Guj,MP and many states played this tournament with their enthusiasm and glittering hope of winning.
In this tournament Rated players 224 out 391 showed well knowledgeable performance.
First seed was Babel T Divyanshu(1685) from Udaipur.
In this 8 round tournament all players showed their energetic and enthusiastic performance with some most excited games.
Chief Arbiter Mr.Rajendra Teli (IA), Dy. Arbiter Siddesh Thik (FA), Vivek Pathak (SNA) and Chandan Chawala (SNA) and said tournament went well according to their hopes and without any inconvenience.
They provided AC accommodation and delicious food for this event. Last day of tournament they provided Dal , Baati ,Churma Rajasthan Traditional Food.
The conflict for championship lasting up to 8 rounds and after 8th Murarilal Kori (MP) won the championship followed by 1st runner up Hemant Chourasiya(MP) 2nd runner up Gaurav Sharma(UP) 3rd runner up Soumen Mondel(WB) 4th runner up Preet Sheth(GUJ).
In this tournament most talented chess prodigies in Boys and Girls category played inspirational chess.
From Rajasthan to becoming the part of Indian chess most of the players showed their best performance in this tournament some are Naman Porwal - 7th place
This tournament is a Golden stepping stone in Rajasthan Chess history and many stepping stone will surely be a great precedence. View Full Report
FM Sauravh Kherdekar Wins 2nd Holi Cup FIDE Rating at Udaipur
Tournament Report by Vikas Sahu
The 2nd Holi Cup Lakecity Open FIDE Rating Tournament was started on 29th March 2018 at Bhandari Darshak Mandap, Chetak Circle, Udaipur, organized by Chess in Lakecity under aegis of All Rajputana Chess Association and All India Chess Federation.
Managers / players meeting were arranged just before the starting of tournament. The other necessary technical matters were decided and appeals committee was formed.
This event was inaugurated by Super GM B. Adhiban & Shri. Chandra Singh Kothari, Mayor, Udaipur City, other dignitaries present were Shri. Rajeev Bharadwaj, President Chess in Lakecity, Shri. Ashok Bhargava, Secretary, ARCA, Shri. Paras Singhvi, President, Chamber of Commerce, FA&NI Vikas Sahu, Secretary CIL & IA Swapnil Bansod Chief Arbiter.
FIDE title holders 2 IM, 1 FM, 1 CM, 317 fide rated players and 181 unrated players which to tally 498 players took part in the prestigious chess tournament, from 16 states, 1 affiliated special units and 2 players from USA and Scotland respectively.
4th seed IM Ramanathan Balasubramanium of TN held by a lower seeded Aparva Kamdar of GUJ for a draw during 4th round game. At the end of 6th round 2 players sharing the lead, FM Saurabh Kherdekar of RLYS, and Prakash Ram of Punjab with 6 pts. In the penultimate round FM Saurabh Kherdekar of RLYS beat his joint leader Prakash Ram of Punjab to take the sole lead with 7pts. Saurabh and Santu Mondal of Del started their last round game with Dutch Defence, later in the queen endgame they agreed to split the point, with this half point Saurabh Kherdekar won the tournament with 7.5 points out of possible 8. Santu Mondal, IM Rahul Sangma, Sumit Grover, Deepak Katiyar, Prakash Ram, Ketan Boricha, Sonakshi Rathore, Akash Tiwari and Samarth Gorai stood 2nd to 10th respectively.
This mega event has been completed successfully without a single dispute. The players and the managers were very much co-operative. All the arrangements like venue, accommodation, food etc. were excellent.
The team of arbiter’s namely Dy Chief : IA Rajendra Teli, FA Vikas Sahu, FA Mohd. Mehmood, SNA Manish Chandalia, SNA Roopak Arora, and SNA Raghvendra Kumar Shukla were very much competent and reacted in every condition with equipped technical knowledge.
It is my duty to thank Mr. Rajeev Bharadwaj tournament director of the event without him this event could not be an grand success. I take this opportunity to thank Mr. Rajendra Teli, Mr. Vikas Sahu, Secretary, Chess in Lakecity for their tired less work, dedication and support to conclude this mega event with grand success.
The tournament ended in a very peaceful & undisputed manner.
Organiser’s provided writing pads to all the players and Arbiters which is a unique and need to be reckoned in its true spirit.
