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Vidit Santosh Gujrathi claims 52nd Indian Challengers Championship

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GM Vidit Gujrathi

After the author of Chess Insider WGM Videnova won the national championship of Bulgaria, today another Chessdom.com commentator conquered a gold medal.

GM Vidit is the winner of the 52nd Challengers Championship of India.

The championship was held from 9th to 19th May, 2014 in Dharmasala – a city in the Indian State of Himachal Pradesh. 227 players took part in the event, including 14 GMs, 22 IMs, 1 WGM and 3 FMs.

First place was shared in an 11-way tie by GM Vidit Santosh Gujrathi, GM Grover Sahaj, IM Shyam Nikil P., GM Sengupta Deep, GM Sethuraman S.P., IM Swayams Mishra, IM Rajesh V A V, GM Lalith Babu M.R., GM Deepan Chakkravarthy J., GM Kunte Abhijit and IM Girinath P.D.S. with 9.5/13 points each, but GM Vidit emerged a winner on superior tie-break score.

Final standings:

1 GM Vidit Santosh Gujrathi 2606 IND 9,5
2 GM Grover Sahaj 2469 IND 9,5
3 IM Shyam Nikil P. 2422 IND 9,5
4 GM Sengupta Deep 2536 IND 9,5
5 GM Sethuraman S.P. 2582 IND 9,5
6 IM Swayams Mishra 2442 IND 9,5
7 IM Rajesh V A V 2382 IND 9,5
8 GM Lalith Babu M.R. 2571 IND 9,5
9 GM Deepan Chakkravarthy J. 2513 IND 9,5
10 GM Kunte Abhijit 2484 IND 9,5
11 IM Girinath P.D.S. 2312 IND 9,5
12 IM Karthikeyan P. 2380 IND 9
13 GM Laxman R.R. 2450 IND 9
14 GM Shyam Sundar M. 2486 IND 9
15 IM Murali Krishnan B.T. 2299 IND 9
16 IM Anurag Mhamal 2420 IND 9
17 IM Himanshu Sharma 2350 IND 8,5
18 IM Karthikeyan Murali 2475 IND 8,5
19 GM Vishnu Prasanna. V 2467 IND 8,5
20 GM Debashis Das 2501 IND 8,5
21 IM Rathnakaran K. 2397 IND 8,5
22 IM Swapnil S. Dhopade 2434 IND 8,5
23 IM Nitin S. 2357 IND 8,5
24 Sunilduth Lyna Narayanan 2402 IND 8,5
25 IM Konguvel Ponnuswamy 2363 IND 8,5
26 Patil Pratik 2259 IND 8,5
27 Karthik V. Ap 2276 IND 8,5
28 IM Das Sayantan 2373 IND 8,5
29 IM Sangma Rahul 2333 IND 8,5
30 Agarwal Brajesh 2065 IND 8,5
31 CM Prince Bajaj 2318 IND 8
32 Lokesh P. 2253 IND 8
33 Ravi Teja S. 2345 IND 8
34 Siva Mahadevan 2158 IND 8
35 Abhishek A 2123 IND 8
36 Harsha Bharathakoti 2279 IND 8
37 IM Deshmukh Anup 2237 IND 8
38 Rohan Ahuja 2185 IND 8
39 GM Roy Chowdhury Saptarshi 2453 IND 8
40 GM Sriram Jha 2403 IND 8
41 IM Saravanan V. 2341 IND 8
42 WGM Kulkarni Bhakti 2258 IND 8
43 FM Joshi Pankaj 2237 IND 8
44 Anilkumar O.T. 2154 IND 8
45 Debarshi Mukherjee 2040 IND 8
46 Singh Arvinder Preet 2143 IND 8
47 Bhatt Jalpan 2026 IND 8
48 Kumaran B 2294 IND 7,5
49 IM Sharma Dinesh K. 2372 IND 7,5
50 Chakravarthi Reddy M 2148 IND 7,5
51 Aradhya Garg 2120 IND 7,5
52 FM Prasenjit Datta 2208 IND 7,5
53 Saravana Krishnan P. 2289 IND 7,5
