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Kartavya Anadkat wins SLAN First International Open FIDE Rated Chess Tournament 2023

by Sneha Tiwari - 02/08/2023

After a perfect 9/9 at the 5th Ayodhana Rating Open 2023, untitled Kartavya Anadkat started as the sixth seed at the 1st SLAN International Tournament in Hyderabad. He continued his epic run to finish the tournament with a massive score of 8.5/9, ahead of four IMs. 6th Top seed of the Tournament Mr. Kartavya Anadkat from Gujarat is the Champion of the Slan First International Open FIDE Rated Chess Tournament 2023. IM Anuj Shrivatri was the first runner-up, while IM Ramanathan Balasubramanian was the second runner-up of the tournament. The event was organized by Sports Local Area Network and was conducted from July 21 to July 25, 2023, at Sri Kotla Vijaya Bhaskar Reddy Indoor Stadium, Yousufguda, Hyderabad, Telangana. Photo: Aditya Sur Roy

The Rising Star: Kartavya Anadkat

In the final round, Kartavya Anadkat beat IM Krishna Teja N, and He scored 8 ½ Points out of 9 Rounds. This is Kartavya's 3rd triumph in a classical tournament this year, after winning the 1st Late Shri Dhiraj Singh Raghuvanshi Memorial Rating Open 2023, and the 5th Ayodhana Rating Open.


There are three players tied with 8 points for Second place: Anuj Shrivatri, Ramanathan Balasubramanian and Lad Mandar Pradip. Due to the better tie-break score, Anuj Shrivatri, Ramanathan Balasubramanian and Lad Mandar Pradip are 2nd, 3rd, and 4th, respectively. Winner Anuj Shrivatri was awarded the trophy and a cash prize of Rs. 1,00,000/-.

Top three winners of SLAN: Kartavya Anadkat (Winner), Anuj Shrivatri (1st Runner Up), Ramanathan Balasubramanian (2nd Runner Up) | Photo: Aditya Sur Roy

1st Runner-up Anuj Shrivatri received a 60,000/- cash prize with a trophy, and 2nd Runner-up Ramanathan Balasubramanian received a cash prize of Rs. 40,000/- along with a trophy. The total prize fund of the tournament was Rs. 10,00,000, and was distributed among 97 prize winners.


The tournament attracted 525 participants from all over India, 7 federation participants from India, the USA, Bangladesh, England, Switzerland, Kenya, and Cyprus, totaling 331 FIDE-rated players (including 4 IM & 1 FM).

Anuj Shrivatri was the first runner up in the tournament | Photo: Aditya Sur Roy

Ramanathan Balasubramanian, the 2nd Runner Up of the tournament | Photo: Aditya Sur Roy

Final standings of the tournament. To see the full list click here.

Few Games of Kartavya Anadkat


Photo Gallery

The massive tournament playing hall!

The tournament organizing committee

Some more nice pictures from the tournament.....

Discussions and planning for the ongoing tournament

Lighting of lamp in the tournament inauguration ceremony!

Making the ceremonial first move

Both the players deep in thought, oblivious to their environments - only focused on the 64 squares!

...shot by Aditya Sur Roy.

To see more photos from the tournament, click here. Check out some videos from the tournament below:

Untitled Kartavya Anadkat beats IM Krishna Teja to win 1st SLAN International Tournament
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