The prize distribution ceremony was organized in a grand manner at the hands of Ms. Swati Agarwal, MD Hotel Radisson Blue, other guests present were Dr. Om Sahu, VP Chess in Lakecity, Mr.Shatrudhan Bandwal, President Buddhibal Seva sansthan, Shri Prem Singh Shaktawat, Secretary BJP Udaipur, Mr. Aditya Shah, CEO G D Goenka, Mr. Rajeev Bhardwaj, President Chess in lakecity, Mr.Vikas sahu, Secretary, Chess in Lakecity. & IA Swapnil Bansod Chief Arbiter.
Chess in Lakecity December Update
Like year 2017 Chess in lakecity again welcome all Chess players and Parents in year 2018 in Beautiful city of lakes udaipur.
2nd Holi Cup Lakecity open FIDE Rating – 176823 / RAJ / 2018
29 March to 01 April 2018 http://aicf.in/event/2nd-holi-cup-lakecity-open-fide-rating-176823-raj-2018/ http://aicf.in/wp-content/uploads/2017/11/MARCH-VIKAS-FINAL.pdf
Chess in Lakecity Summer Cup FIDE Rating below 1700 – 176824 / RAJ / 2018
08 to 10 May 2018 http://aicf.in/event/chess-in-lakecity-summer-cup-fide-rating-below-1700-176824-raj-2018/ http://aicf.in/wp-content/uploads/2017/11/MAY-VIKAS-LAKECITY-FINAL.pdf
Chess in lakecity a group of Lakecity Chess enthusiastic players. Chess in lakecity aterted with a vision to expand the chess knowledge to the lakecity. Chess is a game of imagination and strategy, one that provides rules, order and opportunities for intellectual growth. Chess teaches a skill that can be applied to other aspects of life. For example, it teaches one to plan carefully in advance to visualize various situations before making a move, and the importance of patience. How many of us have acted without thinking and then wished we could take back our actions? Well, the game of chess will quickly teach a child to analyze before acting. There have been studies which support the claim that chess improves a person’s organizational and analytically skills.”Event will enable Rajasthan chess players to get international rating in their own state as more than 300 rated players from all over India and outside of Country are likely to participate including Grand Master and International Masters.
We are confident that our students specially from Rajasthan will get more benefit from this tournament to get their international rating. You are requested to circulate this information to your students so that maximum number of students can participate and get international ranking.
Chess in Lakecity Winter Cup FIDE Rating Chess Tournament Below 1600
Dear Respected Chess Players/ coaches/ lovers
Please accept our deep sense of gratitude for your tremendous response for couple of year to our vaious chess tournament. Hope the same is earnestly solicited for coming event 3-5 Nov. 2017 (4 Sat. guru Nanak jayanti holiday and 5 Sunday is holidays). Please find the attachment.
Please come one and all. Humble request to pass on this message to all your friends, chess players of your association and chess lovers.
Thanks with warm regards
Chess in Lakecity Winter Cup FIDE Rating Chess Tournament Below 1600
November 3, 2017 | November 5, 2017
Chess in Lakecity
Total cash Prize Fund Rs. 5,00,000/-
No. of Prizes 71 Cash +50 Trophy + Shield = 121 Total
Venue: Bhandari Darshak Mandap,
Guru Govind School Gate Road, Gandhi Ground, Udaipur.(Raj.)
Chess in Lakecity Summer Cup FIDE Rated Chess Tournament Report
The Chess in Lakecity club organised its Summer Cup fide rated tournament (below 1600 category) at the beautiful Udaipur city from 13th to 15th June 2017. More than 475 players from Rajasthan, MP, Delhi, Punjab, UP, Haryana, Gujarat, Maharashtra, Bihar, Tamil Nadu, AP, Karnataka, Assam, Chhattisgarh, Jharkhand, Karnataka and West Bengal besides Singapore participated in the three days nine round event. The time format of the tournament was 30 minutes + 30 seconds increment for each move to each player.
Fifteen year old Dhruv Dak of the host club Lakecity was the top seeded player of the tournament with a rating of 1594, followed by Arun Kumar of Punjab. The second round saw the tumbling of the top seed at the hands of Suryavanshi BL and fifth seed Gaha Narayan of UP was held to a draw by young Deepak Kataria of Rajasthan. Young players had no respect for (higher rated) seniors and there were upset galore in each and every round. Sixteen players led with four points each at the end of the fourth round.
