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Arghyadip Das clinches All India Open Rapid Rating at Vijayawada

by Shahid Ahmed - 04/11/2021

Top seed of the tournament IM Arghyadip Das scored an unbeaten 8.0/9 to win All India Open Rapid Rating Tournament at Vijayawada, Andhra Pradesh. He earned ₹21000 cash as the first prize. Untitled Nikhil M also finished with the same score. However, he had to settle for second place due to less tie-break score. He won ₹15000. Eight players finished at 7.5/9. IM Ravi Teja S had an identical score as the eventual champion till the penultimate round. A draw in the final round cost him the championship, and he was placed third as he had the best tie-breaks among the group of eight players. He received ₹10000 as third prize.

422 players participate from 14 states

The top five players remained undefeated in the tournament. Three out of the top five were secured by players from Andhra Pradesh. A total of 422 players including 5 IMs participated from 14 states across the nation in this two-day rapid rating tournament held on 23rd and 24th October. The total prize fund was ₹100,000.

Champion - IM Arghyadip Das 8.0/9 | Photo: IM Ravi Teja S

Arghyadip scored an unbeaten 8.0/9

Top 3 prize winners at the prize distribution ceremony | Photo: FA Pavan Rathi

Top three prize winners (L to R) - 2nd Nikhil M 8.0/9, 1st IM Arghyadip Das 8.0/9 and 3rd IM Ravi Teja S 7.5/9 | Photo: FA Pavan Rathi

The tournament took place at PSCMR College of Engineering & Technology, Vijaywada, Andhra Pradesh on 23rd and 24th October 2021. Time control was 25 mins + 5 seconds increment.

Final standings

Rk.SNo NameTypsexFEDRtgIClub/CityPts. TB1 Krtg+/-
IMDas ArghyadipIND2365WB8,051,520-6,8
Nikhil MIND1939AP8,050,0205,6
IMRavi Teja S.IND2356AP7,556,520-12,8
Sreehith Reddy RU15IND1727TG7,551,520-4,2
Md ImranU13IND1669AP7,551,02050,6
AGMVignesh BIND1538TN7,549,02041,6
Sham RIND1704TN7,548,52020,8
Rao J. MalleswaraIND2006AP7,548,020-25,2
Md Bashiq ImroseU15IND1316TG7,547,52046,8
Velpula SarayuF15wIND1544TG7,545,52049,0
Gokula Vishnu RU15IND1483TN7,052,02056,4
Shaik Sumer ArshU13IND1679TG7,051,5202,2
IMRajesh V A VIND2320RSPB7,051,520-38,2
Hemanth RaamIND2004TN7,051,020-19,6
FMRamakrishna J.IND2130TG7,050,520-21,8



Tournament Details

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