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Mitrabha, Murali Krishnan and Koustav are the winners of 44th Olympiad Celebration Rating Open events

by Shahid Ahmed - 30/08/2022

During the 44th Chess Olympiad, four Olympiad Celebration Rating Open tournaments took place. Two Blitz events were won by GM Mitrabha Guha, IM B T Murali Krishnan won the Classical one and IM Koustav Chatterjee won the Rapid event. A total of 986 players, 235 in 1st Blitz, 284 in Classical, 239 in Rapid and 228 in 2nd Blitz Open took part from various parts of the country, Bangladesh, Norway, Uruguay and USA. A total of ₹1300000 prize fund was distributed combining all four events. Mitrabha alone won ₹97000 cash and a trophy, he also increased his Blitz Rating by 24.4 points. All four champions in each event remained undefeated. Photo: Shahid Ahmed

Mitrabha wins both Blitz events

All India Chess Federation organized four Rating tournaments parallel to 44th Chess Olympiad for various chess aficionados. Players from all over the country and various parts of the world participated in these events to gain elo rating points, win prizes and most importantly, enjoy the game of chess.

Champion of 44th Chess Olympiad Celebration 1st and 2nd Blitz Open - 8.5/9 and 8/9 | Photo: Shahid Ahmed

GM Mitrabha Guha scored eight straight victories and gained a full point lead heading into the final round. A draw was enough for him to win the tournament, that is what he did against Ram S Krishnan in the final round. He also gained 10.2 Elo rating points in the process. The total prize fund was ₹300000. Top three prizes were ₹50000, ₹40000 and ₹30000.

Mitrabha scored 8/8 and had a full point lead heading into the final round

Laxman - Mitrabha, Round 7

Black to play

Black is not only down by a couple of pawns but his king is also in a precarious position. He needs to find the correct defense to avoid the game from being over at any time. Can you find the precise defense which Mitrabha found in the last few seconds on the clock?

Interview with GM Mitrabha Guha after winning the 44th Olympiad Celebration 1st Blitz Rating Open 2022 | Video: ChessBase India

Runner-up - GM Laxman R R 8/9 | Photo: Shahid Ahmed

Second Runner-up - IM Manish Anto Cristiano F 8/9 | Photo: Shahid Ahmed

B T Murali Krishnan clinches the Classical Rating

IM B T Murali Krishnan scored an unbeaten 8.5/9 and finished a half point ahead of the field. IM Ratnakaran K scored sole 8/9 to secure the second place. His sole loss of the event was against the eventual champion. Three players scored 7.5/9 each. IM Ramnathan Balasubramaniam was adjudged third according to tie--breaks. The total prize fund of the tournament was ₹500000. Top three prizes were ₹60000 and a trophy, ₹50000 and ₹40000 each.

44th Olympiad Celebration Classical Rating Open winner - IM B T Murali Krishnan 8.5/9

Murali Krishnan's sole draw was against IM Rajesh Vav, he gained 14.8 Elo rating points

2nd IM Ratnakaran K 8/9 | Photo: Aditya Sur Roy

3rd - IM Ramnathan Balasubramaniam 7.5/9 | Photo: Aditya Sur Roy

Mitrabha wins the 2nd Blitz Rating Open

GM Mitrabha Guha, IM Rajesh Vav and IM Srihari L R scored an unbeaten 8/9 each. They were placed first, second and third respectively according to tie-breaks. The total prize fund of the tournament was ₹200000. Top three prizes were ₹40000 and a trophy, ₹30000 and ₹20000 each.

Champion - GM Mitrabha Guha 8/9 | Photo: Aditya Sur Roy
Interview with GM Mitrabha Guha after winning the 44th Chess Olympiad Celebration 2nd Blitz Rating Open 2022 | Video: ChessBase India

Mitrabha scored an unbeaten 8/9 and gained 14.2 Elo rating points

Runner-up - IM Rajesh Vav 8/9 | Photo: Aditya Sur Roy

Second Runner-up - IM Srihari L R 8/9 | Photo: Aditya Sur Roy

Koustav Chatterjee triumphs at Rapid Rating Open

IM Koustav Chatterjee scored 8/9, remained undefeated to win the Rapid Rating Open. He finished a half point ahead of the field. Four players scored 7.5/9 each. Sai Vishwesh C and IM S Rohith Krishna were adjudged second and third according to tie-breaks. The total prize fund of the tournament was ₹300000. Top three prizes were ₹50000 and a trophy, ₹40000 and ₹30000 each.