The lead was narrowed down to four players after five rounds – Arun Kumar, Ankit Chudasama of Gujarat, Gaurav Jain of Rajasthan and Shrivstav Hritik of MP. In the sixth round, Ankit accounted for Arun and Gaurav beat Hritik, to share the lead with full 6 points. Four new players were trailing the leaders by half point. Ankit defeated Gaurav and was the only player to register seven wins in a row. Sheth Shemal Ketan of Gujarat prevailed over Arun Kumar to move into sole second spot with 6.5 points. Sixteen players were on the third position after the completion of seven rounds. In the penultimate round, Ankit Chudasama continued his relentless march to record one more win to score 8/8. Seven players - Babel T Divyanshu and Naman Porwal of Chess in lakecity Rajasthan, Hritik Shrivatsav and Eshaan Chandrol of MP, Amar Joyti Kakoti of Assam, Jitendra Mahale of Maharashtra and Tarun Kumar Singh of UP were behind him by one full point.
Chudasama Ankit suffered his first loss in the tournament at the hands of fifteen year old Babel. Eshaan, Tarun Kumar and Naman also scored victories to tie with Ankit and Babel for the top honours with 8 points each. Tiebreaks favoured Ankit Chudasama to bag the title and Babel won the second place. Ankit received Rs.30000/- and Babel Rs.20000/-. Sri. Chandra Singh Kotari, Mayor of Udaipur City was the chief guest for the final day function. Sri. Pramod Ji Samar and Sri. Chanchal Agarwal were the guests of honour. The tournament was well organised by the Lakecity Club in an air conditioned hall and quality food was provided at an affordable rate
1st SL Mangrudiya FIDE Rating Chess Tournament 2017 was organized by Chess in Lakecity under the aegis of All Rajputana Chess Association, from 30thMarch to 4thApril, 2017. at Sahu Samudaik Bhavan, Udaipur. The Total Number of participants were 330 including 3 IM, a current Asian Senior Champion. GM Norm holder IM Wazir Ahmed Khan also one of the participants. The total tally of rated players were 226.
The tournament was inaugurated at the hands of Shri. Chandra Singh Kothari , Mayor Udaipur. Other guests present on the dais were Prem Singh Shaktawat ,Shri. Pankaj Mangrudia, Devendra Sahu, Rajendra Bordia, Narayan Lal Sharma, Rajeev Bhardwaj, President Chess In lakecity and IA Swapnil Bansod, Chief Arbiter. After the inaugural function the technical meeting was arranged. All the tournament regulations were discussed and finalized in the meeting, including the shifting of venue for all the remaining rounds after the round 1.
Second Seed IM Vikramaditya Kulkarni of Rlys, clinched the title of the tournament. He beat Sing Soram Rahul of Assam in the last round of the tournament to score 9 points out of maximum 9. Vikramadityawon all his games and scored a perfect 9. At the end of 5th round Vikramaditya, IM Himanshu Sharma and Atul Dahale leading the tournament with 5 points each. In 6th round game Vikramaditya beat Himanshu and crushed himanshu’s 2500 live rating dream. IM Himanshu Sharma, the top seed of tournament, finished 2nd with 8 points.He lost his only game to IM Vikramaditya Kulkarni. Vinod Sharma of Rlys, Jay Kundaliya of GUJ and Bhavdat Anand of AP scored 7.5 points each and finished in 3rd to 5th. positions respectively.
The prize distribution function of 1st SL Mangrudiya FIDE Rating Chess Tournament 2017 was held on 4thApril, 2017 at 3 pm at Sahu Samudaik Bhavan, Udaipur. Shri Devendra Sahu , Member District Sports Council, Dr. Om Sahu VP, Chess in lakecity, Shri Ravindra Shrimali, Chairman, UIT Udaipur, Shri Anil Sharma , Rt Chief Engineer PWD, Rajasthan ,Shri Devnarayan Dhabhai , VP District Sports Council , Shri Shatrudhan Bandwal, President Buddhibal seva Sansthan , Udaipur, Shri Anil Mangrudiya , Org. Chairman and IA Swapnil Bansod Chief Arbiter were present on the occasion.