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Arghyadip Das wins 16th BRDCA All India Rapid Rating Open 2022

by Shahid Ahmed - 31/03/2022

IM Arghyadip Das scored an unbeaten 8.5/9 and finished a half point ahead of the competition to win 16th BRDCA All India Rapid Rating Open 2022. His only draw was against Sanjeev Mishra in the seventh round. Three players scored 8.0/9 - Balkishan A, Prasanna S and FM Sharan Rao. They were placed second to fourth according to the tie-breaks. Arghyadip won ₹25000 cash and a trophy, Runner-up Balkishan earned ₹18000 and a trophy, and Prasanna received ₹15000 cash as their respective prize. Total prize fund of the tournament was ₹200000. 18-year-old Dhanush Raghav N S won 11th BRDCA Blitz Open. Total prize fund for Blitz event was ₹40000.

Dhanush Ragav triumphs 11th BRDCA Blitz Open

In Round 8, IM Arghyadip Das beat the sole leader of the tournament IM Sammed Jaykumar Shete was at 7.0/7. Heading into the final round, IM Ravi T S, FM Sharan Rao and Arghyadip were in a three-way tie 7.5/8. Arghyadip beat Ravi in the final round and Sharan drew with Sammed. Thus, Arghyadip emerged clear winner 8.5/9, a half point ahead of the competition. 15-year-old Swara Lakshmi S Nair scored 7.0/9 in Rapid and 6.5/9 to finish at 11th and 20th place respectively. She was the highest finisher among women participants in both events.

16th BRDCA Rapid Rating Open champion - IM Arghyadip Das 8.5/9

Runner-up Balkishan A 8.0/9 | Photo: Chidananda

Arghyadip scored an unbeaten 8.5/9

Winner of 11th BRDCA Blitz Open - Dhanush Raghav N S 8.0/9 | Photo: Chidananda

IM Sammed Jaykumar Shete also scored 8.0/9 to secure 2nd place in Blitz | Photo: Chidananda

Lighting of the lamp by Karnataka's first GM Thej Kumar and guests | Photo: Chidananda

The tournament hall | Photo: Sushruta Reddy's fb

Bird's eye view of the tournament hall | Photo: Chidananda

A total of 397 players in the Rapid Rating and 233 in the Blitz event including two GMs and 5 IMs from various states across the country. The tournaments were organized by BRDCA (Bangalore Rural District Chess Association) on 19th and 20th March 2022 at Bangalore, Karnataka. The nine-round Swiss league Rapid Rating event had a time control of 20 minutes + 5 seconds increment and the Blitz Open had a time control of 3 minutes + 2 seconds increment.

Final Standings in Rapid Rating

Rk.SNoNameTypsexFEDRtgClub/CityPts. TB1  TB2  TB3  TB4  TB5 
12IMDas ArghyadipIND2358WB8,551,556,553,250,08
212Balkishan A.IND1928KA8,052,556,549,000,08
411FMSharan RaoIND1932KA8,051,055,548,000,07
57IMSammed Jaykumar SheteIND2081MH7,555,559,547,000,07
65IMRavi Thandalam ShanmugamS45IND2143TN7,555,059,547,000,07
74Lokesh N.IND2165TN7,549,554,044,500,07
83IMChakravarthi Reddy MIND2241TG7,549,052,543,000,07
916Barath Kalyan MIND1901TN7,546,548,037,250,07
1018GMRaja Rithvik RIND1870TG7,052,556,542,000,07
1193Swara Lakshmi S NairwIND1259KA7,052,055,540,500,07
1215IMRamnathan BalasubramaniamS45IND1911TN7,051,555,038,500,07
1317AGMSa KannanIND1877TN7,051,055,542,500,06
1466Abhinav BanerjeeIND1353KA7,050,553,538,000,07
1547Nidheshpa SIND1472TN7,050,054,039,000,07
161GMThejkumar M. S.IND2382KA7,049,553,539,000,07
1726Ram VishwanathanIND1726KA7,049,052,538,000,07
188Mushini AjayIND2018AP7,048,552,539,000,07
1919Parthasarathy RIND1854KA7,048,552,038,000,06
2024AGMPrashanth J NaikIND1756KA7,048,052,037,750,06


Final Standings in Blitz Open

Rk.SNoNameTypsexFEDRtgClub/CityPts. TB1  TB2  TB3  TB4  TB5 
117Dhanush Ragav N SIND1921TN8,053,055,048,000,07
24IMSammed Jaykumar SheteIND2253MH8,051,055,549,500,08
315Mushini AjayIND1992AP7,553,556,544,500,07
41IMDas ArghyadipIND2382WB7,550,555,043,750,07
513FMSharan RaoIND2063KA7,549,554,543,500,07
69IMChakravarthi Reddy MIND2190AP7,549,554,044,250,07
72GMThejkumar M. S.IND2294KA7,050,055,040,000,07
820Barath Kalyan MIND18457,050,054,039,500,07
97IMRamnathan BalasubramaniamS45IND2213TN7,050,053,038,500,06
1010Laddha Shubh JayeshUSA2177KA7,049,053,037,500,07
113GMRaja Rithvik RIND2255TG7,049,052,038,000,07
1216Parthasarathy RIND1992KA7,048,052,037,750,06
1314AGMSa KannanIND20407,048,052,037,500,07
1412Balkishan A.IND20657,047,051,038,000,07
1525Varun AnantIND1746KA7,045,048,535,500,07
1644Advait Ratnakar VibhuteIND1532KA7,045,048,535,000,06
1772Sathvik AdigaU11IND1366KA6,554,558,540,750,06
185IMRavi Thandalam ShanmugamS45IND2215TN6,551,055,536,500,06
1932Apoorv KambleU14IND16796,550,554,536,750,06
20123Swara Lakshmi S NairFWwIND11226,548,050,532,500,06


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