*FIDE rated 24 Chess Players magnified the status of 4th round of the Championship played at LPU Chess Hall
*Leading teams are from University of Delhi and Panjab University with 7 Match Points each; LPU defeated Lucknow University to gain 6 points
Jalandhar: The status of Association of Indian Universities’ (AIU’s) North Zone Inter University Chess Tournament-2013, being organised at LPU, has now been elevated. The championship is witnessing extra ordinary playing skills of 24 FIDE (World Chess Federation) rated players along with others. Rated in accordance to international ELO rating system, these players from different universities are trying tough to excel their competitors. As such the finale, the 5th round of the tournament, is going to establish notable zonal Chess-skills’ supremacy at LPU Chess Hall, on 25th September.
FIDE rated six players are from University of Delhi (DU); five each are from Panjab University Chandigarh (PUC) and GNDU Amritsar; three from Punjab Technical University Jalandhar (PTU); two from Kurukshetra University (KUK); and, one each from Punjabi University Patiala (PUP), Chaudhary Charan Singh University (CCSU) Meerut and host LPU. Top rated player from PUC is Himal Gusain with rating of 2314, from DU Ritwan Sauntra 2075, from PTU Akshay Anand 1828, from GNDU Amandeep Singh 1718, from PUP Sukhjit Singh 1698, from CCSU Anshul Bathla 1649, from KUK Sahil Dhawan 1590 and Jeeru Yaswanth from LPU is with rating of 1544. The player with highest rating is considered to be tough to win over.
AIU’s observer for the Championship, Dr GS Ruhal seemed very satisfied with the arrangements made at LPU. He also expressed that LPU has good infrastructure for even organizing Inter Zonal Chess Championship. He also applauded the arbiters’ role during different matches held. Illustrative, the ELO rating system is a method for calculating relative skill levels of players in competitor-versus-competitor games such as chess. This system is named after its creator Arpad Elo, a Hungarian-born American physics professor.
National Arbiter Mr Dinesh Gera informed that the teams leading with full points are University of Delhi and Panjab University with 7 Match Points each. Trailing them are LPU Phagwara, Punjabi University Patiala, Kumaun University Nanital and GNDU Amritsar, with 6 points each. Himachal Pradesh University Shimla, DCRUST Murthal and PTU Jalandhar are with 5 points each. Jammu University J & K, Kurukshetra University, HNB Garhwal University and CCSU Meerut have amassed 4 points each. Lucknow University is with 3 points.
Results of 4th Round:
University of Delhi and Panjab University Chandigarh tied with 2-2; Punjab Technical University and GNDU Amritsar also tied with 2-2; Punjabi University Patiala defeated Himachal Pardesh University by 4- 0; Kumaun University Nainital subdued Jammu University by 3.5-0.5; Lovely Professional University bested Lucknow University by 3.5-0.5; DCRUST, Murthal beat CDLU Sirsa by 3.5-0.5; Kurukshetra University routed Islamic University,Kashmir by 4–0; CCS University of Meerut remained ahead from Dev Sanskriti Vishwavidyalaya by 3.5-0.5; HNB Garhwal University defeated DRML Avadh University by 3-1.