WAR OF WITS – First corporate chess event of Victorious Chess Academy

The 1st War of Wits One day Rapid Chess Tournament organized and sponsored by e-Zest Solutions in association with Victorious Chess Academy was successfully conducted on Sunday, 13th October, 2019 at Hinjewadi, Pune.

The event was conducted as per the latest laws of FIDE

The guests of honor

  • WIM Aakanksha Hagawane
  • Mr. Shreenath Hagawane
  • Mr. Ashish Gupta
  • Mr. Jaywant Deshpande
  • Mr. Kapil Lohana

Main Prize

Below is the list of winners in the order – Name, Company, Total score out of 7

1) Jenil Shah, Citibank, 6.5
2) Shyamu Sharma, Deutsche Bank, 6
3) Chinmay Kulkarni, UBS Business Solutions, 5.5
4) Shashikant Maktedar, Stantec, 5.5
5) Ameya Chavan, NCR Corporation, 5.5
6) Anshuman Purankar, Synechron, 5.5
7) Ashish Gupta, e-Zest Solutions, 5.5
8) Miral Chevil, Dassault Systems, 5.5
9) Biswajit Nayak, e-Zest Solutions, 5
10) Nivedan Bhardwaj, Infosys, 5
11) Deepak Patil, Infosys, 5
12) Bharat Sonkamble, TCS, 5
13) Kiran Bemarkar, Syntel Atos, 5
14) Pranav Burli, Lentra AI PVT LTD., 5
15) Abhijeet Srivastava, Dassault Systems, 5

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Champion of the Tournament

Champion of war of wits tournament Jenil Shah of Citi Bank receiving his champion's trophy and ₹11000 cash
Champion Jenil Shah of Citi Bank receives his champion’s trophy and ₹11000 cash

-Champion Jenil Shah, Citibank, 6.5

Best Woman player

– Akshata Shah, Infosys, 3

Best e-Zest Solutions player

– Jaywant Deshpande, e-Zest Solutions, 5

Best Veteran player

– Raghubir Tyagi, Devjiva Software PVT LTD, 4.5

Best Company

1) e-Zest Solutions – 15.5 Team points

Team e-Zest Solutions

2) Dassault Systems – 14.5 Team points

Best Woman player Akshata Shah of Infosys receiving his trophy in war of wits tournament
Team Dassault Systems

3) Synechron – 14.5 Team points

Best Woman player Akshata Shah of Infosys receiving his trophy in war of wits tournament
Team Synechron

Congratulations to all the winners

IA Nitin Shenvi Sir inspecting chess match
IA Nitin Shenvi Sir

Our sincere thanks to IA Nitin Shenvi Sir for conducting the tournament so smoothly and starting and ending the tournament on time.

Our sincere thanks to e-Zest Solutions and all the members of Victorious Chess Academy for their efforts in conducting the tournament.

Finally, we are thankful to all participants for their co-operation in the event.

Thank You,

– Victorious Chess Academy