IM Al Muthaiah wins 3rd Shaastra Rapid Rating
IM Al Muthaiah scored a mammoth 9.5/10 to win 3rd Shaastra Rapid Rating. Muthaiah finished ahead of two GMs and nine other IMs. His only draw was against the 12-year old budding talent of Tamil Nadu, Pranesh M who finished at the 2nd position with a score of 9.0/10. K Senthil Maran secured 3rd position scoring 8.5/10. Defending champion and top seed GM Deepan Chakkravarthy scored 8.0/10 and he was placed 8th. Second seed of the tournament GM Laxman R R was adjudged 4th due to a lesser tie-break score than Senthil. The two day rapid rating tournament organized by IIT Madras witnessed the participation of 434 players including 2 GMs, 10 IMs and a WGM. Prof. IA R Anantharam brings you photos and annotated games by the players themselves.
Muthaiah wins second tournament in just 12 days!
12-days ago IM Al Muthaiah won a classical rating tournament. He is also the reigning Tamil Nadu State Rapid champion. He scored 9 wins and 1 draw. The draw was against Pranesh M in round 7. Here is an annotated game by the champion himself.
Pranesh scored his maiden IM norm in Chennai Open early this year. He is also the reigning National School champion in under-13 boys category. Pranesh had another phenomenal at run this tournament where he claimed IM P Konguvel, VAV Rajesh and top seed GM Deepan Chakkravarthy as his victims and drew with the eventual champion of the tournament IM Al Muthaiah and GM Laxman R R. Here is a game of Pranav against IM VAV Rajesh from round 7.
Senthil Maran suffered his only loss of the tournament against Pranesh who became the eventual runner-up of the tournament, in round 5. He also drew with S S Manigandan in the penultimate round.
GM Laxman R R lost only one game in the entire tournament against Prasanna S in round 5. He drew with Pranesh M in the final round to finish 4th with a score of 8.5/10. Laxman defeated 11-year old M Bharath Subramaniyam H in the penultimate round of the tournament in a fantastic fashion.
The number of participants increased to 434 this year. The increase in the number of participants and the number of the title holders is a measure of the growing popularity of the 3rd Shaastra Rated Rapid Chess Tournament, organised by the Shaastra, IIT Madras at the IIT campus on 23rd and 24th February 2019.
|3||18||Senthil Maran K||6073||IND||2195||TN||8,5||0,0||64,0||69,0||56,00||8||10||8,5||8,87||-0,37||20||-7,4|
|6||29||Manigandan S S||5029||IND||2032||TN||8,0||0,0||65,5||70,0||53,75||7||10||8||6,09||1,91||20||38,2|
|7||6||IM||Saravana Krishnan P.||NA||IND||2326||TN||8,0||0,0||63,5||69,0||52,50||8||10||8||9,03||-1,03||20||-20,6|
|9||1||GM||Deepan Chakkravarthy J.||LM||IND||2524||ICF||8,0||0,0||62,5||67,5||51,50||8||10||8||9,20||-1,20||20||-24,0|
|11||20||Syed Anwar Shazuli||5139||IND||2189||TN||8,0||0,0||61,0||66,5||52,25||7||10||8||8,50||-0,50||20||-10,0|
|14||48||CM||Rohith Krishna S||U15||5158||IND||1772||TN||8,0||0,0||56,5||61,0||46,50||7||10||8||5,12||2,88||20||57,6|
|15||37||Mahesh Kumar K||NA||IND||1906||AP||7,5||0,0||67,0||72,0||50,75||7||10||7,5||5,07||2,43||20||48,6|
|16||9||IM||Rajesh V A V||5298||IND||2307||TN||7,5||0,0||65,5||70,0||47,75||7||10||7,5||8,64||-1,14||20||-22,8|
|20||8||IM||Praveen Kumar C||5596||IND||2316||ICF||7,5||0,0||62,0||66,5||45,25||7||10||7,5||8,96||-1,46||20||-29,2|
About the Author
Prof. Rathinam Anantharam is an A-grade international arbiter. Member of FIDE Arbiters’ Commission, Chairman of Arbiters’ Commission in All India Chess Federation and also International Braille Chess Association, Vice President of Tamil Nadu State Chess Association, Chief Arbiter for six world championships, many Asian, International and National Championships.
Article was edited by Shahid Ahmed