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Silchar International Open gets Underway: Mayank Chakraborty shocks WIM in round 3!

The 1st Silchar Open International Rating Chess Tournament got underway yesterday with a total number of 209 participants which included 111 Internationally rated chess players. Arjuna Awardee Grand Master Dibyendu Barua of West Bengal is the top seed of the event followed by International Master Sayantan Das of West Bengal and  International Master Rishi Sardana from Australia. All together 9 titled players participated in the event which include 1  Grand Master , 4  International Master , 1 Women International Master , 1 Women Candidate Master and 2 Candidate Master  from India, Bangadesh, Nepal and Australia are participating in this 10 round swiss league event played under classical time control.
The tournament was earlier inaugurated by the Deputy Commisioner of Cachar District Dr. S.Lakshamana in the presence of host of players, officials and other dignitaries.

The tournament which carries a total prize fund of 3,21,000 INR is being organised by the Cachar District Chess Association and supported by Indian Oil, Mannaz Restraurant, Hotel Ellora and BUKSS.

Meanwhile a major upset came in round 3 where Mayank Chakraborty of Assam shocked WIM Saheli Dhar-Barua of West Bengal by holding her to a draw. Mayank recently brought laurels to the state by securing the 1st runners up position in the recently concluded National U-9 Championship held in Ranchi.

GM Barua Dibyendu, IM Das Sayantan, IM Sardana Rishi, CM Aronyak Ghosh and IM Neeraj Kumar Mishra, IM Suvrajit Saha, Vikramjit Singh, Arpan Das, Y Dhanabir Singh, Apollosana Mangang Rajkumar, R K Bhogen singh, Krishna Thapa, Shankar Majumdar, M Aribam Singh, Amom C Singh, Rahul Soram Singh, Subedi Rajan, K P Meetei, Bristy Mukherjee, Rajdip Das and Irom Bit are leading the event  with 3 points apiece after the completion of round 3.