Pune’s Samant Wins At BKT All India Open Fide Rating Chess Tournament 

All the group winner with guest


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Pune, 14th November 2021: Fide Master Pune boy Aditya Samant emerged winner at the end of the ninth round with 8,5 points at the Buddhibal Kreeda Trust organised All India Open Fide Rating Chess Tournament which concluded at the Ashwamedh Hall, Karve Road

The 15-year-old Pune based player Samant, a 10th standard student of Abhinav English Medium School, played with black pieces. After the International Master and top-seeded Vikramaditya Kulkarni agreed to a draw after 80 moves Kulkarni ended the event with 8 points after 9th rounds.

FM Sauravh Khherdekar of Nagpur Maharashtra who drew with Akshay Borgaonkar finished runners up at the event

The winner Aditya Samant got a trophy and Rs 50,000, while runner up Sauravh Khherdekar received a trophy and Rs 30000 and 3rd place winner IM Vikramaditya Kulkarni got a trophy and Rs 20000. The prizes were given away at the hands of Siddharth Mayur, CEO of H2E power system Private Ltd, Anil Raje, Ex-Secretary of Kolhapur Chess Association and Rtd.DGM of BOM, Shekhar Jori, Secretary of PDCC, Chandrakant Mokashi, Member of PDCC, Dr Sanjay Karavade, Secretary of PDCC, Prakash Kunte, trustee of BKT, Chief Arbiter Nitin Shenvi were present on the occasion. Vinita Shotri welcomed the guest and proposed to vote of thanks.

Following are the results: 9th Round: White and Black :

IM Vikramaditya Kulkarni(RLY)(7.5pts) drew with FM Aditya Samant(Mah)(8pts);

FM Sauravh Khherdekar(Mah) (7.5) drew with Akshay Borgaonkar(Mah)(7pts);

Anadkat Karyavya(Guj)(7.5pts) bt Ankit Chudasama(Guj)(6.5pts);

Gaurav Bakliwal(Mah)(7pts) bt Devam Makwana(Guj)(6pts);

Heramb Bhagwat(Mah)(6pts) lost to WGM Swati Ghate(LIC)(7pts);

Ishan Nadkarni (Mah)(7pts) bt Anup Dhond(Mah)(6pts);

Devansh Shah(Mah)(6pts) lost to Karan Truvedi (Guj)(7pts);

Siddhant Tamhankar (Mah)(7pts) bt AFM Naryan Joshi(Raj)(6pts);

Om Lamkane(Mah)(7pts) bt Shlok Sharnarthi(Mah)(6pts);

Sourabh Mhamane(Mah)(7pts) bt Vishrut Parekh(Guj)(6pts);

Dhiren Mor(Mah)(6.5pts) drew with Priyanshu Patil(Mah)(6.5pts);

Sohum Pawar(Mah)(6pts) lost to Jaiveer Mahendru(Mah)(7pts);

Siddhant Gaikwad(Mah)(6.5pts) bt Piyush Narsikar(Mah)(6pts);

Aarav Lakhani(Mah)(6pts ) drew with Ritvik Krishnan(Mah)(6pts).