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Ajith MP triumphs at 3rd ICA Rapid Rating Open 2022

by Shahid Ahmed - 26/08/2022

Top seed of the tournament, Ajith MP started the tournament with eight consecutive victories. He lost the last round game against Advait Ratnakar Vibhute. However, that did not deter his championship chances. Ajith, Advait, Abhyuday Santosh and Anirudh Gosakan scored 8/9 each. Ajith won 3rd ICA Rapid Rating Open 2022. The remaining three were placed second to fourth according to tie-breaks. One of the unique element about this tournament iss a low entry fee of ₹250. This is to encourage maximum participation of players. The organizer Innovators Chess Academy was certainly successful in it as 315 players participated from all over the country. Photo: Sushruta Reddy

Pizza party for the prize winners

Innovators Chess Academy is well-known for bringing innovation to their tournaments. On 7th August 2022, they held a one-day Rapid Rating tournament at Silicon City Academy of Secondary Education. The founder of the academy, FI NA Sushruta Reddy also participated and scored 7.5/9 to secure sixth position. Apart from a low entry fee the other unique element of the tournament was, ICA mentioned , "All Prize winners were invited to the Pizza party soon after the Prize Distribution".

Champion - Ajith MP 8/9 | Photo: Sushruta Reddy

This is Ajith's first triumph of the year. What an amazing way he won!

A last round loss cost Ajith 16.6 Elo rating points, nevertheless he won the tournament

Runner-up Advait Ratnakar Vibhute 8/9 | Photo: Sushruta Reddy

Second Runner-up - Abhuyuday Santosh 8/9 | Photo: Sushruta Reddy

4th Anirudh Gosakan 8/9 | Photo: Sushruta Reddy

5th Niranjan J Warrier 7.5/9 | Photo: Sushruta Reddy

6th - The Touranment Director and Founder of Innovators Chess Academy, Sushruta Reddy 7.5/9

7th Likhit Chilukuri 7.5/9 | Photo: Sushruta Reddy

For more photos, please click here.


There were no cash prize. The top five were awarded trophies and the entire top ten finishers received a merit certificate. Apart from the main prizes, Under-7, 9, 11 and 13 Boys and Girls, each age group category had medals and certificates for the top three finishers.


A total of 315 players took part from various parts of the country. The one-day nine-round Swiss league Rapid Rating tournament was organized by Innovators Chess Academy at Silicon City Academy of Secondary Education on 7th August 2022. The time control of the tournament was 10 minutes + 5 seconds increment from move no.1.

Final Standings

Rk.SNo NameTypsexFEDRtgClub/CityPts. TB1  TB2  TB3  TB4  TB5 
Ajith M.P.IND1927KA8535850,0008
Advait Ratnakar VibhuteIND1343KA852,557,550,0008
Abhyuday SanthoshU13IND1349KA85155,547,5008
Anirudh GosakanIND1241KA849,552,544,5008
Niranjan J WarrierU13IND1252KA7,5535745,5007
AIMSushrutha ReddyIND1474KA7,548,552,544,2507
Likhit ChilukuriIND1856KA7,547,551,541,2507
Danapathy SIND1407TN753,55741,7506
Sarthak SharmaU11IND1085KA75154,540,5007
Charith BhatU13IND1274KA750,554,539,5006
Sujay B MIND1527KA75054,539,5007
AGMRenganayaki VenkateshwIND1492KA748,55339,0007
Bellayaru SamarthUSA1789KA74850,536,7506
Srinadh MadhavarapuIND1291TG7465036,0007
Sumit GargIND1266KA74648,535,0007
Nachiket RauIND0KA745,55038,0006
Pranav A JIND1300KA745,549,537,5007
Pracheth PU11IND1055KA744,54936,7506
Siddhanth PoonjaU11IND1283KA743,547,535,5006
Ehaan ShaikhU13IND1308TG743,546,534,0007
Abhinav VU13IND1208KA738,538,528,5007
Adarsh DU13IND1250KA6,550,553,535,2506
Aniket MohapatraIND1369KA6,5505435,7506
Aneesh AdigaU13IND1197KA6,54749,531,7506
Shaik SamadIND1238AP6,54548,532,2506
AFMNarayanan V BaradwajIND1143TN6,54548,532,2506
Sriram BadrinarayanIND1086KA6,54546,529,7506
AFMVivaan SachdevU13IND1349KA6,544,548,532,5005
Kumar ArnavU13ENG1190ENG6,544,546,529,2506
Ahaan Naman MehtaU13IND1252KA6,54446,531,2506


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