1st SOA Category 'A' (E-Certificates)

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Champion GM Sayantan Das, RSPB

In the final round (10) Grandmaster Sayantan Das, RSPB drew with top seed Grandmaster Dipatyan Ghosh of RSPB and scored 8.0/10 to win the Championship of 1st SOA International GM Chess Festival Category A (1900 and above 2000) Rating Tournament 2024 with the prize amount of ₹ 3,00,000/-. He finished a half point ahead of rest. Three players – GM Dipatayan Ghosh, IM Sambit Panda and IM Neelash Shah scored 7.5/10 each.

They were placed second to fourth according to tie-breaks. GM Diptayan Ghosh clinched the Runner-up trophy with the prize amount of ₹ 2,00,000/- . IM Sambit Panda of Odisha lost due to a terrific blunder in the 3rd round from FM Goutham Krishna H, Kerala and come back with 6 wins 3 draws and one loss. Finally, he became 2nd Runner-up bagged ₹ 1,50,000/-.

PositionTitle & NameRatingClubScore
ChampionGM Das Sayantan2514RSPB8.0/10
1st Runner-upGM Ghosh Diptayan 2568RSPB7.5/10
2nd Runner-upIM Panda Sambit2404Odisha7.5/10

1st SOA Category 'B' (E-Certificates)

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Champion Tapan Badamundi, Odisha

Tapan Badamundi scored 8.5/10 to win 1st SOA International GM Chess Festival Category B (Below 2000) Rating Tournament 2024. He finished a half point ahead of the rest. Four players – Sudhanshu Ranjan, Akshat Negi, Kolla Bhaavan and Ashutosh Kumar scored 8/10 each. They were placed second to fifth according to tie-breaks. Ashutosh Kumar skipped the first two rounds and then scored 8/8 in the eight games he played. The total prize fund of the tournament was ₹7,50,000. The top three prizes were ₹75,000, ₹50,000 and ₹40,000 along with a trophy each respectively. This was Tapan’s first tournament triumph of the year 2024. His last rating tournament triumph was in late December 2023 (2nd All India Balangir OPEN FIDE Rating tournament).

PositionTitle & NameRatingClubScore
ChampionBadamundi Tapan1779IND (Odisha)8.5/10
1st Runner-upSudhanshu Ranjan1937IND (Bihar)8.0/10
2nd Runner-upAkshat Negi1710IND (Delhi)8.0/10

1st SOA Category 'C' (E-Certificates)

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Champion Vyom Malhotra, Haryana

The 11 year old Voym Malhota scored 8.0/9 to win 1st SOA International GM Chess Festival Category C (Below 1600) Rating Tournament 2024. Four players – Vyom, Malhotra, Haryana Ishan Sinha, West Bengal, Aarit Kapil, Delhi & un-rated Srujan Pranayee Ray of Odisha scored 8.0/9. There were placed first to fourth according to tie-break. The total prize fund of the tournament was ₹7,50,000. The top three prizes were ₹75,000, ₹50,000 and ₹40,000 along with a trophy each respectively.

PositionTitle & NameRatingClubScore
ChampionVyom, Malhotra1551IND (Haryana)8.0/9
1st Runner-upIshan, Sinha1586IND (West Bengal)8.0/9
2nd Runner-upAarit, Kapil1560IND (Delhi)8.0/9