Champion - IM Koustav Chatterjee 8/9 | Photo: Svetozar Gligoric Memorial official site

IM Koustav Chatterjee scored 8/9 and gained 47.4 Elo rating points

Runner-up - Sai Vishwesh C 7.5/9 | Photo: Shahid Ahmed

Second Runner-up - IM S Rohith Krishna S 7.5/9

A total of 235 players including 4 GMs and 11 IMs took part from various parts of the country and one from Bangladesh. The one-day nine-round Swiss league Blitz Rating tournament was organized by All India Chess Federation at Dhanalakshmi Srinivasan College of Engineering & Technology, Mamallapuram on 30th July 2022. The time control of the tournament was 3 minutes + 2 seconds increment.

Final Standings in 1st Blitz Rating Open

Rk.SNoNameFEDRtgClub/CityPts. TB1  TB2  TB3 
11GMMitrabha GuhaIND2499West Bengal8,55256,553,25
24GMLaxman R.R.IND2361ICF85458,550,50
327IMManish Anto Cristiano FIND1950Tamil Nadu85154,547,50
48Ram S. KrishnanIND2297Tamil Nadu7,553,55845,75
53IMRatnakaran K.IND2382S Railway7,5505546,25
65GMKarthikeyan P.IND2353ICF7,5495338,75
717IMRaahul V SIND2133Tamil Nadu753,557,537,00
82GMDeepan Chakkravarthy J.IND2440Tamil Nadu751,555,540,00
910IMMurali Krishnan B TIND2233S Railway7515538,50
1015Prasannaa.SIND2175Tamil Nadu7485238,50
1151AIMAshwin SairamIND1547Tamil Nadu747,549,537,00
126IMMohammad Nubairshah ShaikhIND2338Maharashtra74751,539,50
137IMRajesh V A VIND2327S C Railway7465033,25
1465Raghav VIND1462Tamil Nadu7464835,00
1529Syed Abdul KhaderIND1878Karnataka745,54934,00
1611Anilkumar O.T.IND2232Kerala7444836,25
1739Joglekar AbhijitIND1677Maharashtra737,539,531,50
1816IMSrihari L RIND2170Tamil Nadu6,5505537,75
199IMKoustav ChatterjeeIND2242West Bengal6,5505537,25
2026Hirthickkesh PrIND2006Tamil Nadu6,5485131,75
21171Gautham AIND1039Tamil Nadu6,547,55237,25
2230IMAvinash RameshIND1875Tamil Nadu6,546,550,533,75
2318Muthu Alagappan M.IND2127Tamil Nadu6,546,55035,50
2435Sham RIND1709Tamil Nadu6,54650,535,00
2513IMRavi Thandalam ShanmugamIND2198Tamil Nadu6,5454930,25
2672Ajjesh J RIND1418Tamil Nadu6,5434529,25
2776Kavishvaran PIND1406Tamil Nadu6,541,54531,75
2819FMGunasekaran K.IND2121Tamil Nadu6,540,544,532,75
2914IMAjay KarthikeyanIND2183Tamil Nadu649,553,531,00
3044Shravan SwaminathanIND1617Tamil Nadu64851,531,50
3146Kiruthika BIND1605Tamil Nadu646,54929,00
32257Sibi MIND0Tamil Nadu64650,533,00
3331Koustuv DashIND1873Odisha64649,530,50
34159Jackson V XIND1067Tamil Nadu645,550,533,00
3541Sanjay ThiruvengadamIND1651Tamil Nadu645,54928,50
3654Vignesh Kannan PIND1538Tamil Nadu645,548,526,25
3759Gaurav SharmaIND1518Delhi642,546,527,50
3882Varun Prabhakaran K SIND1380Puducherry6424624,50
3980Veera Phani Sai Teja KIND1390Andhra Pradesh6424526,50
4052Arjun Sidharth SIND1541Puducherry6424525,50

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A total of 284 players including 4 IMs took part from various parts of the country, one from Bangladesh and Norway each. The four-day nine-round Swiss league Classical Rating tournament was organized by All India Chess Federation at Dhanalakshmi Srinivasan College of Engineering & Technology, Mamallapuram from 30th July to 3rd August 2022. The time control of the tournament was 90 minutes + 30 seconds increment.

