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Crown International Rating Chess Tournament 2000
AHMEDABAD.

20.06.2000 to 27.06.2000.

Organised by :

Surendranagar District Chess Association.

Venue :

Hotel Crown - Ahmedabad.


Deshmukh Crowned !

By Manthan Chokshi

IM ANUP DESHMUKH IN ACTION


 
The first Crown International Rating Chess Championship held at Hotel Crown , Ahmedabad from 20-06-2000 to 27-06-2000 was completely dominated by IM Anup Deshmukh (Elo 2335) of Maharasthra. Deshmukh  scored 11 points out of possible 13 and remained unbeaten throughout the Championship. 

S.S.Soman ( Elo 2279 ) of Maharashtra who also was unbeaten, secured the second position with 10.5 points . 
Soman  was followed by Gurpreet Pal Singh of Delhi  (Elo 2312) with 10 points and local hope Manthan Chokshi of Ahmedabad  (Elo 2185) securing 9.5  points.  Other players of Gujarat - Nirav Rajasuba (Elo 2220) and Arpi Shah (Elo 2065) secured the fifth and the sixth position respectively. 

The purpose of the tournament was to invite higher rated players from outside Gujarat. This would benefit both, the senior players of Gujarat like Nirav Rajasuba, Manthan Chokshi, Arpi Shah to improve their rating performances and also to the upcoming youngsters like Vijil Pujara , Anoori Shah, Sonam Shah and Devam Modi to gain invaluable experience competing with international players at home. The tournament was a big success as Chokshi defeated Gurpreet Pal Singh and drew with S.S.Soman while Nirav and Arpi drew with S.S.Soman. Among the young blood, Vijil and Anoori displayed  stiff resistance against the senior players and also drew with Chokshi in a nail biting finish where he had only one minute against both the players and claimed a draw.

The tournament was  organised excellently by the Surendranagar District Chess Association with the support of Crown Chess Academy.  The organisers, Mr. V.N.Makwana of Patdi and Mr. Samir Vyas of Ahmedabad set high standards in organising professional chess tournaments  in Gujarat to make the event a grand success. The outstation players were given facilities like A/c rooms, breakfast, lunch and dinner. Special thanks to Hotel Crown for providing these facilities and for a wonderful A/c hall for the tournament .


  
The Final Standings   :
Points
1)  Anup Deshmukh (Nagpur)
11.0
2)  S. S. Soman (Nagpur) 
10.5
3)  Gurprit Pal Singh (Delhi)
10.0
4)  Manthan Chokshi (A'bad)
9.5
5)  Nirav Rajasuba (A'bad)
9.0
6)  Arpi Shah (A'bad)
8.0
7)  J.C.Jadeja (Jamnagar)
6.5
8)  V.N.Makwana (Patdi)
6.0
9)  Devam Modi (A'bad)
5.5
10) Vijil Pujara (A'bad)
5.0
11) Pradip Pandya (A'bad)
4.0
12) Pankaj Pancholi (Kherva)
3.0
13) Anoori Shah (A'bad)
2.5
14) Sonam Shah (A'bad)
0.5

 

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