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G. Akash wins India National Premier Chess Championship 2012

The 50th National Premier Chess Championship was held from 1st to 14th October, 2012, in Kolkata. The Championship was organized by the Dibyendu Barua Chess Academy & Allsport Management, on behalf of All India Chess Federation and under the aegis of West Bengal Chess Adhoc Committee.

The Championship was played under FIDE Laws of Chess and under 13 rounds of Swiss system.

The 16-years old untitled junior G. Akash emerged champion after finishing on 9,0 points, half a point ahead of the chasing pack.

IM Venkatesh M.R. was leading throughout the tournament but the forfeit that he earned in 11th round due to the zero tolerance rule put an end to his ambitions.

Total prize fund was Rs. 5,00,000/-

G Akash with winner's trophy

G Akash with winner's trophy

Vidit, Akash and Arun on the podium

Vidit, Akash and Arun on the podium. others from left: IM Atanu Lahiri, Sec. WB Adhoc Committee, R. Anantharam Chief Arbiter, PK Bannerjee former foot ball olympian, Hon. Commerce Minister Partho Chatterjee, DV Sundar, FIDE Vice President, GM Dibyendu Barua, Ambar Singh from TATA

Final standings:

1 G. Akash 2343 – 9
2 IM Vidit Santosh Gujrathi 2501 – 8.5
3 GM Arun Prasad S. 2510 – 8.5
4 GM Sengupta Deep 2539 – 8.5
5 IM Venkatesh M.R. 2511 – 8
6 GM Gopal G.N. 2544 – 8
7 GM Adhiban B. 2564 – 8
8 GM Lalith Babu M.R. 2540 – 8
9 IM Swayams Mishra 2393 – 8
10 GM Deepan Chakkravarthy J. 2523 – 7.5
11 IM Grover Sahaj 2516 – 7.5
12 GM Kunte Abhijit 2518 – 7.5
13 Karthikeyan Murali 2299 – 7.5
14 IM Swapnil S. Dhopade 2459 – 7
15 GM Neelotpal Das 2485 – 7
16 FM Anurag Mhamal 2349 – 7
17 Narayanan.S.L 2330 – 7
18 IM Debashis Das 2454 – 7
19 Sagar Shah 2352 – 7
20 GM Thipsay Praveen M 2418 – 7
21 WGM Gomes Mary Ann 2381 – 7
22 IM Murali Krishnan B.T. 2329 – 7
23 IM Satyapragyan Swayangsu 2456 – 6.5
24 K. Praneeth Surya 2201 – 6.5
25 FM Ghosh Diptayan 2415 – 6.5
26 IM Karthikeyan P. 2401 – 6
27 GM Sethuraman S.P. 2553 – 6
28 GM Sundararajan Kidambi 2450 – 6
29 GM Barua Dibyendu 2429 – 6
30 FM Rajesh V A V 2395 – 6
31 Abhilash Reddy M.L. 2242 – 6
32 Ravi Teja S. 2288 – 6
33 IM Suvrajit Saha 2362 – 6
34 Bitan Banerjee 2326 – 5.5
35 Shashikant Kutwal 2307 – 5.5
36 IM Praveen Kumar C. 2330 – 5.5
37 Krishna C.R.G. 2326 – 5.5
38 FM Aravindh Chithambaram Vr. 2276 – 5
39 Patil Pratik 2197 – 5
40 IM Saptarshi Roy 2419 – 4
41 Arindam Mukherjee 2265 – 4
42 Ram S. Krishnan 2303 – 4
43 Phadke Sohan 2247 – 3.5
44 IM Lahiri Atanu 2332 – 0.5
45 GM Vaibhav Suri 2494 – 0

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