54 Tiwari Arjun 2301 IND 7,5
55 Krishna Teja N 2206 IND 7,5
56 Harikrishna. S. R. 2039 IND 7,5
57 Shreyansh Daklia 2250 IND 7,5
58 Ajay Krishna S 2038 IND 7,5
59 Navalgund Niranjan 2200 IND 7,5
60 Dhar Rajib 2171 IND 7,5
61 Rajdeep Sarkar 2002 IND 7,5
62 IM Lahiri Atanu 2317 IND 7,5
63 Dusthageer Ibrahim M. 2168 IND 7,5
64 Shashikant Kutwal 2240 IND 7,5
65 Joshi Govind Ballabh 2158 IND 7,5
66 Arjun K. 2050 IND 7,5
67 Kulkarni Vinayak 1999 IND 7,5
68 Dhananjay 1905 IND 7,5
69 Srivastava Mithilesh Kumar 1943 IND 7,5
70 Vasantha Ruba Varman 2068 IND 7,5
71 Sayan Sen 1892 IND 7,5
72 Suresh Kumar T.J. 2124 IND 7,5
73 Gurung Rahul 1758 IND 7,5
74 Adithya S 1897 IND 7,5
75 IM Thejkumar M. S. 2460 IND 7
76 IM Ramnathan Balasubramaniam 2254 IND 7
77 FM Ramakrishna J. 2143 IND 7
78 Vipul Subhashi 2235 IND 7
79 Thanki Hemal Karsanji 2061 IND 7
80 Muthaiah Al 2110 IND 7
81 Trailokya Nanda 2060 IND 7
82 Neelash Saha 1937 IND 7
83 Sammed Jaykumar Shete 2025 IND 7
84 IM Singh D.P. 2254 IND 7
85 Hemant Sharma (del) 2267 IND 7
86 Avdhoot Lendhe 1749 IND 7
87 Manush Shah 2017 IND 7
88 Gurung Rakesh 1923 IND 7
89 WCM Tejaswini Sagar 1994 IND 7
90 Rahul Srivatshav P 1905 IND 7
91 Nayak Rajesh 1789 IND 7
92 CM Nitish Belurkar 1946 IND 7
93 Singh Pritam 2049 IND 7
94 Harsh Mangesh Ghag 1942 IND 7
95 Rajaryan Kuvelkar 1890 IND 7
96 Suresh P.K. 1959 IND 7
97 Roop Saurav 1919 IND 7
98 Mukund G. Bhatt 1816 IND 7
99 Sumit Kumar Jha 1951 IND 7
100 Sushmita Lama 1639 IND 7
101 Dev Krishan 1871 IND 7
102 Prodip Bhuyan 1911 IND 7
103 Srinath Rao S.V. 1975 IND 6,5
104 Kranti Kumar P. 1952 IND 6,5
105 Shailesh Dravid 2024 IND 6,5
106 Sumit Grover 1999 IND 6,5
107 Chauhan Ashvinkumar 1726 IND 6,5
108 Teli Rajendra 1956 IND 6,5
109 Vijay Kumar 2013 IND 6,5
110 Pardeep Arora 2091 IND 6,5
111 Rajeev V.M. 1740 IND 6,5
112 Aishwin Daniel 1942 IND 6,5
113 Rakesh Kumar Nayak 2052 IND 6,5
114 Lakshmi Narayanan Mv 2156 IND 6,5
115 Jayakumar P. 2026 IND 6,5
116 Kaustav Bhattacharya 1823 IND 6,5
117 Samal Ansuman 1804 IND 6,5
118 Thakur Sanjeev 1717 IND 6,5
119 Arpan Das 2125 IND 6,5
120 Singh Balwinder 1858 IND 6,5
121 Upadhayay R. 2007 IND 6,5
122 Negi Virender Singh 2064 IND 6,5
123 Kaushik Shubham 1879 IND 6,5
124 Subhayan Kundu 1873 IND 6,5
125 Buxy Rajanikant 1778 IND 6,5
126 Kevilekho Zumvu 1920 IND 6,5
127 Gurung Rohit 1745 IND 6,5
128 Akshay V Halagannavar 1880 IND 6,5
129 Sudhirsana Singh R.K. 1808 IND 6,5
130 Chakrabarty Debasis 2052 IND 6
131 Swaraj Palit 2107 IND 6
132 Gandhi Anish 1944 IND 6
133 Ranjan Rakesh 1915 IND 6
134 Debasish Mukherjee 2142 IND 6
135 Meghna C H 1876 IND 6
136 Gajendra Singh 2068 IND 6
137 Srijit Paul 1776 IND 6
138 Aansh Gupta 1877 IND 6
139 Vantika Agrawal 1831 IND 6
