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India National Premier Chess Championship 2012

The 50th National Premier Chess Championship is set to take place from 1st to 14th October, 2012, in Kolkata. The Championship is 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 will be played under FIDE Laws of Chess and under Swiss system. Total prize fund is Rs. 5,00,000/-

As India has been given single zone status, the players to qualify for World Cup will be identified from this Championship.

Irrespective of the number of entries the tournament will be of 13 rounds Swiss system with one round per day. The following players are eligible to participate:
a) All Grandmasters
b) Top 6 from National Premier, 2011 (Including Grandmasters)
c) Top 30 from National Challengers, 2012
d) National Junior Boys Champion , 2011
e) National Junior Girls Champion, 2011
f) Top 2 from National Women Premier, 2011
g) Top 2 from National Under 25 Championship, 2012
h) Two nominees of AICF Secretary

Adhiban B

GM Adhiban B, top seeded player in the Championship

Sethuraman S.P.

GM Sethuraman S.P.

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

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