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Blitz master M. G. Gahan scores 8.0/8

by Dipika Vaidya-Joshi - 09 January 2017

A blitz tournament for a few hours, consisting of eight rounds, was held at Malleswaram, Banglore. Two International masters took part. However, it was untitled M. G. Gahan who won the event with 8.0/8. He beat all the top seeds and was the deserving winner of the event. Our correspondent Dipika Vaidya-Joshi was at the venue and sent us pictures which can be found in the report. 

Rainbow Club Kidz library and Universal Chess Academy organized an eight-round blitz event at Malleswaram, Bangalore. The time control was 3 minutes + 2 seconds increment. More than 50 players participated to fight for the first prize of Rs.5,000, including two International Masters.

Sri R. Gundurao Sports Complex was the venue of the event

The playing hall filled with participants and accompanying persons

IM Poobesh Anand was the top seed. However, he drew in the first round against Nachiket Adiga (1228). He fought back and in the last round was back on board one.

M.G. Gahan with 7.0/7 at this point had a point's lead over the field

Gahan showed very little mercy and defeated Poobesh Anand to win the tournament with a 100% score. Antonio Viani D'cunha on board two beat D. Yashas to grab the second place with 7.0/8.

Gahan was rewarded with a trophy and Rs.5,000 for his efforts

Apart from the winner's trophy there were plenty of other little ones as well

Sameer Ghotane (black) scored 5.5/8 and finished sixth. Although he was not too happy with his chess performance, there was something else that made him mighty pleased:

Nikhil Joshi (right) scored 5.0/8 and finished twelfth

All prize winners in one frame

One of the best things about such tournaments is that players get to meet each other and spend some time. Here we see Sameer Ghotane speaking to Nikhil Joshi and Vaibhav Saxena.

Congratulations to Sripad K.V. for successfully organizing the entire event

Final Ranking after 8 Rounds

Rk. SNo   Name FED Rtg Pts.  TB1   TB2   TB3 
1 4   Gahan M G IND 2260 8,0 0,0 43,5 32,5
2 2 IM Viani Antonio Dcunha IND 2320 7,0 0,0 43,0 31,0
3 12   Shiva S IND 1814 6,0 0,0 41,5 30,5
4 5   Yashas D IND 2220 5,5 0,0 43,0 32,0
5 1 IM Poobesh Anand S. IND 2389 5,5 0,0 40,5 28,5
6 9   Sameer Ghotane IND 1919 5,5 0,0 39,0 29,0
7 22   Ansuman Mohanty IND 1539 5,5 0,0 37,0 27,5
8 15   Darshan V P S IND 1773 5,5 0,0 36,0 27,0
9 20   Sagar Praveen FID 1623 5,5 0,0 35,5 26,0
10 17   Emil Sebastian IND 1717 5,0 0,0 37,0 28,0
11 11   Anbazhagan IND 1880 5,0 0,0 36,5 26,5
12 6   Joshi Nikhil C. IND 2153 5,0 0,0 34,0 24,5
13 13   Bhat R M IND 1797 5,0 0,0 33,5 25,5
14 23   Mahesh P IND 1520 5,0 0,0 32,5 25,5
15 19   Ramesh Balasubramanian IND 1646 5,0 0,0 31,5 24,5

Full ranking list

 

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 immersed herself in the environment and sent us this report. She is an excellent singer and likes to indulge in things which are artistic and creative.

 


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