Arjun Kalyan wins Chairman's Trophy Rapid Rating Open 2023
GM Arjun Kalyan and GM Laxman R R scored an identical 7.5/8 at Chairman's Trophy Rapid Rating Open 2023. Arjun won the tournament due to better tie-breaks, Laxman was placed second. Ten players scored 7/8. Out of them, Arun R U secured third place according to tie-breaks. The total prize fund of the tournament was ₹200000. The top three prizes were ₹21000 + trophy, ₹18000 and ₹15000 each respectively. This is Arjun's first individual tournament triumph of the year. Earlier he had won both zonal and All-India Inter-University Championship 2023. The one-day Rapid Rating tournament organized by Sri Raghavendra Chess Academy and Master Mind Chess Academy was held on 15th July. It witnessed the participation of 471 players including two GMs. All photos in this article are by C Natarajan unless stated otherwise.
Arjun's third tournament triumph of 2023
GM Arjun Kalyan and GM Laxman R R started the event with seven consecutive victories. Arun R U, Siddharth Sabharishankar and Hari Ganesh T were trailing them by a half point at 6.5/7 each. The top board clash between Arjun and Laxman ended in a draw. Siddharth also drew against Arun and Manigandan S S drew with Hari. Thus, Arjun became champion 7.5/8, Laxman second 7.5/8 and Arun third 7/8 according to tie-breaks.
A total of 471 players including two GMs took part from various states across the country and one from Scotland in this one-day eight-round Swiss League Rating Open tournament. The event was organized by Sri Raghavendra Chess Academy and Master Mind Chess Academy at SRM IST University in Chengalpattu, Tamil Nadu on 15th July 2023. The time control of the event was 15 minutes + 5 seconds increment from move no.1.
|3||13||Arun, R U||S18||1846||TN||7||42,5||46||39,25||0||6|
|5||20||Ajjesh, J R||U18||1755||TN||7||40,5||44,5||37,00||0||7|
|6||21||Hari, Ganesh T||U18||1727||TN||7||40,5||42,5||35,75||0||6|
|8||19||Mithun, Anand V||S18||1771||TN||7||39||42,5||36,50||0||7|
|10||28||Mahish, S A||U12||1556||TN||7||39||42||35,00||0||7|
|12||46||Surendiraa, A Sathish||S18||1427||TN||7||38,5||40,5||35,00||0||7|
|13||6||FM||Syed Anwar, Shazuli||S18||2045||ICF||6,5||41,5||43,5||33,00||0||6|
|14||48||Thanish, S A||U14||1425||TN||6,5||39||43||32,75||0||6|
|15||10||Manigandan, S S||S18||1924||TN||6,5||39||43||32,50||0||6|
|18||146||Justin, Samuel Rebello||U12||1143||PUD||6,5||37,5||39,5||29,25||0||6|
|19||24||Vengatesh, Krishnan C||U18||1624||TN||6,5||36||39||30,75||0||6|
|24||82||Shashveen, A K||U12||1283||HAR||6||39||41,5||27,50||0||6|
|25||17||Pranav, K P||U14||1786||TN||6||38,5||42||28,00||0||6|
|26||25||Raghul, Saro S||S18||1623||TN||6||38||42||28,50||0||6|
|28||7||Ram, S. Krishnan||S18||2011||BSNL||6||37,5||40,5||27,50||0||6|
|30||58||AFM||Krithin, Durai D||U12||1378||TN||6||37,5||40,5||27,00||0||6|