Final standings in Classical Rating Open

Rk.SNoNameTypFEDRtgClub/CityPts. TB1  TB2  TB3 
13IMMurali Krishnan B TIND2211S Railway8,5535853,75
21IMRatnakaran K.IND2348S Railway85256,548,00
36IMRamnathan BalasubramaniamS50IND2106Tamil Nadu7,553,55847,75
45Prasannaa.SIND2204Tamil Nadu7,55054,541,25
531Arjun Sidharth SIND1551Puducherry7,5444840,75
64Hirthickkesh PrIND2205Tamil Nadu751,556,541,50
726Sathyanarayanan S.IND1591Tamil Nadu748,552,537,75
859Sai Kiran G VIND1380Tamil Nadu747,550,533,00
934Abel SajanU12IND1532Kerala746,550,538,50
1023Dharani Kumar M SIND1633Tamil Nadu746,550,538,25
1139Vignesh Kannan PU12IND1478Tamil Nadu746,549,535,75
127Santu MondalIND2075Delhi74649,537,00
1344AFMHaider ArmaanU14IND1461Tamil Nadu74145,536,50
142IMRajesh V A VIND2340Tamil Nadu6,55660,541,25
158Ram S. KrishnanIND2049Tamil Nadu6,550,55538,50
1611Ajay Santhosh ParvathareddyU12IND1830Uttar Pradesh6,5505431,50
179Anilkumar O.T.S50IND1977Kerala6,549,553,538,25
1855Tarun K CU14IND1391Tamil Nadu6,549,553,535,25
1941Sham RIND1473Tamil Nadu6,54952,535,75
2028Kalyani SirinF12IND1585Kerala6,547,55233,25
2133Uddipan RoyU14IND1539West Bengal6,547,551,533,75
2229Himanshu MoudgilIND1578Delhi6,546,551,537,00
2319Akash SIND1664Tamil Nadu6,546,55135,25
2442Trisha BIND1472Tamil Nadu6,545,54929,50
2565Raj Kamal SIND1366Tamil Nadu6,5454929,25

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A total of 239 players including 5 GMs and 14 IMs took part from various parts of the country and one each from USA and Uruguay. The oner-day nine-round Swiss league Blitz Rating tournament was organized by All India Chess Federation at Dhanalakshmi Srinivasan College of Engineering & Technology, Mamallapuram on 4th August 2022. The  time control of the tournament was 3 minutes + 2 seconds increment.

Final standings in 2nd Blitz Rating Open

Rk.SNoNameFEDRtgClub/CityPts. TB1  TB2  TB3 
12GMMitrabha GuhaIND2499West Bengal8525642,75
29IMRajesh V A VIND2327Tamil Nadu8515548,25
319IMSrihari L RIND2170Tamil Nadu849,55448,75
47GMLaxman R.R.IND2335ICF7,55458,548,50
53GMDeepan Chakkravarthy J.IND2406Tamil Nadu7,5495343,25
65IMRavichandran SiddharthIND2371Tamil Nadu7,54851,542,50
710Ram S. KrishnanIND2297Tamil Nadu7,547,552,543,25
829IMRajdeep SarkarIND2068West Bengal7,546,550,541,25
925FMRohith Krishna SIND2118Tamil Nadu7515535,00
1011IMKoustav ChatterjeeIND2242R749,55338,50
1126IMRaahul V SIND2112Tamil Nadu748,553,539,50
126IMMohammad Nubairshah ShaikhIND2338Maharashtra74852,540,00
138GMKarthikeyan P.IND2327ICF747,551,534,00
1415Ashwath R.IND2227Tamil Nadu746,55037,50
1527FMMari Arul S.IND2083Tamil Nadu743,54735,00
1632FMRam Aravind L NIND2059Tamil Nadu7434729,50
1723FMGunasekaran K.IND2121Tamil Nadu74346,537,50
184IMRatnakaran K.IND2382S Railway6,550,554,533,75
1934Hiren K GIND2018Tamil Nadu6,5505431,75
2020IMAjay KarthikeyanIND2168Tamil Nadu6,5495437,00
2152Sivan S RoshanIND1666Tamil Nadu6,548,551,531,25
2238Rohit SIND1973Tamil Nadu6,54851,534,50
2318Prasannaa.SIND2180Tamil Nadu6,547,551,534,75
2413IMMurali Krishnan B TIND2233S Railway6,546,551,536,75
2530Shankar A.IND2064S Railway6,5464932,75
26171Jackson V XIND1096Tamil Nadu6,542,546,532,75
2716Sai Vishwesh.CIND2208Tamil Nadu6,541,544,531,75
2862Sai Alagappan SIND1579Tamil Nadu6,541,544,530,25
2912IMPraveen Kumar CIND2236ICF6,5404333,25
301GMIniyan PIND2508Tamil Nadu65054,534,25
3153Mohit Kumar SoniIND1660Bihar648,552,532,00
3258Reyan Md.IND1618Bihar6485230,00
3333Sridhar JIND2028Tamil Nadu6475130,50
3448Akash SIND1701Tamil Nadu646,549,531,50
3536IMManish Anto Cristiano FIND2005Tamil Nadu646,549,529,00
3645Ayyappan P Santhana PrabuIND1725Tamil Nadu6464928,50
3741Gugan GIND1857Tamil Nadu645,549,530,00
3837Harini S.IND1981Tamil Nadu64548,525,00
3983Ajjesh J RIND1422Tamil Nadu64546,530,00
4076Raghav VIND1495Tamil Nadu644,54729,00

