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Arjun Kalyan wins Chairman's Trophy Rapid Rating Open 2023

by Shahid Ahmed - 28/07/2023

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.

Champion - GM Arjun Kalyan 7.5/8

Runner-up - GM Laxman R R 7.5/8 | Photo: Shahid Ahmed

Second Runner-up - Arun R U 7/8

Arjun Kalyan scored an unbeaten 7.5/8

4th Sai Vishwesh C 7/8

Inaugural first move | Photo: SRM Institute of Science and Technology

Trophies for the prize winners | Photo: IA FI S Ganesh Babu

Trophies for the 68 Under-8 participants | Photo: IA FI S Ganesh Babu

The tournament hall at SRM IST University in Chengalpattu, Tamil Nadu | Photo: SRM Institute of Science and Technology

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.

Final standings

Rk.SNoNameTypsexRtgClub/CityPts. TB1  TB2  TB3  TB4  TB5 
11GMArjun, KalyanS182394SRM7,544,54945,2507
22GMLaxman, R.R.S182227ICF7,541,54541,2507
313Arun, R US181846TN742,54639,2506
45Sai, Vishwesh.CS182048TN7424740,0007
520Ajjesh, J RU181755TN740,544,537,0007
621Hari, Ganesh TU181727TN740,542,535,7506
78Siddharth, SabharishankarS181936TN7404235,5006
819Mithun, Anand VS181771TN73942,536,5007
94Rajanish, AdhvaithU182135USA7394235,5007
1028Mahish, S AU121556TN7394235,0007
1116Suganthan, SS181798TN738,541,534,0007
1246Surendiraa, A SathishS181427TN738,540,535,0007
136FMSyed Anwar, ShazuliS182045ICF6,541,543,533,0006
1448Thanish, S AU141425TN6,5394332,7506
1510Manigandan, S SS181924TN6,5394332,5006
1695Gautham, AU141261TN6,53941,532,2506
1714Harini, S.S18w1837TN6,538,541,532,0006
18146Justin, Samuel RebelloU121143PUD6,537,539,529,2506
1924Vengatesh, Krishnan CU181624TN6,5363930,7506
2078AGMAdhithya, BU181288TN6,5343728,7506
21142Sibi, MS181154TN6,532,535,527,7506
2212FMAyushh, RavikumarS181854TN642,543,529,5006
2332Ragesh, Sarma.MS181499TN64143,529,0006
2482Shashveen, A KU121283HAR63941,527,5006
2517Pranav, K PU141786TN638,54228,0006
2625Raghul, Saro SS181623TN6384228,5006
2723Farhaan, MS181636TN637,540,528,0006
287Ram, S. KrishnanS182011BSNL637,540,527,5006
113ACMPraneeshwar, MadhavanU101203TN637,540,527,5006
3058AFMKrithin, Durai DU121378TN637,540,527,0006


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