140 Diwan Rajesh 1895 IND 6
141 Madhab Sarma 2004 IND 6
142 Dupit Tabu 1892 IND 6
143 Soni Krishan 2081 IND 6
144 Anchit Vyas 1866 IND 6
145 Singh Th. Nabachandra 1802 IND 6
146 WFM Tarini Goyal 1857 IND 6
147 Dupit Tachung 1802 IND 6
148 Rijied Katrai 1727 IND 6
149 Sharma Dushyant 1437 IND 6
150 Raj Kumar Chauhan 2011 IND 5,5
151 Arun Rathi 1897 IND 5,5
152 Md Jamiruddin 1763 IND 5,5
153 Rishabh Nishad 1877 IND 5,5
154 Hage Lasa Nado 1705 IND 5,5
155 Lalnunsanga 1847 IND 5,5
156 Wairokpam Bheem Singh 1586 IND 5,5
157 Manan Rai 1960 IND 5,5
158 Barath M 1812 IND 5,5
159 Lalawmpuia 1928 IND 5,5
160 Dony K V 1799 IND 5,5
161 Khumukcham Sanjoy Singh 2137 IND 5,5
162 Smeeru Thakur 1959 IND 5,5
163 Shubham Shukla 1709 IND 5,5
164 Saksham Dewan 1823 IND 5,5
165 Tamang Thendup 1830 IND 5,5
166 Tayyeb Asif Mohmamad 1683 IND 5,5
167 Thakur Diwan 1663 IND 5,5
168 Hingne Shirish 1647 IND 5,5
169 Saksham Rautela 1353 IND 5,5
170 Nobleman Wanniang 1663 IND 5,5
171 Deepak Ranga Rao 1648 IND 5,5
172 Melesayi Dawhuo 1918 IND 5
173 Vishesh Agrawal 1562 IND 5
174 Silkam Sangma 1707 IND 5
175 Tokuho Sumi 1664 IND 5
176 Vipin Tiwari 1563 IND 5
177 Pathak Vivek Kumar 1591 IND 5
178 Kughaho Kiho 1595 IND 5
179 Rapalli Krishna 1566 IND 5
180 Manjeet Poonia 1546 IND 5
181 Ayush Bhai Mehta 1571 IND 5
182 Avinash Chandra 1619 IND 5
183 Gautam Chakravarty 1697 IND 5
184 Basant Khandelwal 1494 IND 5
185 Jerry N Pajat 0 IND 5
186 Bhardwaj Vipnesh 0 IND 5
187 Sharma Parveen 0 IND 5
188 GM Venkatesh M.R. 2519 IND 4,5
189 Vinod Khodiyar 1733 IND 4,5
190 Dawngliana M S 1611 IND 4,5
191 Ravindra Shah 1478 IND 4,5
192 Jitender Chandel 0 IND 4,5
193 Sood Sachin 0 IND 4,5
194 Mahesh Joshi 1530 IND 4,5
195 Mano Raj Sarkar 0 IND 4,5
196 Lalit Vaidya 0 IND 4,5
197 Chanden Sehgal 0 IND 4,5
198 Francis Lalhmunmawia 0 IND 4,5
199 Wilseng G Marak 0 IND 4,5
200 Ashok Kumar Das 0 IND 4,5
201 Saravanan P 0 IND 4,5
202 Kuldeep Sharma 1637 IND 4
203 Pankaj Verma 0 IND 4
204 Surender Pal 1406 IND 4
205 Atul Moudgil 0 IND 4
206 Namrata Sharma 1111 IND 4
207 Abhishekh Mohammed 0 IND 4
208 Lawaniya Eshan 1629 IND 3,5
209 Dinesh Sinha 0 IND 3,5
210 Pakkurti Vijay Kumar 1414 IND 3,5
211 Taba Anam 0 IND 3,5
212 Aamir Yousuf Bhat 0 IND 3,5
213 Shahid ul Mushtaq 0 IND 3,5
214 Pankaj 0 IND 3,5
215 Karthikeyan Gandhi 0 IND 3,5
216 Anushka Raj P 0 IND 3,5
217 Gaurav Roy 0 IND 3
218 Padiyal Aditi 0 IND 3
219 Meenal Gupta 1388 IND 1
220 Jatin Sharma 0 IND 1
221 Tushar 0 IND 1
222 Dhulipala Bala Chandra Prasad 2266 IND 0
223 Ashutosh Kumar 1888 IND 0
224 Raghavendra Shashank B 0 IND 0
225 Sharma Anurag 0 IND 0
226 Mansi Singh 0 IND 0
227 Rajinsh Kumar Dharam Chand 0 IND 0

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