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A total of 228 players including 4 GMs and 10 IMs took part from various parts of the country and one each from Norway, USA and Uruguay. The two-day nine-round Swiss league Rapid Rating tournament was organized by All India Chess Federation at Dhanalakshmi Srinivasan College of Engineering & Technology, Mamallapuram on 4th and 5th August 2022. The  time control of the tournament was 15 minutes + 10 seconds increment.

Final standings in Rapid Rating Open

Rk.SNoNameTypFEDRtgClub/CityPts. TB1  TB2  TB3 
113IMKoustav ChatterjeeIND2058West Bengal850,553,548,25
212Sai Vishwesh.CIND2063Tamil Nadu7,552,556,538,25
311FMRohith Krishna SIND2082Tamil Nadu7,55054,544,25
49Anilkumar O.T.IND2124Kerala7,549,55445,25
52IMRatnakaran K.IND2317S Railway7,548,552,542,75
61GMIniyan PIND2357Tamil Nadu753,558,544,00
737Rohit SU15IND1586Tamil Nadu753,55743,25
85GMLaxman R.R.IND2237ICF752,55743,00
94GMMitrabha GuhaIND2268West Bengal752,55642,75
1015Prasannaa.SIND2047Tamil Nadu749,55440,00
117GMKarthikeyan P.IND2203ICF74952,541,50
1214Shankar A.IND2053S Railway7485231,50
1331Ayyappan P Santhana PrabuIND1637Tamil Nadu745,549,536,50
1435Mohit Kumar SoniIND1609Bihar745,549,531,50
1518IMSrihari L RIND2002Tamil Nadu6,550,55436,50
166IMRajesh V A VIND2232SC Railway6,5495334,00
178IMRaahul V SIND2147Tamil Nadu6,5495331,00
1822Soni KrishanIND1956Delhi6,548,55336,25
1923FMRam Aravind L NIND1944Tamil Nadu6,54750,533,25
2019FMMari Arul S.IND1991Tamil Nadu6,54650,535,50
2120IMRajdeep SarkarIND1987West Bengal6,5465033,25
2228IMAjay KarthikeyanIND1751Tamil Nadu6,54649,534,00
23115Reyan Md.U15IND1192Bihar6,545,549,534,75
2433Sham RIND1631Tamil Nadu6,5454930,25
2510Ram S. KrishnanIND2110Tamil Nadu6,54548,528,00
2642Sailesh RIND1539Tamil Nadu6,5444733,00
2734Arjun Sidharth SU15IND1612Puducherry6,543,547,532,25
2816FMGunasekaran K.IND2046Tamil Nadu6,5434729,25
2917Sridhar JIND2012Tamil Nadu6,54245,531,75
3021IMRavi Thandalam ShanmugamIND1986IOC649,552,531,50
3125IMManish Anto Cristiano FIND1912Tamil Nadu646,55131,00
3230Farhaan MIND1690Tamil Nadu646,550,531,00
333IMMurali Krishnan B TIND2274S Railway645,549,525,75
3449Raghav VU15IND1433Tamil Nadu645,549,525,50
3548Tanish Ragavan SU15IND1444Tamil Nadu644,548,529,00
3627Harini S.IND1817Tamil Nadu644,54830,50
3764Vignesh Kannan PU15IND1353Tamil Nadu644,54829,00
3847Subramanian VIND1455Tamil Nadu64448,531,50
3932Dharani Kumar M SIND1633Tamil Nadu64447,529,00
4038Tamizh Selvan GanesanIND1585Tamil Nadu643,54830,00

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