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Dhulipalla Bala Chandra Prasad wins Leelavathi Memorial 1st Rapid Rating Open 2022

by Shahid Ahmed - 10/11/2022

IM Dhulipalla Bala Chandra Prasad won the first online edition of Leelavathi Memorial Blitz Open in 2020. A little over two years later, the first Leelavathi Memorial Rapid Rating Open was also won by him. He remained undefeated on both occasions. Both Dhulipalla and IM Kushagra Mohan scored an identical 8/9, including seven wins and two draws. They secured the first and second place according to tie-breaks. Six players finished with 7.5/9 each. Out of them, Anustoop Biswas was adjudged third. The total prize fund of the tournament was ₹500000. The top three prizes were ₹50000, ₹25000 and ₹15000 along with a trophy each. Photo: FA Ammineni Uday Kumar Naidu

Dhulipalla's second triumph of the year

IM Dhulipalla Bala Chandra Prasad won his second tournament of the year. His first triumph was in the first week of January at Srikakulam in a Rapid Rating Open 2022. He has had a second place finish at 9Sportz Rapid Rating Open and secured third place at 20th Sautron Open 2022 in France. 12-year-old CM Md. Imran was the youngest finisher in top 10. He scored 7.5/9 to secure seventh place. WCM Vyshnavi Chinnam was the highest finisher among female participants. She scored 7/9 and was placed tenth.

Top 3 (L to R) - 2nd IM Kushagra Mohan, 1st IM Dhulipalla Bala Chandra Prasad and 3rd Anustoop Biswas | Photo: FA Ammineni Uday Kumar Naidu

L to R: FA Ammineni Uday Kumar Naidu, Joint Secretary, Andhra Chess Association, NI Y V K Chakravarthy, Jwalamukhi, Treasurer, Andhra Chess Association, FI Ravindra Raju, President, CDAGD (Chess Development Association of Guntur District), FA DI K V V Sarma, President, Andhra Chess Association, Ms. Priyanka, Managing Director, Delhi Public School, LAM, Ms. Usharani, Principal, Delhi Public School, LAM, Harikishan, Head of Reymonds, Guntur and IA G Venkata Kumar, Chief Arbiter.

Champion - IM Dhulipalla Bala Chandra Prasad 8/9 | Photo: Shahid Ahmed

Check out two games of the champion, IM Dhulipalla Bala Chandra Prasad, annotated by himself.

IM Dhulipalla Bala Chandra Prasad scored seven wins and two draws, same as the runner-up IM Kushagra Mohan

Runner-up - IM Kushagra Mohan 8/9 | Photo: Shahid Ahmed

Second Runner-up - Anustoop Biswas 7.5/9

FA DI K V V Sarma, President of Andhra Chess Association | Photo: FA Ammineni Uday Kumar Naidu

Chief Guest at the Closing Ceremony, FA DI K V V Sarma, President, Andhra Chess Association, mentioned that almost after two decades, Guntur District hosted an event with 5 lacs cash prize.

The tournament director, NI Y V K Chakravarthy must be applauded for his efforts | Photo: FA Ammineni Uday Kumar Naidu

Inauguration Ceremony | Photo: FA Ammineni Uday Kumar Naidu

Chief-Guest at Inauguration Ceremony Sri Krishna Devarayalu Lavu, Member of Parliament, Narasaraopet, in presence of FA DI K V V Sarma, President, Andhra Chess Association, K V Jwalamukhi, Treasurer, Andhra Chess Association, FI Ravindra Raju, President, CDAGD, Ms. Priyanka, Managing Director, Delhi Public School, LAM anddMs. Usharani, Principal, Delhi Public School, LAM, inaugurated the event.

All prize winners | Photo: FA Ammineni Uday Kumar Naidu

The trophies for the prize winners | Photo: FA Ammineni Uday Kumar Naidu

All Under-10 participants were awarded a medal | Photo: FA Ammineni Uday Kumar Naidu

The Arbiters' team with the tournament director Y V K Chakravarthy | Photo: FA Ammineni Uday Kumar Naidu

A special thanks to FA Ammineni Uday Kumar Naidu, Joint Secretary of Andhra Chess Association and Deputy Chief Arbiter of the tournament, for sharing photos and info about the tournament.

 

A total of 300 players including 4 IMs and a WIM took part from various parts of the country and one from Sri Lanka. The two-day nine-round Swiss league Rapid Rating tournament was organized by Knight's Castle Chess Academy at Delhi Public School Amaravati in Guntur, Andhra Pradesh on 15th and 16th October 2022. The time control of the tournament was 25 minutes + 5 seconds increment.

Final Standings

Rk.SNoNameTypRtgClub/CityPts. TB1  TB2  TB3  TB4  TB5 
13IMDhulipalla Bala Chandra Prasad2349AP8556052,2507
25CMKushagra Mohan2295TG851,556,549,5007
37Anustoop Biswas2212WB7,55357,547,2507
42IMRavi Teja S.2362AP7,5515545,2506
513FMRamakrishna J.2128Union Bank of India7,550,55241,2507
610Bharat Kumar Reddy Poluri2163TG7,5485242,2507
79CMMd ImranU142179AP7,5475137,5007
86Arpan Das (Jr)2264WB7,546,550,542,7507
911Aditya Varun Gampa2149AP753,55640,7506
1049WCMChinnam Vyshnavi1516AP7475036,5007
1128Mahendra Teja Mekala1846AP7464935,2506
1229AGMSa Kannan1823TN7454937,5007
1336Velpula Sarayu1747TG7454936,0007
1439Ranadheer B J S K1684AP74548,537,5007
1517Akshit Kumar J2058AP744,54837,0006
1614Shivkumar L.V.2075TG7444737,2506
1743Nihal SwarnaU141574AP7444633,0007
1832Priyankara Chamil1803SRILANKA6,553,557,539,2506
1923IMRamnathan Balasubramaniam1948TN6,551,555,536,2506
2020WFMToshali V1973AP6,5515637,7506
2122Raghav Srivathsav V1959TG6,55054,536,7506
2231Setumadhav Yellumahanthi1816AP6,549,553,537,7506
2342Saketh B1575AP6,548,552,536,2506
2418WFMLasya.G1995AP6,548,55134,5006
251IMKrishna C R G2380AP6,5485336,2506
2635Samal Ansuman1748ORI6,547,55134,7506
2747Ravi Kumar K1525AP6,5475129,5006
2840Shanmukha Pulli1583TG6,545,54933,5006
2938Ramadugu Akshay1712TG6,544,54829,7506
3066Kalyan Srinivas Vetcha1372TG6,543,545,531,0006

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