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FULL NAME: Utkal Ranjan Sahoo
NICK NAME: Babu
GENDER: Male
BORN: 20th February, 1996 at Rourkela.
FAMILY: Son of Prafulla Kumar Sahoo (Employee of Rourkela Steel Plant) and Renubala Sahoo, Utkal has an elder sister named Shrabani
PRESENT ADDRESS:
Qrs No C/162, Sector-18, Rourkela-3, Odisha, India.
PERMANENT ADDRESS:
At/PO: Singiri, Aul, Kendrapara, Odisha.
E-MAILl: utkal12@yahoo.co.in
EDUCATION: Student of Ispat English Medium School, Rourkela
COACH:
Pabitra Mohan Mohanty at Chess Learning Centre, Rourkela. Georgy Timoschenko, who gave tips to him for three week in Bhubaneswar in June-July, 2008.
FIDE RATING: 2173 by February, 2011.


MAJOR ACHIEVEMENTS:


STATE:
*     Won the title in the 62nd Odisha State Senior Fide Rating Open Chess Championship, held at Balasore Club in Balasore from 5-8 November 2022.
*     Regained the title in the Odisha State Senior Open Chess Championship, held at Town Hall in Boudh from May 16 to 20, 2016.
*     Won the title in the State Senior Chess Championship at Rourkela on April 20, 2011.
*     Finished runner-up in the open category of the Odisha State Junior (U-19) Chess Championship at Rourkela on August 11, 2012.

NATIONAL:

*     He was part of the KIIT University that lifted the trophy in the 18th National Cities Team Chess Championship, held at Kalarabanka village in Jagatsinghpur district of Odisha from August 6 to 9, 2017.
*     Made his National debut in the Under-7 Championship at Lucknow in 2002.

INTERNATIONAL:
*     Won one Team Gold (Classical) in U-16 open section of the Asian Youth Chess Championship, which was held at Hikkaduwa in Sri Lanka from June 25 to July 1, 2012.
*     Won one Bronze medal in the u-16 open category of the Asian Youth Chess Championship, held at Subic in Philippines from May 14 to 22, 2011.
*     Finished 41st in under-14 open category of the World Youth Chess Championship at Halkidiki in Greece on October 30, 2010.
*     Won both the individual and team Gold medals in the under-14 open category of the Asian Youth Chess Championship at Beijing (China) on July 14, 2010.
*     Represented India in the under-12 category of the Asian Youth Chess Championship at UAE from August 22 to 30, 2007.
*     Won Silver medal in the under-10 category of the Asian Youth Chess Championship at Teheran in 2006.
*     Won team and individual Silver medals in the World Youth Chess Olympiad (U-16), Burdur, Turkey.


OTHER IMPORTANT INFORMATION:
*     On June 18, 2014, Odisha Government sanctioned in his favour monetary incentive of Rs 1,92,500 for winning two gold and one broze medals in different international chess championships during the period April 1, 2007 to March 31, 2012.


PROFILE FIRST UPLOADED: 22 April 2009
PROFILE LAST UPDATED: August 15, 2017


 


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