Shyaamnikil wins 2nd RWF International in Bangalore
It was a tournament with organization par excellence. The playing hall was mammoth and it hosted 801 participants from all over India. The 2nd RWF tournament was a huge success. The event that had 16 titled players and was won by P. Shyaamnikil from Tamil Nadu. He went back home with a prize of Rs.70,000. Halsagar Chincholimath, who organized a ChessBase workshop at the venue, sends us a beautiful pictorial report.
2nd RWF International: 801 participants, flawless organization
The 2nd Rail Wheel Factory International FIDE rating tournament held in Bangalore was a 9-round Swiss tournament that witnessed record participation. 801 player took part to make this one of the most successful tournaments in our country. There were also players from foreign countries like US, Japan New Zealand and Nepal. 445 out of these 801 were rated players.
International Master Shyaamnikhil P (ELO Rating 2434) of Tamilnadu was top seed followed by Iniyan (2405), IM Krisha CRG (2392) of AP, IM Rajesh VAV (2341) of Airport authority of India, Women Grand Master Bhakti Kulkarni of Air India. There were a total of 16 titled players. Many visually challenged, differently abled and senior citizens also participated.
Final Ranking after 9 Rounds
|2||3||IM||Krishna C R G||IND||2392||SWR||8,0||0,0||54,5||49,0|
|4||14||IM||Hegde Ravi Gopal||S55||IND||2161||KAR||8,0||0,0||50,0||45,0|
|5||20||Bartakke Amardeep S.||IND||2101||MAH||8,0||0,0||49,5||45,0|
|7||15||FM||Matta Vinay Kumar||IND||2159||Andra Bank||7,5||0,0||53,5||48,5|
|9||4||IM||Rajesh V A V||IND||2341||AAI||7,5||0,0||51,5||46,5|
|11||49||Shiva Pavan Teja Sharma U||IND||1828||AP||7,5||0,0||50,5||45,5|
|13||32||Joy Lazar M.A.||IND||1960||KER||7,5||0,0||49,5||44,5|
About the Author
Halsagar Chincholimath is a chess lover. His highest Elo was 2212. He is currently a coach in Bangalore and also the Playchess admin for ChessBase India. He conducted a ChessBase workshop at the 2nd RWF International tournament.