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3rd Karnataka State Open Rapid Tournament

by Dipika Joshi - 10 April 2017

Universal Chess Academy (R) and Rainbow Club Kidz Library, Malleswaram, Bangalore invited players for their 3rd Karnataka State Open Rapid Chess tournament which was conducted on 2-April-2017, it was held at Shri R Gundu Rao Sports Complex, Sirur Park Road, Sheshadripuram, Bangalore which was opposite to extremely famous Mantri Mall.  It was one day exciting rapid tournament of 9 rounds with INR 50,000.00/- cash prizes and 32 trophies for age category winners. It was won by our very own Arvind Shastry (ELO 2272) by scoring whopping 8.5/9 points. Total 278 players participated including IM Hegde Ravi Gopal.

Tournament was conducted nicely and response was booming, total 278 players participated. Tournament attracted lot of young talent, but surprisingly top boards were occupied by veterans mostly! Time control was 15 minutes + 5 seconds increment from move one.

It was won by our very own Arvind Shastry (ELO 2272).

Arvind Shastry receiving championship trophy from IM Hegde Ravi Gopal

There are lot of trophies offered as prizes to encourage young participants to come and showcase there skills.

Array of trophies

State rapid tournament prize structure

Shripad K V conducting players meeting

One of the games from last round.

[Event "3rd Karnataka State Open Rapid Tournament"]
[Date "2017.04.02"]
[Round "9"]
[White "Nikhil Joshi"]
[Black "Darshan V P S"]
[Result "1-0"]

1. d4 d5 2. c4 Nc6 3. Nf3 Bg4 4. cxd5 Bxf3 5. gxf3 Qxd5 6. e3 e5 7. Nc3 Bb4 8.
Bd2 Bxc3 9. bxc3 exd4 10. cxd4 Nf6 11. Bg2 O-O 12. O-O Rad8 13. Qb3 Qxb3 14.
axb3 a6 15. Rfc1 Rfe8 16. Ra2 Re7 17. Rac2 h6 18. Bf1 g5 19. Kg2 Kg7 20. Bc3 Kg8
21. Bb2 Nd5 22. Ba3 Ree8 23. Rc5 Nde7 24. h4 f6 25. hxg5 hxg5 26. Bc4+ Kh8 27.
d5 Ne5 28. Rxc7 Nxd5 29. Rh1+ Kg8 30. Rhh7 *
 

1st, 2nd and 3rd prize winners trophies

Shiva S (1719) vs. Arvind Shastry (2272) in round-7 on board-1, score 0-1

Last round -> Board 1: Balkishan A. (2031) vs. Arvind Shastry (2272) 1/2-1/2 and Board 2: Joshi Nikhil C. (2103) vs. Darshan V P S (1738) 1-0

Nambiar Vivek (2104) receiving 9th prize

Sriram Udhayakumar (AGM) receiving 16th prize

Nikhil Joshi (2103) receiving 3rd prize, a trophy and cash prize

Gavi Siddayya (2039) receiving 2nd prize, a trophy and cash prize

Top 3: Right Arvind Shastry (Champion), Top left Gavi Siddayya (2nd) and Bottom left Nikhil Joshi (3rd)

All prize winners, unfortunately everyone is not covered

Final Ranking after 9 Rounds

Rk. SNo   Name sex FED Rtg Pts.  TB1   TB2   TB3 
1 1   Arvind Shastry   IND 2272 8,5 0,0 47,0 59,5
2 6   Gavi Siddayya   IND 2039 8,0 0,0 47,0 59,0
3 5   Joshi Nikhil C.   IND 2103 8,0 0,0 43,0 55,5
4 7   Balkishan A.   IND 2031 7,5 0,0 43,0 56,0
5 9   Ajith M.P.   IND 1915 7,5 0,0 42,5 55,0
6 8   Parthasarathy R   IND 1949 7,0 0,0 45,5 57,5
7 15   Shiva S   IND 1719 7,0 0,0 45,0 57,5
8 14   Darshan V P S   IND 1738 7,0 0,0 43,0 54,0
9 4   Nambiar Vivek   IND 2104 7,0 0,0 42,5 51,5
10 16   Deota Snehil S   IND 1665 7,0 0,0 41,5 54,0
11 10   Raju M.   IND 1898 7,0 0,0 41,5 52,5
12 28   Kishan Singh   IND 1463 7,0 0,0 41,5 52,0
13 27   Shibin K Benny   IND 1502 7,0 0,0 41,0 53,0
14 20 AIM Ravi Srinivas V   IND 1565 7,0 0,0 40,5 51,0
15 12   Sanjay Sindhia Mh   IND 1845 7,0 0,0 39,5 50,5
16 24 AGM Sriram Udhayakumar   IND 1519 7,0 0,0 39,0 50,0
  25   Ajit Chandrashekar   IND 1519 7,0 0,0 39,0 50,0
18 32   Binu Sebastian   IND 1437 7,0 0,0 38,5 48,5
19 21   Muhammed Reja C   IND 1563 7,0 0,0 37,0 48,5
20 158   Govind Prabhu   IND 0 6,5 0,0 45,0 56,5

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    About the author 

    Dipika Vaidya-Joshi is a chess player's wife! Her husband Nikhil Joshi is passionate about the game, and she travels along with him to tournaments. Rather than just waiting for the event to end Dipika immerses herself in the environment and sends us her reports. She is an excellent singer and likes to indulge in things which are artistic and creative.


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