Harikrishnan A Ra and Muthaiah Al win National Club Chess Championships 2021 in Maldives
IM Harikrishnan A Ra and IM Muthaiah Al were the only two Indians to take part in National Club Chess Championship 2021 held in the Maldives. Both of them played for the same team Club Chess Mates and also scored the same 8.0/8 each. The winner scored 18.0/18 to secure first place, and they won MVR 25000 (approx. ₹121000). Runner-up Castle Chess Club and Academy scored 15.0/18 and won MVR 10000. Stone Wall secured third position, and they received MVR 5000. All prize winners received a medal each. A total of nine teams and 45 players took part in this nine round tournament. Photo: Maldives Chess Association
Muthaiah and Harikrishnan score 8.0/8
IM Harikrishnan A Ra on winning the tournament and his overall experience, "Overall the experience was nice. They provided great hospitality for me and Muthaiah."
The tournament was organized by Hizza Ibrahim from 18th to 27th December 2021 at Chess Arcade at Hulhumalé island in Malé, Maldives. A total of 45 players including two IMs took part across nine teams in this nine-round Round Robin Classical Rating tournament which had a time control of 90 minutes + 30 seconds increment from move no.1.
|1||5||Club Chess Mates||8||8||0||0||18||28,5||0|
|2||9||Castle Chess Club and Academy||8||6||1||1||15||22,5||0|
|4||2||Hulhumale Chess Club||8||4||1||3||11||17,0||0|
|5||3||Club Double Eight||8||2||4||2||10||18,0||0|
|6||4||Club Best Move||8||3||0||5||8||11,0||0|
|7||7||Club Check Mate||8||2||1||5||7||11,0||0|
|8||6||DX Sports Club||8||0||2||6||4||7,0||0|